counselor resume example with 9 years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Overview
Talented Licensed Clinical Social Worker with strong sense of social justice and equality, dedicated to providing effective and empathetic care. With experience in a variety of areas from community based integrations, to inpatient psychiatric hospital, and residential life skills program, seeks to provide successful and supportive care while simultaneously continuing both personal and professional development.
Core Qualifications
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • Expressive arts therapy
  • Sensitive
  • Empathetic
  • Attentive listener
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
University of Maine Orono, ME Expected in May 2010 Masters : Social Work - GPA : University of Maine Dean's List GPA: 3.979
University of Maine Orono, Maine Expected in 2006 Bachelors : Social Work - GPA :
GPA: 3.77
  • "Caught in the Act" Recognition for working above and beyond job expectations at Acadia Hospital in 2011.
  • "Clinician of the Year", peer recognition, 2014, The Acadia Hospital.
Management & Training Corporation - Counselor
Indianapolis, IN, 01/2015 - 03/2016
  • Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
  • Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.
  • Interviewed patients and their relatives to compile detailed social and psychiatric information.
  • Communicated with relatives of patients about diagnoses and treatment programs.
  • Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide information.
  • Facilitated 4 group therapy sessions per week; psychoeducational, meditations, movement based (martial arts), "call outs"/conflict resolution, discussion based.
  • Facilitated 2-3 individual sessions per week to monitor student/client progress and mental status, process experience/feelings, and assist in developing personalized plans for moving forward.
  • Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients.
  • Completed intake assessments with patients and drafted community re-entry plans following treatment.
  • Counseled and prepared residents for their transition back into the community.
  • Developed workable solutions for recurring problems for individuals and families.
  • Maintained thorough case history records and wrote detailed reports.
  • Worked with students to develop individual plans to address personal goals/issues or to develop desired skills. ​
City Of Indianapolis And Marion County - Clinician/ LCSW
Indianapolis, IN, 06/2010 - 01/2015
  • Provide daily 1:1 and group therapy to patients on an adult inpatient unit.
  • Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
  • Assist patients and their treatment teams, consisting of a psychiatrist, a nurse and a clinician, in developing treatment, safety, and discharge planning, as well as helping patients in connecting with needed community resources and support systems in an effort to ensure patient success and stability in the community after discharge.
  • Responsible for patient follow-up after discharge, call patients in their homes to check on progress, to answer any questions about discharge and to offer additional assistance.
  • Daily responsibilities include; daily rounds with individual patients which includes therapy and active treatment consisting of linking patients to community resources, providers, and professional/natural support systems; a daily Clinician's group for providing patients with information on safety planning, sleep hygiene, self-esteem building, personal strengths, and recovery focused therapy, among other topics.
  • Daily contacts include the patient, patient family and community providers, and in patient providers (unit psychiatrists, nurses, supervisors, etc.).
Partners Healthcare System - MSW Student Intern
Needham, MA, 07/2009 - 04/2010
  • As a Graduate Student in the MSW program at the University of Maine,  interned at the Office of Multicultural Programs (OMP), in the Multicultural Center, located on the U Maine campus.
  • Duties; served as the club advisor for three of the nine student groups housed under OMP (Asian student Association, Latin American Student Organization, Native People's Alliance).
  • Club advisor duties; assisted club officers in developing cultural programs, volunteer projects, team building activities, as well as group advocacy with student government, and assisted in mediation of intra-organizational conflicts.
  • Attended leadership development trainings, inter-organizational meetings, staff/faculty meetings, departmental meetings.
  • Participated in discussion panels about multiculturalism for students and faculty.
  • Worked closely with co-workers at the Multicultural Center to evaluate the effectiveness of service programs for students under OMP, to conduct a needs assessment of students of color who frequent the Multicultural Center, as well as to develop and deliver educational presentation in various classrooms on campus on the role of multiculturalism in social work and counseling.
  • Represented supervisor by providing information on supports for students of color to their families during various campus orientation opportunities.
Community Health And Counseling Services CHCS - Case Manager
City, STATE, 07/2006 - 06/2008
  • Worked for two years in Adult Mental Health Services as a Case Manager or "Community Integration Worker" (CIW).
  • Visited regularly with clients in office, in their homes, and in community.
  • Assisted clients with housing, legal, medical, employment, and mental health issues.
  • Connected clients with community resources.
  • Assisted with transportation to resources.
  • Wrote progress reports, and maintained client files.
  • Assisted clients with developing Individual Services Plans (ISPs), made recommendations and referrals for services on clients' behalf.
Community Health And Counseling Services CHCS - Social Work Intern
City, STATE, 09/2016 - 04/2016
  • Conducted home visits with clients, accompanied clients to appointments, took them shopping, assessed needs, connected them to community resources, wrote progress reports, helped clients with ISPs, made service recommendations on behalf of clients.
  • Healthcare: computerized charting, sobriety planning, discharge planning, safety planning
  • People skills: great bedside manner, enthusiastic people person, advanced problem-solving, great organizational skills, multicultural knowledge/experience, expertise in cross-cultural practice, knowledgeable of LBGTQ issues
  • Therapeutic skills: active listening, motivational interviewing, client centered approach, strengths based, solution focused, creative problem solving, distress tolerance, normalizing, mitigating stigma, eclectic therapeutic approach/multiple therapeutic models;its, holistic approach/consideration 
Studied and spoken Spanish for over 20 years. Highly fluent.
Martial Arts, Latin Dance, Language, Guitar, Reading, Writing, Travel, Food, Cinema, World Cultures

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School Attended

  • University of Maine
  • University of Maine

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  • Counselor
  • Clinician/ LCSW
  • MSW Student Intern
  • Case Manager
  • Social Work Intern


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