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Education and Training
Certificate of Advanced Study: School Counseling, Expected in 2020
Alfred University - Alfred, NY
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Master of Arts: Mental Health Counseling, Expected in 2017
Brooklyn College of The City University of New York - Brooklyn, NY
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  • Relevant Coursework: Assessment Techniques • Career Development • Cognitive and Behavioral Approaches • Couples and Families • Developmental Psychology • Experiential Approaches • Group Process • Psychodynamic Approaches • Psychopathology • Neuroscience, Trauma, Psychopharmacology, and Severe Mental Illness in Mental Health Counseling • Research Methods and Program Evaluation • Social, Linguistic, and Cultural Foundations of Counseling
Bachelor of Arts: Forensic Psychology, Expected in 2014
John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York - New York, NY
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  • Member of Psi Chi and Psychology Honors Society
  • Recipient of 'John Jay Study Abroad Scholarship' (2013) and TAP Scholarship (2010-2012)
  • Achieved Dean’s List: Fall 2011, Fall 2013, and Fall 2014
Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist, 2020 - Current
Refresh Mental Health Phillipsburg, NJ,
  • Responsible for monitoring behavior, as well as offering resources and services to support students when they find themselves struggling and/or struggling to improve.
  • Help children stay focused and learning-ready through the use of coordinated and collaborative methodologies to cope with the myriad of societal pressures that can detract from healthy academic, social, and home environments on daily basis.
  • Goals: (1) Reduce the prevalence of substance abuse among youth, (2) Delay the initiation of substance abuse behavior among youth, (3) Decrease the negative health, social, and educational consequences associated with substance abuse, and (4) Prevent the escalation of substance abuse behaviors to levels requiring treatment.
  • Services: (1) Provide direct classroom lessons and counseling services, (2) Peer Leadership, (3) Identify and educate students on positive alternative activities, (4) Conflict Resolution, (5) Conduct assessments and effectively provide referrals for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and (6) Develop and participate in School-Wide Prevention Projects.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), 2019 - Current
Community Care, Inc. Racine, WI,
  • Facilitate individual and family psychotherapy to children, adolescents, and adults exposed to physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse.
  • Screen for co-occurring substance use disorders utilizing OMH, OASAS, and/or SAMSHA screening instruments.
  • Schedule case consultations to discuss psychotropic medication, effectiveness, adherence, and potential side effects.
  • Educate patients, families, and caregivers on diagnosis, treatment, and disease management, to equip them with tools to achieve and maintain optimal psychiatric and mental health.
  • Communicate and coordinate with Adult Protective Services (APS), Child Protective Services (CPS) , Administration for Children's Services (ACS), NYC Well Mobile Crisis Team (MCT), NYS Foster Care Agencies, NYC Criminal and/or Family Court, and NYC Health + Hospitals.
  • Case Management: Conduct psycho-social assessments required to apply for DOHMH supportive housing. Assist patients applying for SSDI, SSI, SNAP, WIC, Federal Lifeline Assistance, and/or Reduced-Fare MetroCard.
Case Manager, 2017 - 2018
ACMH, Inc. City, STATE,
  • Conducted home visits on a regular basis for assigned caseload.
  • Obtained psychosocial histories and conducts functional skills assessments.
  • Established and maintaining liaison with the primary provider of psychiatric care.
  • Assured access to psychiatric, substance abuse and medical services, and entitlement benefits.
  • Monitored client medication, including adherence and side-effects.
  • Developed an individualized rehabilitation plan (Service/Support Plan) in accordance with client needs.
  • Delivered community rehabilitation services according to individual need.
  • Documented client response to service, progress, and regressions, and regularly updated the service plan.
  • Trained clients in safety procedures and conducts fire drills and self-preservation tests.
  • Prepared residents for a transition to independent living and makes necessary referrals.
  • Facilitated crisis intervention in the event of an emergency.
  • Staffed Emergency Cell Phone on a rotating basis.
  • Maintained client charts and submits necessary notes and reports, including incident reports, in compliance with agency procedures.
Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP), 2016 - 2019
Interborough Developmental & Consultation Center City, STATE,
  • Developed behavioral modification plans implemented with parents/legal guardians and teachers, upon thorough review and analysis of IEP and school behavioral reports for children diagnosed with ADHD, ODD, CD, and IED.
  • Accurately documented all observations, interventions, and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Achieved certification in "Foundations of Suicide Management: Combined Course in Comprehensive Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning" and "Assess, Intervene, and Monitor for Suicide Prevention (AIM-SP): Introducing a Suicide-Safer Care Pathway for Clients at Elevated Risk," hosted by CPI at Columbia Psychiatry, New York State Psychiatric Institute.
  • Participated in a two-year Suicide Prevention CQI Project that integrates principles of Zero Suicide, specifically, Suicide Prevention in New York State: Zero Suicide Initiative.
Practicum Student Counselor, 2015 - 2016
CUNY Brooklyn College, Personal Counseling Center City, STATE,
  • Performed counseling interventions for undergraduate and graduate level students to address issues through conflict resolution and situational adjustment to depression, anxiety, and physical or substance abuse.
  • Helped clients deal with substance abuse, mental illness and other concerns by delivering personalized counseling support.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Consulted regularly with parents, administrators and specialists to coordinate individualized support for struggling students.
  • Encouraged students to carefully consider career options and related academic decisions based on personal strengths and goals.
  • Selected and compiled relevant information and resources for clients to support individuals in overcoming mental and emotional problems.
  • Employed skills in crisis intervention to help resolve difficult situations.
Mental Health Counselor (Intern), 2015 - 2016
NYC H+H: Coney Island Chem. Dependency Outpatient City, STATE,
  • Facilitated direct services to adults (18+ years) and case management (e.g., Intake Assessments, Facilitating Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention, and NYS Opioid Overdose Prevention Training).
  • Effectively maintained electronic records and required documentation timely (e.g., Progress Notes, Initial Treatment Plans, Treatment Plan Reviews, and Discharge Summaries).
  • Administered toxicology tests regularly and coordinated care with patient treatment teams and other medical providers and/or professionals (e.g., Doctors, Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Social Workers, and Substance Abuse Counselors).
  • Assessed patient level of functioning to determine if referral to higher level of care was required to further stabilize and maintain sobriety.
  • Provided psycho-education and follow-up treatment to patients after discharge.
Intern (Forensic), 2013 - 2014
Mental Health Court Advocacy Program, EAC Network City, STATE,
  • Provided screening services and related services for cases within the judicial system for clients involved with alcohol or drug abuse and/or who present evidence of mental illness in order to ascertain appropriate treatment as an alternative to incarceration.
  • Conducted assessment interviews including referral to Psychologist for more extensive testing as needed.
  • Assisted clients in obtaining benefits as indicated, including public assistance, SSD/SSI, housing, medical and other needs.
  • Escorted clients to appointments and treatment facilities as indicated.

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School Attended

  • Alfred University
  • Brooklyn College of The City University of New York
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York

Job Titles Held:

  • Substance Abuse Prevention Intervention Specialist
  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC)
  • Case Manager
  • Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP)
  • Practicum Student Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor (Intern)
  • Intern (Forensic)


  • Certificate of Advanced Study
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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