Therapist / Counselor
Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Location: Lantana, FL, United States
University: Adams State University
Major: Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Therapist / Counselor

Clinical Counseling Experience
Rocky Mountain Crisis Partners, CO 2016 – Present
Crisis Clinician/Counselor
• Provide individuals, children, families crisis intervention for clients with variety of presenting problems
• Evaluate complex behavioral health situations, then develop, recommend, and support clinically appropriate crisis interventions to be implemented with individual clients, their families, and a wide variety of community helpers, including law enforcement and EMS personnel
• Receive incoming calls from clients, families, law enforcement, community helpers and assess situations and behaviors as presented
• Counsel, negotiate, mediate and intervene with callers to defuse crisis intensity and prevent self-harm or harm to others
• Determine and recommend appropriate interventions and deliver clinical crisis interventions
• Provide information and referrals to available community programs, as may be indicated
• Initiate follow-up calls to check on clients’ welfare and encourage service linkage
• Conduct assessments of individuals experiencing symptoms of mental health and substance abuse disorders plus make appropriate recommendations and referrals
• Support the recovery and strengths of our clients, their families, community helpers, and other staff members
• Participate in training activities
• Maintain accurate and current clinical records; maintain their security

Catholic Charities - Pittsburgh, PA 2013 – 2014
Clinical Counselor Intern
• Provided individuals, group and couples therapy for clients with variety of presenting problems
• Co-facilitated anger management groups to provide psycho-education and increase insight into maladaptive coping mechanisms
• Conducted phone intakes and refer clients to appropriate resources based on individual needs
• Maintained progress notes for clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions

The Ness Counseling Center - Los Angeles, CA 2013 – 2013
Clinical Counselor Intern
• Provided individuals and couples therapy for clients with variety of presenting problems
• Co-facilitated domestic violence groups to provide psycho-education to court-ordered adults
• Conducted phone intakes and refer clients to appropriate resources based on individual needs
• Maintained progress notes for clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions

The Center for Individual and Family Counseling - Los Angeles, CA 2012 – 2013
School Based - Clinical Counselor Trainee
• Counseled elementary school children by offering therapeutic support and assistance with trauma, severe emotional disturbances, and developmental delays to foster self-awareness
• Process “acting-out” behaviors with children to cultivate coping skills and to promote verbalization
• Collaborated with teachers and student advisors to form an engaging multidisciplinary team
• Implemented individualized educational goals and objectives to enhance student responsibility, accountability and independence
• Maintained progress notes for clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions

Teaching Experience
Playball California LLC – Owner/Children Sports Program - Los Angeles, CA 2007 – 2013
• Launched a multi-skill sports and fundamental movement program in Los Angeles specifically designed for children ages 2-9
• Developed, facilitated and promoted the physical education curriculum that follows a progressive pathway from basic movement patterns for younger kids to sport drills and mini matches for older kids
• Created and implemented daily lesson plans, which promoted the improvement of physical, cognitive, social-emotional and collaborative skills, reinforced teamwork, cooperation, collaboration and problem-solving techniques

Professional Advertising Experience
Advertising Account Director 1993 – 2007
• Senior Marketing and Advertising Executive with14 years of proven results building impressive revenue and profits for high-profile Global Brands such as General Motors, Toyota, Toyota Japan, Nissan, Carl's Jr., Sizzler Restaurants USA, Domino's Pizza, Wells Fargo, and Southern California Gas Company
• Created campaigns for General Market, Digital and Hispanic advertising agencies, while also contributing to overarching company goals
• Solutions focused strategic thinker with a successful track record of generating results. These include skills in business plans, international market penetration, brand management and development, strategic planning, and product campaigns

Education
Adams State University - Alamosa, CO 2014
M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling - CACREP Accredited Program
Loyola Marymount University - Los Angeles, CA 1993
B.A. Business Administration - International Marketing
Professional Organizations and Achievements
• Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International
• American Counseling Association (ACA)
• National Certified Counselor
• Co-authored a book “Rapid Change for Busy Heart-Centered Women Who Want to be the Best Version of Themselves”

part-time therapist, counselor, mental health counselor