(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary

Highly motivated, versatile, and resourceful mental health professional and counselor with broad experience in the classroom assisting students and fostering a positive learning environment. Excellent communication skills along with being comfortable interacting with parents, students, and health care professionals. Well versed in available resources, research, and assessments to help clients succeed in overcoming personal challenges and learn valuable life lessons. Obtained Master’s Degree in Developmental Psychology in order to utilize acquired skills to assist children, youth or adults to understand multi-faceted problems and concerns that individuals may have as well as currently pursuing BCBA certification.

Skill Highlights
  • Hands on care with autistic students
  • Therapy aid to depression, schizophrenia, and personality disorder patients
  • Creativity and art used towards redirecting problematic behaviors
  • Developing and implementing skills to individuals with intellectual disabilities
  • Research experience with college aged students and preschoolers
  • Evidence-based Practices
  • Distract children away from frustration and disruption with amusing deflection and calmness
  • Well traveled to relate different cultural experiences
Education and Training
University of Kent Canterbury, Kent Expected in 2014 Master of Science : Developmental Psychology - GPA :
  • Coursework in Statistics and Methodology, Advanced Topics in Intergroup Relations, Advanced Developmental Social Psychology, Advanced Cognitive Development, Development Psychology in Professional Practice, Advanced Research Project in Psychology
  • Global Skills Award related to global topics, supporting people to be credible, dependable and reliable in the workforce.
  • Dissertation: “How do Children Teach: Imitation and Protest” Honors: Dissertation passed with First Honors Merit
  • Kent Development Unit, Kent University 2014 Researcher: Conducted dissertation research on four-five year old children.
University of Mary Washington Fredericksburg, VA Expected in 2013 Bachelor of Science : Psychology - GPA :
  • Research Project: “Perception of Voice Attractiveness for Heterosexuals vs. Non-Heterosexuals
  • Thesis: “Influences of Parental Bonding, Attachment Style, & Fear of Compassion on Hooking Up in Females”
  • Counselor at Children with Incarcerated Parents at Risk Camp, Goochland, Virginia (Summer 2012) Mentor: Led activities, discussions and provided social support and an emotional outlet for children with incarcerated parents
  • Kenmore Club, Volunteer Support System, Fredericksburg, VA (Fall, 2010) Worked with patients with Schizophrenia, Depression, Bipolar disorders and Personality disorders to provide social support; concurrent with Abnormal Psychology Course
  • Presented research at Psi chi Symposium (Spring 2011 & Spring 2013) to Psychology Department.
Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School Virginia Beach, VA Expected in 2009 High School Diploma : - GPA :
  • Advanced Diploma
  • English and Oceanography College Credit courses at Tidewater Community College (concurrent with High school)
  • AP Art and Ceramic Class
George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia Expected in 2017 : Applied Behavior Analysis - GPA :
  • Currently enrolled at GMU to finish Graduate Certificate
  • Preparing to sit for the BCBA Exam
  • Dissertation: "How do Children Teach: Imitation and Protest" Honors: Dissertation passed with First Honors Merit
  • Global Skills Award, Kent University, Sept 2013 - Apr 2014. Attended lectures pertaining to global psychological topics and workshops creating more workforce credibility
  • Psi Chi Symposium, Mary Washington Jan - May 2013. Presented Research to Psychology department
  • Successfully established effective group therapy methods to assist adolescent and adults in coping with symptoms of depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, and self-esteem.
  • Provided academic leadership and training to support all academic programs and student success.
  • Conduct assessments, plan and execute ISP goals for special ed needs.
Professional Experience
Assets, Inc. - Job Coach
Anchorage, AK, 09/2015 - Current
  • Assist individuals who have intellectual disabilities to develop work, life, and social skills in order to find and keep employment.
  • Help develop individuals towards independent living.
  • Conduct assessments for individuals in a commercial kitchen to assess their skills to become a baker and prep cook.
  • Write Individual Support Plans for young adults with intellectual disabilities.
Karen Sokolowski - Caretaker for Autism
City, STATE, 08/2011 - 04/2013
  • Mentored for a 13 year old autistic student.
  • Offered homework help, assisted with best practices in assignment completion, performed weekly readings, helped him organize.
  • Helped develop better social skills and positive communication.
Montessori Academy Of Virginia - Teacher Assistant and Program Supervisor
City, STATE, 08/2009 - 07/2016
  • Enforce school and classroom policies and rules governing students.
  • Developed and implemented creative lesson plans to reach a diverse student audience.
  • Organize and supervise games and other recreational activities to promote physical, mental, and social development during summer camps and after-care.
  • Carry out behavior modification strategies and academic development program under the supervision of director.

Professional Affiliations
  • Develop skills, specifically in a commercial kitchen setting to young adults with intellectual disabilities (2015-2016)
  • CPR Training and experience as a Mental Health Counselor for children in a residential facility (2015)
  • Global Skills Award (2014)
  • Assisted and currently learning more about Montessori educational method (2009-2015)
  • Participates in Annual Down Syndrome Buddy Walk Participates in Annual Race for Breath (Lung Cancer)
  • Assistant to Art teacher Montessori academy- Expressing feelings through Art
  • Travels to experience new cultures and experiences
Computer Skills
  • Use of statistical program SPSS and R software
  • AMOS program

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  • University of Mary Washington
  • Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School
  • George Mason University

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  • Caretaker for Autism
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