Service-focused Licensed Professional Counselor with a strong commitment to serving the needs of disadvantaged youth and adults, including homeless, emancipated youth and special-needs populations. I am committed in using my experience, knowledge and skills in mental health to promote growth and to enhance the quality of life for these individuals.
Skilled in building community support, key coalitions and strategic inter-agency partnerships. Backed by solid credentials and equal strengths in program, personnel and case management.
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 50 clients at any given time.
Effectively managed time and caseloads based on 30 sessions per week.
Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose
.Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings.
Conducted outreach, advocacy and rehabilitative services for regular cases and crisis intervention.
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
Experienced in Comprehensive mental health assessments and Crisis Mangmenment, Experienced Intake coordinator, Expertise in case planning, treatment planning, adept in diagnosing and treating PTSD, Knowledge able in using computer software to document cases.
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