Compassionate, solutions-oriented clinician with a diverse background of experience. Dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents, and adults dealing with mental health and substance abuse issues. Highly adaptable to various populations and environments such as residential, prison, and outpatient settings.
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Populations Knowledge of Juvenile Justice System
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Play Therapy and Counseling Children
Skilled in intake interviewing
Multicultural Wellness CenterMental Health Clinician | Worcester, MA | August 2016 - Current
Offer and document treatment consent forms in patient health records.
Directs family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
Completes CANS assessments for clients ages 4-19.
Conducts therapeutic individual, group, couple, and family therapy sessions.
Conducts an average of 20 one-on-one counseling sessions per week with clients.
Maintains a caseload of 50+ clients that included children, adolescents, and adults.
Develops and implements treatment plans and modify when needed.
Guides clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy.
Develops curriculum and facilitates therapeutic groupsto help members improve levels of functioning.
Connects clients with community support services and resource agencies.
Presents case history material to review and discussion with other agency staff members as well as outside agencies, such Worcester publics schools, DCF and DDS.
Works closely with Worcester Public School adjustment counselors to support student referrals therapeutic objectives during school.
Experience filing abuse reports with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Department of Disability Services.
Experience with suicide assessments and filing section 12s.
Spectrum Health SystemsFemale Services Counselor (MCI-Framingham) | Worcester MA | April 2015 - February 2016
Maintained a caseload of more than 50 female inmates at the Massachusetts state prison.
Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and process groups to improve inmates' level of functioning, and facilitate rehabilitation.
Led 4 group sessions each week on re-entry topics, trauma, substance abuse and healthy relationships.
Counseled inmates to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems that lead to their incarceration.
Consulted with inmates when developing long-term treatment plan goals and objectives.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Strategized with the clinical team to prevent inmate diversion, abuse, and recidivism.
Facilitated a smooth reentry by encouraging and reassuring inmates throughout their transitions by reviewing reentry plan and emotional support.
Developed and distributed relevant and comprehensive written materials on trauma, substance abuse, healthy relationships and vocational/educational topics.
Justice Resource Institute Pelham Academy Residential Counselor | Lexington, MA | September 2012 - April 2013
Supervised the residential treatment children during the evening and bedtime routines.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Recorded client information in daily logs, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, aggressive behaviors, restraints and other important incidents.
Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report to record client's daily activities and movements.
Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and emotional needs of the child clients.
Supervised residential children on community outings.
Taught residential children personal hygiene skills such as grooming hair and nails, and makeup application.
TechmissionTechmisson Corps/ Americorps Program Assistant and Recruiter | Boston, MA | October 2009 - October 2010
Led monthly comprehensive youth worker training for Boston, and Western Massachusetts Americorps volunteers.
Led monthly online youth worker training for Chicago, Los Angeles, and Denver Americorps volunteers.
Organized and led new Americorps volunteer and site director orientations and training to promote collaboration with our partnered after school programs.
Recruited new after-school programs and organizations to partner with Techmission to hire Americorps volunteers.
Oversaw hiring process for 80 AmeriCorps positions in Boston, Western Massachusetts, Chicago, Denver and Los Angeles.
Represented and recruited for organization at college career fairs
Conducted background checks on candidates by obtaining information from law enforcement officials, previous employers and references.
Coordinated employment offers with partnered site directors and extended offers to selected candidates.
Gathered and organized personnel records from all Americorps volunteers.
Secured site agreements and contracts from partnered sites.
Evaluated timecards for completion of required hours and accuracy on the weekly.
Master of ScienceClinical Mental Health Counseling Walden UniversityMinneapolis, MN | 2017
Specialization in Forensic Counseling
Addiction Counseling coursework
Member of Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honors Society
Bachelor of ArtsInternational StudiesMeredith CollegeRaleigh, NC | 2005Semester Study Abroad Experience in Ankara, Turkey (Fall 2006) and Gaborone, Botswana (Spring 2007).