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Professional Summary

Licensed Professional Counselor bringing more than 8 years' experience counseling adult individuals of various ages, ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude. Hardworking, compassionate and dedicated to providing exceptional care. Empathetic, professional and highly accomplished in individual adult counseling, group counseling, & Mindfulness training/education.

Familiar with intake interviewing, client assessments, treatment planning and ongoing evaluations. Well-versed in effective intervention, assessment techniques and crisis management.

Offer a warm, open-minded and embracing approach to counseling. Posses great respect for each individual's unique life experience, cultural & personal identity, and values. Especially enjoy working with those curious to learn more about a Mindfulness-based approach to living, wellness & relationships.

Mind-Body approach to the complexity and nuance of mental health. Specializing in C-PTSD, PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, & Neurodivergent - ADHD, ASD and Sensory concerns. Utilize evidenced-based practices: Mindfulness, Meditative practices, EMDR, Neurobiology, DBT, Strength-Based, Compassion & Trauma-Focused, & Acceptance & Commitment therapies.

Skills
  • Group/Individual therapy
  • Culturally Sensitive
  • Active Listener
  • Compassionate Communicator
  • Ethically Mindful
  • Skilled Motivator
  • Authentic Disposition
  • Interviewing Skills
  • Enjoys Challenges
  • Crisis Management
  • Problem-Solver
  • Complex Mental Illness
  • Flexible
  • Holistic
Work History
Licensed Professional Counselor, 08/2019 to Current
Mindful Growth & Trauma Recovery Austin, TX
  • Maintained caseload 30 + weekly individual clients in in private practice
  • Ran individual therapy for individual clients 6 years old or older.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling Depression, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention-Deficient Hyperactivity Disorder, and Sensory Processing Disorder.
  • Implemented mental wellness goals, strategies, treatment plans based on client needs.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural, sensory and linguistic needs of clients served.
  • Facilitated smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout transitions.
Real Estate Agent, 05/2008 to Current
Austin Area Apartment Locators Inc. Austin, TX
  • Greeted and registered new clients to engage each in process and cultivate long-lasting relationships.
  • Provided strategic assistance to people looking to buy or lease residential properties in the Austin metro area.
  • Reviewed local listings and kept detailed list of availabilities for leases, sales, purchases and possible new clients.
  • Negotiated between buyers and sellers of properties with efficiency and transparency to maximize profits and maintain satisfaction of clients.
  • Compared, researched and appraised properties.
  • Educated clients on sales and buying processes and advised buyers on making decisions.
  • Fostered customer trust by addressing concerns and needs using targeted problem-solving.
Licensed Professional Counselor , 05/2018 to 08/2019
Accenture Austin, TX
  • Provide day to day wellness support and monitoring of the overall wellness for Accenture employees who work on site in Austin.
  • Provide wellness support to over 200 employees.
  • Work with individuals who are experiencing difficulties with work related items during the daily operations.
  • Work with personnel to identify and manage presenting issues and support the personnel in making appropriate wellness and lifestyle modifications.
  • Conduct 1:1 regularly scheduled sessions with personnel; conduct on-demand 1:1 sessions as needed;
  • Facilitate weekly group sessions around mental health and awareness topics;
  • Conduct resiliency trainings during on-boarding and refresher trainings during the work day;
  • Conduct wellness assessments throughout an employee's/contractor's tenure; Prepare monthly reports; Attend standing meetings and collaborate with Management.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist personnel with wellness including, but not limited to: Holistic, Motivational Interviewing, ACT, CBT, Mindfulness and DBT.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, 05/2015 to 01/2018
Hill Country Counseling 1433 Fairfield Drive Austin, TX 78758
  • Provide individual and group counseling to adults and seniors at a intensive out-patient program (IOP) & partial hospitalization program (PHP).
  • Work includes clinical assessment, medicine compliance, safety planning, social engagement, and continued mental health care for acute psychiatric patients.
  • Create clinical notes using EMR software.
  • Use of independent judgment on crisis assessment, interventions, continued care and link to community resources.
  • Skills training, outline of treatment goals and crisis prevention are integral counseling objectives.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
Licensed Professional Counselor Intern, 04/2015 to 06/2017
Capital Area Counseling 2824 Real St, Austin, TX 78722
  • Provide high quality low-cost weekly counseling for a diverse population of adults.
  • Perform intake and assessment of incoming clients and transfers.
  • Create and maintain comprehensive notes as well as implemented counseling techniques and skills for counseling sessions.
  • Respond to spontaneous needs of clients during counseling sessions.
  • Respond to the needs of clients who came to session in active crisis.
  • Manage reception operations, including scheduling, privacy practices, and client/counselor assignments.
  • Demonstrates skill in learning and using Titanium scheduling and billing software.
  • Experience in responding in a calm and soothing manner when working with anxious or upset counseling clients.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Education
Master of Arts: Counseling, 2013
St. Edward's University - 3001 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • 4.0 GPA

Bachelor of Science: Psychology, 2008
Texas State University - 601 University Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666
  •  Minoring in Anthropology 
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Professional Summary
Licensed Professional Counselor bringing more than 8 years experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults. Empathetic mental health professional highly accomplished in domestic violence counseling, crisis intervention and treatment analysis and planning, with skill in leading situation-specific counseling sessions. Expertise in working with children and adults in crisis.
Skills
  •   Expertise in crisis  intervention techniques
    • Provide Mobile Crisis for three counties
    • Biopsychosocial assessments
    • Trained in suicidality assessments
  • Oklahoma Professional Counselor Licensure
  • Career focus in Play Therapy
  • Adept at conflict resolution​
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Work History
Licensed Professional Counselor, 02/2009 to Current
SequelCare of Oklahoma Idabel, OK
    • Provided individual and family therapy for clients of all ages, cultures and diversity.   
    • Provide child person-centered interactive therapy utilizing play media working with special needs youth that have diagnoses of autism, developmental learning delays, or moderate to severe ADHD.
    • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
    • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavior Therapy
    • Aided parents in arranging medication evaluations and psychological testing.
    • Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
    • Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
    • Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
    • Provide advocacy for clients with DHS and CPS that promotes health and well being of family.
    • Managed a caseload of patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
    • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Education
Masters of Behavioral Studies: Community Counseling, 2011
Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Durant, OK
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology and Sociology/ Minor-Criminal Justice, 2008
Southeastern Oklahoma State University - Durant, OK
Certifications

The Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)

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Summary
  • Seasoned mental health practitioner with 20+ years of counseling experience, assessment, and case management
  • Driven to help others overcome personal obstacles with comfort working autonomously or in a team-based setting
  • Strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration, local agencies and Lowcountry resources
  • Accomplished history working with diverse client populations in various settings and on sensitive issues during crises
  • Additionally trained in HR procedures, ethics, knowledge of worker and employee rights, and experience with creation and implementation of office manuals and job descriptions
Skills
  • Case management
  • Client-focused
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Confident crisis management 
  • Successful private practice
  • Sound judgment and partnership skills
  • Skilled assessment and action planning
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in SC
  • Community resources specialist
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Customer service savvy
  • Employment law knowledge
Professional Experience
Licensed Professional Counselor 06/2005 to Current Private Practice Charleston, South Carolina
  • Engaging adolescents, adults, families, and couples in counseling with focus on various presenting complaints including ADHD, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, family dysfunction, life adjustments, and addiction
  • Comprehensive knowledge of insurance provider networks to meet the needs of those reliant upon insurance coverage and other community resources
  • Substantial wisdom of and positive relationships with other practitioners and medical providers in community for clients needing adjunct services
  • Utilizing cognitive-behavioral, eclectic, and systemic therapies to bring about client symptom reduction and improved life management
  • Balancing full-time work with family and life obligations
  • Sound clinical experience with high attendance and referral rate in community
  • Excellent assessment abilities acquired through years of client contact
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor 01/2003 to 06/2004 Family Service and Mental Health Center of Oak Park and River Forest Oak Park, Illinois
  • Dual position counseling adolescents at local high school, alongside adolescents and adults in community mental health setting with mood disorders, anxiety, interpersonal struggles, psychotic disorders and developmental disabilities
  • Collaborated with treatment team in clinical and school settings gaining insight into their unique relationship within the community
  • Expanded and strengthened expertise with cognitive, behavioral, systemic, and eclectic approaches
Crisis Worker/Counselor 09/2000 to 01/2003 Family Service and Mental Health Center of Oak Park and RIver Forest Oak Park, Illinois
  • Provided crisis assessment and stabilization as part of mobile crisis team
  • Assessed and coordinated client access to outpatient and/or inpatient care
  • Carried full-time therapeutic caseload of individual clients ranging from adolescents to adults with depression, anxiety, and chronic mental illness
  • Managed Victim Witness Program for agency acting as liaison to local police force providing training and resources regarding crime and domestic violence, while connecting services to victims of crime
  • Gained sensitivity of client rights when determining the need to hospitalize an individual against their will
Service Coordinator 04/1996 to 12/2000 The Disabilities Board of Charleston County Charleston, South Carolina
  • Provided full-time case management for individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Regulated Medicaid funding for client services
  • Managed medical supports and community resources for clients
  • Advocated on behalf of clients and their families for their overall well-being
  • Gained an awareness of individuals with special needs and their role in the community
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Clinical Counseling 2000 The Citadel College of Graduate and Professional Studies Charleston, South Carolina
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • Member of Psy Chi National Honor Society
  • Interned at Charleston County Department of Mental Health working with vast population of client needs and member of Mobile Crisis team
  • Practicum completed at Turning Point Recovery Center gaining further training in the complications of addiction, differential diagnoses, and the limited resources for comprehensive addiction treatment in the community
Minor in Psychology: Psychology 1996 College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Art 1991 College of Charleston Charleston, South Carolina
Professional Affiliations
  • Disabilities Board of Charleston County - Human Rights Committee Member
  • American Counseling Association
  • Tri-County Counseling Association - awarded Clinical Counselor of the Year
  • South Carolina Counseling Association
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Summary

Seasoned Counselor specializing in situational assessments, conflict resolution and effective communication. Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve mental health issues and thrive on their own terms. Ethical Child Protective Services professional proactive in advocating for children and their families. Continually facilitates open communication and provides excellent therapy referrals.

Highlights
  • Violence prevention
  • Attentive listener
  • Sensitive
  • Empathetic
  • Emergency response training
  • Strong communicator
  • Team player
  • Natural leader
  • Detail-oriented
  • CPR Certified
Experience
Utility Person
July 2014 to Current
Express Pros Phila, PA

Operate the dishwasher, insuring that all dishes are cleaned and sanitized. Check the dishwasher periodically to insure its proper functioning. Report any problems to the Cook. Hand wash and sanitize any dishes necessary. Clean any other equipment utilized in the kitchen, such as toaster, milk dispenser, etc. Assist the Head Cook with the preparation of any foods as needed. Maintain records on dishwasher temperatures and tray counts. Assist in the supervision of student workers. Clean tables, chairs, and floors of area as needed. Perform other duties and assignments as required.

Professional Counselor For At Risk Youth
November 2008 to April 2012
Carson Valley Childrens Aid Philadelphia, PA

Responsible For The Care Supervision And In Home Treatment Of Four Placed In The Community Home For Which The Counselor IS responsible The Professional Counselor Assists In The Development Implementation Monitoring And Evaluation Of Effective treatment Plans For The Youth Placed. Responsible For Maintaining A Clean Safe Living Environment Which Is Conducive For The Growth And Development Of The Young People Served And Meet All State Local And Agency Requirements For Health And Safety

Professional Counselor To Delinquent Youth
March 1996 to April 2008
Juvenile Justice Center Phila, PA

Responsible For Providing Residential Counseling Advocacy And Supervision To Long Residential Adjudicated Youth Ages 13 - 21 As Well as To Their Families. Responsible Collaborating With Attorneys From The Philadelphia Public Defenders Office Family Court Appointed Probation Officers Social Workers From The Department Of Human Services Philadelphia public School Teachers And Officials And Various Social Service Professionals Duties Included Scheduling Recreational Activities Meal Times Homework Study Hours Tutoring Community Service Projects Emergency Safety Routines Such As Fire Drills Counseling Sessions Medical And Dental Appointments Mental Health Sessions And Social Workers Interventions When Necessary Duties Included Maintaining The Upkeep The Professional Group Home Such As Painting Cleaning Grocery Shopping Home Repairs Plumbing And Cooking

Education
High School Diploma : Communications Major, 1981 Millersville University Millersville, PA, USA