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 are also accepting applications for practicum students on an ongoing basis (see below).


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.

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 Opportunities
LifeWork Clinical Field Experience: 
Immersion in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)


Interested in exploring clinical practice in a supportive setting?


LifeWork is a private therapy practice in St. Louis County, specializing in the treatment of emotion dysregulation, depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality and trauma. We are a premier provider of DBT in the St. Louis area. In addition to therapy services, LifeWork provides training to both clients and the community in general.


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 or interested in applying? Please complete the applications below and send them to Jane Smith at jsmith@lifeworkstl.com.

Practicum Field Experience Introductory Letter
Field Experience Application Questions
Graduate Faculty Reference

LifeWork, LLC

2055 Craigshire Rd., Suite 120

St. Louis, MO 63146

(314) 737-0020 ● fax (314) 392-9601

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