Have Your Practice at PCC
The Pastoral Counseling Center (PCC) offers a collegial, fun, and engaging environment in which licensed therapists and psychologists may have a psychotherapy or assessments practice that fulfills their personal goals as professionals. Clinicians may have the best of both worlds – the ability to develop their ideal practice as well as have the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary organization that focuses on ongoing professional growth and continued learning. We’ve been providing therapy in Dallas/Fort Worth for almost 50 years. We currently have 30 clinicians including residents working on licensure.
PCC Staff Therapists and Psychologists have offices at our main office building at 4525 Lemmon Avenue between Oak Lawn and the North Dallas Tollway, just south of the Park Cities and close to downtown Dallas and Uptown. They also have the opportunity to work in office locations across D/FW.
A Collegial and Interdisciplinary Community of Mental Health Professionals
Every Friday, PCC staff meet for a devotional and weekly updates. On alternating weeks following the devotional and announcements, clinicians participate in continuing education workshops led by staff or professionals from the community that qualify as CEUs for any of the Texas licensing boards and group case consultation during which clinical staff consult with each other on cases in small groups.
Masters level practicum students, post-doctoral psychology residents, and those working on becoming LCSWs, LPCs, or LMFTs participating in PCC’s Training program receive supervision from PCC clinicians credentialed as supervisors by their licensing body and participate in a weekly training session that includes didactic presentations and case conceptualization presentations.
Referrals and Community Recognition
Through networking done by PCC and Staff Therapists and Psychologists, relationships with referral sources in the community, marketing supported by PCC, and credentialing with insurance companies, therapists and psychologists have the potential to build and maintain a thriving practice. PCC clinicians may receive direct referrals that they generate in the community. PCC staff regularly lead workshops in and for the community for schools, parent groups, churches, and businesses. PCC is frequently featured on WFAA-TV/Channel 8. Clinicians benefit from networking done as an organization and are given marketing tools to use in networking as individual therapists.
Staff Therapists may also have the opportunity to provide services at one of PCC’s satellite locations offering the clinician the opportunity to connect with referral sources in communities across the D/FW metroplex and beyond.
PCC also makes mental health care accessible to the underserved through community collaborations with clinics and social services organizations that provide services to the uninsured and underinsured. Opportunities are sometimes available for clinicians to be paid for providing services in these collaborations. While participation is not required, therapists find it fulfilling to serve part time in such a capacity and pay is offered based on funding raised for the project. PCC offers an Adjusted Fee Scale. PCC’s residents who are working on licensure receiving supervision and earning hours at PCC and practicum students from area counseling graduate programs typically provide counseling for those who qualify for the Adjusted Fee Scale. Staff Therapists may choose to work with clients on the fee scale and in some cases may receive subsidized funding for these sessions from PCC’s Client Assistance Fund.
Integrating Faith and Spirituality in Therapy
PCC values the role that faith plays in life and relationships and we intentionally integrate faith and spirituality in our practices as clients bring their own faith into their counseling. While we do not impose our own beliefs on clients and we work with people of all faiths, we do wish to care holistically, recognizing the inter-relatedness of spirituality and emotional well-being. We are faith-inclusive.
A Business Infrastructure to Support Your Practice
PCC’s Client Services Team manages scheduling, phone intakes, reception, insurance verification if the clinician takes insurance, and billing. In addition to staff support, the electronic record-keeping, scheduling, and billing system paid for by PCC makes managing a case load simple. PCC handles insurance credentialing, scheduling, reception, and billing among other services that take care of the business side of the work.
The following are some of the benefits and services that PCC provides to clinicians:
- Practice liability insurance
- Credentialing for insurance panels and EAPs
- Payroll Taxes including Social Security, Medicare, and state unemployment
- Merchant services percentage fees for credit card payments (3%)
- Employer sponsored health insurance plan options
- Practice management software
- Worker’s compensation insurance
- Testing/Assessment instruments
- Billing and collection services
- Client Services support –scheduling and rescheduling
- Intake and new client processing
- Client information forms including HIPAA compliance
- Records management including records request support
- Reception service and waiting room
- Office space and utilities
- Statements mailed to clients
- Phone, internet, and fax
- After hours answering service support
- PCC email account
- Website information for practice
- Referrals from Insurance Companies/Partner Organizations/Community
- Marketing for PCC therapists
- Microsoft Office 365 - Up to 5 licenses for Office suite
- Business cards
- Use of printer and copier and needed supplies
- Continuing Education opportunities
PCC utilizes a percentage based distribution of revenues from therapy, assessments, workshops, and other services in order to cover operating expenses for the practice business infrastructure. A percentage of fees collected by clinicians covers the overhead costs associated with the business infrastructure provided by PCC. PCC Staff Therapists may choose to take insurance or not be credentialed on insurance plans. If the clinician chooses to be on insurance plans, PCC provides the business support for credentialing and billing.
PCC Employment Application Form
Return application, letter of interest and CV to:
Pastoral Counseling Center
Attn: Liza McClure
4525 Lemmon Ave, Suite 200
Dallas, Texas 75219
or via email to this address.