counselor qmhp resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
08/2017 to 05/2022 Counselor/QMHP Little Lukes | East Syracuse, NY,
  • Helped clients find solutions by teaching appropriate intervention techniques.
  • Provided individual and group counseling to guide clients in areas of social and emotional needs.
  • Documented patient progress through counseling and interaction.
  • Acted as client advocate to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Identified clinical or case management needs to promote quality of care.
  • Evaluated patients to determine need for transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
  • Documented meetings, interventions and contacts with clients to optimize care.
  • Facilitated therapeutic groups that addressed treatment issues and reinforced patient's treatment plan.
  • Assigned group or family sessions to assist with modifying problem behaviors.
  • Obtained or maintained proper licensure or certification to meet state requirements.
  • Collected personal data and insurance information from patients to complete intake paperwork.
  • Listened to personal stories, asked probing questions and offered knowledgeable advice for different situations.
  • Consulted with staff, insurance provider and family about treatment recommendations and progress.
  • Collaborated to set goals and outline steps to achieve objectives.
  • Assisted clients with developing relevant skills to improve functionality in social, educational and vocational situations.
  • Met with clients to understand individual needs and develop personalized counseling plans.
  • Referred individuals to outside resources and services for additional support.
  • Counseled clients physical, mental factors impacting personal success.
  • Completed detailed documentation of sessions, patient notes and recommendations.
09/2004 to Present Substitute Teacher Marin General Hospital | Sausalito, CA,
  • Implemented lesson plans assigned by classroom teacher to educate students about key concepts.
  • Established and enforced rules for behavior and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Provided notes and reports on school day activities to primary teacher.
  • Educated students in various subjects to provide seamless transition during absence of head teacher.
  • Organized classroom activities, games and tasks to enhance interactive learning experience.
  • Answered student questions about course concepts.
12/2007 to 07/2015 Mental Health Counselor Lutheran Services | Iowa Falls, IA,
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Interviewed clients to gather data of social and psychiatric relevance.
  • Prepared evaluation reports based on ISP
  • Developed treatment plans based on the client's mental and physical conditions.
  • Counseled patients individually and in group sessions.
  • Assisted individuals with stress management, self-esteem and issues associated with emotional and mental health.
  • Collaborated with mental health professionals and other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Encouraged clients to express feelings and discuss happenings in life to help develop insight into themselves or relationships.
  • Assessed patients for risk of suicide attempts or harmful behavior toward others.
  • Met with probation officers and police to exchange necessary information during treatment process.
  • Sought out quality jobs for individuals and matched with employers for successful employment.
01/1996 to 06/2000 Teacher New Fairfield Public School District | New Fairfield, CT,
  • Built and strengthened positive relationships with students, parents and teaching staff.
  • Managed student behavior in classroom by establishing and enforcing rules and procedures.
  • Encouraged student critical thinking and discussion using variety of teaching techniques.
  • Differentiated instruction according to student skill level.
  • Graded projects, exams and assignments to track student progression.
  • Designed individualized curricula for academically underachieving students.
  • Scheduled and held parent-teacher conferences to keep parents up-to-date on children's academic performance.
  • Tutored students requiring extra help and gave additional practice work to help improve concept understanding.
08/1981 to 06/1996 Special Education Teacher Special Education Teacher Assistant New | City, STATE,
  • Developed and maintained individualized skill-appropriate lesson plans to promote and build student confidence.
  • Developed interesting and interactive learning methods tailored to help students with individual needs.
  • Employed cutting-edge teaching technologies to meet learning objectives and enhance student experience.
  • Incorporated interactive visual aids into student lesson plans to support learning objectives.
04/1980 to 09/1980 Summer Camp Special Needs Supervisor Summer Youth Employment Program | City, STATE,
  • Identified optimal curricula to fulfill camp requirements.
  • Engaged children in interactive activities and organized arts and crafts, sports games and field trips.
  • Worked creatively with other staff to develop and carry out new themes and events for camp participants.
  • Monitored safety and procedures pertaining to complete supervision of campers and staff.

Empathetic Psychotherapist with 17+ year history working within mental health field. Proven to build client rapport and facilitate growth. Experienced facilitating individual and family therapy.

  • Patient Evaluation
  • Developing Relationships
  • Tracking Client Progress
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Community Resources Specialist
  • Suicide Precautions Competency
  • Psychiatric Population Familiarity
  • Dissociative Disorders Competency
  • Clinical Documentation
  • Psychiatric and Mental Health Care
  • Reliable & Trustworthy
  • Problem Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Drug and Alcohol peer support training
  • PTSD Group Counseling
  • Family Therapy Background
  • Family Therapy Aptitude
Education and Training
Expected in 05/1993 to to Bachelor of Science | Industrial Technology Electronics North Carolina A & T State University, Greensboro, NC GPA:
  • Completed Crisis Wave Certification, First Aide Certification Course
  • Additional Coursework in Studied and Utilized understanding of Social Services Program to promote Family and Student interactions.
Expected in 05/1979 to to Master of Science | Education Emotional Disturb, Mental Health City College of New York of The City University of New York, The, New York, NY GPA:

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School Attended

  • North Carolina A & T State University
  • City College of New York of The City University of New York, The

Job Titles Held:

  • Counselor/QMHP
  • Substitute Teacher
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Summer Camp Special Needs Supervisor


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Master of Science

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