Mental Health Counselor resume example with 5+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with expertise in a wide variety of clinical populations and diagnoses, extensively trained in EMDR and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I provide a creative experiential approach that emphasizes a holistic treatment plan focused on improving all the aspects of a clients life, emphasizing emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well being. I have worked extensively with adolescent populations, and the cognitive behavioral tools I teach are designed to train clients to effectively learn excellent coping and life skills, to stimulate feelings of self-efficacy and independence.
Extensive EMDR trauma training

Experience and expertise in working with high school age clients

Successfully organized and facilitated a variety of different therapeutic groups
Trained thoroughly in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Expert in experiential therapy, including wilderness therapy certification

Skilled mediator with Non-Violent Communication training
Work History
Mental Health Counselor, 2003 - 2004
Beth Israel Lahey Health Beverly, MA, My duties included all aspects of individual and family mental health therapy including conducting initial intake interviews and evaluating for substance abuse, seeing clients weekly for individual and family counseling sessions, completing all requisite paperwork including SOAP notes for each session and insurance billing documents, and finally organizing and facilitating discharge of clients post treatment.  In addition I assisted clients as a case worker and in this capacity was responsible for organizing doctor visits, monitoring medication, and helping clients apply for a variety of housing, food, income assistance, and other social support programs. 
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 04/2006 - 05/2008
Leidos Lewis Mcchord, WA,
    In my capacity as a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor at Taos Colfax Community services, I provided fully comprehensive services to clients with a wide variety of mental health diagnoses and substance abuse issues. I was responsible for conducting an initial intake interview and assessment with each potential client, and creating a full treatment plan directing them to appropriate clinical interventions and services matching each individual clients need. I then provided individual and family therapy session, often weekly or bi-weekly depending the on the severity of the diagnosis. I was also available on call for any crisis situations that emerged during the therapeutic process. I referred clients with substance abuse issue to proper support groups and individual substance abuse therapy, and often helped facilitate these sessions. I consulted with the agency psychiatrist often on each client and was responsible for monitoring their medications and any behavioral or emotional changes associated with medication management. In addition I provided case management, helping clients apply for other forms of community aid, such as food stamps, public housing, and financial assistance, SSDI, and other social support programs. I was also responsible for creating discharge plans to effect a smooth transition for the clients back into the community post treatment. As TCCS is a low-income community mental health center in a rural portion of an extremely impoverished New Mexico town, I was fortunate to work with clients with full range of ethnicities, cultural identities, and socioeconomic conditions. I also worked in the public High School as a community mental health therapist for 1-2 days a week, providing behavioral mental health services, mediating conflicts within families to clarify and resolve underlying issues, and working with teachers and school administrators to address behavioral problems or student mental health issues. Finally, I organized an ongoing weekly behavioral and relational therapy group designed to teach functional living skills and address behavioral issues for men 16-50 diagnosed with severe schizophrenia.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, 07/2008 - 04/2011
Leidos Nashville, TN, Aspen Center For Counseling (ACC) was a private mental health practice focused on providing in-depth one on one counseling, case management, and group support for clients diagnosed with severe mental illness. Populations included individuals diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, major depressive disorder, PTSD, and severe anxiety disorders. Services were primarily aimed at stabilizing and maintaining basic functionality of clients, and utilized extensive Cognitive Behavioral Therapy tools to increase client competence with basic life skills, and teach clients to function independently with their support system. EMDR was the primary modality utilized for addressing deep seated psychological issues in this population, specifically focused on alleviating panic attacks, resolving PTSD symptoms, and addressing personal traumas. ACC also offered weekly support groups for clients to provide a sense of community and continuity, focused on individual life skill development (such as grocery shopping, paying bills, etc) within a therapeutic group context. 
Bachelor of Arts: American Studies, Expected in 1997
Evergreen State University - Olympia, WA
Master of Arts: Counseling, Expected in December 2003
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM
I completed 60 hours of graduate coursework at a CACREP accredited institution, passed the NBCC exam and completed all clinical internships, received a full academic scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a GPA of 4.08

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School Attended

  • Evergreen State University
  • University of New Mexico

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  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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