Careers at Cadence

Train, learn, lead with us

Our Mission

Our mission is to address the unparalleled mental health crisis impacting children and families by cultivating a generation of therapists trained in the most effective and evidence-based psychological treatments. Our clinicians share a unifying commitment to lifelong learning and active collaboration in an expert environment. We believe that gold standard care comes from an integrated team-based model, whereby clinicians actively collaborate each week to ensure clients benefit from the collective knowledge, experience and accountability of our team.

Training opportunities at Cadence

Based in Bellevue, WA, Cadence Child & Adolescent Therapy is recognized as a leader in providing evidence-based mental health services for children, adolescents, and families through our DBT,Anxiety & OCD, Eating Disorders, and Psychiatry programs. Our primary treatment modalities include DBT, CBT, and FBT. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care for our clients. Our providers are committed to self-reflective practice, lifelong learning, and active collaboration in a validating, reinforcing, collegial and simultaneously expert environment. We offer didactics, direct and group supervision, and numerous consultation groups across interdisciplinary programs on a weekly basis. Our senior staff includes numerous University-appointed faculty, Board examiners, and treatment developers with a unifying commitment to training and addressing the shortage of skilled mental health care providers in Washington. Our training program strives to equip associate therapists to be independently licensed and practicing evidence-based care within one (PhD, EdS) to two (LMHCA, SWIA)years. Cadence increases compensation based on career benchmarks. We encourage a balanced work life harmony with the flexibility for remote work.

Expand your scope of practice

Our Supervisors Train in the Following Treatment Modalities: 

Behavioral Activation (BA)
Behavioral Parent Training
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders
Habit Reversal Training (HRT)
Prolonged Exposure (PE) for PTSD
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE)
Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)

Meet the Teaching Team

Meet the Team

Hear From Past Post-Doc Fellows

Q&A With Cinthia Benitez, PH. D.

Tell me about the Cadence culture

Maybe I’m living under a rock, but I’ve never worked at a place where people are so genuinely nice and helpful. Everyone is professional and non-judgmental, which is unusual … even for therapists!

Tell me about your professional growth at Cadence

We had a lot of supervision embedded into our schedule as fellows, but the support is flexible based on our individual needs and interests. And our Clinical Director, Dan, is graceful in delivering feedback: direct and honest in the service of us and our clients, but never harsh or critical.

Tell me about your experience with the teaching team

The teaching team is never out of ideas or suggestions when consulting. Everyone is very accessible and responsive with balanced feedback that is specific, nonjudgmental, and supportive.

What was your biggest fear in coming to Cadence

I considered a DBT program nearby my entire family in Florida, so it’s a testament to the strength of Cadence that I made the leap. But I was nervous. What if I move across the country and I’m not as great at my job as I hoped? Took me a bit to build confidence!

Having both grown up far from the Pacific Northwest, what do you think of the area

I love it. You’re 2 hours from Mt. Rainier. On my birthday I was a few feet from a glacier ... can’t do that in many places!

Q&A With Joe Morger, Psy. D.

Tell me about the Cadence culture

I got the sense from the moment I arrived at Cadence that they were invested in me being a happy employee and improving as a professional, not just there to see clients at cheaper rates.

Tell me about your professional growth at Cadence

This is certainly not a team of people that got their degree and coasted. I was actually surprised at how much I continued to learn, even on things I thought I had a mastery of. It wasn’t just about expanding to new areas of treatment, but also continuing to develop with my existing clients.

Tell me about your experience with the teaching team

Dan Finnegan was the first person I met from Cadence and I knew he’d be a great person to work for. Very easy going and open.

What was your biggest fear in coming to Cadence

Being far away from my family and roots. I grew up in a small town in central Illinois and moved out here not knowing anyone.

Having both grown up far from the Pacific Northwest, what do you think of the area

My top priority in choosing a program was DBT training and living in a large US city. Seattle is a city where you can do a lot of things that don’t cost a lot of money (national parks, mountains, the water…it’s all available), but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that my compensation was competitive, even relative to other professions in Seattle.