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At the Family Institute, you will be part of a team of therapists, therapists-in-training, researchers, educators and other professionals who work together to strengthen and strengthen and heal children, couples, families and individuals while advancing behavioral health through research and education.

We Partner to See Change

Together, we are reshaping how relationship-based behavioral health impacts our society.

Within the behavioral health community, The Family Institute at Northwestern University has a reputation for excellence within the realm of clinical work. There are leading experts and knowledgeable clinicians working here and there are wonderful opportunities for clinical growth. I feel appropriately supported in my clinical work and feel valued and respected as a therapist.

Daniel Lopez

Daniel Lopez

I've been working at The Family Institute for 21 years. Joining this organization was an outstanding decision, no regrets — The Family Institute's mission and values mirror my belief system, and I like our dedication to educating and training young marriage and family therapists to be excellent clinicians and thought leaders in the field. We have a lot of superstars in the field of marriage and family therapy here, and to be able to rub shoulders with them has been a wonderful experience for me. I would encourage anyone to come to The Family Institute. It's a very supportive and validating place to work.

David Taussig
Core Faculty member of the Master of Science in Marriage & Family Therapy Program

David Taussig

I have been lucky enough to work at The Family Institute for a little over 4 years. Each day I feel excited about the work that we are doing. I work alongside a team of leaders who are intentional about the work that we do and are always striving to improve our processes to continue to support not only families, couples, children, and individuals in our community but the team members at TFI, as well. I feel fortunate to work for a company who supports me both personally and professionally.

Rachel Rosen
Client Care Manager

Rachel Rosen

In my tenth year at The Family Institute, I'm still excited to be here. With so many skilled colleagues up and down the halls, I'm able to tap into the best thinking that others have to offer. Behavioral health has become too complex for any one of us to know all the best practices, and so collaborating with my co-workers is a huge advantage in doing my best work.

Aaron Cooper

Aaron Cooper

I’ve always envisioned The Family Institute as the “gold standard” within behavioral mental health. Working alongside some of the world’s top leaders in research, education, and clinical expertise opens doors to be both inspired and challenged as a professional. I strongly value the flexibility to collaborate with clients from various life paths while engaging in evidence-based practices that improve the collective health of our communities. As a full-time therapist and mom of two kids, I am grateful for a workplace that supports me thriving both personally and professionally.

Karla Hargrove
Therapist, Mindfulness & Behavioral Therapies Program

Karla Hargrove
Competitive Benefits
  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Voluntary life insurance for employees and family
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Working Mother's Initiative
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403B Retirement Savings Plan
Time Off
  • Vacation Time
  • Paid Sick Time
  • 8 Paid Holidays
  • Floating Holiday
  • Paid Jury Duty
  • Bereavement Leave
Professional Development
  • Tuition Program
  • Professional Liability Insurance
  • Dues for one Professional Organization

The Family Institute is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.