Objective: To embark on a long-term career in an academic setting where I can assist students to cope with life's challenges and find success throughout their collegiate experience.
Suicide risk assessments
Drug and alcohol assessments
Licensed Counselor in PA
Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
EAP Counselor June 2011 to CurrentUnited Health Group － Philadelphia, PA
Provided clinical/counseling services within an Employee Assistance Program, including telephonic assessments, risk screenings, and substance abuse and alcohol screenings, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Motivational Interviewing to motivate clients for change, crisis management and safety planning, assessment for appropriate levels of care, career counseling and employee support, and training and supervision of new hires
School Counselor August 2008 to October 2010Social Work Connections － Philadelphia, PA
Provided school counseling services to grades K-7, including individual and group therapy, creation of IEPs, 504 plans, and behavior modification plans, crisis intervention, risk assessments, referrals to mobile crisis, child abuse and neglect screenings and reports to Child Protective Services, in-classroom workshops on drug prevention, "good-touch/bad-touch", grief, and bullying, professional development seminars to teachers and school staff on meditation and relaxation, diagnosis, and behavior modification, referrals for families to outpatient services, higher levels of care, and community resources, supervision of graduate social work interns.
Clinical Manager January 2006 to August 2008Northern Home for Children － Philadelphia, PA
Managed all aspects of school-based behavioral health program at Logan Elementary School; including creation and maintenance of a behavior modification program, supervision and ongoing clinical skills training of master's level counselors, mental health workers, and graduate interns, individual, group, and family therapy, parent coaching and workshops, and professional development, crisis intervention, risk assessments, and referrals to Child Protective Services and Crisis Response
School Based Clinician February 2007 to June 2007
Designed clinical interventions for elementary school students, including individual, group, and family counseling, in-class support, in-home visits and observations, and supervision of mental health workers; promoted to clinical manager after 4 months in position.
Outpatient Therapist Consultant January 2006 to August 2007
Conducted individual, group, and family psychotherapy in the outpatient department; including risk assessments, referrals to higher levels of care and community resources, development of clinical and family service plans; recruited for school-based position due to success in outpatient department 1.
Education and Training
Master of Arts : Clinical Counseling Psychology, 1/2006LaSalle University － Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science : Human Development and Family Studies, 12/2000The Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PA