Opportunities at LifeWork

LifeWork, LLC is looking for the right individuals to join our team. We are currently looking for clinicians to provide DBT, EMDR and other types of therapy to adolescents, adults, and families employing evidence-based treatments. We also have an opportunity available for a practicum student for Jan. 2020.


LifeWork is a leader in providing DBT in the St. Louis area and is continuing to grow. We are a private practice setting where you can get the best of both worlds—autonomy and teamwork.

Our ideal candidate is passionate about working with people who have difficulty regulating emotions.

If you're interested in becoming a DBT therapist or in the steps to begin learning DBT as a practitioner, please feel free to reach out to Jeff Brenneman at jbrenneman@lifeworkstl.com or Rachael Livasy at rlivasy@lifeworkstl.com.

DBT Therapist


Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Provide clients the appropriate therapeutic sessions based on medical necessity (individual, group and family therapy).

Participate on a DBT consultation team to ensure quality treatment being provided.

Meet agency and licensing requirements for professional growth and training. Have or work towards DBT Core Certification for State of Missouri.

Provide coaching calls and crisis intervention as needed.

Present clients in organized fashion at consultation team.

Coordinate transition, discharge and aftercare plan with clients and team.

Other duties as assigned.



License to practice in the State of Missouri (LCSW, LPC).

Prior experience providing individual sessions and completing diagnostic evaluations.

Experience in working with “high-risk” behaviors (including, suicide, self-harm, etc.) and ability to complete risk assessments.



Prior formal training in DBT (i.e., 2-day introductory training) or informal training by being an active member of a DBT consultation team.

Experience in providing DBT individual sessions and/or DBT Skills Group, one year preferred.

Please send a cover letter and résumé to Jeff Brenneman, LCSW, at jbrenneman@lifeworkstl.com.

Practicum Student for Spring 2020

Interested in a practicum opportunity at LifeWork? We are currently accepting applications for a practicum student for the next academic semester.

LifeWork’s Clinical Field Experience program is open to graduate-level Counseling and MSW (Concentration) students wishing to enter clinical practice post-graduation. Details of the program are as follows:


  • 600-hour, two semester field experience;

  • Opportunity to learn DBT from the ground up in supportive clinical environment;

  • Robust supervisory experience, including weekly individual supervision and group consultation team;

  • Weekly skill-building training sessions;

  • DBT skills group co-facilitation and participation in community education events;

  • Opportunities for advancement to counseling individual clients;

  • Evenings and Saturdays (partial-day) required.


Questions? Please contact Jane Smith at jsmith@lifeworkstl.com for assistance.


Interested in applying? Please fill out the application below and submit one faculty reference. Please send the completed application to Jane Smith at the e-mail address above with any questions.

Practicum Field Experience Introductory Letter

Field Experience Application Questions

Graduate Faculty Reference 

LifeWork, LLC

1000 Executive Parkway, Suite 120

St. Louis, MO 63141

(314) 737-0020 ● fax (314) 392-9601

5600 Mexico Rd., Suite 12
St. Peters, MO 63376
Please use the East Entrance.