Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist bringing more than four years of experience in counseling individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults. Extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of complex trauma, crisis intervention and treatment analysis and planning.
Skilled in intake interviewing
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Dual diagnoses expert
Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
07/2015 to Current
Clinical Therapist- LCMFTKidsTLC- Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility – Olathe, KS Attachment Focused Residential Care Therapist teaching children to
develop a healthy sense of self, regulated emotions, thoughtful actions
and reciprocal relationships when they experience their parents,
guardians and other caregivers as a safe haven and secure base from
which to explore the world.Develop and coordinate a comprehensive
individualized master treatment plan with the client and family/custody
provider starting at intake, consulting and collaborating with all
treatment team members (child psychiatrist, nurses, house manager,
family members, direct care staff, external providers, school officials,
etc.) developing relevant goals that guide the clients treatment
throughout residential stay, updating meetings at the prescribed
intervals, discharge planning, and follow-up care.Conduct individual, family, and group therapy
sessions with adolescents in PRTF treatment, while researching and
training the treatment team in best practice approaches to therapy.
Staff cases daily during clinical/psychiatric rounds.Provide Clinical consultation and
individualized interventions as needed. Consult with treatment team
members on a regular basis regarding child\'s or adolescent\'s behavior
while in treatment and in the community offering strategies to improve
behavioral functioning and collaborate on treatment; consult with
family/custody case manager on an ongoing basis and provide written
updates in coordination of treatment team service.Provides ongoing training to staff in the
treatment philosophy model. Being on call for
clinical/program emergencies (i.e., run-away, suicidal ideation/attempt,
aggressive/dangerous behavior) on a rotating basis with other members
of the clinical team.
Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues.
07/2014 to 07/2015
Outpatient TherapistPawnee Mental Health Services – Manhattan, Kansa Conduct initial evaluations of clients\' mental health problems and
formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan as outlined in the Clinical
Standards Manual. Provide individual, group, and family treatment
consistent with treatment plan and identified therapeutic needs of
clients(s).Provide psycho-educational services to the community as
assigned by the Program Supervisor. Provide in-service training to
Pawnee staff as approved by the Program Supervisor or Director.Collaborate
and consult with other professionals on behalf of our clients. Meet and
comply with all administrative and clinical documentation requirements
for clinical staff. Meet direct service expectations and goals. Attend
and actively participate in clinical supervision. Attend and actively participate in program staffing and provide input to the supervisors regarding clinical issues.
Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients\' level of functioning.
03/2013 to 06/2014
Marriage and Family Therapy InternCenter on Family Living – Lenexa, Kansas Provides professional and comprehensive social treatment to individuals
exhibiting a wide variety of issues. Receives initial referral and
conducts intake interviews developing a proposed treatment plan based on
identified problems, psychosocial factors, and treatment capabilities.
Identifies and develops sources for needed therapy and other support
services in the community. Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from
Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).Conducts individual, family and group
outpatient therapy sessions for clients using a variety of modalities
and techniques as appropriate for the situation. Prepares required reports and records.
Experienced in working with a wide array of issues to include
individual,marital and family, substance abuse, employment, sexual
trauma, addictions, homelessness and grief. Performed
over 500 direct contact clinical hours. Consistently rated in top 10%
of class by peers and faculty.
Master of Science: Marriage and Family Therapy Friends University - Lenexa, Kansas The Marriage and Family Therapy graduate degree at Friends University is
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family
Therapy Education (COAMFTE) of the American Association of Marriage and
Family Therapy (AAMFT).
Top 10% of class
Bachelor of Science: Family Studies and Human Services Kansas State University - Manhattan, KS
Delta Kappa Honor Society - Executive Vice President
Psi Chi International Honor Society - Member
American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)- Member