Transport ability to enhance clinical knowledge of mental health counseling through supervision with hands-on experience with clients, families, staff, and supervisor in a confidential setting. Bring a wealth of understanding to clients working on mental health issues. Convey skills to assist clients in learning to cope and live with symptoms that are a part of their individual mental health issues.
Strong interpersonal skills
Valid Louisiana driver's license
Experience with homeless populations
Juvenile justice system
Crisis intervention techniques
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Working on Counselor Intern licensure)
Superior oral and written communication skills
Social skills teacher
Strong work ethic
Strong decision maker
Internship, 10/2013 to 08/2014 Caddo Parish Juvenile Drug Court & Family Preservation Court – Shreveport, LA
Practicum (100 hours) and Internships 1 & 2 (700+hours) Directed client services and, group interventions Assessment with GAINS-Q, orientations (adolescents & adults), Staffing with drug court team and with drug court Judge & family preservation Judges Updated clients files with pertinent data.
Attended court sessions for adolescents and adults in Family Preservation Court; Conducted group sessions of substance abuse with clients women groups, male groups, and combination group men & women, Conducted drug screens adolescents & adult women Facilitated individual client sessions with adolescents and adults.
Katrina Aide Today Program" Case Manager Assistant, 01/2007 Volunteers of America – Shreveport, LA
Performed in completing assessments of clients that relocated to the Shreveport area in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Assisted clients (one bilingual) with connecting to local resources.
Administrative Assistant Student Life Office, 01/2005 to 01/2007 Centenary College of Louisiana – Shreveport, LA
Developed curriculum for student life department that included student activities.
Conducted in-services to train teachers in methods of implementing new framework.
Advised students on academic plan and course selection.
Evaluated and documented data;
Hosted visiting scholars and dignitaries.
01/2002 to 01/2004 Shreveport, LA
Managed operations of administrative office Problem solving, communication skills, creative thinking, able to reason quickly for the safety of the clients and their children; Technical skills, writing skills, calculation skills- balance bank program Quick Books for bank deposits; Arbitrations and summarization for clients and police.
YWCA of NW Louisiana 2001-2004 Shreveport, LA 71101 Trained in sexual assault (20+ hours) Volunteered as receptionist in the shelter housing the residents and their families for the Family Violence Program (two-days a week); Assist the Legal Advocacy Paralegal complete PROTECTIVE ORDERS FOR ABUSE, Discuss and directed the client on the legal process on the day of court.
Attend court with clients.
Master of Science: Mental Health Counseling, 2014 Capella University - Minneapolis, MN
Mental Health Counseling
Thesis: "Existential Therapy with Adolescents: Substance Abuse with Underlying Trauama of Loss/Grief."
Advisor: Jason Kushner, PhD,
Bachelor Liberal Arts: 1 2007 Centenary College of LA -
Thesis: "African-American Perspective on Hospice and Pallaitive Care"
Advisor: Matthew Weaks, PhD
Interdisciplinary Degree: Religious Social Counseling Religious Studies,
Sociology, Philosophy, & Psychology, 1 2007 Religious Social Counseling Religious Studies,
Sociology, Philosophy, & Psychology
Associate Degree: 1 2005 Bossier City, LA
Capella University Mentor Program Mental Health Counseling Program) 2011-2013 Mentor responsible for providing guidance to mentees based on his or her learning needs and areas development.
As a mentor, you act in the capacity to provide resource, advisor, teacher, coach, model, sponsor, consultant, or guide.
Capella University CACREP Renewal Interview 2011 Site Visit "exit conference" conducted by CACREP team Chair Dr.
Student's discusses pros/cons of their experiences at Capella University with Dr.
It was a wonderful opportunity to be a part of the growth process for the Capella University.
The CACREP team specifically commented on the quality, enthusiasm, and positive energy they felt while on site from all Capella participations.
Chi Sigma Iota Chapter Chi Upsilon Chi (2010) Association of College Honor Societies Counseling Academic & Professional Honor Society International Centenary College Student Service Award (2007) Centenary College Student Life Teutsch-Riser Award Non-Traditional Students (2007) National Deans List (2002) Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order Alpha Rho Phi Chapter (2002) American Mental Health Counseling Association (2013) Preparing to take National Counselors Examination (NCE) NCC (4/2015) Completing Louisiana LPC Intern/Supervision (12/2014)