mental health clinician resume example with 2+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Professional Summary

Bilingual Mental Health Counselor with fluency in Spanish. Proficient in providing caring and methodological counseling services in diverse settings. Skilled in developing and maintaining therapeutic relationships and helping patients progress toward planned outcomes. Client-focused Mental Health Counselor with 4 years of experience in healthcare. Successful in lending expertise to improve delivery of care. Highly accomplished in designing education programs and building consensus among stakeholders and healthcare leaders.

  • Case management proficiency
  • Learning disability awareness
  • Trained in indicators of child abuse
  • Social skills teacher
  • Clinical interventions
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
  • Personality disorder treatment aptitude
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system
  • Dual diagnoses expert
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Case documentation
  • Anxiety disorder expertise
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Expertise in crisis intervention techniques
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Work History
01/2020 to 01/2021
Mental Health Clinician Leake & Watts Services Inc Yonkers, NY,
  • Mediated conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages 4 to 20.
  • Managed caseload of 30 patients with substance dependence, anxiety disorders, and depressive episodes.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Used biopsychosocial methodologies to help patients during therapy sessions.
  • Recommended clinical interventions for acute conditions.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Facilitated smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout transitions.
  • Encouraged patients to discuss experiences in group and individual settings.
08/2018 to 05/2019
Psychiatric Social Worker State Of Oregon Stayton, OR,
  • Collaborated with interdisciplinary team while working with children, youth, adults and older adults to coordinate care and treatment plans.
  • Supported pediatrics department while providing crisis interventions and making child protective service calls.
  • Worked with medical teams, patients and families to implement effective treatment plans.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Provided ongoing counseling to help patients deal with conditions and processes.
  • Documented case notes daily and coordinated follow-up for seamless case management.
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources.
  • Coordinated individualized discharge plans to manage safe transition back into community and home environments.
  • Organized clinical documentation, treatment plans, and referrals.
  • Provided ongoing counseling to help patients deal with conditions and processes.
  • Updated treatment plans on monthly basis with latest intervention strategies and progress notes.
  • Referred patients to home care and home health services, skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and end-of-life care arrangements.
  • Used coordination and planning skills to achieve results according to schedule.
08/2017 to 06/2018
School Social Worker Avon Community School Corporation Avon, IN,
  • Monitored progress and documented any patient health status changes, keeping healthcare team updated.
  • Reported child abuse in accordance with legal standards of mandatory reporters.
  • Developed rapport to create safe and trusting environment for care.
  • Developed Functional Behavioral Assessment and Positive Behavioral Intervention Plan to identify cause of problem behavior, formulate strategies to address behavior and teach new behavioral skills.
  • Monitored student attendance, documented truancy, and submitted referrals per requirements.
  • Completed psychosocial histories of students under evaluation.
  • Monitored students for signs of trauma, abuse and neglect.
  • Collaborated with schools, family services and health care providers to determine services and aid with psychosocial assessments.
  • Identified student barriers to self-sufficiency and created relevant IEPs.
  • Supported students, teachers, and families during crisis situations.
  • Provided case management services, counseling, education and life-skills training to diverse, at-risk student population.
  • Created intervention and treatment plans for students in need of assistance.
  • Implement behavioral improvement plans based on established assessments.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary teams of school psychologists, teachers and administrators to create and implement Individualized Education Plans.
  • Provided educational support services to students with emotional, intellectual and physical disabilities.
  • Evaluated, assessed, and diagnosed learning and social issues.
Expected in 05/2023 to to
Ph.D.: Higher Education
Azusa Pacific University - Azusa, CA
Expected in 05/2019 to to
Master of Science: Social Work
University of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA
Expected in 05/2017 to to
Bachelor of Science: Psychology
Cal State Fullerton - Fullerton,
Native or Bilingual
  • National Association of Social Workers
  • Academy of Psychological Association
  • Latino Association at USC
  • Volunteer at Keck School of Medicine

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School Attended

  • Azusa Pacific University
  • University of Southern California
  • Cal State Fullerton

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Clinician
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • School Social Worker


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Science

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