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Educational Qualifications
Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling 2017 Brooklyn College of the City University of New York Brooklyn, NY

Relevant Coursework: Assessment Techniques • Assessment Practicum • Career Development • Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches • Counseling Practicum • Counseling Internship I • Counseling Internship II • Couples and Families • Developmental Psychology • Experiential Approaches • Foundations of Mental Health Counseling • Group Process • Psychodynamic Approaches • Psychopathology • Neuroscience, Trauma, Psychopharmacology, and Severe Mental Illness in Mental Health Counseling • Research Methods and Program Evaluation • Social, Linguistic, and Cultural Foundations of Counseling. GPA 3.79

  • Member of the Veteran Students' Organization (VSO) and Mental Health Graduate Association (2015-2017).
  • College Assistant, The Veteran and Military Programs Office (2016): Ensure that all educational benefits and other entitlements are received, assist in the transition from service to active contributing members of the campus, and facilitate academic success, professional growth, and meaningful employment.
Bachelor of Science: Human Development and Family Studies Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA

Relevant Coursework: Adolescent Development • Advanced Child Development • Development and Administration of Human Services Programs • Developmental Transition to Adulthood • Empirical Inquiry in Human Development •  Family Development • Family Relationships • Human Development and Family Studies Interventions •  Infant and Child Development • Resolving Human Development and Family Problems • Peer Mentoring (CN ED 200).

  • Jump Start First Year Experience Peer Mentor (2012): Nominated to instruct two cohorts of PSU 008s: Designed to facilitate students' adjustments to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life. Requirement of all incoming freshmen.
  • Achieved first place at the Penn State Mont Alto Academic Festival (2013) for "Family Separation and the Military Lifestyle," independent research focused on individual differences in children's reactions to separation linked to their developmental level, level of attachment to deploying parent, and psychological functioning and/or behavior of deployed parent upon reintegration.
  • Recipient of the "Remmey Family Trustee Scholarship" (2014-2015).
  • Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority (ΓΣΣ).
  • Co-THON Chair, National Society of Leadership and Success: Coordinated and participated in fundraising opportunities for the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon (THON) to provide both emotional and financial support for families supported by Four Diamonds at Penn State Children's Hospital (2014-2015).
  • Undergraduate TA of (HDFS 455) Development and Administration of Human Services Programs: Fundamentals of program development and administration of human service programs in community settings; emphasis given to program content, strategies, and the overall planning process (Spring 2015).
  • Featured on the cover of "Valley Magazine," a student-run publication, for suicide prevention and impactful advocacy on behalf of veterans and their families (Spring 2015):
Professional Licensure & Certifications
  • MHC-LP: P08317 (07/20/18-10/05/19).
  • American Heart Association: First Aid/CPR/AED Certification (2018).
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management: Certification in War Trauma (C.W.T., 2018).
  • Crisis Text Line: Certified Crisis Counselor, Level 2 (2016).
Professional Experience
Mental Health Counselor, MHC-LP 10/2018 to Current IDCC, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
  • Participate in a two-year Suicide Prevention CQI Project (Suicide Prevention in New York State: Zero Suicide Initiative) that integrates principles of Zero Suicide, in which PSYCKES (Psychiatric Services and Clinical Knowledge Enhancement System) supports and measures outcomes. Participation includes mandatory training and technical assistance in evidence-based practices from the Center for Practice Innovations' Suicide Prevention-Training, Implementation and Evaluation (SP-TIE).
  • Achieved certification in training courses developed by the Center for Practice Innovations at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute: (1) "Foundations of Suicide Management: Combined Course in Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning," and (2) "Assess, Intervene, and Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP): Introducing a Suicide-Safer Care Pathway for Clients at Elevated Risk."
  • Facilitate individual psychotherapy and provide assistance, support, information and advocacy, to both survivors and perpetrators of verbal/emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.
  • Identify interventions and protective factors to promote resiliency in children, adolescents, and adults exposed to domestic violence and/or other lifetime experiences of trauma.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation for all patients and provide recommendation and/or statement of patient progress and compliance for criminal trials, custody cases and juvenile hearings.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS) , Administration for Children's Services (ACS), NYC Well Mobile Crisis Team (MCT), NYS Foster Care Agencies, NYC Criminal and/or Family Court, and NYC Health + Hospitals.
  • Case Management: (1) Conduct psycho-social assessment required in order to apply for  single-site (congregate) or scattered- site DOHMH supportive housing, (2) Coordinate discharge planning to ensure a smooth transition for displaced patients, and (3) Provide assistance to patients applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Public Assistance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), Child Care Financial Assistance, Federal Lifeline Assistance (e.g., Assurance Wireless, SafeLink Wireless), and/or Reduced-Fare MetroCard (MTA).
Mental Health Counselor, MHC-LP, School-Based 11/2017 to 05/2018 IDCC, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
  • Facilitated individual psychotherapy focused on promoting self-care to Bushwick Campus faculty (Academy of Urban Planning, New York Harbor School, Bushwick School for Social Justice, and Academy for Environmental Leadership) to reduce risk of mental burnout and to assist in coping with compassionate fatigue and/or secondary traumatic stress experienced.
  • Developed informational handouts to educate faculty on the several forms of psychological trauma, with emphasis on utilizing positive coping strategies to regulate emotions and manage distress while maintaining a structured classroom environment.
  • Recognized as a "Thrive Success Story" by Thrive NYC for providing successful and immediate psychological treatment resulting in EMS transport to psychiatric ER for stabilization and faculty member leave of absence.
Mental Health Counselor (Internship) 01/2017 to 08/2017 IDCC, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
  • Developed clinical formulations and recommendations to inform the comprehensive and person-centered treatment plan of each patient.
  • Developed and executed consistent behavioral modification plans, implemented by parents and/or legal guardians and teachers, upon thorough review and analysis of  Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) and school behavioral reports, to reduce or alleviate symptoms of hyperactivity and oppositional behavior.
  • Screened patients for co-occurring substance use disorders utilizing a standardized screening instrument recommended by NYS Office of Mental Health (OMH), Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), and/or Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
  • Scheduled psychiatric consultations for patients with their assigned psychiatrist to discuss changes to psychotropic medication, effectiveness, adherence, and potential side effects.
  • Co-facilitated female group therapy providing psycho-education of anger management, on a weekly basis, for approximately six weeks.
Mental Health Counselor (Internship) 07/2016 to 12/2016 Canarsie Aware, Inc. Brooklyn, NY
  • Conducted intake assessments, psycho-social evaluations, and facilitated individual psychotherapy for patients self-referred to the facility or under conditions of probation or supervised release, Assisted Outpatient Treatment (AOT).
  • Developed and assessed individualized treatment plans (e.g., OMH Initial Treatment Plan, OMH Treatment Plan Review) to provide effective symptom management and to restore patients to optimum social and physical well-being (within their capacity).
  • Directly assessed suicidal risk of each patient and delivered immediate crisis intervention, as needed, by utilizing: (1) Suicide Prevention Interviewing Strategy: Chronological Assessment of Suicide Events (CASE) Approach, (2) Suicide Ideation Definitions and Prompts, (3) No-Suicide/Self-Harm Contract, and (4) Patient Safety Plan.
  • Maintained up to date clinical records in a professional fashion, including: (1) OMH Personal Information Form, (2) OMH Legal Involvement and History Addendum, (3) OMH Mental Status Exam, (4) OMH Initial Individualized Action Plan, (5) OMH Session Progress Notes, and (6) other documents featured on the NYSCRI Dashboard, according to OMH standards and guidelines.
  • Successfully terminated therapeutic relationship with caseload, discussing how to follow up for treatment after discharge, as per individualized referral, upon completion of OMH Discharge Summary/Plan - Part A.
Assistant Peer Counselor (Internship) 01/2015 to 05/2015 Office of Veterans Programs at Pennsylvania State University University Park, PA
  • Shadowed individual advising sessions and provided educational assistance to active-duty and retired military members, and their dependents, specific to certifying educational benefits and understanding university policies relevant to the student veteran population (e.g., priority registration, withdrawal for mobilization). 
  • Educated active-duty and retired military members, and their dependents, on VA Chapters: Montgomery GI Bill (Chapter 30), Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31), Post-9/11 GI Bill (Chapter 33), Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA, Chapter 35), and the Yellow Ribbon Program.
  • Contributed to the development and hiring process of the "Student Sponsorship Program" implemented in Fall 2015. "Student Sponsors" assisted incoming student veterans in their transition to student life by connecting them to Penn State and local community resources, opportunities for socialization, and referrals. This position was funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
  • Invited to "Outdoor Odyssey Leadership Academy" by founder Major General T.S. Jones, USMC (ret.) to participate on panel discussing educational benefits and/or entitlements and resources available to disabled veterans interested in beginning or continuing their education following separation from service.
Professional Development & Affiliations
  • Invited to Brooklyn Congressional District Office by Brooklyn District Director, Fran Vella-Marrone, on behalf of Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11), to attend formal meeting to recommend strategies for improving VA and community-based mental health services for veteran population (2018).
  • First non-veteran female to earn seat (among military veterans and/or military retirees and representatives from the United Veterans of Kings County, Veterans of Foreign Wars, Jewish War Veterans, Catholic War Veterans, Marine Corps League, Vietnam Veterans of America, Disabled American Veterans, and the American Legion) at round-table discussion hosted by Congressman Dan Donovan (NY-11) and NBC/WNBC at Knights of Columbus, Dyker Heights, to address critical and/or unique challenges facing the veteran community, which include: (1) importance of reforming the VA to fix longstanding problems, including delayed care, backlogged benefit claims, and doctor and hospital shortages, (2) need to end veteran homelessness, (3) imperative need to improve support for veterans suffering from mental health issues, (4) need to broaden initiatives that provide job training and transition support, and (5) urgency to address the unique health and safety needs of female veterans. Insight utilized to shape proposals and inform decisions on future legislation (2018).
  • American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress in collaboration with the National Center for Crisis Management (2018).
  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention: Field Advocate (2017).
  • Tragedy Assistance Program For Survivors (TAPS): Awarded round-trip airline ticket sponsored by "Hero Miles," (administered by Fisher House Foundation in partnership with the Department of Defense)  to co-facilitate support group specific to adult surviving children at the "TAPS National Military Suicide Survivor Seminar and Good Grief Camp" in St. Pete Beach, Florida (2016).
  • Active Heroes: Certified Peer Mentor (2016).
  • 22KILL: Veteran Advocate (2016).
  • Military Veteran Project: Ambassador (2016).
  • Crisis Text Line: Certified Crisis Counselor, Level 2 (2016).
  • Surviving Scholar of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation (for 2011-2015):

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Professional with more than 10 years experience in healthcare. Skilled in providing Mental Health Counseling, Medical records, Medical Accounts, Patient Administration and Data Entry. Additional expertise includes office management and staff supervision. 
  • Effective policy and program development
  • Medical clinical procedures comprehension
  • Flow sheet charting
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Results-oriented
  • Mail management
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Client-focused
  • Medication administration expert
  • Broad medical terminology knowledge
  • Psych and mental health care proficiency
  • Clinical documentation 
  • Superior communication skills
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Dedicated team player
  • Time management
  • strong administrative support
  • Customer service-oriented
Office Manager Jan 2005 to Mar 2015
American Best Investment Jacksonville, FL
  • Handled and distributed all incoming and outgoing mail.
  • Created and maintained computer- and paper-based filing and organization systems for records, reports and documents.
  • Scanned and filed forms, reports, correspondence and receipts.
  • Reviewed files to check for complete and accurate information.
Mental Health Counselor Jan 1990 to Dec 1997
Community Behavior Services Jacksonville, FL
  • Identified and properly documented patient goals, evaluated progress and planned reevaluation.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Registrar Nov 1986 to Nov 1989
Orange Park Medical Center Jacksonville, FL
  • Greeted visitors promptly and directed to correct locations.
  • Set up new patient files and obtained patients information
  • Maintained up-to-date and accurate program files and records.
  • Developed and maintained positive customer relationships through effective communication.
Machine Operator Nov 1986 to Nov 1989
Bacardi Rum Bottling Jacksonville, FL
  • Operated various production machinery including; depalletizing, filling, rinsing, capping, labeling, case packing, case labeling, palletization, and other duties as assigned.
LPN Feb 1979 to Oct 1986
Naval Hospital Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
  • Recorded patients' medical history, vital statistics and test results in medical records.
  • Actively participated in unit-based Quality Assurance Program.
  • Performed all tasks with a patient-centered focus while seeking opportunities for improvement of processes and treatments.
  • Provided necessary health education training for patients.
  • Provided quality nursing care in accordance with resident care policies and procedures.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science, Biology Edward Waters College Jacksonville, FL Minor Psychology  
RN , Nursing Pennsylvania School of Nursing Philadelphia, PA
Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health New York State University New York City , NY
Bachelor of Science, Psychology UCF Orlando, FL

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Professional Summary
Attentive Teacher Assistant who regularly attends professional development seminars, faculty meetings, and parent-teacher conferences to remain connected to the needs of children and their parents. Accomplished in organizing teacher curricula, assisting with lessons and collaborating with other professionals to provide the highest level of education for each student.
  • Managing classroom for diverse populations
  • Certified Teacher Assistant ( New York State)
  • Organized
  • Experience with special-needs students
  • 13 years as a Teacher's Aide
  • State and NCLB Approved Paraprofessional
Work History
Food Preparation Worker, 02/2019 to Current
Coastal Center For Developmental Services Inc. Ladson, SC
  • Cleaned and sanitized all work surfaces between preparation of various foods, avoiding cross-contamination while maintaining food safety guidelines.
Korner Kitchen Catering / Restaurant, 09/2017 to 02/2019
Daniel Middleton Hollywood, SC
  • Upheld standards of cleanliness, food handling and safety.
Special Education Teacher Assistant, 01/2004 to 01/2017
New York City Public Schools-Department of Education 65 Court Street, Brooklyn,New York, 11201
  • Taught reading, language arts and social sciences in a self-contained ED and LD classroom.
  • Physically and verbally interacted with students throughout the day.
  • Redirected poor behavior using the positive reinforcement method.
  • Organized instruction material, including constructing bulletin boards and setting up work areas.
Per-Diem Mental Health Counselor, 02/2007 to 07/2015
Riverdale Mental Health Clinic 5676 Riverdale Ave #202, Bronx, New York 10471
  • Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation.
  • Logged, dispensed and stored medication.
Associate of Arts: Office Technology, 2000
Monroe College - 2501 Jerome Ave, Bronx
Additional Information

July 2017  Retired: New York City Department of Education Public Schools