Community Support SpecialistDuPage County Health Department － Chicago, IL
Assists clients by facilitating illness self-management skill building, identification and use of adaptive and compensatory skills, identification and use of natural resources, and use of community resources Maintains a caseload and provides case management, with approximately 60% of client services being provided in the community Interviews and gathers information from clients and caregivers to provide appropriate resources Completes client assessments, treatment plans, and participates in client engagement activities Provides individual and group interventions with a focus on education, skill building, problem solving and symptom stabilization for both clients and their families Act as client advocate and assists in obtaining financial assistance and accessing community resources Contributes collaboratively in team meetings to ensure appropriate levels of service delivery to clients Updates records in a timely manner within the electronic client record Participates in team meetings to assess client progress Maintains compliant case records including documentation of all client activity and adheres to productivity guidelines Participates in emergency response activities as assigned.
07/2015 to 10/2015
Behavioral Health CounselorInsight Behavioral Health Centers － Chicago, IL
Working with adults diagnosed with eating disorders and/or mood and anxiety disorders Facilitating meals specific to individual treatment plans, using both encouragement and limit setting Accompanying patients on fresh air breaks and planned outings/exposures Offering support during restroom breaks to ensure safety and treatment plan compliance Providing daily group therapy including: Relaxation Committed Actions and Process Evening Planning Leisure Assisting patients with emotion regulation, while reinforcing coping and containment skills Providing therapeutic interventions to maintain a safe, supportive, clinically sound milieu Completing clinical paperwork, progress notes, and group notes.
07/2014 to 07/2015
Therapy ExternTrinity Services － Lockport, IL
Worked with dually diagnosed adults in a psychosocial rehabilitation center Provided weekly, individual therapy to 2 clients Provided daily group therapy including: Distress Tolerance Social Skills Anger Management Conflict Resolution DBT: Skills System Trained in Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) treatment models Assisted with annual psychological evaluations Participated in weekly group and individual supervision Completed paperwork according to current Medicaid standards.
01/2014 to 06/2014
InternThresholds Mobile Assessment Unit － Chicago, IL
Worked with homeless adults experiencing severe mental illness.
Provided mobile outreach, case management, and resource referral.
Handled Supplemental Security (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) applications.
Attended SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) Chicago training.
10/2013 to 07/2014
Research AssistantAdler School of Professional Psychology － Chicago, IL
Geoff Bathje, Ph.D.
Concentration: harm reduction, micro-aggressions, and psychedelics.
Worked directly with Chicago Recovery Alliance (Roosevelt and Whipple site.
Research AssistantDePaul University － Chicago, IL
03/2011 to 06/2011
InternAmerican Medical Association Foundation － Chicago, IL
Observed strategic planning and goal progress.
Assisted with Board Governance.
Assisted in the management and evaluation of programs.
Surveyed partnerships and researched other foundations within the United States.
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Illinois Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC
Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health CounselingAdler School of Professional Psychology － Chicago, IllinoisClinical Mental Health Counseling
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyDePaul University － Chicago, IllinoisPsychology
Association for Contextual Behavioral Science 2015-Present Illinois Counseling Association 2014-Present Adler Counseling Student Association; Fundraising Committee Co-Chair 2013-2014 Professional Development Illinois Association of Multicultural Counseling; Spring 2015 Conference Trauma and its Impact: Counseling and Treatment Concerns with Diverse Communities