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Position Title : Mental Health Counselor, based in Stamford, CT office
Department Unit :

Reports to : Laurel House and Clinical Director
FLSA : Non-exempt

Essential Functions:
  • Assist families and individuals who visit and request assistance to develop strategies and identify resources to cope with challenging mental health situations, with an enhanced level of attention to users in Fairfield County, Connecticut, and Westchester County, NY.
  • Coordinate the monitoring, response, follow-up, and reporting of all requests for information, support, or assistance in referrals to providers.
  • Engage in community outreach activities to engage historically underserved populations in Fairfield County and Connecticut, including BIPOC (blacks, indigenous, people of color), LGBTQ youth, and people living in poverty.


The Mental Health Counselor, also known as Resource Specialist, reports to the Laurel House and Clinical Director and works with the Editor in Chief and VP of Resources to Recover to provide personalized mental health information, psychoeducation, support, and provider referrals to users of who request help. is a free service of Laurel House, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) mental health nonprofit organization, located in Stamford, CT.

Position Responsibilities
  • Assist site visitors who request help with resource information, emotional support, and referrals to mental health service providers via website, email, social media, phone.
  • Assist visitors in navigating the site, directing them to relevant information in the course of routine communications.
  • Provide personalized service and follow-up to all families and persons in treatment who are referred to providers listed in’s online Directory of Family-Endorsed Providers, including but not limited to: personalized assistance with referrals and admissions; psychoeducation; care planning and coordination; facilitated communication among providers, families, and persons in treatment; follow-up to monitor satisfaction and outcome of referrals.
  • Document and update contacts and communications with service uers in the CRM database (SalesForce).
  • Assist the Clinical Director in continuing to add to a comprehensive online directory of providers, information, and resources on, including processing of “Family-Endorsed” nominations, production of provider profile pages, and maintaining a list of non-endorsed providers in the region who accept private insurance, Medicare, and Medicaid.
  • Conduct regular community outreach activities by email, phone, and virtual and in-person meetings to engage underserved populations in Fairfield County and Connecticut, including BIPOC, LGBTQ youth, and people living in poverty.
  • Generate referrals into Laurel House’s direct service programs for DMHAS-qualifying clients and fee-paying non-DMHAS-qualifying individuals.
  • Participate as a member of the and Laurel House, Inc. team in community events and outreach such as Family Seminars, occasional mental health conferences and community meetings (virtual or in person as required). Help to increase local and regional awareness of and Laurel House.
Knowledge and Skills Required
Minimum Requirements

Laurel House, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that helps individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives in the community.  Its core purpose is social inclusion, early intervention, and recovery.  Laurel House is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the advancement of racial equity and social justice, and to making mental health services accessible to all.  Laurel House is fully compliant with all COVID-19 restrictions for the workplace and for interactions with other employees, clients and visitors.

To apply for this position please send your cover letter and resume to

Our Mission

Laurel House and Resources to Recover help individuals and families achieve and sustain mental health to lead fulfilling lives.


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