Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

(LGPC) Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor, (Graduate-NCC) National Certified Counselor, and (CAC-AD) Certified Associate Counselor for Alcohol and Drugs. Skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health, emotional disorders, family systems, legal concerns, and substance abuse. Possess in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment. Expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Person-Centered Psychotherapy, Solution Focused, and Reality Therapy: trained by Robert E. Wubbolding EdD via The William Glasser Institute. Demonstrates working successfully with diverse client populations in one-on-one, couples, and group outpatient settings. Team-oriented by establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local networking agencies.

Skill Highlights
  • Addiction & Substance Abuse/Prevention
  • Suicide Risk Assessment
  • Person Centered Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Solution-Focused Counseling
  • Reality/Choice Therapy
  • Licensed and Certified Counselor in Maryland
  • Member of American Counseling Association
  • Liability Insured w/ HPSO/ACA
  • Communications
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Excellent Organizational Skills

Clinical Skills

  • Awarded "Outstanding" on annual performance evaluations on counseling skills, diagnosis, conduct, team collaboration, assessment, documentation, and treatment orientation.
  • Promoted to a merit AOD Counselor after 1 year of employment.
  • Effectively managed caseloads of more than 60 clients at any given time.
  • Promoted to( IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program counselor
  • Served as an expert witness for court ordered alcohol and drug compliance, defense, competency in local county district court hearing.


  • Identified as key contributing member to site counseling team.
  • Orchestrated and implemented daily parenting workshops for parents involved in the criminal justice system and GED program.
  • Voluntarily designed and implemented a year-round standard-based (IOP) Intensive Outpatient Program curriculum.

Customer Service

  • Received 5 year award for Outstanding Service to Calvert County Health Department
  • Secured calm and rapidly resolved client conflicts to prevent loss of control, suicide, homicide, and violence.
  • Led an Alcohol and Drug group session program 50% success rate.


  • Maintained counseling documentation, client data entry, intake assessment, office phone service, urinalysis drug testing, Medicaid/state medical insurance computation, and organized client session to maximize customer flow.
  • Designed weekly lesson plans (Psycho-educational): focused on coping skills, stages of change,relapse prevention education, and current community concerns.
Professional Experience
11/2006 to Current
Certified Associated Counselor for Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD) Howmet Aerospace La Porte, IN,

Clinical Duties

Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.

Developed comprehensive formal treatment plans, concurrent reviews, discharges, and status reports that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.

Organized treatment projects: problem solving skills, creative thinking, self awareness, and prevention.

Led clients in weekly individual therapy sessions and 3 hour intensive outpatient group sessions three times a week in Level II, couple and/or family consultation regarding client concerns.

Conducted individual counseling sessions to address physical, mental, social, economic and emotional concerns caused by substance abuse.

Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders utilizing the DSM-IV criteria.

Referenced and used various therapy techniques: Person-Centered Psycho-dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, Brief and Solution Focused, Reality, Existentialism, and Gestalt.

Served Population Ages 17 - 76: substance abuse, addiction, bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, eating disorder, self harm, suicidal, homicidal, sexual/emotional/physical abuse, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, schizophrenia, co-occurring, cancer, terminal illness, court ordered, felons, incarcerated, social services, probation and paroled, military, government civil service / contractors, diverse race and sexuality; (LGBT) lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, and trans-gender.

Interviewed and assessed up to 10 new clients each week.

Administered discipline appropriately and set limits for behavior.

Counseled and facilitated anger/emotional control management, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, coping skills, functional living skills, relapse prevention, relationship building/communication skills, time and money management, setting goals, healthy choices, setting priorities, employment support, and interviewing skills.

Administrative Duties

Document and responsible for client information: ASAM Level .05, I, II, and III criteria intake assessments, medical assistant treatment plans including concurrent and discharges, Formal treatment plans, treatment reviews, discharges, status reports, individual and group progress notes, confidential release forms, urinalysis drug testing, monthly contact with parole and probation agents, social service reports, phone contacts, development of court ordered violation of probation reports, outside agency status reports, recorded comprehensive client history, compliance updates, and outside referrals.

Advocacy Duties

Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.

Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medication compliance and efficacy of medications.

Refer clients to other community agencies to enhance treatment processes: outside social service providers to address psychiatric and personal issues and/or other mental health resources in the community for further services.

Personal Strengths

Pursued education and training opportunities to further develop professional skills.

Cultivated positive relationships with other mental health professionals, programs and associations.

Built positive rapport with law enforcement officers, court officials and community service agencies.

09/2006 to 11/2007
Prevention Specialist Calvert County Health Department City, STATE,

Facilitated parenting skills & family communication workshops for the Substance Abuse Prevention Program: research based curriculum "Guiding Good Choices" for parents with or w/o substance abuse issues of adolescent children & families.

Rendered services in the community, detention center with inmates, and “Even Start”; a GED Program for young parents. (Topics: parenting skills, anger management, setting boundaries & guidelines, discipline with positive reinforcement, communication, networking in the community, setting goals, balancing work & children, teachable moments, presenting a positive influence, role models, making the better choice, etc.)

Promoted contact with various referral/network agencies: treatment facilities, Juvenile Services, Court Ordered referrals, Mental Health, Social Services, Detention Center, various outreach projects including churches, school board program (Youth Summit), community promotional events, JSAP (Jail Substance Abuse Program)– inmate detention program with AOD legal/addiction issues.

Participated in staff/management improvement programs as well as collaborate with public school education department.

Developed educational materials: drafts, flyers, posters, booth displays, presentations, registration forms, lesson plans, hands-on activities, classroom worksheets, etc. for a five session workshop and promotional networking.

Administrative Responsibilities: phone/computer contact, calculation of state evaluations, various assessments, and project development.

07/2004 to 06/2006
Teacher Assistant/Substitute Teacher/Computer Lab Teacher Moyock Elementary School City, STATE,

Assisted multi-subject classroom centers: writers workshop development, math, handwriting, spelling, reading, music, and art. Assisted and created various classroom games, satisfied clerical duties, remediation for individual students, administered city and state math assessments, graded class work, provided coverage for K – 4th grades during teacher/parent IEP TEAM meetings, designed bulletin boards, provided cafeteria duty supervision before school, designed and made 100 head pieces and costumes for Kindergarten play

Served on the Yearbook Committee and the School Improvement Committee for the school's mission and beliefs.

Administered behavior chart strategy

Provided behavioral management throughout the classroom.

Taught five kindergarten classes computer lab: word processing, manipulating keyboard skills, identifying computer components, grade level multi–subject software activities, explored multimedia graphics printed for school showcase/bulletin boards.

Tutored 2nd grade remedial reading, writing, comprehension, grammar editing, and research strategies.

Developed lesson plans: poetry, chapter books, comprehension sheets, note taking, sight word games, fluency improvement, and sequencing.

08/2003 to 05/2004
Teacher Assistant/Behavioral Monitor/Substitute Teacher Chesapeake Alternative School City, STATE,

Position I: Teacher Assistant – 6th and 7th grades

Administered all behavioral and point system documentation for behavioral management with social, behavioral, and economically challenged students.

Assisted in parent/student facilitating conferences regarding behavioral and academic status.

Counseled and assisted in behavioral management on a one on one basis.

Supervised daily tasks during behavioral management observation.

Taught group and individual lessons in Science, History, Civics, Math, English, Art, English and Social Skills.

Substituted during teacher's absence

Position II: Physical Education Teacher – grades 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th Developed full lesson plans for Health & Life Skills academic curriculum and for Physical Fitness Education requirements abiding by Va. State SOL objectives

Effectively facilitated, managed, and tracked class evaluations & assessments, technology projects, cooperative learning tasks, used multi media resources, physical fitness movement strategies, fitness tests, and alternating teaching methods for educationally diverse students.

Conducted individual & team consultation.

Engaged in behavioral disciplinary strategies encouraging parent participation.

08/1997 to 05/2003
State Licensed School Bus Driver Chesapeake Transportation Department City, STATE,

Operated a Class B School Bus Driver's License for the state of Virginia.

Largest capacity was 70 students

Obtained and maintained proper pickup and delivery schedules in a timely and accurate manner.

Schools: Butts Road Elementary, Hickory Elementary, Hickory Middle School, and Hickory High School.

Interacted radio contact with transportation department for emergencies, various weather conditions, or communication needs.

Maintained daily mileage log, fuel maintenance, and inspections.

Concluded position with a perfect driving record w/o any vehicle accidents or disciplinary actions.

Education and Training
Expected in 2013
Master of Science: Clinical Community Counseling
Johns Hopkins University - School of Education: Department of Counseling and Human Services - Baltimore, MD
  • Master's Program CACREP accredited - 60 credits / GPA 3.9
  • Received & Graduated in recognition of scholastic and professional excellence with Johns Hopkins University Lambda - CHI SIGMA IOTA (Association of College Honor Societies): Commencement 05/23/2013.
  • Member of Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society International Certificate N0# 83068: 04/03/2012 - current.
  • Academic Achievement: approved as a "Graduate Special Student" permitted for 500+ level courses.
  • Academic and Professional Competency Evaluation received for outstanding academic standing.
  • Passed the (CPCE) Counselor Preparation Comprehension Exam: 09/2012
  • Passed the (NCE) National Counselor Examination for Licensure and Certification by (NBCC) National Board for Certified Counselors: 4/20/2013.

Masters Coursework:

  • Counseling, Human Development, Diagnosis, Theory & Practice, Career/Life Development, Counseling Adolescents, Ethical/Legal/Professional Issues, Diversity and Social Justice, Appraisal & Testing, Research & Evaluations, Family Therapy, Group Counseling, Practicum, Addictions, Military Families, and WDEP Reality Therapy.
  • Basic Training with Mr. Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD; Major key figure in William Glasser's founded Reality (Choice) Theory.
  • 12 credit Professional Internship *See details below:

Expected in 2013
Professional Internship Training: Mental Health Counseling
St. Mary's College of Maryland - St. Mary's City, MD
  • Masters Internship: 1051 supervised hours, 816 face to face hours
  • Practiced one-on-one, couples, and group counseling while working 40 hours in paid counseling position.


  • College students ages 18 - 26
  • Counseling Presenting Concerns: Depression, Anxiety, stress, ADHD, OCD, Personality Disorders, Co-Dependency, Attachment, Autism Spectrum, Asbergers, Abuse, child abuse, cutting/self harm, eating disorders, addictions, substance abuse, suicide ideation and hospital referrals, diversity/culture complications, sexuality, relationships, academic & organizational skills, bereavement, coping, problem solving, and family systems.

Professional Development:

  • Referrals, diagnosis, progress notes, intakes, treatment plans & reviews, discharges, daily scheduling of clients, family contact, residence life & security contact, supervisor and counseling team consultation, staff meetings, supervision including audio tape recordings, and formal case presentations. Created flyers and all visual aides for group sessions, and volunteered for "Final's Week" after hours college breakfast.
  • Developed, proposed, and practiced 2 new groups each semester: Group #1 - Stress & Anxiety Wellness Reduction Group #2 - Building Connections Practiced Testing
  • (STAI) StateTrait Anxiety Inventory
  • (STAXI-2) State Trait Anger Expression Inventory-2
  • (FAVT) Firestone Assessment of Violent Thoughts
  • (SASSI-3) Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory 3
  • (AUI) Alcohol Use Inventory
  • Beck Series:
  • (BSS) Beck Scale for Suicide Ideation
  • (BDI-II) Beck Depression Inventory II
  • (BAI) Beck Anxiety Inventory
  • (BHS) Beck Hopelessness Scale

Expected in 2008
Continuing Education for Maryland State Certification: Counseling Addictions & Substance Abuse
College of Southern Maryland - Norfolk, VA
  • State of Maryland "Provisional Trainee" approval for professional experience during substance abuse counseling merit employment position: 2006.
  • GPA - 4.00, Specialized coursework for state certification in addictions and chemical dependency.
  • Passed Maryland State (ICRC) International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium Exam: 09/12/2009
  • Passed Maryland State Law Test: 11/18/2009
  • (CAC-AD) Certified Associate Counselor for Alcohol & Drug by the Maryland State Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists. License Certification No# AC1653: 2009 - current
  • (CCDC) Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor by the Maryland Addictions Professional Certification Board No #4224: 2009 - current
  • (ICADC) Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor by The International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium: No# 706062: 2010 - current

Expected in
CEU Accreditation: Counseling / Addictions
Professional Training Workshops - San Diego, CA

Continuing Education Hours:

    Basic Training Intensive Training in Choice Theory, Reality Therapy, and Lead-Management by William Glasser Institute; Robert E. Wubbolding, EdD, author of Reality Therapy, MD 05/31 & 06/1,2,7,8,9/2013 - 45 CEU's
  • Psycho-Pharmacology: What You Need to Know about Psychiatric Medications by PESI, MD 3/22/12 - 7.5 CEU's
  • Psychotherapy Bootcamp: Short Term Treatment for Anxiety, Anger, & Depression by PESI, VA 1/11/12 - 7.0 CEU's
  • The Complete Guide to Couples Work: A Multi-Faceted Integrative Approach by PESI, VA 12/14/11 - 7.5 CEU's
  • Public Health Preparedness by State of MD, 5/23/11 - 6.5 CEU's
  • Dual Diagnosis: Assessment & Clinical Issues by OETAS, MD 7/12,13,14,15/2010 - 20 CEU's
  • Trends in Adolescent Substance Abuse by Calvert Memorial Hospital, MD 06/01/10 - 3 CEU's
  • Strategies & Techniques in Counseling the Resistant Client by OETAS, MD 7/13,14,15,16/2009 - 20 CEU's
  • Pregnancy & Addictions by Calvert Memorial Hospital, MD 4/28/09 - 3 CEU's
  • Air Born Pathogens, Blood Born Pathogens, and T.B. Training by Calvert County Health Department, MD 09/18/2008
  • Chronic Mental Illness Part I & II by Southern MD Community Network, MD 7/10 & 7/17/08 - 8 CEU's
  • Creative Counseling Techniques by Southern MD Community Network, MD 5/8/08 - 4 CEU's
  • Cognitive Behavioral Treatment by PESI, VA. 8/8/08 - 7.5 CEU's
  • FEMA Emergency Management Institute online by (NIMS) National Incident Management System, MD 12/14/07 - 3 CEU's
  • Substance Abuse Specialist Prevention Training by ADAA, MD 4/25,26,27/2007 - 20 CEU's
  • Post Traumatic Stress:An Ever Present Factor in Co-Occurring Disorders by SODA, MD 10/26/07 - 6.5 CEU's
Expected in 1993
Bachelor of Arts and Science: Liberal Studies: Education
San Diego State University - San Diego, CA

Emphasis: Elementary & Middle School

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School Attended

  • Johns Hopkins University - School of Education: Department of Counseling and Human Services
  • St. Mary's College of Maryland
  • College of Southern Maryland
  • Professional Training Workshops
  • San Diego State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Certified Associated Counselor for Alcohol and Drug (CAC-AD)
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Teacher Assistant/Substitute Teacher/Computer Lab Teacher
  • Teacher Assistant/Behavioral Monitor/Substitute Teacher
  • State Licensed School Bus Driver


  • Master of Science
  • Professional Internship Training
  • Continuing Education for Maryland State Certification
  • CEU Accreditation
  • Bachelor of Arts and Science: Liberal Studies

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