Health Psychologist ~ Duluth, MN

Posted: March 16, 2023

Seeking a full-time psychologist to provide outpatient therapy services to patients, including evaluation and assessment, treatment, education, and consultation, to improve patient outcomes and wellbeing. The psychologist provides services as part of a care team, assembled to assure optimal customer service and clinical and financial outcomes, under the direction of Essentia Health service line management and the referring physician.

The Health Psychology Department provides integrated psychological care and serves as a resource across medical specialties to promote positive patient outcomes using evidence-based treatments and empirically-based assessments. The caseload covers a wide variety of medical diagnoses, including, but not limited to, chronic pain, migraines, insomnia, obesity, diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, cancer, cardiovascular disease, perinatal mental health and neurological conditions. Patients typically seen are adults but may include adolescents and late childhood depending on the clinician’s experience and interest.

Competitive benefit and compensation package. Moving allowance provided for candidates, CE money $4,000 per year.

Services Health Psychology currently provides:

  • Evaluation
  • Psychodiagnostic evaluations
  • Psychometric assessment
  • Pre-surgical psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery and spinal cord stimulator surgery
  • Psychological evaluations for gender affirming care
  • Psychological evaluations for fertility treatment


  • With various medical teams throughout the health system


  • Integrated medical/psychological care
  • Mind/body skills (mindfulness training)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Biofeedback (will facilitate training as needed)
  • Hypnosis (will facilitate training as needed)
  • Trauma-based care
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

Team-based departmental participation

  • Involved in program development


  • Doctorate in Psychology (PhD or PsyD) (Minnesota licensed, or license-eligible are preferred, though postdoctoral psychologist are welcome to apply)
  • Postdoctoral psychologists are welcome to apply and will receive primary and secondary supervision from current licensed psychologists on the Health Psychology team. Postdoctoral psychologists will receive the same pay and benefits as early career licensed psychologists based on experience level. It is expected that postdoctoral psychologists will complete Minnesota licensure requirements in their first year of employment.

Location•Duluth, MN is 150 miles north of Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area. Regional service area 460,000; City of Duluth population: 86,000. Duluth offers four seasons of recreation, nationally ranked schools, breathtaking lakeside scenery and all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. Stretching nearly 30 miles along Lake Superior’s rugged shoreline and the scenic St. Louis River, Duluth is one of the largest cities in Minnesota. Outside Magazine ranked Duluth as the #1 Best Town in America. Sailing, skiing, fishing, kayaking and miles of hiking, biking and ski trails located right out your back door. There are four universities and colleges and Division I hockey located in the Duluth area. The average ACT score for Minnesota students are some of the highest in the nation.

About Essentia Health: Essentia Health is an integrated health system serving patients in Minnesota, Wisconsin, and North Dakota. Headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota, Essentia Health combines the strengths and talents of 15,000 employees, including more than 2,160 physicians and advanced practitioners, who serve our patients and communities through the mission of being called to make a healthy difference in people’s lives.

Search/Apply online at, or contact: Carri Prudhomme, Senior Physician Recruiter, Physician & Professional Services Email: [email protected]. Essentia Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran Status.