Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Profile

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.

  • Mental Health Counseling
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Trauma- EMDR
  • Client Assessment and Evaluation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Treatment Planning
  • Continuing Care Coordination
  • Group Facilitator
  • Record Management/ Data
Relevant Experience

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.

09/2011 to Current Mental Health Counselor-Private Practice Lifespan Corporation | Cranston, RI,

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.

04/2010 to 08/2011 Counselor-Internship Kvc Health Systems | Hays, KS,

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.

07/2010 to 07/2011 Clinician-Internship South Boise Womens Correctional Center | City, STATE,

Duties included: programming therapy groups, individual counseling, assessments, mental health evaluations, substance abuse assessments and crisis management in a correctional setting.

06/2007 to 2010 Psychiatric Coordinator-South Boise Womens Correctional Center Correctional Medical Services | City, STATE,

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.

03/2004 to 07/2005 Psychiatric Technician Saint Alphonsus Medical Center | City, STATE,

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.

10/2002 to 06/2003 Adoption Case Manager CASI Foundation For Children | City, STATE,

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.

Expected in 2011 Certification | EMDR EMDR Institute, Minneapolis, OR GPA:
Expected in 2011 Master of Science | Mental Health Counseling Capella University, Minneapolis, MI GPA:
Expected in 2001 Bachelor of Science | Psychology Eastern Oregon University, Minneapolis, OR GPA:
Expected in | , Minneapolis, OR GPA:

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Psychology Association

American Counseling Association

Idaho Mental Health Counselors Association

Career Chronology
09/2011 to Current | ,
05/2011 to 09/2011 Rose Advocates, Inc | ,
08/2010 to 08/2011 South Boise Women's Correctional Center | ,
07/2007 to 01/2010 Psychiatric Coordinator Correctional Medical Services @ South Boise Wome | ,
04/2004 to 08/2005 Psychiatric Technician Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center | ,
11/2002 to 07/2003 Adoption Case Manager CASI Foundation for Children | ,
2001 to 2002 | ,

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  • Capella University
  • Eastern Oregon University

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