Mental Health Counselor resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Summary

Proficient, compassionate seminary-trained mental health professional with over ten years of experience. Genuine rapport builder who connects and conveys acceptance of others by being an empathetic listener with personable communications and people skills. Ability to learn and apply knowledge practical and applicable manner with minimum supervision. Successfully manages multiple priorities while maintaining a solid work ethic and a positive attitude. Offering 10-year background in implementing effective treatment plans and providing exceptional care for children, adolescents, and adults suffering from mental and emotional health illnesses—expertise in crisis intervention and treatment analysis and planning. Collaborative and team-oriented professional quickly establishes trust and rapport with patients.

  • Cultural Sensitivity
  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Coordination of Care
  • ndividual and Group Therapy
  • Family Counseling
  • Therapeutic Interventions
  • Community Resources
  • Continual Client Assessment
  • Evidence-Based Therapies
  • Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration
  • Tracking Client Progress
  • Client Goal Planning
  • Assessment And Diagnosis
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Maintain Records
Work History
05/2014 to Current
Mental Health Counselor Jewish Social Services North Bethesda, MD,
  • Intimate private practice has provided counseling services for 20 clients - adolescents, adults, families, groups, and marital and premarital couples to bring awareness of problems, identify and address crises, and develop action plans incorporating evidenced-based therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral and Person-Centered
  • Utilize evidence-based Trauma Focused – Cognitive Based Therapy (TF-CBT) to counsel adolescent clients with co-occurring PTSD diagnoses, which decreased PTSD symptoms by 30% when assessed
  • Collaborate with clients to create realistic, personalized treatment plans that entail short and long-term measurable goals that will challenge, empower, and encourage the client to remain engaged by accepting and taking accept the onus of their successes and learning from their errors
  • Utilize MS Office to create treatment records, financials, and presentations, develop reports, and secure clients' electronic files.
10/2019 to 04/2022
Director Osg Analytics Newtown, PA,
  • Counseling and Disability Resources Center (CDRC)
  • Transformed CDRC into a "Safe Space" for students and the MU community
  • Assessed and provided 60-70 hours of mental health support services for counseling students
  • Each semester provided mental health presentations to 18-25 Resident Assistants (RAs) with scenario role play to enhance memory and application
  • Counseled 20% of the student-athlete community and provided crisis counseling, injury-related accommodations, and assisted coaching staff with various concerns
  • Received Crusader for Education and Service Award from Student Ambassador program and Undergraduate Admissions team for outstanding service to Madonna University students and commitment to Franciscan Values (Respect for Dignity of Each Person, Peace and Justice, Reverence for Creation, and Education for Truth and Service)
  • Monitored and ensured compliance with federal and state requirements associated with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 of Rehabilitation Act, and Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act (Michigan) for 800 student accommodations for 20% of (new and returning) student population per semester
  • Provided academic mentoring that resulted in 55% of CDRC registered students being on the Dean's List, and 87% of CDRC students were in academic Good Standing (acceptable GPA and higher).
02/2016 to 10/2019
Forensic Family Clinician/Home-based Counselor, Clinical Case Manager Third Circuit Court, Clinic, Study City, STATE,
  • Achieved swift promotion from Clinical Case Manager to Forensic Family Clinician/Home-based Counselor
  • Managed and provided 20 hours of home-based, Court-appointed mental health services for ten families per week
  • 90% caseload were Juvenile Mental Health Court (MHC) at-risk youth with mental health diagnoses that resulted in adverse behavior in their home, school, and community
  • Frequently utilized evidence-based treatment Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) adolescent and parent module to address the high presence of complex trauma and PTSD
  • Collaborated with youth and family to create a challenging, realistic goals treatment plan
  • Discussed and monitored youth's CAFAS (Child and Adolescent Functional Assessment Scale) score to measure treatment goals
  • Collaborated with community leaders to connect clients/families to resources and safe, after-school activities
  • Complied with all Court, Clinic, Community Mental Health (CMH), Medicaid, and Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) standards, CAFAS
  • Liaised with school's leadership to develop Individualized Education Programs (IEP) and 504 Plan for student's documented disabilities
  • 40% completed JMHC Graduation Program due to the youth's behavioral improvement in home, school, community, and life outlook
  • Participated as a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing ongoing case management services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses
  • Provided crisis intervention and risk assessments
  • Increased referral rates by providing excellent service and building meaningful relationships with patients and caregivers
  • Managed caseload of 10 children in the welfare system to provide comprehensive, community-based care
  • Partnered with physicians, social workers, activity therapists, nutritionists, and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and document patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
Expected in
Master of Arts: Counseling
Ashland Theological Seminary - , Michigan
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Certificate : Addictions Studies
Madonna University - Michigan,
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Bachelor of Business Administration: Double Major: Accounting & Computer Programming
Davenport University (Detroit College of Business) - Michigan,
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Associates in Business Administration: Computer Programming
Davenport University (Detroit College of Business) - Michigan,
  • Faithfully served as the only mental health counselor on campus at Madonna University who provided 50-70 hours of weekly one-on-one counseling, crisis counseling, student and family, and faculty support
  • Collaborated and built community relationships with Livonia Save Our Youth, a substance abuse prevention organization to help inspire a safe and healthy Madonna University community, and received certificated training on how to use Narcan in an overdose situation
  • Initiated and connected with Hegira Health to request QPR Suicide Prevent Training for the Madonna University Student Affairs team of 25 individuals
  • Diligently shared different scenarios with Great Lakes ADA Center to ensure compliance with ADA guidelines
  • As a result, I spearheaded and created the foundation for an ADA Guide for the MU academic community
  • Crisis Telephone Line (CTL) Volunteer Training
  • Military Culture - Behavioral Health Training

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School Attended

  • Ashland Theological Seminary
  • Madonna University
  • Davenport University (Detroit College of Business)
  • Davenport University (Detroit College of Business)

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Director
  • Forensic Family Clinician/Home-based Counselor, Clinical Case Manager


  • Master of Arts
  • Certificate
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Associates in Business Administration

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