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Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc Overview

San Antonio, TX
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
Health Care Services & Hospitals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
Deer Oaks has operations throughout the US. The company is owned by Dr. Paul Boskind, a psychologist, and managed by clinicians who are experts in the field of geriatric psychology. Deer Oaks is focused on providing evidence based treatment for mental health issues as well as ... Read more

Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc – Why Work For Us?

The Deer Oaks mission is to:

  • Provide the highest quality behavioral health service possible
  • Provide exceptional Employee Assistance Program services to employers and employees
    through employer-contracted benefit programs
  • Provide short-term, clinically-effective, and efficient psychological interventions within
    a cognitive-behavioral model
  • Provide comprehensive diagnostic, assessment, and treatment services to the elderly,
    with particular emphasis on issues pertinent to geriatric psychology
  • Demonstrate leadership in the assessment and treatment of the elderly, primarily those who
    reside in long-term care facilities and assisted living communities
  • Guarantee a high-level of patient and referring provider satisfaction
  • Coordinate closely with primary care physicians, teachers, neurologists, psychiatrists,
    managed care companies, and other professionals impacting the course of treatment
  • Maintain a post-doctoral psychology residency training program which serves
    as a model for other practices

Clinical Team Opportunities

Deer Oaks employs mental health practitioners; to include doctoral level licensed psychologist, psychiatrist, clinical social workers and nurse practitioners, across the Unites States to provide comprehensive psychological and behavioral rehabilitation services to residents of long-term and other care facilities. Staff enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team to improve the quality of life for the older adults they serve. Providing geropsych services is challenging but amazing work. Some of the cases involve intimate situations, raw emotions, resolving unfinished business, preparing for death, and helping individuals find purpose / meaning in their current stage of life.

Beyond a great team environment, our team members enjoy the following benefits:

Administrative Support

New members of the Deer Oaks’ Team immediately appreciate the administrative support that they receive from the corporate office. Provider Support Coordinators and other administrative support staff are there to assist with new referrals, billing processes, record keeping and maintenance of patient information.

Training, Orientation, and Clinical Support

Paid orientation and training is offered. During the training process, you will receive CEUs, learn valuable techniques that set you up for success in the nursing home environment.

Part-time and Full-time Opportunities

Beyond a great team environment, our team members enjoy the following benefits:

  • Flexibility of scheduling
  • Full-time and part-time opportunities
  • Competitive salary and per billable pay options
  • Monday – Friday, during normal business hours
  • No on-call hours
  • Paid training
  • Health benefits
  • Paid time off and paid holidays
  • CEUs & more

Paul Alan Boskind, PhD

Owner & Chief Executive Officer

Paul Boskind, PHD is President/CEO and Owner of Deer Oaks EAP Services, LLC. Dr. Boskind founded Deer Oaks in 1992 and served as its sole practitioner. Within a year, Dr. Boskind had hired Deer Oaks’ first full-time clinical employee, an office manager, and developed a network of mental health subcontractors eager to work with him. By 1995, Deer Oaks was incorporated and had grown to three clinical offices and was awarded its first EAP contract with a large school district in San Antonio.

Through Dr. Boskind’s strategic planning, Deer Oaks has grown into a thriving stand-alone provider of high-quality Employee Assistance, Work- Life, and Wellness services. Deer Oaks currently serves approximately two million employees and their dependents throughout the U.S. and internationally. This includes municipalities, county governments, school districts, transportation authorities, healthcare organizations, private employer groups and international employers as well.

Dr. Boskind’s over 20 years of experience in the EAP field and proven experience in providing EAP oversight, management, and short-term counseling has ensured Deer Oaks’ growth and continued success. Dr. Boskind continues to provide direction and guidance in operational, administrative and financial matters, quality assurance and customer service.

Laura Davies

President & Chief Financial Officer


Laura Davies provides leadership as President and Chief Financial Officer on the Deer Oaks Executive Management Team.  Laura joined the Organization in 2003. She brings over 30 years of corporate finance, treasury management and accounting experience to Deer Oaks where she oversees all accounting, finance and treasury functions.

Laura previously served as Chief Financial Officer of an publically traded international railroad company. During her tenure with this high growth, acquisition-oriented company, Laura was responsible for all finance, risk management, treasury management, investor relations and accounting functions. Laura also served on the board of directors and was integrally involved in the company’s initial public offering, subsequent public equity offerings, several private placements of debt and equity and numerous syndicated bank transactions. Prior to the railroad company, Laura was a practicing CPA and served as an Audit Manager with an international public accounting firm.

Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc Reviews

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  • "A very good company to work for!"

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    I worked at Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc part-time (More than 5 years)


    --Good support for job success with optional opportunities for ongoing consultation and CE.
    --Produce good forms to address constant changes in Medicare/Medicaid/Other
    --Support a wide range of practitioner orientations including pastoral counseling


    Very good opportunities for horizontal expansions into new facilities; much fewer opportunities to advance vertically into management.

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Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc Photos

Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: Our Regional Operation Managers enjoy meeting with our clinical staff spread out throughout our various regions
Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: Our April 2017 New Clinician Dinner. New FT employees travel to San Antonio for two full days of paid training.
Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: Supervisor Training
Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: Our Finance and Employee Relations Team!
Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: We have phenomenal teams throughout the US. Having local team rallies and team dinners is one way to keep staff connected!
Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc photo of: Our Chief Clinical Leadership Team and our Regional Operation Managers love finding ways to best support administrative and clinical staff
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Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc Interviews



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    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc (San Antonio, TX) in March 2011.


    The interview process was casual, informal, and very warm. The management team is excellent and made me feel welcomed immediately. The department I worked for was small and the culture was family oriented and made up of top notch professionals.

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Pay Equality Pledge

Committed to paying equitably for equal work & experience

Career Advancement Program

Helping employees "upskill" into higher-paying positions

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