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Summary
TO FUNCTION AS A PSYCHOTHERAPIST WITHIN AN OUTPATIENT SETTING.
Skills
  • Minnesota Board of Marriage and Family Therapy certified.
  • Expertise in the group milieu.
  • Proficient in DBT construct and delivery.
  • Range of clinical experience with family, individual, and couple with ages 12 and up.
  • Member of interdisciplinary team.
  • Experienced with on-line documentation.
  • Experience with dual diagnosis treatment and recovery.
  • Passionate about improving the mental health of program participants.
Experience
01/2017 to Current
SPMI CANVAS HEALTH, COTTAGE GROVE
  • A LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, MY THEORETICAL STANCE IS SYSTEMS BASED AND CLENT CENTERED.
  • I ALSO ADHERE TO SOULTIONS FOCUSED, COGNITIVE BEHAVIORAL, AND AT TIMES, FEMINIST THEROERIES.
  • I HAVE WORKED WITHIN THE NON-PROFIT COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH SETTING FOR 20 YEARS, PROVIDING DIRECT CARE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS.
  • I AM PROFICIENT AT BOTH GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT MODELS.
  • I AM PROFICIENT IN DBT, DUAL DISORDER TREATMENT AND CRISIS ASSESSMENT.
  • Assess, diagnose, and treat individuals 18 and older with Severe and Persistent Mental Illness within outpatient, day treatment setting.
  • Facilitate groups for the targeted treatment of dual diagnosis of mental and chemical health.
  • Teach and model evidenced based, cognitive behavioral treatment, DBT.
  • Work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary team in the provision of mental health services.
  • Provide coverage for Crisis Clinic, assessment and stabilization.
05/2014 to 01/2017
PSYCHOTHERAPIST PRACITIONER, LAMFT CANVAS HEALTH COTTAGE GROVE, MN
  • Functioned as a generalist psychotherapist to individuals ages 12 and up under the supervision of fully licensed psychotherapist.
  • Maintained documentation guidelines for effeicient client cenetered care and revenue streams.
  • Followed supervision expectations as outlined by the State of Minnesota for the practitioner level therapist.
11/2011 to 05/2014
Psychotherapist Practitioner CANVAS HEALTH OAKDALE, MN
  • Conducts diagnostic assessments for entry into day treatment program.
  • Facilitates therapy within the group setting.
  • Developing curriculum based in mindfulness and effective communication for individuals with cognitive impairments.
  • Collaborate with team to meet and execute needs of mental health consumers.
05/2011 to 09/2011
Home Family Skills Worker FAMILY INNOVATIONS MAPLEWOOD, MN
  • Taught in home-based family education and skills development.
  • Implemented systems approach to working with children and adolescents.
  • Worked within a faith based environment to provide client centered therapeutic intervention.
  • Generated revenue through the maintenance of direct client contact hours.
08/2010 to 06/2011
Practicum Participant FAMILY PROSPECTIVE RESOURCES BIG LAKE, MN
  • Engaged in home-based family education and skills development.
  • Applied systems approach to collaborative outpatient therapeutic services for individuals, couples and families.
  • Created client centered diagnostic assessments, goals and treatment plans.
01/2007 to 07/2010
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Specialist/Day Treatment Mental Health Practitioner HUMAN SERICES INC OAKDALE, MN
  • Developed intimate working relationships through direct customer service.
  • Obtained measurable goals to meet expectations for insurance billing.
  • Led curriculum based groups for individual skill development.
01/2006 to 01/2007
Adult Rehabilitative Mental Health Specialist THE COURAGE CENTER Golden Valley, MN
  • Instructed clients in the development of community integration skills.
  • Utilized interpersonal skills to effectively communicate with interdisciplinary health care teams to strategize/define treatment plans, and coordinated community outreach provisions and services.
  • Identified problems and provide solutions through extensive inquiry and research.
  • Delivered mental health support to clients with disabilities within the community.
01/2005 to 01/2006
Mental Health Coordinator TASKS UNLIMITED Minneapolis, MN
  • Built trusting client relationships, developed/implemented client care plans, and effectively managed a 12-person caseload.
  • Conducted performance reviews on bi-annual basis, monitored client work performance to improve productivity.
  • Provided one-on-one client counseling and improved overall skill levels and life quality.
  • Documented client treatment plans, symptoms, response measures, and billable hours.
Education and Training
2011
Master of Arts: Marriage and Family Therapy ARGOSY UNIVERSITY Eagan, Minnesota Marriage and Family Therapy
1999
Bachelor of Arts Degree: English WARTBURG COLLEGE Waverly, Iowa English
Skills
mental health, Mental Illness, psychotherapist, therapeutic intervention, therapy, treatment plans
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Professional Summary
Experienced child and adolescent mental health professional with strong emphasis on adverse child experiences (ACES) and behavioral disorders.
Certifications
BLS Certified, CPR/First Aide Certified, CPI Certified
Skills
Highly skilled with working with youth diagnosed with Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder, and Autism.


  • Team Player
  • Hard-working
  • Culturally sensitive
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Adept at conflict resolution
  • Advanced research in Behavioral Disorders ( Oppositional Defiant Disorder)  (2017)
  • Daily living activities educator
  • Group psychotherapy expert
Work History
Lead Mental Health Specialist II , 08/2016 to Current
Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital Nashville, TN
  • Provide one on one mentoring for patients suffering from trauma, psychological problems, and behavioral problems.
  • Provide coping skills and life skills for children and teens. 
  • De-escalate irate patients and conflicting situations.
  • Help RN, Treatment Teams, and Psychiatrists evaluate patients progress. 
  • Provide alternative treatment in addition to psycho-trophic medication. 
  • Maintain a supportive and productive milieu.
  • Assist RN with vital signs.
  • Mediate conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Adult Residential Counselor (PRN), 05/2015 to Current
Centerstone Nashville, TN
  • Record client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Conduct therapeutic individual and group psycho-educational  groups
  • Develop and implement treatment plans and modify when needed.
  • Continuous training  in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
  • Connect clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Guide clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Child and Youth Case Manager , 01/2016 to 08/2016
Mental Health Co-Op Inc Nashville, TN
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Advocate for clients  on behalf of their mental health diagnosis.
  • Implement Individualized Educational Plans (IEP) for clients. 
  • Allocate resources for clients and families 
  • Assess and Conduct CANS assessments.
  • Transport Clients to Dr. Appointments, court hearings, and other community involvements.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
  • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
Juvenile Justice (FCRB) Intern, 08/2015 to 12/2015
Juvenile Court Nashville, TN
Aided FCRB Probation officers with clerical work
Aided FCRB members during Board Meetings
Input file information into JIM and JCM systems
Attend Court Hearings alongside Probation Officers 
Mental Health Counselor, 11/2013 to 10/2015
Oak Plains Academy Ashland City, TN
  • Ensured a therapeutic milieu was present at all times.
  • Assist youth ages 10-19 who dealt with mental or behavioral problems.
  • De-escalate irate youth.
  • Diffuse difficult situations.
  • Provide one on one mentoring.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
Education
Bachelor: Sociology, 2015
Tennessee State University - Nashville, TN
Sociology
Accomplishments
Nursing Staff Council Employee of the month (May 2017)

Child and Adolescent Unit Employee of the month (August 2017)
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Career Overview
Personable and deadline-drive Customer Service Representative experienced in working in a fast-paced environment. Solid team player who offers a positive and cooperative attitude.
Core Strengths
  • Cheerful and energetic
  • MS Office proficient
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Resolution-oriented
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Basic clerical knowledge
  • Excellent time management
  • Analytical
  • Relationship selling
  • Team leadership
Work Experience
Sales Associate Oct 2011 to Current
TJ Maxx Alexandria, VA
  • Assist customers with their selections of clothing and accessories in order to keep them aware of newness and best-selling items offered in the store.
  • Assist management with the setup and breakdown of store displays by executing the store's floor plan directives.
  • Communicate new fashion trends to customers in order to build a stronger customer base.
  • Conduct back room and floor inventory of products to decrease shortage.
  • Serve as cashier and Men's department attendant.
Mental Health Specialist Nov 2006 to Mar 2009
South Carolina State Columbia, SC
  • Monitored juveniles within the Child, Adolescent and Family Services Program located in the Child & Adolescent Division.
  • Provided direct patient care for approximately 14 male patients ranging between the ages of 13-19 years old.
  • Responsibilities included providing therapeutic assistance for daily living and guiding patient independence by encouraging continuous participation through one-on-one consultation.
  • Generated behavior and nutritional reports for each patient while maintaining a daily log of all activities performed.
Night-Shift Supervisor Aug 2006 to Aug 2008
Mount Valley Foundation Repair Columbia, SC
  • Responsible for managing and training 10 employees.
  • This included completing monthly employee evaluations to measure the quality of products and daily performance in relation to employee performance metrics.
  • Coordinated with Foreman on recruiting new employees in addition to conducting new-hire orientation and training.
  • Responsibilities included maintaining shipping and receiving of all products for the company and customers, and producing pier foundation materials.
  • Utilized company tracking database to maintain inventory control.
  • Performed operational tasks that warranted the use of pipe-drilling machines, forklifts and backhoes.
Display Technician Apr 2000 to Mar 2008
Ja'Mani Designs Columbia, SC
  • Coordinated the display set-up of company meetings and special events including weddings, receptions, and parties.
  • Organized and executed the arrangement and removal of company displays according to customer directives.
  • Collaborated with company owner, venue representatives and customers to guarantee satisfactory completion of each event.
  • Interacted and directly solicited feedback from customers on their experience and satisfaction to develop improved methods of customer service.
  • Responsible for arranging courier service shipment of packages to designated vendors and customers.
  • Maintained the inventory of all supplies and equipment using the Quickbooks© inventory software.
Educational Background
Associates of Science, Computer Information Systems 2010 Midlands Technical College Columbia, SC Computer Information Systems
Department of Transportation Certification for Operating Box Trucks CPR/ First Aid Certification Forklift Driver Certification
Work History
Department of Mental Health
Skills
cashier, consultation, CPR, customer service, database, special events, fashion, First Aid, floor plan, Forklift, forklifts, maintain inventory, inventory, managing, materials, meetings, direct patient, producing, quality, receiving, recruiting, selling, shipping, Transportation
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Professional Summary
Motivated Construction Laborer adept at following verbal instructions from management staff. Motivated to learn new trades and skills. Interested in growing a career and fostering leadership capabilities. Construction professional bringing valuable experience from large corporate construction site.
Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Safety procedures knowledge
  • Dependable and reliable
  • Effective at multi-tasking
  • Works well with others
  • Self-motivated
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Learns new skills quickly and efficiently


Work History
Laborer, 03/2014 to 09/2014
Express Pro Staffing 20 Jct Dr W. Glenn Carbon, Il.
Maintained a clean work area,general labor,helper,assembly,and maintain a safe work place.(St. Louis Bolt and screw,First look optical, Emperial Steel Manufacturing)
Mental Health Specialist, 03/2015 to 09/2016
Louisiana Methodist Children\'s Home 3029 N. Beglis Pkwy. Sulphur, La.
Maintained a clean and safe work environment,watched over residents in ages ranging from 5-18 years old, was supervision over eight employees a night,informed employees of daily tasks,filled out and filed paperwork,and reported shift summary to next supervisor.
Sales, 02/2015 to Current
Best Management 700 E. Prien Lake Rd. Lake Charles, La.
Maintain a clean work area,customer service,work the register,check in and put away merchandise,receiving shipments,and giving orientation to new employees.
Laborer, 06/2006 to 09/2014
Turner Industries 2346 Swisco Rd. Sulphur, LA.
Maintain clean job site,general labor,fire watch,hole watch,and keep work area clean and safe from hazards.
Security, 03/2017 to Current
Cedarwood Manor 800 Avenue J


  • Detected suspicious activities and watched for criminal acts and rule infractions.
  • Monitored and authorized entrance and departure of employees and visitors.
  • Wrote reports on property damage, theft, presence of unauthorized persons and unusual occurrences.
  • Monitored and reported suspicious activities to local authorities.
  • Operated detecting devices to screen individuals and prevent passage of prohibited articles into restricted areas.
  • Denied entrance to the building to unauthorized persons.
  • Secured all doors in the office and main building after hours.
Education
High School Diploma: 2005
Sulphur High School - 100 Sycamore St. Sulphur, La.
NCCER Certification and Osha 30: Safety Technician, 2014
Bayou Safety Consulting - 2234 Industrial Dr.#A Sulphur, La.
Certifications
NCCER Safety TechnicianOSHA 30
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