Mental health professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health and emotional disorders. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting. Graduate Certificate in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, as well as certified in Multidimentional Family Therapy.
Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans.
Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings.
Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions. Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders. Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
Reduced the unnecessary risk of institutional care by treating high-risk clients living in the community.
Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns.
Wrote petitions, court reports, case plans and other legal documents. Practiced cognitive behavioral, motivational enhancement and structural family therapy.
Consulted with other professionals regarding the treatment of specific clients.
Managed caseloads and acted as an advocate for client rights.
02/2014 to 10/2014
Cottage CoordinatorHolly Hill Children's Services － KY
Directly oversaw and supervised 15 Adolescent Treatment Workers Managed scheduling of Adolescent Treatment Workers Arranged and facilitated therapeutic weekly groups for clients Offer mental/ emotional support and advice for Adolescent Treatment Workers Supervised direct care of residents and daily routine of cottages.
05/2011 to 02/2014
Adolescent Treatment WorkerHolly Hill Children's Services － California, KY
Worked as a team with clinical staff, Residential Director, and Cottage Coordinators to provide therapeutic and effective care for residents.
Supported, aided and collaborated with clients to set and achieve aspirations.
Awarded Leadership Award in Efficiency; appointed by Cottage Coordinator and Director of Residential Treatment for additional tasks in the absence of a supervisor.
Completed all necessary documentation in a timely and detailed manner.
Provided emotional and mental support to adolescent girls with behavioral and emotional issues.
Dispensed and documented medication.
Initiated and completed several independent organizational projects.
Promoted to Cottage Coordinator.
Education and Training
Bachelors of Social WorkNorthern Kentucky University － Highland Heights, KY
Master of Science: Social WorkNorthern Kentucky University － Highland Heights, KY
Licensed Social WorkerSeptember
Specialization in Trauma- Focused Care for Children, Adolescents and Transition- aged youth
*Community engagement through a Photovoice Project
*Earn a Graduate Certificate in Trauma- Focused Care (projected May 2015)
Clear and effective communication skills, in session as well as court reports and documentation
Personable, attentive listener, empathetic
Thorough and impactful session content using Multidimentional Family Therapy
NKU Softball Team 2007-2011 4- year member and catcher; assisted in winning three conference titles and two regional appearances in NCAA Division II Softball
NKU Social Work Club 2007- 2011
Volunteer at Be Concerned; assisted with the free store for the homeless population of Cincinnati
Volunteer at Newport Intermediate School
Women and Infant Vitality Network 2011
Preconception Peer Educator, educating communities about infant mortality, its causes, and prevention strategies.