Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Compassionate and knowledgeable clinical mental health counselor with diverse experience including substance abuse treatment and domestic violence counseling and advocacy. My clinical style combines mindfulness techniques with narrative therapy in a person centered therapeutic environment. Proficiencies in client assessment, treatment planning, documentation, progress notes, and case management. Highly organized, diligent, and reliable. Demonstrated leadership, teamwork, and communication skills.
  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Electronic Health Records
  • Documentation/SOAP Notes
  • Mindfulness Meditation 
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Seeking Safety
04/2017 to Current
Behavioral Health Clinician Fairview Health Services Golden Valley, MN,
  • Provide evidence-based counseling services for a diverse population.
  • Document intake assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge assessments.
  • Collaborate with peers, colleagues, and medication providers to deliver best care to clients.
04/2016 to 03/2017
Behavioral Health Intern Ohsu Beaverton, OR,
  • Provided evidence-based counseling services for a diverse population (caseload: 18 clients).
  • Documentation of intake assessments, treatment plans, progress notes, discharge assessments.
  • Collaboration with peers, colleagues, and medication providers to deliver best care to clients.
  • Contributions to weekly clinical team meeting; attended trainings as required.
07/2015 to 04/2017
Graduate Teaching Assistant University Of Bridgeport City, STATE,
  • Assisted with teaching duties: grading, proctoring exams; guest lectures; maintain course website.
  • Organized study groups and provide one-to-one tutoring.
  • Assisted with student registrations; maintained degree plan documentation to ensure program and general education requirements were met.
  • Assisted with data recording and literature review for IRB-approved research projects.
  • Assisted with Psi Chi and psychology club meetings.
06/2015 to Current
Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate BHcare Hope*Health*Recovery City, STATE,
  • Provide advocacy and crisis intervention services, referrals to outside resources, and formulate safety plans for Crisis Hotline clients and safe house residents.
  • Deliver counseling services for shelter clients as needed; facilitate support groups.
  • Ensure positive, safe environment for shelter residents.
  • Ensure shelter residents' needs are met appropriately.
03/2015 to 07/2015
Domestic and Sexual Violence Victim Advocate The Center For Family Justice City, STATE,
  • Co-facilitated group support sessions.
  • Presented community education programs.
07/2014 to 11/2014
Volunteer Recovery Counselor Connecticut Community For Addiction Recovery City, STATE,
  • Conducted recovery psycho-educational and support groups.
2014 to 04/2014
Behavioral Health Care Specialist Intern First Step City, STATE,
  • Completed phone screenings, scheduled admissions, and assisted with discharges.
  • Performed patient admissions including urine collection and breathalyzer.
  • Case management tasks: assessment; treatment and transition plans; SOAP notes.
  • Facilitated educational groups using relapse prevention and recovery strategies.
Education and Training
Expected in May 2017
Master of Science: Clinical Mental Health Counseling
University of Bridgeport - Bridgeport, CT
Clinical Mental Health Counseling 4.0
Expected in May 2015
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology
Southern New Hampshire University - Manchester, NH
Psychology 4.0
Expected in May 2014
Associate of Science: Liberal Arts: Psychology
Housatonic Community College - Bridgeport, CT
Certificate in Behavioral Health Care
High Honors
  • American Mental Health Counselors Association:  2017 – Present
  • American Counseling Association:  2016 – Present
  • Connecticut Counseling Association:  2016 – Present 
  • Phi Kappa Phi (National Honor Society; UB):  2017 – Present 
  • Chi Sigma Iota (Counseling Honor Society; UB): 2016 – Present 
Academic Honors
Academic Achievement in Counseling (UB):  May 2017
Outstanding Student BA Psychology (SNHU):  May 2015
Honorary Undergraduate Scholar Award (New England Psychological Association):  2014
Award of Academic Excellence in Behavioral Health Care (HCC):  2014
  • Seeking Safety: The Women's Consortium; April 2017
  • CPR: American Heart Association; May 2016
  • Mental Health First Aid: National Council for Behavioral Health; October 2015
  • Inhalant Abuse Training: Connecticut Inhalant Task Force; May 2015
  • Domestic and Sexual Violence Advocacy and Counseling: The Center for Family Justice; January 2015 
Additional Information
  • Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology/New England Psychology Association Conference Student Volunteer:  October 2013 
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Bridgeport Member/Volunteer/Church Leader:  2012 – Present 

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