clinical counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Capable and experienced Clinical Social Worker exceptional with diagnosis, clinical care, and developing positive working relationships. Dedicated to comprehensive patient care, while demonstrating success in performing psychosocial assessments, determining intervention plans, and leading therapy. Adept at establishing and maintaining genuine rapport and professional relationships with clients and coworkers. Dedicated to promoting coping mechanisms and skills that enable improved daily functioning. Well-versed in presenting cases and evaluating progress.

  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Mental Health Diagnosis
  • Treatment Planning
  • Individual Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Progress Evaluations
  • Relationship Development
  • Supervision
  • Timely and Accurate Documentation
  • Communication
  • Process improvement
Education and Training
Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis Indianapolis, IN Expected in 05/1998 Master : Master of Social Work - GPA :

Clinical Focus – Magna Cum Laude

Western Michigan University Kalamazoo, MI Expected in 04/1992 Bachelor : Bachelor of Social Work, Second Major in Sociology - GPA :
Aetna Inc. - Clinical Counselor
High Point, NC, 07/2018 - Current
  • Conduct assessments, crisis intervention, and ongoing counseling
  • Develop comprehensive treatment plans based on diagnosis or presenting symptoms
  • Provide mental health and substance abuse education
  • Implemented interventions to promote imroved emotional stability and functioning, positive behavior changes, and improved relationships.
  • Conferred with other counselors in order to analyze individual cases and to coordinate counseling services.
Dignity Health - Behavioral Health Specialist IV
Durango, CO, 07/2017 - 06/2018
  • Utilized assessment techniques to evaluate and diagnose social interaction and learning problems of junior and high school students.
  • Developed treatment and intervention plans for students needing extra support.
  • Counseled students on mental health and substance use disorders in an individual counseling setting.
  • Worked with students, teachers, administrators, parents and external support agencies to maximize treatment success.
  • Provided crisis intervention to students and trained staff in QBS Safety Care Techniques for intervention
  • Participated in development and review of Individualized Education Plans
  • Developed and administered Crisis Safety Plans
Beacon Light Behavioral Health System - Clinical Social Worker
Du Bois, PA, 05/2000 - 07/2017
  • Manager of The Center for Psychiatric Residential Services 2016-2017
  • Directly supervised twenty clinical staff and indirectly supervised ninety direct care workers in an adolescent residential program serving 48 children.
  • Provided clinical supervision of master level clinicians
  • Contact person for state licensing and accreditation teams
  • Screened potential admissions and facilitated intake
  • Completed annual performance appraisals
  • Development and review of departmental policy
  • Clinical Lead Therapist for The Center for Psychiatric Residential Services 2010-2016
  • Clinically supervised ten master level clinicians and support staff
  • Managed caseload offering weekly individual, family, and group sessions, using various types of therapies and approaches
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care
  • Recruited and hired clinical and administrative staff to bolster skills of the team
  • Developed the program's informational packet outlining services, rules, behavioral level system, and expectations
  • Managed licensing and accreditation audits
  • Served as a Field supervisor for Michigan State University and Grand Valley State University
  • Coordinated all admissions
  • Responded to emergency situations and provided crisis support and guidance
  • Testified in family court proceedings and participated in family team meetings
  • Scheduled and participated in the on-call therapist rotation
  • Clinical Therapist for The Center for Psychiatric Residential Services 2000-2010
  • Managed caseload of male and female children ages 11-18 offering multiple individual, family, and group sessions weekly
  • Utilized various types of therapies and approaches including trauma-informed, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and mindfulness
  • Completed psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes electronically
  • Participated in family court proceedings
  • Collaborated with the multi-discipline team and outside service providers for case management and advocacy purposes
  • Responded to emergency situations and provided crisis support
  • Particitpated in On-call Therapist rotation
Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital - Outpatient Therapist
City, STATE, 05/1998 - 04/2000
  • Conducted individual and family therapy to children ages four to eighteen
  • Facilitated Intensive Outpatient program for children ages seven through eleven with severe mental health issues
  • Identified client needs and treatment goals and created client-centered treatment plans
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services
  • Assisted clients with referrals and community resources

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School Attended

  • Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Western Michigan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Clinical Counselor
  • Behavioral Health Specialist IV
  • Clinical Social Worker
  • Outpatient Therapist


  • Master
  • Bachelor

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