Mental Health Counselor Substance Abuse Counselor resume example with 10+ years of experience

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Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Professional Summary
Mental Health Counselor possessing in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis, assessment, and treatment. Experience working with children, adolescents, and adults using a variety of theoretical perspectives in individual, family, and group therapy sessions with a specialization in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Accumulated over 2 years of experience as a Mental Health Counselor. Skill Highlights Specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Also Exceptional ability to apply a wide-variety of skilled in Solution-focused therapy, Dialectical therapeutic interventions in individual, group, Behavior therapy, and Existential Therapy couples, and family counseling to meet the needs of Extensive knowledge in addictions and grief each client (i.e., behavioral modification techniques, counseling, and crisis intervention play therapy techniques, narrative Trained in administration, scoring, and interpretation therapy/storytelling, role-playing activities, etc.) of psychological assessments
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  • Merchandising expertise
  • Loss prevention
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Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI Expected in 2011 Master of Arts : Clinical Mental Health Counseling - GPA : GPA: 3.78

  • Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
  • 3.78 GPA
  • Coursework in Family therapy, Human Development, Psychopathology, Substance Abuse Counseling, Psychological Testing, Research Methods/Practices, Clinical and Personality Assessment, Treatment and Diagnosis, Therapeutic Approaches, etc.
  • Trained and excelled in the following therapeutic approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Existential Therapy, Family Systems Model, Solution-focused Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Andrews University Berrien Springs, MI Expected in 1 2009 Bachelor of Arts : Music/Pre-Medicine - GPA : GPA: 3.4
  • Degree in Music/Pre-Medicine
  • 3.4 GPA
  • Member of Pre-Med Club and various Choral Groups
  • Completed Human Services and Behavioral Psychology coursework
Work History
Amda College - Mental Health Counselor/Substance Abuse Counselor
Houston, TX, 04/2014 - Current
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Monitored client census by using the Daily Movement Report and recording admissions, discharges, doctor appointments and site visit data.
  • Conducted therapeutic individual and group therapy sessions.
  • Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
  • Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed. Also conducted psychosocial evaluations and initial assessments.
  • Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health. Also trained in collection of urine specimen and oral swabbing of patients.
  • Connected clients with community service and resource agencies.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients to appropriate resources.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Maintained a caseload of up to 35 clients.
  • Supervised weekly by LMHC and LCSW professionals.
  • Consulted with and trained highly skilled mental health and medical staff.
  • Formally trained in the following areas: SBIRT, Medicaid compliance, STARS, HIPAA regulations, Quality Assurance for OASAS, and Quest Diagnostics protocol.
Theratel Counseling Services - Mental Health Counselor
City, STATE, 02/2012 - 03/2014
  • Conducted individual, family, group, and couples therapy using a variety of therapeutic models and interventions.
  • Provided career and guidance counseling services to clients.
  • Managed caseload of at least 20 individuals. 
  • Worked with children, adolescents, and adults from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Received group and individual supervision weekly by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
Counseling & Testing Center - Counseling Intern
City, STATE, 07/2010 - 07/2011
  • Experience with psychological and personality testing using tests such as MMPI-2, BDI, WAIS, and MBTI.
  • Conducted workshops and seminars covering various topics in mental health from mood disorders to personality disorders.
  • Provided individual, group, and couples therapy to adolescents and adults.
  • Co-facilitated a psycho-education group for substance abuse amongst college students.
  • Received weekly group and individual supervision from experienced Licensed Psychologists and Professors.
  • Obtained experience as an office manager in learning how to efficiently run a mental health facility.
Andrews University Community Counseling Center - Counseling Intern
City, STATE, 2010 - 04/2010
  • Co-lead two adolescent groups focused on helping teens address various issues such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, and peer pressure.
  • Provided individual services to children with emotional distress issues using play therapy and behavioral modification techniques.
Certified by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) in recognizing and reporting Child Abuse, Maltreatment, and Neglect Member of the ACA and Phi Lambda Theta
Counseling, Diagnosis, mental health, office manager, Research, seminars, supervision, workshops

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School Attended

  • Andrews University
  • Andrews University

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Counselor/Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Counseling Intern
  • Counseling Intern


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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