(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Overview
Dynamic, results-driven clinical professional with demonstrated experience and notable accomplishments in providing professional clinical and therapeutic services to clients in need of assistance in dealing with mental and behavioral illnesses and substance abuse/dependencies. A motivational leader capable of directing interdisciplinary teams to meet established goals with a high degree of professionalism.
Core Qualifications
: Individual & Group Therapy Care/Treatment Development Staff Management Assessments & Evaluations Crisis Intervention Operations/Project Management Client Advocacy Training & Development Substance Abuse Prevention & Risk Management Treatment Discharge Planning Community Relations Regulatory Compliance
NATIONAL-LOUIS UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL Expected in Master of Science : Human Service Counseling - GPA : Human Service Counseling
ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY Chicago, IL Expected in Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA : Psychology
, Expected in Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CADC) ­ IAODAPCA Certification Board : - GPA :
Texas Tech University - Mental Health Clinician
Amarillo, TX, 12/2011 - Present
  • Manage the assessment of non-violent female detainees within the 120-bed Cook County Jail facility as part.
  • of a gender-responsive program, with a focus on trauma and other co-occurring disorders.
  • Facilitate didactic.
  • groups, conduct individual counseling sessions, and perform interventions to crisis situations.
  • Provide clinical.
  • services to women participants of day reporting (sheriff furlough) programs.
  • Completed assessments and intakes and developed curriculum fostering empowerment, safety, pursuit of education, and skills-building for didactic group during first year of employment.
Avera Health - Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Dependency (MISA) Coordinator
Huron, SD, 08/2010 - 12/2011
  • Oversaw MISA services for several residential clients.
  • Established objectives and enforced goal plans for.
  • recovery.
  • Imparted mental illness and substance abuse/dependency individual and group therapy.
  • consultations.
  • Selected Contributions: Served as a key member of the interdisciplinary team and mentored colleagues on counseling strategies and techniques.
The Lcada Way - Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Dependency (MISA) Coordinator
Sandusky, OH, 03/2009 - 03/2010
  • Screened and assessed residents with presenting medical and psychiatric histories of mental illness and.
  • substance abuse/dependency.
  • Conducted psycho-educational groups and individual therapy sessions to.
  • assist clients in leading more healthy and productive lives.
  • Selected Contributions: Provided subject matter expertise with colleagues on handling complex cases effectively.
  • continued...
The Home For Little Wanderers - Clinical Supervisor/Acting Director
Windsor, NH, 10/2002 - 10/2008
  • Held management oversight of the clinical and administrative operations of the MISA and Women's Program.
  • Assessed individual needs and provided clinical services and support for residential clients.
  • Selected and managed staff to ensure multicultural competencies related to treating and interacting with diverse populations and ethnic groups.
  • Named as Acting Director for a period in 2007 and effectively performed duties including supervision of entire facility staff and development of fiscal reports and operational budgets.
  • Realized a 98% client retention rate during program supervisor tenure.
  • Increased client completion rates by 100%, and successfully developed strategies and tactics to prevent clients from leaving treatment programs against medical advice.
  • Took responsibility to ensure all staff were trained and had adequate resources to provide comprehensive care to clients.
City, STATE, 07/2002 - 09/2003
  • Ensured clients were linked to appropriate aftercare services following development of treatment plans after.
  • consultation with team members in assessing of client needs.
  • Proactively sought input and consensus with.
  • fellow medical and social-services providers to address and resolve critical clinical cases.
GATEWAY FOUNDATION - Addiction Counselor
City, STATE, 09/1997 - 03/2003
  • Served as lead counselor within the adolescent unit and facilitated individual, group, and family therapy sessions.
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments, developed individualized treatment plans, and directed discharge plans.
  • Collaborated with cross-functional team members to determine clinical staffing needs.
  • Drafted monthly reports for review by guardians and other court-appointed personnel.
  • Participated in court proceedings and provided expert testimony when required.
  • Selected Contributions: Advanced to lead role within three years of original hire.
  • Credited with creating a positive working environment that encouraged collaboration and teamwork.
TRILOGY, INC - Residential Supervisor
City, STATE, 12/1988 - 12/1997
  • Managed residential sites housing clients with various behavioral and mental conditions and ensured a clean and safe environment.
  • Engaged with landlords and family members to address quality of care and other concerns.
  • Maintained compliance with all appropriate standards and regulations concerning clinical services and programming.
  • Selected Contributions: Recruited, hired, trained, and directed the daily work activities of contracted staff members.
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Memberships/Scholarly Societies
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  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Dependency (MISA) Coordinator
  • Mental Illness and Substance Abuse/Dependency (MISA) Coordinator
  • Clinical Supervisor/Acting Director
  • Addictions Counselor
  • Addiction Counselor
  • Residential Supervisor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor (CADC) ­ IAODAPCA Certification Board

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