Will bring 14 YEARS EXPERIENCE to the job
San Marcos, TX 78666
I bring fourteen (14) years of professional experience to the job. Extensive knowledge of mental illness and a specialty of working with Dual Diagnosis clientele. Work very well with prescribing physicians, Courts, State Agencies, Insurance Providers, and referral sources. Specialized in treating Co-Occurring Psychiatric Substance Use Disorder, Trauma, Anxiety Disorders, Depressive Disorders, and Substance Use Disorder. Fourteen years professional experience. BLS in Psychology, Master of Arts in Counseling and credentialed as Licensed Professional Counselor in Texas.
Some accomplishments include: Little League Baseball Coach; Cub Scout Den Leader; Boy Scout Pack Leader; Member of Vestry for St. Francis Episcopal Church Austin; Member of Vestry for Emmanuel Episcopal Church Lockhart; National Alliance on Mental Illness Family to Family Group Facilitator; Began and built COPSD Program for Hay Caldwell Counsel on Drugs and Alcoholism; owned successful business; 3.8 GPA for Masters Degree.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Private Practice - San Marcos, TX January 2017 to Present
Specializing in Dual Disorders Trauma Informed Therapy Existential Psychotherapy CBT
Care Counseling Services San Marcos - June 2016 to October 2017
San Marcos, TX
Responsible for caseload of up to 20 clients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Intake and Clinical Interview, diagnostic assessment, placement in appropriate level of care, all phases of treatment: planning through discharge and aftercare. As COPSD Therapist, I met with my clients for individual therapy. Therapy session for Social Phobia, Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia, and certain Adjustment Disorders often conducted in vivo with clients. Determined, Individualized, and assessed therapeutic interventions.
Hays Caldwell Council on Alcohol and Drug Abuse - San Marcos, TX September 2015 to June 2016
Started and built the Program for Co-Occurring Psychiatric Substance Use Disorders.
Clinical assessments, treatment, case management, consultation, referral and education, in vivo therapy as needed. Conduct psychosocial evaluations and provide therapeutic interventions including crisis counseling to individuals, groups and families as needed. Evaluate the individual and family systems as well as assess client's functioning within work, family and routines of daily living and identifies areas needing support, resources and treatment in order to assist clients. Develop, implement, and maintain partnerships with other community providers. Maintain case records to reflect course of treatment and provide required documentation. Provide follow-up and aftercare planning services as needed. Attend staff meetings, supervisory conferences, and other activities, which ensure the smooth functioning of clinical operations. Maintain COPSD Certification with DSHS.
Hays Caldwell Counsel on Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Friday and Saturday - San Marcos, TX September 2014 to September 2015
Primary Counselor for the Aftercare and Intensive Outpatient Programs-
Direct services and treatment for caseload of up to 20 clients. Delivery of services through CBT Based Group Therapy, Individual counseling, treatment planning, case management, advocacy, consultation, information and referral, and education.
Conducted 10 hours of group work during the weekend (Friday and Saturday) for IOP and 4 hours of support group a month for Aftercare.
Insured that program documentation including client files are maintained according to DSHS, Federal Probation, TAIP, and agency guidelines.
Conducted individual and family group counseling on a regular basis. Provide screening, assessment and intake needs of group members.
Owner - Sole Proprietor
Milton Brown, LPC - Austin, TX March 2012 to September 2014
Small private practice with self-pay clients.
Counselor and Case Manager -ATCIC Project Recovery/Road To Recovery Residential Treatment Center
Austin Travis County Integral Care - Austin, TX
July 2010 to March 2012
Counselor and Case Manager -ATCIC Project Recovery/Road To Recovery Residential Treatment Center. Project Recovery was concieved and operated in co-operation with The Downtown Austin Community Court and Travis County Court 12. Clients were Dual Diagnosed (Co-Occurring Psychiatrix Substance Abuse Disorders) and homeless.
Substance Abuse Counseling for men and women referred through Travis County Court 12, Downtown Austin Community Court, and OSAR.
Duties Included: Counseling, Case Management, Clinical Supervision, Court Liaison to TC Court 12 and DTACC.
Responsible for individual caseload. Responsible for clinical assessment, personalized treatment planning, one on one counseling, aftercare and case management. Lead various therapy groups; including psychoeducational, interpersonal process, Connections Group (Dr. Brene Brown's Shame Resilience Therapy) Professional 12 Step Facilitation Group, Gorski's Relapse Prevention Groups. Facilitated in vivo skills building for clients' recovery in the community.
Share on call Clinical Oversight responsibilities 50/50 with Team Leader. When on call - responsible for clinical decision needed during off business hours. Responsible for training and oversight of direct care staff in clinical matters.
Prepared clinical reports and regularly met with the Court Legal Team (Judge, Prosecuting Attorney, and Defense Attorneys) in Chambers before hearings. Made treatment recommendations and answer questions pertaining to client's progress, treatment compliance, viability in program, and clinical assessment of client's history and current stage of change.
Case Management included supervision of client's medical needs, housing placement, referrals, linkage to local resources, re-integration into the community and continuum of care.
Provided individual Aftercare counseling and followed caseload for up to six months.
Liaison with Downtown Austin Community Court caseworkers. Responsible for keeping Court informed of client's clinical progress, as well as progress with case management issues. Also prepared reports for Aftercare Program with TC Court 12 and DACC.
Lead COPSD Case Manager - ATCMHMR Co-Occurring Psychiatric Substance Abuse Disorder Program
Austin Travis County MHMR - Austin, TX
December 2008 to July 2010
Lead COPSD Case Manager - ATCMHMR Co-Occurring Psychiatric Substance Abuse Disorder Program Responsible for caseload of up to 22 clients with co-occurring substance abuse and psychiatric disorders. Met with clients both at Clinic and in the community.
Responsible for individualized treatment planning, assessments, and linkage to local resources.
Our contract allowed for up to 6 hours of client contact per week, which enable me to spend more time with the client's presenting the most need. This usually included working closely with client's psychiatrist and helping clients stabilize and successfully engage in their own treatment. On average, billing 100 to 120 hours of face-to-face contact per month; and spending the remainder of the time on the considerable administrative duties and documentation requirement for Client, ATCIC and DSHS. General treatment approach informed by Motivational Interviewing and Stages of Change modalities.
Journey Program Counselor
Austin Travis County MHMR - Austin, TX September 2008 to December 2008
Individual Counseling Case Load, Group Therapy, Individual Therapy, Chemical Dependency Didactics.
Case Worker Assistant - Alameda House 7a to 7p Sat. & Sun
Austin Travis County MHMR - Austin, TX November 2006 to December 2008
QMHP-CS designation. Certified in CPR and First Aid. Crisis intervention, redirection of client behavior as needed, medication monitoring, monitor client activities, conduct weekly Client Orientation meeting, Anasazi documentation of informational notes, problem solving, documentation of daily activities and communication with LPHA as needed, direct care and meal preparation.
Substance Abuse Counselor at C.A.R.E. Program and Case Worker
Austin Travis County MHMR - Austin, TX June 2008 to August 2008
Assessment/Treatment Planning for client caseload. Individual therapy and co-facilitate group therapy.
Sole Proprietorship - Austin, TX 2006 to 2008
Owner/Manager of labor and odd job service company. I supplied high-end custom homebuilders with semi-skilled work crews as needed. Eventually wound up providing services to a niche market of high- end customers. I was responsible for recruiting employees (anywhere fro 8 to 18 at a time), doing payroll, accounting, taxes, etc. Ran the entire business.
Chemical Dependency Technician
Austin Recovery, Inc - Austin, TX 2003 to 2006
Facilitate Step Study Lessons, monitor non-supervised client activities, account for whereabouts and condition of all clients, take roll and make announcements, respond to problems and crisis as per procedures and guidelines, conduct admissions/discharges and all paperwork involved, interview
and orient new clients, communicate client behavior/interaction with counseling staff/coordinators, answer office phones, administrative and clerical duties as assigned, transport clients to meetings and appointments, inspect rooms, do urine analysis, hand out medications, patrol facility and grounds, and build rapport with clients and family members.
University of Texas - Austin, TX September 2002 to November 2002
Previous coursework at UT included Philosophy, Psychology, Geophysics, Computer Science, Education, and Mathematics.
Other Work HX
Lockhart, TX 2001 to 2002
TDH Licensed Asbestos Project Manager, Inspector, Air Monitoring Technician
Computer Programmer, Machinist, Machine Operator, CNC Programmer
Caldwell Manufacturing, Inc - Lockhart, TX 1995 to 2001
Production Supervisor and Computer Programmer
Bloch Orthotic Labs - Austin, TX 1990 to 1995
Hope House, Inc - Liberty Hill, TX 1987 to 1990
Twelve Oaks Recovery Center - Denton, TX 1986 to 1987
Case Management, didactic and psychoeducational groups, coordinate weekend recreations activities, Facility and Family Liaison with local High School, group therapy facilitation, transport residents as needed, weekend direct care - resident supervision, and attend Seminars and certification courses.
Applicable Edu Education
Fall 2008 - Master of Arts in Counseling form St. Edwards University. GPA 3.80
Fall 2005 - Bachelor's degree in Psychology with Substance Abuse Emphasis from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas. This coursework includes assessment of substance use disorders and treatment planning.
Master's in Psychology and Counseling
St. Edwards University - Austin, TX
January 2005 to December 2010 Skills
Electronic Medical Records
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)
July 2017 to July 2019
Diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, including addictive disorders
Provide direct therapy to clients in individual and group settings (this may include interpersonal, cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic therapy)
Research more effective therapeutic treatment modalities to benefit clients and advance the counseling/therapy profession
Former NAMI Family to Family Instructor