Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse populations in one on one and couples settings.

Skill Highlights
  • Successful private practice
  • Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Licensed Counselor in Massachusetts.
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Mood disorders knowledge
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy
  • Skilled couples counselor
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

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

Professional Experience
Licensed Mental Health Counselor, 09/2003 - Current
American Psychological Association Somerville, MA,

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.

Licensed Staff Therapist, 08/2002 - 05/2003
Fulton County Georgia Sheriff's Office/Jail/Courts, GA,

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.

Staff Mental Health Counselor, 08/1999 - 05/2002
South Bay Mental Health Center City, STATE,

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

Staff Mental Health Counselor, 08/1997 - 05/1998
South Bay Mental Health Center City, STATE,

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.

Independent Court investigator for Care and Protection Cases, 05/1988 - 05/1994
Trial Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts City, STATE,

Conducted comprehensive Care and Protective evaluations to determine the permanency placement of abused and neglected children.

Juvenile Probation Officer, 02/1984 - 01/1989
Trial Court Of The Commonwealth Of Massachusetts City, STATE,

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.

Education and Training
CAGS; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies: Mental Health Counseling, Expected in 1998
Suffolk University - Boston , MA

Coursework in Psychology and Counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy coursework, marriage and family coursework and child development coursework. DSM-diagnostic manual training.

Master of Science: Mental Health Counseling, Expected in 1988
Suffolk University - Boston, MA

Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling. Law and Ethics for Psychologists course. Training in the diagnostic tool of DSM manual.

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology, Expected in 1982
St. Michael's College - Winooski, VT

Coursework in Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling. Structural Family Therapy seminar



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  • Suffolk University
  • Suffolk University
  • St. Michael's College

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  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Staff Therapist
  • Staff Mental Health Counselor
  • Staff Mental Health Counselor
  • Independent Court investigator for Care and Protection Cases
  • Juvenile Probation Officer


  • CAGS; Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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