Solid background in counseling and
administration, with strong emphasis in trauma and working with clients with
disabilities. Experiences in handling
many populations of clientele seeking treatment. Skilled in developing programs and enhancing
new programs that produce 50% higher productivity. Also provide psychological consultation to patients at Waccamaw and Georgetown Hospitals on a case by case basis.
Certified Play Therapy
Personal Crisis Mgt
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Therapist and Owner, 01/2006 － CurrentA Piece of Mind Counseling and Consulting, LLC － Chicago Myrtle Beach, IL SC.
Counseled children, adults and seniors with all mental illness and substance abuse disorders.
Assisted clients with disabilities to find employment and to reach full potential with ADL's and disability/Medicaid paperwork.
Led groups for veterans with PTSD and counseled seniors unable to leave their homes.
Conducted individual, group, and family therapy.
Marketed private practice and performed consults with Employee Assistance programs.
Crisis Specialist, 01/2006 － CurrentCrisis Care Network － Chicago Myrtle Beach, IL SC
Conducted on site crisis interventions in English and Spanish with clientele and.
families involved in disasters.
Counselor, 01/2006 － 01/2007The Center of Hope － Myrtle Beach, SC
Counseled patients who were transitioning off of opiates onto Methadone Maintenance treatment.
Worked closely with MD to regulate patients on Methadone.
Conducted individual, group, and crisis management.
Taught groups on recovery, codependency and disease prevention.
Performed case management duties to transition patients to correct levels of care.
Conducted DSM-IV TR trainings for staff.
Safety Control Coordinator
Crisis Counselor Supervisor, 01/2006 － 01/2007New Dawn New Day － Myrtle Beach, SC
Counselor II, 01/2004 － 01/2006Vocational Rehabilitation － Charleston, SC
Counseled people with disabilities to go back into a competitive work environment.
Provided case management, developed referral sources, job placement and consultation.
Provided individual therapy to people with mental health, substance abuse, parole and probation, MR and physical disabilities.
Maintained an above average productivity level for the year.
Taught workplace skills classes and served as a mentor supervisor to new employees.
Therapist and Owner, 01/2002 － 01/2005New Discoveries Counseling and Consulting － Murrells Inlet, SC
Successfully opened and operated a private practice.
Conducted assessments, crisis intervention, mediation, individual, family, group therapy for children, adults, geriatrics, veterans and criminals.
Supervised staff, performed marketing, in-services, public speaking and case management.
Consulted with companies on EAP contracts.
Child and Adult Therapist, 01/2000 － 01/2003Waccamaw Mental Health － Georgetown, SC
Counseled children, adults and their families in crisis and long term therapy.
Conducted after hour emergency psychiatric assessments in the ER.
Head Start Counselor/School Based Counselor, 01/2000 － 01/2003FEMA, Waccamaw Mental Health － Conway, SC
Served on the Disaster First Responder Team for SC.
Education and Training
2017Walden University － Online ProgramPsychology*Currently enrolled.
2000Webster University － Myrtle Beach, SCMaster of ArtsCounseling*Spent one semester studying abroad: Oxford University in Manchester, England
1997Coastal Carolina University － Conway, SCBachelor of ArtsPolitical Science
Certifications and Licenses
Licensed Professional Counselor - #3958 SC
Certified Forensic Counselor - #F16792 SC
Crisis Assistance Team Rape Crisis Responder, SC Red Cross Volunteer/Hospice Volunteer, Board Certified Forensic Counselor, Drug and Alcohol Program Advisor, Certified Play Therapist, CPR/First Aid Certified.
Case management, consultation, contracts, CPR, crisis intervention, crisis management, disease prevention, family therapy, First Aid, geriatrics, grant writing, mediation, mental health, mental illness, mentoring, proficiency in most computer applications (Excel, Word, Power Point, etc.), bilingual in Spanish, experience in multiple varieties of testing, trained by FEMA in crisis intervention, Safety Planning Coordinator, and Disease Control Educator.