As a Marriage and Family Therapist I want to help others overcome personal obstacles, whether they are children, teenagers,
adults, couples or families no matter what their gender, race, religion, beliefs or preferences are. I want to
help guide and support people towards their goals whether short term or long term.
06/2009 to Current
Marriage and Family TherapistNovell and Novell － Temecula, CA
Training foster parents on parenting, behavioral modification and in dealing with children from different backgrounds such as physical and sexual abuse, drugs and alcohol and neglect, as well as helping the children adjust to the new setting of the foster home and family Screening potential foster children for placement within the agency as well as interviewing and conducting home inspections to potential foster parents, as well as conducting routine home inspections throughout the year to ensure the foster home is kept to CCL and agency standards Crisis intervention both in the home and on the phone when needed to help foster families and children through any problem they may have in order to keep the home a safe environment for the children to heal Submitted weekly notes, quarterly reports, appraisals/needs and service plans, and 30-day reports in a timely and sufficient manner.
SAC Norton Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee January 2002 September 2003 Work with Axis I and Axis II disorders; perform full psycho-social assessments and evaluation for patient admission to a specific unit for clinical drug and alcohol treatment program and participant in diagnostic meetings Provide individual, couple, child/adolescent, group and family counseling, and conducted presentations Render Support and guidance to patients undergoing drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment Consult and assist with therapeutic interventions.
04/2006 to Current
Agency Social Worker
Case Management in which individual educational plans, therapy, independent living skills, psychiatric evaluations and any other special needs of the children and/or of the family are sought out to give them the resources that are needed and available Ensured that the children were given physical and dental exams within the given time frame when placed into a foster home, as well as ensuring that their medical and dental needs were taken care of; such as prescriptions, documentation, follow-up visits, immunizations, cavity fills and extractions.
09/2005 to 10/2008
Agency Social WorkerGreenhouse Family Services
07/2004 to 10/2005
Interim Care FFA - Agency Social Worker
06/2003 to 07/2004
Family H.O.P.E. FFA - Agency Social Worker
03/2003 to 06/2003
InternLoma Linda Hospital
Interview pediatric patient to assess risk taking behavior, personal stability, and apparent level of distress in order to perform crisis intervention and counseling for both the child/adolescent and their families Listen to concerns of clients, creating a climate of openness and trust to develop solutions Interview clients, including, but not limited to, history, social and familial associations, medical conditions, evaluation of mental status and familiarizing patient with hospital structure.
Riverside Family Court Intern January 2003 June 2003 Co-mediated as a child advocated during divorce proceedings Consulted with staff on therapeutic interventions and recommendations to be made to the court.
01/2002 to 09/2003
Marriage and Family Therapist Train eeSAC Norton － San Bernardino, CA
Worked with Axis I and II Disorders, performed full Psycho-social assessments and evaluated for patient admission to a specific unit.
- Co-Counselor for clinical drug and alcohol treatment program and participated in diagnostic meetings
- Provided individual, couple, child/adolescent, group and family counseling, and conducted presentations.
- Render support and guidance to patients undergoing drug and alcohol detoxification and treatment
- Consult and assist with therapeutic interventions.
01/2000 to 01/2001
Server Mimi's Café － San Bernardino, CA
01/1995 to 01/2000
Shift SupervisorStarbucks Coffee － Montclair, CA
01/1993 to 01/1995
Sales Associate/Cashier Aaron BrosRowland Heights, CA
All positions held on a part-time basis while attending college.
Education and Training
Masters of Sciences: Marriage and Family TherapyLoma Linda UniversityGPA: Dean's List 2002-2003 National Dean's ListMarriage and Family Therapy Dean's List 2002-2003 National Dean's List
ID#01218-58-0039-3 2002-2003 Loma Linda University Drug and Alcohol Certification 2003 Loma Linda University Clinical Mediation Certification
Bachelor of Arts Degree: PsychologyCalifornia State University － San BernardinoPsychology
Associate of Arts Degree: General EducationChaffey College AAMFT accredited UniversityGeneral Education
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
Board of Behavioral Sciences Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Masters of Sciences : Marriage and Family Therapy ID#01218-58-0039-3 2002-2003 Loma Linda University Drug and Alcohol Certification 2003 Loma Linda University Clinical Mediation Certification Bachelor of Arts Degree : Psychology Associate of Arts Degree : General Education
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