(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Competent licensed clinical social worker offering multi-disciplinary approach to patient care. Eager to utilize 24 years of experience to help clients improve their lives and reduce symptoms. Positive and friendly people-person with organized and diligent attitude.

Well-versed in assessing, diagnosing and treating clients with co-occurring substance abuse issues. Successful at maintaining current knowledge of illness and treatment protocols to provide high-quality care.

Proficient at planning treatments, following up with patients and gaining an ever-deeper understanding of conditions by attending training, reviewing studies and evaluating evidenced-based strategies.

  • Direct Patient Care
  • Patient education
  • Diagnostic skills
  • One-on-one Instruction
  • Student evaluations
  • Treatment planning
  • Small Group Instruction
  • Patient Assessments
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Curriculum Development
  • Proficient in Community Reinforcement Approach; trauma-informed care.
Saint Louis University St Louis, MO Expected in 09/1996 Master of Social Work : Community Social Work - GPA :
  • Member of National Jesuit Honor Society for Academics, Loyalty and Service.
Westmont College, 1991 Santa Barbara, CA Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Modern Languages - GPA :
  • Recipient of the Raede Award for Excellence in Modern Languages.
  • Graduated magna cum laude
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Illinois
  • CADC, Illinois
  • Community Reinforcement Approach, Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach.
  • Certified Substance Abuse Evaluator for State of Illinois
Work History
Accura Healthcare - Clinician, Adult SUD
Little Falls, MN, 08/2016 - Current
  • Recommended long-term residential treatment, short-term residential treatment and individualized and group drug counseling for clients with substance abuse issues.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Involved clients' family members in planning social service programs.
  • Facilitated smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout transitions.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Completed one-on-one counseling with broad range of clients suffering from co-occurring diseases and issues.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Managed caseload of 45 clients with substance dependence and co-occurring disorders.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages 12 to 18.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Used Adolescent and Community Reinforcement methodologies to help patients during therapy sessions.
  • Implemented a trauma-informed curriculum and classroom for adult women.
  • Facilitated art therapy to adolescent males in a residential setting and with adult men in the drug court program.
  • Worked with a team to implement the State Opioid Response grant to provide treatment and services to pregnant and post partum women.
  • Provided training in the Community Reinforcement Approach ( Couples Counseling).
Pathways Community Outreach Services - Social Worker
City, STATE, 02/2008 - 08/2020
  • Assessed clients for eligibility in low-income housing programs.
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to housing needs.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams to create and implement housing support services.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients by calling and visiting clients' homes.
  • Encouraged socialization and engagement through social activities.
  • Advocated for client rights and sought solutions by tracking and monitoring housing legislation and arranging and attending meetings with community leaders and staff.
  • Developed and facilitated goal-oriented psycho-education and therapy groups to improve residents' quality of life.

Vincentian Fathers Of The Midwest Province - Parish Social Worker
City, STATE, 09/1996 - 02/2008
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to address needs.
  • Explained medical care options to help families make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Facilitated family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
  • Maintained regular contact with clients by calling and visiting clients' homes.
  • Provided supervision to graduate intern students.
  • Facilitated psycho-educational therapy groups to female offenders with substance abuse issues.

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School Attended

  • Saint Louis University
  • Westmont College, 1991

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  • Clinician, Adult SUD
  • Social Worker
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  • Master of Social Work
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