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Orange County Health Psychologists is a thriving group practice specializing in clinical health psychology with the vision of being innovative trail blazers in new models of integrated health care.

We are a group practice of 35+ dedicated clinicians: each with a specialty in clinical health psychology or in specific diagnoses or modalities. Our approach is holistic, using integrated interventions that focus on mind, body and spiritual health and wellness. We strive to provide our patients with the best clinicians Orange County has to offer. Our mission and values are reflected in our hiring practices and employment policies. If you’re one of the best and equally committed to excellence in patient care, we’d love to meet you.

Dr. Kristen Kleppe

Kristin Kleppe, PsyD
President

Integrated Care for Body, Mind & Spirit

I started Orange County Health Psychologists with three very distinct goals in mind.

  • To create and build a patient centric practice with like-minded individuals who are committed and passionate about providing the best possible care to those we serve.
  • To mentor and support providers in developing competencies and specialties in behavioral health with the goal of truly practicing from a biopsychosocial-spiritual model.
  • To foster a professional work environment that is personally and professionally rewarding for all; one where we learn together, serve together, and laugh and love together.

I hope you will reach out to us if our vision for the future is through a similar lens. There are many opportunities here for those who share our values and goals.

Benefits of Joining Us

Our well-regarded group practice has much to offer:

  • Excellent reputation
  • Consistent referral base
  • Comprehensive administrative support
  • Generous compensation plan
  • Medical and dental benefits plus incentives to full-time W-2 employees
  • In-service training and case consultation
  • Hybrid delivery model; in-person and telehealth
  • Opportunities for advancement
  • Support for healthy work-life balance
  • Collegial environment with great colleagues and staff
  • Beautifully appointed office suite in the Irvine Spectrum area with satellite offices in Newport Beach, Orange, and San Francisco.

Testimonials

KaMala Thomas
Kamala Thomas

KaMala Thomas
PhD

I have worked at Orange County Health Psychologists for seven years and have never regretted my decision to join this practice. It is truly a blessing to work with a group of psychologists and therapists who come from such diverse backgrounds and have a wide range of expertise. The opportunity to collaborate with such an esteemed group of colleagues has been invaluable. There are so many things that I love about working with this group, including the in-service trainings and case consultations, as well as the career development and mentoring opportunities. If you are looking for a practice where you can grow and thrive as a psychotherapist, then you don’t need to look further than Orange County Health Psychologists!

Genevieve McManus
Kamala Thomas

Genevieve McManus
LCSW

I could have worked at many other places and chose this practice based upon a lot of research and going off my instincts, which it turns out were spot on! Orange County Health Psychologists is a fantastic top-notch workplace with a high degree of professional ethics and integrity. There is a higher pay structure than other private practice settings, with a flexible schedule, great work/life balance, and growth potential. The founder is extremely supportive and my colleagues are incredibly talented and inspiring. I am extremely grateful to work here and every interaction I have with my boss, colleagues and office staff is totally positive. I love working in mental health but it really takes the stress down working in such a supportive, solid private practice and being well-compensated. In addition, the administrative staff are also top notch--they and the owner really make the 'business side' of things like notes/billing etc. extremely easy to do. OCHP has delivered everything they promised!

Jason Blakemore
Kamala Thomas

Jason Blakemore
LMFT

Orange County Health Psychologists is a wonderful practice and I feel honored to be a part of it. Dr. Kleppe has created a practice that feels professional and warm. There is a great variety of skillsets among the therapists. The administrative staff is kind and efficient, and the offices feel cozy and classy. I love working for Orange County Health Psychologists, it is a fantastic practice!

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OCHP Job Openings

We have openings for mental health professionals with specializations in disciplines listed below:

 
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to push demand for mental health services, Orange County Health Psychologists seeks additional licensed psychologists and other behavioral health providers to help us respond to this historic surge of people in need.

Orange County Health Psychologists is a thriving group practice specializing in clinical health psychology with the vision of being innovative trail blazers in new models of integrated health care. We strive to provide our patients with the best clinicians Orange County has to offer. Our mission and values are reflected in our hiring practices and employment policies. If you’re one of the best and equally committed to excellence in patient care, we’d love to meet you.

Our well-regarded group practice has much to offer; a consistent referral base, stable business infrastructure; administrative support; peer consultation; a large managed care contract; relatively high-functioning patients; and a beautifully appointed office suite in the Irvine Spectrum area of Orange County, CA. Additionally, we have satellite offices in Newport Beach and Orange.

We are a group practice of 25+ dedicated clinicians: each with a specialty in clinical health psychology or in specific diagnoses or modalities. This contributes to significant cross referrals and a highly collaborative model including an emphasis on collaboration with our physician colleagues. Our approach is holistic, using integrated interventions that focus on mind, body and spiritual health and wellness.

This is a good opportunity for providers who enjoy both the advantages of private practice and the collegiality, referral stream, administrative support, and infrastructure of a group practice. We offer monthly in-service training, case consultation, and opportunities for growth and development. Our compensation plan is more generous than most and we offer medical and dental benefits plus incentives to full-time W-2 employees. Full-time is defined as a minimum of 25 patient sessions per week and Part-time is defined as a minimum of 15 patient sessions per week up to 24 sessions per week.
 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • California licensure as a clinical psychologist
  • Doctoral degree from an APA accredited program in clinical psychology
  • Preference given to candidates with relevant experience in a health care setting or completion of a health psychology track in a doctoral program
  • Minimum of 5+ years’ experience (including pre-doctoral internships)
  • Commitment to see a minimum of 15 patients per week and with no other private practice commitments
  • Flexibility with a hybrid delivery model requiring at least one day in the office; either seeing patients via telehealth or in-person. Additional days in the office are welcome
  • Passion for excellence in patient care using evidence-based interventions
  • Enthusiasm for continued growth and professional development
  • Shared values of our patient-centric practice with a deep commitment to the highest ethical standards and excellence in patient treatment outcomes

Additional Opportunities for Post-Licensure Fellowship

Additional opportunities exist for a fully paid fellowship in a specific area of health to acquire the skills and competencies in one of these important specialties:

  • Cardiac Psychology
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Psycho-gastroenterology
  • Pediatric Psychology
  • Psycho-dermatology

We offer meaningful opportunities for psychologists who understand today’s relevance of collaborative, integrated care and practicing from a health and wellness model and not a disease model. Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Kristin Kleppe, at Kleppe@OCHealthPsych.com with a copy to Jennifer Koran at Jennifer@OCHealthPsych.com.

 
Orange County Health Psychologists plans to expand its psychiatry services division and seeks the right individual to lead this endeavor. This opportunity is ideal for a physician interested in being a part of a growing group practice, developing and mentoring a staff of psychiatrists and PA’s and possibly initiating new programs and revenue streams.

Orange County Health Psychologists is a thriving, highly regarded group practice of 25+ licensed behavioral health providers dedicated to integrative care for body, mind, and spirit. Our psychologists, therapists and social workers offer individual, couples and family psychotherapy, testing and assessment, nutritional therapy, EMDR, mindfulness meditation, and more to a relatively high-functioning patient base. Our emphasis is in clinical health psychology with behavioral health providers specializing in areas such as psycho-oncology, cardiac psychology, gero-psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, women’s sexual health and providing collaborative, integrated care with area physicians. We are located in beautifully appointed offices near the Irvine Spectrum with satellite offices in Newport Beach and Orange.

To meet the expanding need for mental health services, we are prepared to develop and expand a psychiatry division to complement our seasoned behavioral health group. The right candidate is looking for an opportunity to:

  • Practice medicine in a patient-centric practice that is dedicated to the highest standards of care with collegial and like-minded colleagues
  • Develop, mentor and manage a team of psychiatrists and/or physician’s assistants
  • Benefit from an existing infrastructure in an established group practice
  • Flex his/her entrepreneurial muscles to create a profitable division while contributing to the health and wellness of those we serv
  • Competitive salary, benefits, and profit sharing for medical division

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the activities of group psychiatrists and PA’s including recruitment and onboarding,
  • Develop policies and procedures and implement strategies to enhance patient care and improve the overall practice,
  • Monitor the quality and level of care provided by member providers,
  • Perform initial consultations and general psychiatric evaluations; diagnose patient conditions and prepare treatment plans; conduct medication management and routine follow-up psychiatric services; and perform other specialized services, as needed,
  • Provide direct patient services, via telehealth or in-person, with a requirement to be in the office at least one day a week even if conducting telehealth sessions.

Qualifications & Skills

  • MD and a current, unrestricted license to practice as a psychiatrist in California
  • Current, unrestricted DEA registration
  • 5+ years of clinical medical practice
  • Board Certified
  • Competency in geriatrics preferred
  • Medicare contracted or willing to contract with Medicare
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with superior interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Superb judgment, problem solving, and cognitive skills
  • Commitment to best practices and integrated, collaborative health care

This is a wonderful opportunity for a psychiatrist who understands today’s relevance of collaborative, integrated care and practicing from a health and wellness model and not a disease model. Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Kristin Kleppe, at Kleppe@OCHealthPsych.com with a copy to Jennifer Koran at Jennifer@OCHealthPsych.com.

 
With the coronavirus pandemic continuing to push demand for mental health services, Orange County Health Psychologists seeks additional licensed therapists to help us respond to the historic surge of clients seeking therapy services.

Our well-regarded, thriving group practice has much to offer; a consistent referral base, two large managed care contracts, a stable business infrastructure; excellent administrative support; peer consultation; relatively high-functioning patients; and a beautifully appointed office suite in the Irvine Spectrum area of Orange County, CA, or our satellite offices in Newport Beach and Orange. Most importantly, our providers are highly committed to excellent patient care contributing to a healthy and collegial office environment.

We are a group practice of 25+ dedicated clinicians: each with a specialty in clinical health psychology or in specific diagnoses or modalities. This contributes to significant cross referrals and a highly collaborative model including an emphasis on collaboration with our physician colleagues. Our approach is holistic, using integrated interventions that focus on mind, body and spiritual health and wellness.

Our W-2 employees are eligible for medical / dental benefits and incentives. Part time clinicians must see a minimum of 15 patients per week and full-time employees are expected to see 25 patients per week. We provide all patient referrals, insurance credentialing, and administrative support. We also offer fully paid training fellowships for licensed professionals to develop skills and competencies in specific areas of clinical health psychology such as sleep disorders, chronic pain, stress related to disease and illness, and more.
 

Requirements and Qualifications

  • California licensure as LMFT or LCSW,
  • LMFT’s or LCSW’s: Master’s degree from accredited university,
  • Minimum of 5+ yrs experience (including pre-licensure internships),
  • Commitment to see a minimum of 15 patients per week with no other private practice or group practice commitments,
  • For full-time employees, a commitment to see a minimum of 25 patients per week,
  • Ability to work from our Irvine office at least one day per week; either seeing patients via telehealth or in-person. Additional sessions per week can be offered via telehealth,
  • Passion for excellence in patient care using evidence-based interventions,
  • Enthusiasm for continued growth and professional development,
  • Shared values of our patient-centric practice with a deep commitment to the highest ethical standards and excellence in patient treatment outcomes.

This is a wonderful opportunity for a therapist who understands today’s relevance of collaborative, integrated care and practicing from a health and wellness model as opposed to a disease model. Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Kristin Kleppe, at Kleppe@OCHealthPsych.com with a copy to Jennifer Koran at Jennifer@OCHealthPsych.com.

Literature Review and Research Intern

As clinical health psychologists, we value the integration of literature review and research into the formulation of our treatment plans. For example, if we are treating a patient for depression and anxiety, and the patient has Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, our providers will access the research on the connection between EDS and depression/anxiety to better ensure quality patient care. Or, if the patient presents with MS and complains of memory problems, we strive to better understand the connection between MS and memory impairment rather than attributing it to a symptom of depression. An intern can assist the clinical health psychologist in identifying journal articles or resources that lead to a better understanding of the patient’s symptoms, enhance patient care and ensure better outcomes.

We are also developing fellowship training programs in different areas of medicine such as psycho-oncology, cardiac psychology, and psychogastroenterology. A research intern in our fellowship training program assists in identifying training resources and developing training materials.

An intern might also assist providers in researching health care resources for a patient that are congruent with that patient’s medical literacy level, thereby decreasing anxiety surrounding their condition and optimizing opportunities for wellness.

Marketing Intern

Interns also assist in developing psychoeducational materials for enhanced patient care and to better integrate mind, body, and spiritual interventions. These materials can include not only written medium but also social media or video applications.

Qualifications

Current enrollment in an APA accredited clinical psychology doctoral program with a preference given to students enrolled in a health psychology track. For some assignments, we will consider master’s level psychology students.

Hours: Flexible – minimum of 10 hours per month. Location can be in office or remote.

Contact

Kristin Kleppe, Psy.D., Orange County Health Psychologists, (949) 528-6300 or Kleppe@OCHealthPsych.com. Please copy our Practice Manager, Jennifer Koran, at Jennifer@OCHealthPsych.com.

Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and Interested candidates, please submit a cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Kristin Kleppe, at Kleppe@OCHealthPsych.com with a copy to Jennifer Koran at Jennifer@OCHealthPsych.com.

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