A highly experienced counselor with the ability to effectively communicate in a compassionate and solution-focused manner. Dedicated to providing exceptional care to children and adults, individuals or groups with the ability to establish a therapeutic relationships with all personality types. Very organized with high ability to multi-task and prioritize in stressful situations while understanding how to balance individual needs. Strong ability to establish solid professional relationships with co-workers, administration and coordinating agencies.
12+ years experience obtained in multiple settings such as psychiatric hospitals, correctional facility, community agencies and private practice.
Managed high volume case load of up to 100.
Collaborated with Physicians, social services, law enforcement and courts with experience using telemedicine.
Referred clients for medication management, community services and inpatient treatment programs.
Worked with counseling needs of all age groups, different multicultural needs and psychiatric conditions.
Providing counseling services to the private sector with an emphasis on PTSD/trauma, anxiety disorders, depression and relationship conflicts. Counseling philosophy includes but not limited to, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused and EMDR. Management duties related to chart organization, accounting, medical billing, advertising, budget, etc.
Provided one-on-one counseling to victims and families of domestic violence in rural areas. Incorporated the use of EMDR with clients suffering from trauma and PTSD due to domestic violence.
Duties included: programming therapy groups, individual counseling, assessments, mental health evaluations, substance abuse assessments and crisis management in a correctional setting.
Overall coordination of mental health services being provided to 370 female inmates. Organized two weekly mental health clinics via telemedicine and clinic, and ensure effective communication between providing site and psychiatrist. Extensive knowledge of psychiatric medications, lab results, behavior symptoms, and psychiatric and medical terminology. Processed medication orders, psychiatric notes, and referrals in a timely manner. Communicates effectively with psychiatrist and nursing staff to provide needed care. Maintained psychiatric roster and monitored monthly medication numbers. Completed all mental health/suicide intakes screening for all incoming offenders. Discharge planning with community resources for offenders needing mental health follow-up and/or medication management upon entering back into the community. Educated inmates with coping skills and the side effects of medication.
Primary responsibilities included medical/psychiatric intakes and vital stats. Running daily classes on subjects including life skills, chemical dependency, mental health and general activities. Knowledge of psychiatric medications, psychiatric illness and understanding
of hospital functioning and medical protocol. Ability to communicate significant behavioral changes to medical staff and chart daily behaviors. Create crisis management plans with patients upon discharge. Continuous monitoring of patients to ensure their safety on the hospital unit.
Provided birthparent counseling before and after placement. Duties included writing profiles and filing legal paper work. Setting up required medical and legal representation for birthparent. Accompanied birthparent to court when terminating parental rights. Completed home studies for perspective adoptive couples. Problem solving any problems
that arise between all parties. Advocated for both birthparents and adoptive parents needs. This position required some travel within the state.
National Board of Certified Counselors
American Psychology Association
American Counseling Association
Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association
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