Licensed Professional Counselor driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients dealing with mental health and emotional disorders. Expert in DBT, TF-CBT, SANO, and psychotherapy. A professional driven to help others overcome personal obstacles. Comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting.
Licensed Counselor in Oklahoma
PTSD group specialist
Practiced in family assessments
Superior communication skills
Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
Exceptional problem solver
Experienced in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Training in SANO (Sex Abuse Non-Offender) education.
Trained in TF-CBT
Columbia-Suicide Severity Rating.
Experienced in psychotherapy for adults and children.
Community resources specialist
Parenting skills educator
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 30 clients at any given time.
Was a member of Phi Theta Kappa Society International Scholastic Order.
Completed the LPC exam.
02/2012 to 03/2015
LPC CandidateTransitions, Inc － Oklahoma City, OklahomaReferenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy. Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members. Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders. Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions. Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans. Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client. Worked with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and school. Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel. Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes. Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans. Charted and recorded information in client files.
09/2013 to 07/2014
ParaprofessionalCharles Evans Elementary School － Ardmore, OKAssisted the lead teacher in encouraging students to persevere with challenging tasks. Helped children individually and in small groups to help them with difficult subjects. Collaborated with lead teacher and other staff members to plan and schedule lessons promoting learning and student engagement. Used children's literature to teach and reinforce reading, writing, grammar and phonics.
Education and Training
Associate of Arts: BusinessMurray State College － Tishomingo, OK, USAMinor in Business. Member of Phi Theta Kappa International Scholastic Order of the 2-year college, for academic achievement.
Bachelor of Science: Behavioral ScienceMid America Christian University － Oklahoma City, OK, USAMinor in Ethics.Coursework in Health and Human Services Social Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
Master of Science: Counseling, Professional CounselorMid America Christian University － Oklahoma City, OK, USACoursework in Sociology, Psychology and Communications with emphasis in Ethics.