Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Dedicated professional with advanced experience in program planning and development, patient assessment, individual and group counseling, and facilitating programs for diverse populations in behavioral health, rehabilitation and clinical settings. Demonstrates commitment to the highest standards of quality, confidentiality and integrity to achieve business outcomes.

Core Competencies
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Critical Thinking
  • Group Therapy
  • Multidisciplinary Team Collaboration
  • Patient Evaluation Skills
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Program Planning
  • Treatment Coordination
  • Specialist Referrals
Professional Experience
Certified Therapeutic Counselor Specialist, CTRS, 06/2019 to Current
Wellstar Healthcare SystemCity, STATE,

Develop goal-oriented psychoeducational, counseling and expressive therapy groups to encourage improvement in one's level of functioning. Encourage patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings. Conducts up to six individual sessions per week and twelve group therapy meetings.

  • Observe, analyze and record patient progress during treatment sessions; modifying treatment programs as needed using Epic computer system.
  • Conduct patient evaluations to identify mental, emotional, social and physical aptitudes and assess abilities identifying conditions suitable for therapeutic interventions.
  • Formulate treatment plan strategies with multidisciplinary teams and psychiatrist to provide comprehensive and continuous care plan.
  • Stay abreast of new and developing information in mental health field by attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Effectively engage with caregivers and relatives of patients to thoroughly explain treatment plans, objectives and expected outcomes.
  • Guide clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Ensure overall compliance with The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Continuing Education Units (CEU), and yearly certifications.
  • Network with community organizations and leaders for volunteer opportunities, internships and cooperative engagements.
  • Maintain running inventory of supplies and purchases to monitor budget expenditures.
Expressive Therapy Counselor, CTRS, 05/2011 to 08/2021
Peachford Behavioral Health SystemCity, STATE,

Developed and facilitated holistic therapeutic, individual, and group counseling activities in mental health (dual diagnosis), providing effective programs to enhance social, mental, emotional, physical, and overall well-being. Implemented treatment plans and modalities that were appropriate and consistent with overall treatment goals while conducting therapeutic interviews and assessments for each patient.

  • Facilitated comprehensive therapeutic activity services to children, adolescents, geriatrics and adults.
  • Completed comprehensive psychosocial assessments, care plans, and gathered information to implement individual care sessions and group therapy that were multi-faceted to meet patients' needs and functional level.
  • Facilitated effective individual and group counseling to enhance coping mechanisms for dealing with life stressors, new and occurring diagnosis and achieving self-awareness.
  • Recorded progress notes in the clinical record with subjective findings, objective symptoms, and observations of behavior after each performed therapy session to monitor the outcome of each patient to transition to achieving optimal balance.
  • Effectively contributed to discharge planning of patients', communicating progress in treatment team on a daily basis based on therapeutic intervention findings.
  • Ensured that the emotional, social and safety needs of patients' were met and maintained in the accordance with policies and procedures, standards; and guidelines and regulations.
  • Ensured overall compliance with The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Continuing Education Units (CEU), and yearly certifications.
: Therapeutic Recreation/Psychology , Expected in
Middle Tennessee State University - Murfreesboro, TN
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreational Specialist

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