(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Compassionate and competent Addiction Counselor bringing advanced treatment planning and therapy management abilities. Customizes strategies to deliver optimal service for each client's' needs and goals. Trained in substance abuse and mental health support.

  • Family counseling
  • Client evaluation
  • Individual therapy
  • Testing specimens
Education and Training
Bevill State Community College Sumiton, AL Expected in : - GPA :
  • National Honor's Society
University of Alabama At Birmingham Birmingham, AL Expected in 05/1977 Bachelor of Science : Criminal Justice - GPA :

Minored in Social Work

Rogers Memorial Hospital - Addiction Counselor
West Allis, WI, 08/2008 - 05/2016
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Delivered expert therapeutic support to patients dealing with substance abuse, addiction and mental health issues.
  • Maintained clinical documentation for each case with detailed and timely updates.
  • Collaborated with team members to monitor treatment progress and improve individual clients' plans.
  • Helped clients transcend addiction and rebuild lives by empowering each with knowledge and skills.
  • Maintained thorough clinical treatment notes.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Partnered with clients to inspire and help maintain positive life changes.
  • Assisted management with designing and implementing program of individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for outpatient clients.
  • Worked closely with drug court staff in designing treatment plans specific to client needs.
  • Educated patients on detox and withdrawal, medications, addiction, recovery, coping skills and community resources.
  • Discussed with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in past criminal behavior
  • Performed site evaluations, customer surveys and team audits.
  • Conducted chemical dependency program orientation sessions
Fulton County Georgia - Court Appointed Special Advocate
Juvenile Court (Fulton County), GA, 03/1995 - 01/2008
  • Interviewed client, parents, foster parents, school officials and other related parties to fully understand child's individual needs.
  • Represented neglected and abused children in courtroom in front of judges, answering questions as needed.
  • Identified signs of abuse and neglect after carefully assessing clients and documented information for judge.
  • Met with supervisor o discuss case challenges and brainstorm issue resolution strategies.
  • Transported clients to appointments and court hearings, delivering compassionate, continued support in difficult situations.
  • Developed plans to meet needs of families concerning education and skills.
  • Professionally worked with members of press, judiciary and law enforcement.
  • Identified appropriate community resources and provided referrals for services.
  • Completed reports, paperwork and documentation accurately and on time.
  • Built knowledge of resources available to victims, either through private groups, publicly sponsored programs or community resources.
  • Built trust and rapport with victims of violent crimes by remaining calm and compassionate in variety of situations.
  • Assisted participants in achieving financial goals by creating spending plans and budgets.
  • Collaborated with program specialists and staff to provide each child and family full benefits of program.
American Addiction Centers - Juvenile Probation Officer
Akron, OH, 02/1988 - 01/1995
  • Supported case resolution to foster protection of juvenile individuals, while working in collaboration with law enforcement, child welfare organizations and district attorneys.
  • Analyzed program performance and improved reach of service by implementing corrective actions.
  • Assisted offenders in enrolling in treatment, counseling or community service programs.
  • Investigated cases, interviewed parents and offered to counsel in times of crises.
  • Monitored interactions of youth offenders with associates and friends.
  • Monitored offenders activities while on probation to ensure fulfillment of court ordered requirements.
  • Collected probationer conduct information from community individuals, family members and government agency representatives.
  • Executed pre-sentence and pre-parole investigations.
  • Referred offenders to appropriate community agencies to complete services in compliance with court orders.
  • Counseled juveniles on day-to-day reality oriented problems.
  • Prepared parole administration documentation with zero discrepancies.
  • Recommended probation conditions to court, including drug treatment, vocational rehabilitation and mental health programs.
  • Assisted probationers with resolving housing, employment and social services problems.
  • Streamlined operational efficiencies by utilizing automated equipment, including mobile devices and word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Maintained positive relationships with offenders and family members through weekly visits.
  • Conducted legal research to strengthen case arguments and resolve issues.
  • Counseled and assisted offenders in adjusting to community.
  • Conducted investigation interviews and court processing for minors referred to juvenile court.
  • Arrested and transported probationers and parolees in violation to ensure compliance with court protocol.
Gateway - Counselor Intern
City, STATE, 10/1978 - 01/1985
  • Assessed new clients to determine current status and aid in formulating diagnoses.
  • Managed treatment processes, including maintaining progress notes and related documentation.
  • Maintained clinical records to promote strong compliance with federal standards.
  • Conducted continuing education programs, seminars and workshops and participated in professional development activities to offer added value to patients.
  • Complied with all federal and corporate guidelines to safeguard continuous level of patient confidentiality.
  • Researched patient cases to understand issues and provide current needs assessment.
  • Evaluated patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
  • Performed counseling interventions to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, and physical or substance abuse.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Employed various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy.
  • Developed appropriate policies for identification of medically-related social and emotional needs of clients.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Evaluated patients to determine need for transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
  • Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
Activities and Honors
  • Member, Alumni Association

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  • Bevill State Community College
  • University of Alabama At Birmingham

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