Suicide prevention, education and crisis intervention (Title IX, acute grief, and others)
Licensed Professional Counselor - LPC
Summary of Experience
Providing mental health assessment, treatment planning and counseling, substance abuse/alcohol and other drug (AOD) counseling, group and individual therapy, career counseling, testing and development, academic skill enhancement, networking, psychoeducation, stress management, anxiety and depression treatment, suicide prevention and crisis intervention.
Working adjacent with campus CARE Team via student-signed releases of information to provide continual support network for student's mental health and referring students to other needs and resources.
Strong educational and cultural competency background in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Social Sciences: Sociology, Criminology, Psychology and Religion.
Organized and disciplined in keeping detailed clinical documentation and case notes and handling confidential information channels, as well as maintaining privacy.
Knowledgeable on identifying and enacting appropriate referral processes within the college environment for continuing client care.
Foster safe environments via trauma informed care and awareness of client diversity and individual needs to provide equitable support.
Strong working relationships with treatment teams for coordinating mental health, medical support, and other resource providers both on campus and in the community as appropriate to ensure best practices and best outcomes.
Experienced with adults, young adults, children, teenagers, and families with both individual and group therapy settings. Awareness of ethical and best practice standards regarding appropriate releases of information for clients under the age of 18.
Intake, Assessment, Treatment Planning, Therapy
Crisis intervention and on-call
Alcohol and other drug (AOD) counseling
Academic skill enhancement
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other treatment modalities
Anxiety, stress and depression management
Case management, Nursing
Crisis intervention, Stress management
Client, Training programs
Client support, Treatment programs
Documentation, Treatment Planning
Group facilitation, Workshops
Licensed Professional Counselor, 04/2018 to Current The College of Wooster – Wooster, Ohio
Providing services for students of The College of Wooster for mental health diagnosing and treatment, personal development, academic skill enhancement, career counseling and life skill development.
Culturally competent and trauma-informed; adaptable to changing needs and trends for a diverse student population on campus.
Handling crisis response and responsible for carrying out 24 hour on-call crisis response duties.
On call duties include 24 hour crisis support, assessment, and referral to hospital when necessary.
Includes follow-up treatment and support provided for client's post-discharge.
Individual counseling using Solution-Focused Brief Therapy model, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing techniques, while making appropriate referrals to a network of treatment care providers as needed.
Working closely with on-site medical staff including full time nursing staff, and visiting doctors from the Cleveland Clinic for appropriate referrals and client wellness and care.
Familiarity with use of Maxient system for internal conduct or care and concern reports.
Experienced in working with CARE Team for comprehensive student care.
RA training presentations and other programs as requested.
Maintaining relationships with faculty and staff for student concerns and mental health needs to ensure students are informed of and utilize all resources on campus.
Relationships with community and third-party treatment services (One Eighty, Wooster ER, Highland Springs and others), and coordination with outside treatment providers for student needs and continuity of care.
Licensed Professional Counselor, 01/2015 to 03/2018 Ashland University – Ashland, Ohio
Provider of services for Ashland University student population for a wide variety of mental health, personal development, academic skill enhancement, and career counseling needs.
Adaptable to constant and changing student needs and emergency situations while maintaining a full schedule of appointments daily.
Experienced with scheduling student appointments, coordination of student referrals and care for external providers when necessary.
Intake, assessment, and treatment planning for mental health needs of college student population.
Career Counseling and test preparation (GRE, LSAT, NCLEX, etc.), with testing instruments as appropriate (SDS, Slossons, Wonderlic) and utilizing online resources (ONETonline, Career Connect, Glassdoor, Career Shift).
AOD Counseling for both self-referred students and deferment via court programs.
Member of BIT (Behavioral Intervention Team).
Maintained relationships with local community resources (ACCADA, Mental Health Board, Appleseed).
Working with Residence Life on Behind Closed Doors vignette trainings for Resident Assistants to foster proper follow-through of emergency response and referral protocol for campus crises.
Education and training programs as facilitator and support resource for Resident Assistants, Brothers in Action, Ashland Center for Non-Violence Career Services, College of Nursing students, Pathways Program, and any other skill development workshops and presentations as requested for a variety of needs (crisis response, stress management, academic skill enhancement, and goal development.
Outpatient Counselor, 06/2014 to 01/2015 Lake Geauga Recovery Centers – Mentor, Ohio
Outpatient Counselor, 08/2013 to 06/2014 School Based Therapist, Bellefaire JCB – Shaker Heights, Ohio
Working with Alcohol and Other Drug clients for Lake and Geauga counties, managing both court mandated and self-referred clientele.
Responsible for Opiate Recovery Program and Aftercare, as well as intake appointments and assessment appointments for determining appropriate level of service for clients.
Primary counselor and group facilitator of Opiate Recovery Program.
Intakes and assessments regularly performed for assigning recommended treatment programs to self-referred and court-mandated clientele.
Group facilitation of IOP Aftercare programs.
Career counseling for recovery planning,and connecting clients to local resources for employment opportunities.
Individual counseling provided for clients, assisting with recovery planning and mental health treatment.
Coordination with facilities for inpatient admission or ambulatory detoxification of clients.
Regular coordination and communication with probation departments through Lake County for court mandated clients, School Based Therapist working in the Lakewood City School District and Parma Community Constellation Schools, counseling children and teenagers in grades K-12.
Individual counseling provided to clients of all ages and needs.
Close coordination with family and legal guardians including provision of psychoeducation to families for minor clients regarding diagnoses and treatment processes.
BHC and CPST services, both at school and in the home/community.
Consultation and coordination with school staff for treatment planning and ongoing client support network.
Provide mental health awareness or education to teachers or school staff as needed.
Master of Arts: Clinical Mental Health CounselingAshland Theological Seminary - Ashland, Ohio
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology & Criminology, PsychologyCleveland State University - Cleveland, Ohio Graduated Cum Laude
Associate of Arts: Sociology and ReligionCuyahoga Community College - Cleveland, Ohio Graduated Cum Laude