Mental Health Counselor specializing in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.
Microsoft Office Suite, Excel, Power Point)
Individual and group counseling
At risk counseling
Suicide risk assessments
Public presentation skills
Networking and collaboration strategies
Employee training and development
Teaching English as a second language
Career Counseling, Crisis Counseling, program management, maintenance of program budget, staff hiring, and event coordination at McAllen Independent School District. Individual, family, and group counseling experience at Renaissance Behavioral Center. Case Management and referral to community resources experience at the University of Texas Pan American Counseling Center as well as Renaissance Behavioral Center. Counseling experience at Evins Detention Center, J. Economedes High School, under the supervision of Dr. De Ferreire, and the Darrel Hester Detention Center and Boot Camp in San Benito, Texas.
McAllen High SchoolMcAllen, txCollege Admission Counselor10/2013 to 08/2017
Doctors Hospital at RenaissanceEdinburg, TexasTherapist; LPC Intern01/2013 to 10/2013
Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS)San Antonio, TXClinician for Unaccompanied Minors06/2013 to 01/2015
Texas Migrant Interstate ProgramPharr, TXProgram Specialist01/2012 to 01/2013
McAllen ISDMcAllen, TXUTPA Gear Up Program Coordinator12/2007 to 08/2011
Edinburg CISDEdinburg, TXEnglish as a Second Language Teacher08/2002 to 12/2007
McAllen ISDMcAllen, TXElementary School Teacher08/1999 to 08/2001
Education and Training
Guidance and CounselingDecember 2006University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
License 70085 effective November 16, 2012
Hold current NPI, TPI, and EIN number
Alternative Program Certification - Elementary Bilingual / ESLMay 1999The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
EnglishMay 1998The University of Texas Pan American, Edinburg, Texas
McAllen Independent School DistrictMcAllen, TXCollege Admission Counselor10/2013 to 08/2017Career and crisis counseling with high school-aged students. Developed and delivered college admission, financial aid, college pathway presentations to students, parents, and staff in English and Spanish utilizing Power Point and Prezi. Managed a group of seven AmeriCorps Members and the GForce Program: time sheets, assignments, goal setting, progress reviews, and program guidance. Arranged college and financial aid fairs utilizing resources from the community and university contacts. Maintained statistical data on student cohorts through spreadsheets. Developed report with community entities to secure scholarships for students.
Baptist Child and Family Services (BCFS)San Antonio, TXClinician06/2013 to 01/2015Conducted intake interviews and client psychosocial diagnostic assessments. Provided individual psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and group counseling sessions. Maintained case consultations. Complied with the agency and program policy and procedures as well as all licensing standards and funding source guidelines. Efficiently maintained records and completed daily documentation required for compliance.
Doctors Hospital at RenaissanceEdinburg, TXTherapist; LPC Intern01/2013 to 10/2013Conducted Psychosocial Assessments, individual, group, and family counseling sessions in four units of behavioral facility; children, adolescent, adult, and geriatric units. Actively participated in team consultations with medical staff. Developed client-centered group activities. Maintained daily consult and progress notes. Developed a list of individualized community resources tailored to each client prior to discharge and arranged referrals with outside counseling within two weeks of discharge.
Texas Migrant Interstate ProgramPharr, TXProgram Specalist01/2012 to 01/2013Trained state test administrators in states other than Texas in order to maintain academic compliance for migrant students' education track, once students returned to Texas. Developed training sessions and presented at the National Migrant Conference in Portland, Oregon. Arranged Texas State Test administrations through contacts in the Department of Education of various states, sending, retrieving, and maintaining secured testing documents. Presented available resources to migrant families in Spanish at various school districts.
McAllen Independent School DistrictMcAllen, TXUniversity of Texas Pan American GEAR UP Coordinator12/2007 to 08/2011Developed college readiness and financial aid presentations and events for high school aged students and parents in English and Spanish. Managed a budget of $160,000 to provide resources for students, including hiring academic tutors and a community liaison as well as planning and executing college visits to universities up to eight hours away from our central location. The planning of college visits required coordination of travel, meal expenses, supervision, optimizing available tours, and maintaining security. Maintained appropriate statistical and logistic records in compliance with grant guidelines.
Edinburg Consolidated School DistrictEdinburg, TXEnglish as a Second Language Teacher08/2002 to 12/2007Created student-centered lessons to teach second year immigrants the English language. Planned deliberate lessons for small group instruction as well as whole group. Conducted LPAC meetings to assess students' progress and monitor continuation in the "Limited English Language Program". Maintained student records to comply with federal program regulations.