(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Professional Summary

Client-focused Licensed Mental Health Counselor with 15 years of experience with significant employment in diverse mental health settings. Background serving students, families, courts, and corrections populations in school, foster care, church and corrections environments. Successful in implementing training and career history building therapeutic relationships to facilitate growth. Accustomed to leading individual and group counseling sessions with expertise in traumas, sexual abuse, and addictions.

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Facilitating counseling sessions
  • Discharge Planning
  • Case documentation
  • Treatment planning
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Training staff and parents
  • Developed training curriculum
  • Mediation
  • Supervised and trained counselors
  • Cultural competency
  • 30 years experience in working with physical and mental disabilities. Camp team leader for 9 years.
Lincoln Christian University Lincoln, IL Expected in 05/2006 Master of Arts : Counseling - GPA :

Graduated with High Honors with a GPA of 3.91/4.0

MacMurray College Jacksonville, IL Expected in 05/2000 Bachelor of Science : Psychology And Some Business - GPA :

3.69/4.0 GPA



Licensed Professional Counselor

State of Illinois License No. 178.004553.


Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

State of Illinois License No. 180.007310

2005-Current Protecting God's Children Facilitator Training Mrs. Pat Kornfeld of the Diocese of Springfield Pastoral Care Center.

2011-2012 Courses on Treating Sexually Problematic Children/Abuse/Offender Treatment for site certification to provide services.

Over 100 hours of Specialized training in treating sexually abused children, sexually problematic children, and adolescent offenders. Also assisted in development of Curriculum to teach other internal therapists at Camelot on treatment of children with sexually problematic behaviors. Offered and trained by Dr. (Father) John C. Mukasa Ssebaana, PSA Cook Regional Sexual Abuse Services Coordinator(DCFS)/Priest


Course on treating Sexual Addictions- working towards pastoral and clinical certification through International Association of Certified Sexual Addiction Specialists

January 2017

Completed 16 hours of civil mediation training pursuant to Missouri Supreme Court Rule 17 through St. Louis University School of Law/Confluence of Missouri.

February 2017

Completed 24 hours of family mediation training pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 88 through St. Louis University School of Law/Confluence of Missouri

Honors & Activities

Volunteer at Horizon Camp for Adults with

Neuro-Muscular Disorders in Chicago from 1993-2000 and from 2016-current. Team Leader from 1995-2000 and 2017-19.

Co-director of Volunteer recruitment Committee from 1996 to 1998. Many volunteers were teenagers to young adults.

Mac Murray College Lay Minister/Coordinator for Newman Club Campus Ministry October 2003-2007.

Pre-Marital Counselor/Family/Individual Counselor for Our Saviour Parish and School from January 2005-2016.

* Youth council 2012-2016

• Pastoral Council 2011-2014

Work History
Advanced Corrections Healthcare - Lead Mental Health Corrections Therapist
City, STATE, 06/2016 - Current
  • Performed client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Managed caseload of 200 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Worked with State Agencies, Public Defenders Office, States Attorneys Office, SIU School of Medicine, and Memorial Behavioral Health to identify and coordinate appropriate levels of care and to determine if clients were fit for trial and give recommendations, reports and monitoring of clients to those agencies.
  • Coordinated mental health needs with medical department.
  • Trained correction officers in mental health awareness, cultural awareness, suicide prevention, Transgender awareness and education, and Prison Rape Elimination Act awareness and procedure.
  • Served on mental health team, transgender committee, PREA investigation and committee. Aided in two successful onsite certifications as a PREA Certified jail.
  • Mental health Professional of the Year 2020.
The Parent Place - Official - Parent Educator and Certified Family Mediator
City, STATE, 01/2015 - Current
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge of child development principles and suggested alternative parenting methods to suit individual family needs.
  • Educated clients on parents roles with focus on skill development and guiding children through nurturing parenting.
  • Utilized knowledge of evidence-based programs to inform parents and assist in goal-setting.
  • Conducted home visits to assess family environment and provide resources to combat behavioral or environmental setbacks.
  • Collaborated with community mJessicas to provide helpful resources to suit family needs.
  • Certified Mediator through St. Louis University Law School and the Missouri Confluence as a civil and family mediator.
  • Provide Family mediations services and provide services to several counties.
  • Developed curriculum for Positive Co-Parenting class.
Diocese Of Springfield In Illinois - Director of Safe Environment/Victims Assistance
City, STATE, 10/2012 - 01/2018
  • *Responsible for ensuring volunteers and children from our 28 counties in the Diocese of Springfield are trained in Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Programs.
  • * Conduct background checks according to diocesan standards and USCCB standards.
  • * Conducting audits for all parishes, catholic schools, universities, and other catholic agencies in the diocese in meeting USCCB audit standards. * Facilitating training for all trainers and coordinators for the Protecting God's Children program.
  • *Working with the advisory and review boards on policies pertaining to Safe Environment and provide safe touch programs for the catholic schools and PSR programs.
  • *Assist in taking initial allegations report and provide and coordinate services for victims of sexual abuse in the diocese.
Camelot Care Centers - Clinical Supervisor/Therapist/Trainer
City, STATE, 08/2006 - 10/2012
  • Implement new policies and educate staff on changes.
  • Assessed patients, determined needs and managed care.
  • Responded to crisis situations with calm and professional approach to optimize support.
  • Lead and directed team of eight clinical personnel and support staff and supervised 120 cases.
  • Ensured their assessments were conducted appropriately and that mental health assessments, treatment plans, and progress notes met Medicaid requirements and standards.
  • Assessing and auditing clinical files to ensure compliance with Medicaid and COA standards.
  • Managing all billable hours and auditing against Medicaid Billing System to ensure proper billing.
  • Training and supervision of counselors ensuring proper therapeutic services were implemented, assisting therapists in difficult cases, providing guidance, and ensuring their professional development and training.
  • Providing weekly emergency back-up supervision for staff on call.
  • Provided contact and consultation services for SASS services, DCFS, schools, and other community resources.
  • Assisted in family preservation and placement
  • Trained foster parents in evidenced based practices on child and teen development, traumas, and how to assist them in learning techniques in order for them to provide therapeutic healing homes to our children in care.

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School Attended

  • Lincoln Christian University
  • MacMurray College

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