What does a Behavior Therapist V do?

Behavior therapists provide mental health treatment and support, with an emphasis on identifying and changing learned behaviors that may be negatively impacting the client’s life. They treat people with a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobias, addictions, and panic disorders. These professionals provide counseling, develop a treatment plan, and recommend strategies to help minimize symptoms or episodes. Therapists often focus on certain specialty areas, such as providing marriage counseling or treating children in an educational setting.

Behavior therapists work at different levels that each have specific educational requirements – a bachelor’s degree is needed at a minimum, although many roles require advanced degrees which also involve clinical work in the field. Licensing requirements vary by state. These roles require extensive knowledge of behavior therapy techniques and practices, and experience working with a clientele with a diverse range of mental health needs.

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Avg. Experience8+ years

Behavior Therapist Salaries

Average Base Pay

$42,499 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$32K
Median: $42K
$57K
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Behavior Therapist V Career Path

Learn how to become a Behavior Therapist V, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

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Behavior Therapist V Insights

Read what Behavior Therapist V professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
Patterns Behavioral ServicesPatterns Behavioral Services
Behavior Technician
May 27, 2021

“This was a tough job because I didn’t get enough work and there were constant cancellation that were unpaid.”

Family PriorityFamily Priority
Therapist
Jan 8, 2020

“I had to resign because I am relocating but I will miss Family Priority and enjoyed everyone I worked with”

Autism Learning PartnersAutism Learning Partners
Behavior Technician
Aug 3, 2020

“Travel is reimbursed but they make it so your first and last commute which is what is not reimbursed is the longest trip”

Chicago ABA TherapyChicago ABA Therapy
ABA Therapist
May 29, 2020

“The training process was very thorough so I felt very comfortable going into my first client session.”

KyoKyo
RBT - Registered Behavior Technician
Feb 21, 2021

“Everyone is very nice and I do not feel judged when I do not know something.”

Maxim Healthcare GroupMaxim Healthcare Group
RBT - Registered Behavior Technician
Aug 20, 2021

“If you get a great supervisor and family its good but there is no way to really control this.”

Highland Ridge HospitalHighland Ridge Hospital
Therapist
Aug 14, 2021

“Your coworkers are great to work with and really care about the work and patients.”

Autism Behavior Services (CA)Autism Behavior Services (CA)
Behavior Specialist
May 24, 2021

“I have been in the field for 6 years and I have never experienced such great training.”

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