Mental Health Counselor specializing in family, individual and group psychotherapy, Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients. Seeking full time or part time mental health counseling position.
Seeking full time or part time mental health counseling position.
Internship responsibilities : Voluntarily created and implemented daily parenting workshops for teen mothers. Provided psychotherapy individually and facilitated group therapy. Family counseling experience. Effectively managed caseloads of more than 18 clients at any given time.
Tracked client movement on and off the Internship site by documenting times and destinations of clients.Charted and recorded information in client files. Effectively managed time and caseloads based on 15 - 20 sessions per week. Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Conducted comprehensive initial in-home psychosocial assessments prior to first wraparound meetings .Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans. Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes .Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems. Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications. Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes. Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Practicum Intern.Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose. Ministered emotional support and counseling to patients. Grief counseling to families responding to family members death.
Member of American Counseling Association. Coursework in Psychology, and Counseling, Coursework in Marriage and Family Therapy and Child Development. Law and Ethics for Psychologists coursework. Addictions/ Chemical Dependency and Multicultural Counseling coursework.
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