Experienced Associate MFT looking to provide clinical assessment and treatment in a dynamic work environment.
Solution-Focused Brief Therapy
Community Mental Health
Existential Humanistic Therapy
Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Facilitator
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy/CBTp
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Parent Project Facilitator
Effectively managed caseloads of more than 80 clients at any given time. Former 5150 certified clinician for two counties.
Mental Health Clinician I March 2019 to CurrentUplift Family Services － Fresno, CA
With limited supervision, provides comprehensive assessments, treatment planning, risk assessment, clinical interventions, case management, and coordination of therapeutic activities in the community.
Ensures that documentation and maintenance of clinical records is completed per appropriate standards and regulations.
Provides facilitation and support to enhance the efforts of youth and their families/caregivers in the design and implementation of evidence based treatment.
Works directly with children and adults.
Unlicensed Mental Health Clinician November 2017 to April 2018Fresno County Dept of Behavioral Health － Fresno, CA
Evaluates or assists in the assessment and functional evaluation of consumers and formulates or assists in formulating a behavioral health wellness and recovery service plan.
Conducts or assists in conducting individual, group, marital, and family therapy, case management, rehabilitation, and counseling sessions as part of a behavioral health wellness and recovery service plan.
Provides or assists in the provision of consumer functional re-stabilization (crisis intervention) services.
Provides or assists in the provision of behavioral health consultative services to professional personnel of other agencies to help them better serve their consumers and families.
Speaks to community lay and professional groups to promote behavioral health, wellness and recovery, and anti-stigma practices.
Participates in staff development programs and in staff conferences regarding consumers' wellness and recovery and professional behavioral health approaches.
Counsels and consults with, or assists in the counseling and consultation with, consumers, families, other professional staff and community agencies regarding recommendations for wellness and recovery service planning and delivery, discharge, and follow-up planning.
Prepares correspondence, records and reports.
Therapist 2/Associate MFT September 2014 to CurrentBakersfield Behavioral Healthcare Hospital － Bakersfield, CA
Provides individual therapy, group therapy, family therapy, crisis management, and psychosocial assessments to a psychiatric inpatient population ranging from ages 6-65 years of age with severe mental illness; Provides accurate and timely documentation; Participates in interdisciplinary team meetings; and assists with transitioning to outpatient treatment upon psychiatric stabilization.
Recovery Specialist II/MFT-Intern October 2012 to November 2017Kern County Mental Health, Southeast RAWC － Bakersfield, CA
Provides mental health case management and therapy at a pre-licensed level; Actively engages consumers/family to determine what services and support will assist in reaching personal recovery goals considering the consumer/family's unique needs and preferences; Works collaboratively with the consumer/family to identify treatment goals and the professional referrals and interventions that are to be included in the consumer's plan of care; Ensures that services are individualized, emphasizing consumer/family needs, abilities, strengths, and preferences; Provides individual and group recovery-oriented mental health services to adults with mental illness and/or substance abuse; Performs crisis intervention and therapy; Participates in interdisciplinary team consultations to prepare consumers for successful discharge from psychiatric hospitals, group homes, or institutions to the community; Locates and evaluates the appropriateness of community-based housing and outpatient services and makes recommendations for placement, transition, and graduation; Regularly visits consumers/families in the community to assess their home and educational situations, to determine service needs, and to deliver services and support; Acts as an advocate for the consumer and family and, in partnership with them, maintains liaison with the family, schools, legal entities, various community groups; Performs basic typing and computer tasks; accesses, utilizes, and maintains electronic health records and files, including Anasazi/Cerner and others as required.
MFT-Trainee/ Recovery Coordinator I July 2011 to October 2012College Community Services － Taft, CA
Provided mental health services to adults and children who suffer severe mental illness.
Duties included adult/child assessment, treatment, and crisis management; Maintaining accurate and timely documentation.
Office Assistant III/Office Manager July 2010 to July 2011College Community Services － Taft, CA
Responsible for a vast array of duties including overall office production and problem solving in a high-volume mental health clinic.
Provided customer assistance for five programs including orientations for incoming Substance Abuse clients; created multiple reports for billing and Quality Assurance departments; responsible for Accounts Receivable and office finances; led in conducting a 100% audit with excellent results by Kern County Mental Health; maintained payroll and billing, and was lead staff in multiple areas of operation and dealings with KCMH and other organizations.
Proficient in Anasazi/Cerner and Microsoft Office.
Youth Mentor March 2010 to June 2011Garden Pathways － Bakersfield, CA
Provided a stable relationship for at-risk children between the ages of 13-18 years old in order to help them through life challenges and overcoming peer pressures and negative circumstances affecting their lives.
Also, continued education through Garden Pathways to become an agent of change and advocate for affected children.
Other duties include maintaining contact with clients enrolled in military boot camp and their case managers, record keeping, and administrative contact with both Garden Pathways and school/county/state officials that oversee the client.
Case Manager March 2008 to July 2008Tabitha's House Ministries, Inc － Bakersfield, CA
Completed intake and discharge of displaced substance abuse clients and their families; Conducted mental health assessments and drug screenings; Group facilitation--conducted group sessions on life skills; Tracked clients using electronic databases, record keeping, keeping detailed reports, and other clerical duties.
Education and Training
Master of Arts : Counseling Psychology, 2014Eisner Institute for Professional Studies － Encino, CA, USAMarriage and Family Therapy Concentration, (BBS Approved).
Bachelor of Arts : Psychology, 2009CSUB － Bakersfield, CA, USAMinor in Religious Studies.
Associate of Arts : Psychology, 2005Bakersfield College － Bakersfield, CA, USA
CBTp, Professional Assault Crisis Training (Pro-ACT), MORS (Milestones of Recovery Scale), TBS (Therapeutic Behavioral Services), MHA Recovery Model, SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment), Confidentiality/HIPPA, Certified Parent Project Facilitator, Certified Aggression Replacement Training (ART) Facilitator, ASIST Suicide Prevention.
Class President of Theta Chi Fraternity, CSUB Psychology Club, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Treasurer for CSUB Judo Club.
Marriage and Family Therapy, assessment, crisis management, and suicide prevention.
ORAGANIZATIONS: Class President of Theta Chi Fraternity, CSUB Psychology Club, Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, Treasurer for CSUB Judo Club.