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Karina Kemmerer
Professional Summary

Dedicated and compassionate Marriage and Family Therapist with proficiency working with children and families. Skilled in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships and helping patients progress toward client determined treatment goals.

  • Licensed MFT associate #60982762
  • Knowledge of military culture
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
  • Experience providing individual, group, and child therapy
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Active Listener
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • DSM-V Knowledge
  • Expertise in crisis intervention

Volunteered to work with special needs children in SPED programs.

Volunteered to assist students and teachers at local high school.

Work History
Child And Family Therapist Inter, 09/2017 to 05/2018
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare Lakewood, WA
  • Utilized evidence based therapy practices to provide individual, family and group therapy to clients with a variety of presenting problems.
  • Met department productivity goals by completing progress notes, treatment plans, and other documents in a timely manner.
  • Collaborated with colleagues, referral sources, and other professionals to meet patient needs.
  • Provided weekly school based counseling.
  • Assessed youth utilizing assessment measures such as GAIN.
Home Child Care, 09/2016 to Current
Multiple Clients Orting, WA

  • Worked with parents to develop and implement discipline programs to promote positive behavior.
  • Established and maintained a safe play environment for the children.
  • Closely monitored children's play activities to verify safety.
  • Helped children complete homework assignments and school projects.
  • Encouraged children to be understanding of and patient with others.
Master of Arts: Counseling Psychology, 2018
Saint Martin's Univeristy - Lacey, WA
  • Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Coursework includes Marriage and Family Therapy, Treatment of Abuse, Treatment of Addiction, Child Therapy, Couples therapy, and Child Development
  • Experience with confidentiality, professional writing, and professionalism
  • Continued education seminars in couples therapy such as Gottman's Building Trust Love & Loyalty in Relationships and Gottman's Healing After the Affair
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, 2014
Eastern Oregon University - La Grande, OR
  • Minor in Anthropology and Sociology
  • Top 7.5% of class
  • Member of Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Psychology coursework includes Child Development, Principals of Behavior Assessment, Family Systems, Abnormal Psychology, and Neuropsychology
  • Sociology coursework provided culture awareness and sensitivity
  • Continued education in Early Child and Parental Education in order to gain extensive knowledge of child development and behavior
  • Experience in psychology research setting. Conducted a research experiment on the effects of stress on false memory formation as graduation requirement

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Engaged, motivated & mindful individual providing thoughtful solutions with an ability to build rapport quickly: Skillful & adept team leader, equally competent & confident as a team member or solo worker

  • Effective at multi-tasking
  • Certified Coach in conflict resolution
  • Listens attentively
  • Managerial experience with proven leadership experience
  • Extensive Forbes 500 training (Aspen, CO)
  • Disciplined & intuitive
  • Resolute in decision-making
  • Culturally competent & well-traveled
  • Persuasive in sales
  • Successfully launched & established massage therapy business in 3 different cities as a single mother as well as two thriving brick & mortar businesses in Aspen, CO & Cayucos, CA (dance studio & spa)
  • Budget, management, promotional, & supervisory experience
  • Over 3 years in Tokyo, Japan as a professional dancer, teacher, model, negotiating contracts & spreading good will
  • Educated, sold, & coached clientele w various genres of retail products in the Health & Wellness industry
  • Achieved "Gold Digger" status in only 6 months for generating high sales
  • Awarded with listing in "Who's Who of America's Teachers" 1996-97
  • Generated positive reviews on social media sites to boost marketing
Education and Training
English/Fine Arts/Theater Kent State University, , Kent, OH, USA

Honors English and Full Art Scholarship recipient

Bachelor of Arts in Dance University of Maryland, , College Park, MD, USA
Master of Arts in Dance: Performance/Choreography/Teaching University of Colorado, , Boulder, CO, USA

Graduate teacher, toured the state w dance company, performed in all concerts, Guest Artist, Graduated w Honors, Taught across the USA in universities, private studios, & dance conventions.

MASSAGE THERAPY Colorado School of Healing Arts, , Lakewood, CO, USA

Fully certified as a CMT with over 650 credit hours. Course work in all bodywork massage modalities, psychology, & business building.

Owner/Operator- Certified Massage Therapist - Healing Bliss Mobile Massage & Wellness (Aspen, San Luis Obispo & San Diego, CA, CO) January 1995 - Current

Assessing clients' needs & providing treatments sessions for stress reduction, relaxation &/or other therapeutic needs. Providing personal fitness coaching & wellness protocols as well.

Maitre'd - White House Tavern (Aspen, CO) September 2018 - February 2019

Greeting guests, offering waitlisting options, notifying diners of table openings. Busiest restaurant in Aspen w often a waitlist of over 2 hours

Concierge - Aspen SkiCo: The Little Nell (Aspen, CO) November 2018 - January 2019

Scheduling restaurant reservations, spa appointments, ski lessons, transportation, & various other activities for the hotel guests. Often running errands & performing other miscellaneous tasks where needed, eg Switchboard operator, bell services, etc. Received award from GM for exemplary customer service within first two weeks of employment.

Wellness Clinic Manager/ Head Spa Technician - Dtox Republic (La Jolla, CA) August 2017 - May 2018

Responsible for the daily opening & closing of the spa, including prepping all rooms, solutions, & materials, all billing, phones & scheduling. Treatments included wraps, massage, facials & spray tans. Sold memberships & packages.

Executive Director/ Instructor - Civic Ballet of SLO (San Luis Obispo, CA) July 2004 - January 2006

Responsible for producing the annual company performance of The Nutcracker. Wrote grants, scheduled board meetings, delegated duties & organized volunteer staff.

Artistic Director/Founder - Dance Progressions (Aspen, CO) June 1999 - August 2002

Started the school with 90 students & doubled enrollment the second & third years. Responsible for all scheduling, choreography & lesson planning, yearly productions, & all other artistic direction. Taught arts in the Aspen Public Schools & formed Aspen High School Dance Team during this time.

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As a licensed physical therapist assistant for over 26 years, my skills include:

-providing patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist

-daily documentation and re-evaluations utilizing Raintree software

-utilizing biofeedback for patient education and treatment

-providing quality assurance checks on a monthly basis

-treating a variety of age groups ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics

-supervising patients in aquatic therapy programs

-managing pool chemicals and equipment required for providing aquatic therapy


Registered Physical Therapist Assistant currently in the following states:



-South Carolina



  • BLS - Basic Life Support
Education and Training
Penn State Universary Mont Alto, PA, United States Physical Therapist Assistant, 1993
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute (Upstream Rehab) Physical Therapist Assistant/Travel PTA | Staunton, VA 06/2007 to Current

I have worked as a travel PTA with the company from June 2007 until March of 2019. In March 2019 I stopped travelling and became a permanent staff member in Staunton, Va. I have provided treatment within the scope of practice as defined by states law in an outpatient setting. I have served as a liasan between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans and diagnoses. Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care. Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.

Healthpro Heritage PRN PTA | Harrisonburg, VA 10/2019 to Current

As a PRN home health PTA I have traveled to patient's homes to administer simple range of motion and strengthening exercises. I have performed daily documentation and billing in accordance with with the POC outlined by the supervising therapist.

Compass Rehab Solutions Travel Physical Therapist Assistant | Middletown, CT 10/2006 to 06/2007 Provided patient care in various skilled nursing facilities as a travel PTA.  Provided daily documentation on patient progress.  Coordinated with fellow heath care providers in the treatment of patients. Educated patients and families in discharge planning.
Tandem Rehabilitation Physical Therapist Assistant | Pensacola, FL 03/2006 to 09/2006

Provided treatment care and daily documentation for patients at a skilled nursing facility. Collaborated with fellow clinicians on appropriate treatment progression. Attended family care planning meetings with fellow health care providers to educate families on discharge planning.

Drayer Physical Therapy Institute Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 05/2004 to 03/2006 Assisted in providing quality patient care under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist in an outpatient setting.  Provided treatment to patients ranging from pediatrics to geriatrics with a variety of diagnoses.  Collaborated with supervising therapist for treatment progression. Provided patient education in their diagnosis and provided home exercise instruction.  Served as quality assurance designate and educated staff on HIPPA and OSHA regulations.
Joyner Sportsmedicine Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 12/1997 to 04/2004 Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law.  Educated patients about their treatments and diagnoses.  Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient.   Supervised aquatic therapy programs and maintained pool chemicals and equipment.
Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 09/1997 to 12/1997 Provided treatment within scope of practice as defined by state law in a skilled nursing facility.  Educated patients  and their families about their treatments.
Keystone Rehabilitation Systems Physical Therapist Assistant | Altoona, PA 08/1993 to 08/1997 Worked as part of team to execute proper care of body mechanics and safety of patient in an outpatient setting. Educated patients about their treatments and diagnoses.   Documented daily notes on patient progress and consulted with supervising physical therapist on patient progression and discharge planning.
Community Service
I volunteer with the Marine Corps Toys for Tots program. I have also volunteered for Habitat for Humanity.  I enjoy volunteering at local races to give back to the running community.