Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse populations in one on one and couples settings.
Was selected to be a part of a committee to implement a Federal and State Bullying prevention initiative in a large community over a two year period.
Educated and trained School community, general populace, business and faith based groups regarding the dynamics of Bullying and the prevention to decrease incidents. Significantly brought the Bullying incidents down throughout the community upon the end of the grant period
Conduct individual and couples therapy. Develop comprehensive treatment plans that focus on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of psychiatric problems. Reference and use various therapy techniques, including psycho-dynamic, CBT, family systems, and lifespan integration psychotherapy to treat clients.
Served as primary therapist for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders. Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members. Evaluated patients to determine potential need to transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
Conducted Community outreach Mental health counseling for clients with various psychiatric and emotional issues.Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services
Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments, and conducted individual, couples and family therapy in a community outreach setting. Worked closely with Social service agencies in providing comprehensive care. Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
Conducted comprehensive Care and Protective evaluations to determine the permanency placement of abused and neglected children.
Supervised juvenile criminal offenders in the community. Worked closely with mental health agencies, social service agencies and school systems to coordinate treatment plans. Made recommendations to presiding justices regarding probationers living status for incarceration or community living.
Coursework in Psychology and Counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy coursework, marriage and family coursework and child development coursework. DSM-diagnostic manual training.
Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling. Law and Ethics for Psychologists course. Training in the diagnostic tool of DSM manual.
Coursework in Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling. Structural Family Therapy seminar
AMHCA and The MaMHCA
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