Counselor Resume Example

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(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
Organized Counselor successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude. Dual specialization in mental health and school counseling allowing comprehensive expertise in a number of areas. Professional experience in a variety of settings which contribute to the ability to be an empathetic mental health professional while adhering to ethical codes. Over four years of direct counseling experience in alignment with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) model.
Core Qualifications
  • Results-oriented
  • Client-focused
  • File/records maintenance
  • Reports generation and analysis
  • Training and development
  • Excellent interpersonal and coaching skills
  • Interviewing
  • Conscientious
  • Able to manage client crisis
  • Comfortable with diverse populations
  • CPR and First Aid certified
  • Excellent writing and critical thinking skills
  • Grief and bereavement counseling
  • Strategic planner
  • Compelling public speaker
  • Positive attitude
  • Aware of legal and ethical standards
Sonoma State University Rohnert Park, CA Expected in 2012 Master of Arts : Counseling - GPA :


Rohnert Park, CA Expected in : - GPA :
San Francisco State San Francisco, CA Expected in 2008 Bachelor : Psychology - GPA :
The University of Montana San Francisco, CA Expected in 2004 Bachelor of Arts : Communications - GPA :
Supportive Concepts For Families - Counselor
Reading, PA, 02/2016 - Current
Universal Health Services - School Counselor
Bloomington, IN, 02/2013 - 05/2015
  • Implemented ongoing staff training programs and educational sessions on social emotional curriculum for after school teachers.
  • Offered constructive feedback and contributed ideas at weekly staff meetings.
  • Connected families with resources when children were identified as needing further assessment.
  • Counseled students to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
  • Obtained the necessary signatures on "Release of Information" forms to obtain medical and treatment records from other service providers.
  • Notified supervisor in cases involving potential domestic abuse and other family problems affecting clients' development.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Developed goal-oriented psycho-educational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues.
Allhealth Network - Counseling Intern
Parker, CO, 07/2010 - 04/2011
  • Created four year plans with 9th graders including, scheduling classes, and counseling a caseload of at risk students on a one on one basis.
  • Led psycho-educational support groups, served as a member on the Student Assistance Program (SAP) team, organized the interview process for both Girls and Boys State, and participated in Challenge Day.
  • Completed all of these duties in accordance with the American School Counseling Association (ASCA) standards.
  • Consistently observed my supervisor, team of counselors and speech pathologist on a regular basis to gain a vast array of knowledge regarding procedures and policies at PHS.
  • Developed program to work with students and increase interest in higher learning.
  • Met with parents to resolve conflicting educational priorities and issues.
Honeywell - Mental Health Counseling Intern
Horsham, PA, 07/2011 - 04/2012
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Traineeship with the Teen Counseling Project where I provided therapeutic.
  • counseling and intervention techniques including coordination of services and crisis intervention.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
  • Maintained a caseload of more than 10 students.
Experian - Counseling Intern
Columbus, OH, 07/2010 - 04/2012
  • l Coordinator of the counseling program Facilitated support groups, conducted individual sessions, completed classroom guidance and conducted parent education programs.
  • l Completed internships in both the MFT and PPS capacity.
  • l Successfully improved student participation in the classroom through integration of creative role-playing exercises.
  • l Consistently received positive evaluations from teachers.
  • l Met with parents to resolve issues affecting students ability to be present at school.
  • l Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • l Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • l Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in student case files.
  • l Presented case history material to review and discussion with other staff members.
Alphagraphics - Inside Sales Representative
City, STATE, 08/2004 - 03/2005
  • Responsible for managing a potential cliental database to obtain new clients and execute sales using various computer applications such as AIM, ACT, and Excel.
  • l Calculated business estimates utilizing detailed computer software programs such as Printsmith.
  • l Once establishing clients worked closely with them to ensure quality and timeliness of products and services.
  • l Researched and customized service proposals for clients.
The Missoula Downtown Association - Public Relations Intern
City, STATE, 2003 - 04/2004
  • Events Coordinator for this not for profit organization which included marketing, advertising, writing press releases, and assisting in website management including maintaining the membership database.
  • Performed public relations activities including coordination and promotion of various MDA events.
  • l Served as a MDA representative by attending community socials, meetings, and events.
  • l Leveraged technical resources to design and create campaign deliverables, including e-mail invitations, articles and marketing videos.
  • l Wrote and edited articles, web content, advertising copy, periodicals and publications for internal and external audiences.
  • l Represented the organization to customers, the public, government officials and other external sources.
Professional Affiliations

American School Counseling Association (ASCA)

California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)


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School Attended
  • Sonoma State University
  • San Francisco State
  • The University of Montana
Job Titles Held:
  • Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Counseling Intern
  • Mental Health Counseling Intern
  • Counseling Intern
  • Inside Sales Representative
  • Public Relations Intern
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor
  • Bachelor of Arts