behavioral specialist consultant resume example with 19+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Compassionate Mental Health Counselor with ten years of experience in treating various populations in rural mental health clinics as well as residential and community based treatment programs. Successful at planning long-term care and collaborating with other healthcare professionals and family members. Skilled at case management and committed to providing individualized care to and advocating for multiple clients.

  • Well-versed in relating with people of different temperaments and behavioral dispositions
  • Adept at building rapport with individual's through active listening, attunement and genuine interest
  • Assist individual's in accessing their own internal motivation
  • Strong Advocate
  • Demonstrate thorough knowledge of counseling theory and techniques by way of assessments, counseling and crisis intervention
  • Case Management Skills
Education and Training
Webster University Albuquerque, NM Expected in 2004 Master of Arts : Counseling - GPA :
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Expected in 1999 Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies Program : - GPA :
University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Expected in 1993 Bachelor’s Degree : University Studies / Photography, Philosophy Studies - GPA :
Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA, Expected in 1988 : Philosophy Studies - GPA :
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Santa Fe, NM, Expected in 2017 Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Storytelling, Erica Larsen : Documentary Photography - GPA :

Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC, NM License # 0172661

Behavioral Support Consultant, BSC

Supportive Concepts For Families - Behavioral Specialist Consultant
Reading, PA, 04/2015 - 05/2017
  • Provided positive behavioral support to individuals with developmental disabilities
  • Assisted individuals in gaining independence, pursing life outcomes of their choice
  • Developed individualized behavioral support plans
  • Built rapport and collaborated with individual's treatment team to formulate goals and ensure staff and caregivers were trained on the individual's behavioral support plan
  • Talked with family members, other support staff during period when patients could not self-advocate
  • Provided encouragement and motivation to patients going through life transitions and behavioral challenges
  • Advocated for clients to ensure they had a voice in how their day, lives were structured
  • Ensured individual's human rights were not being violated
  • Observe, monitor, and recorded patents behaviors
  • Helped treat patient’s mental illnesses like anxiety, depression, aggressive behavior, and phobias
Geo Group Inc. - Therapist
Harrisburg, PA, 11/2003 - 01/2006
  • Provided mental health therapy for clients with a variety of diagnoses, including mood disorders, personality disorders, substance abuse and those with dual diagnoses
  • Conducted family therapy for families with at-risk children
  • Facilitated children’s grief and loss group
  • Completed documentation in a timely manner, including treatment plans, progress notes, quarterly reviews, crisis interventions, etc.
Bamsi - Peer Counselor
Braintree, MA, 08/2002 - 03/2003
  • Provided supportive counseling to homebound elderly.
  • Problem solved with clients to discover ways to increase their quality of life.
Johnson & Johnson - Facilitator
Lima, OH, 01/1999 - 09/2001
  • Facilitated evening support group for young children and adolescents whose parents were incarcerated.
  • Used art, role-play and poetry to explore life experience, develop self-reliance and foster support with peers.
Community Healthlink, Inc. - Case Manager
Fitchburg, MA, 12/1999 - 08/2000
  • Collaborated with incarcerated parents to assist them in reintegrating with their children and families
  • Facilitated parenting groups within the prison and provided education on substance abuse, relapse prevention and life skills
  • Employed art to foster self-esteem and open communication with children during home visits
  • Networked with multiple social service agencies to provide therapeutic referrals
Universal Health Services - PRN Mental Health Tech
Ocala, FL, 05/1999 - 02/2000
  • Provided guidance and support to adult women and their infants and children in a residential substance abuse treatment facility
  • Assisted with therapeutic patient care for mentally, emotionally and /or developmentally disabled individuals
  • Implemented crisis intervention techniques, prepared and maintained patient records and made administrative procedural decisions and judgments on sensitive, confidential issues
Sleep Number Corporation - Professional Photographer
Minnetonka, MN, 09/2006 - 03/2017
  • Owned and operated commercial photography business specializing in talent head-shots and environmental portraitraiture
  • Developed marketing strategies, solicited clients and closed sales
  • Educated clients on the power of visual language
  • Collaborated successfully with variety of personalities and work styles
  • Maintained over $40,000 worth of studio equipment
Creative Services, Inc - Production Coordinator
City, STATE, 12/1995 - 12/1998
  • Coordinated film production for regional, national and international television commercials
  • Duties included location scouting, talent casting, talent coordination and location management
  • Created and managed $275,000 budget as line-producer for Volvo Corporation
  • Frequently oversaw and directed large groups of 140 or more people
  • Managed an 8-state marketing effort, which included writing direct mail pieces and follow-up correspondence
  • Efficiently procured and managed crew, equipment and locations for film productions, including arranging travel, accommodations and catering for large groups of 150

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School Attended

  • Webster University
  • University of New Mexico
  • University of New Mexico
  • Boston College
  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops

Job Titles Held:

  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant
  • Therapist
  • Peer Counselor
  • Facilitator
  • Case Manager
  • PRN Mental Health Tech
  • Professional Photographer
  • Production Coordinator


  • Master of Arts
  • Alcohol & Drug Abuse Studies Program
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Santa Fe Photographic Workshops Storytelling, Erica Larsen

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