mental health practitioner resume example with 14+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Empathetic Psychotherapist with 17-year history working within mental health field. Proven to build client rapport and facilitate growth. Skilled in facilitating individual therapy and some group experience.

  • Patient Support
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Developing Relationships
  • Patient Evaluation
Mental Health Practitioner, 06/2018 to Current
Avera HealthEstherville, IA,
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Referred clients to external resources for additional support.
  • Gauged and documented patient responses to interventions and treatments.
  • Performed duties following safety requirements and emergency protocols.
  • Collected client information through interviews, observations and tests.
  • Guided clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Collaborated with mental health professionals and other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
  • Responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Acted as client advocate, coordinating required services and resolving emergency problems in crisis situations.
  • Prepared and maintained required treatment records and reports.
  • Assessed patients for risk of suicide attempts or harmful behavior toward others.
  • Modified treatment activities or approaches as needed to comply with changes in clients' status.
  • Encouraged clients to express feelings and discuss happenings in life to help develop insight into themselves or relationships.
Behavioral Health Technician, 05/2016 to 06/2018
HcaLow Moor, VA,
  • Provided excellent service to patients through personable communication.
  • Documented observations, interventions and concerns in patient charts and electronic systems, sustaining continuum of care from admission through to discharge.
  • Engaged clients in therapeutic groups to promote coping skills, education and life skills.
  • Modeled appropriate communication and problem-solving skills in crisis situations involving patients, family or staff.
  • Documented patient interactions in compliance with HIPAA requirements.
  • Identified and addressed individual mental health challenges to support patients.
  • Conducted or assisted in treatment and rehabilitation of mental health patients by performing basic assessment procedures.
  • Interviewed new patients to complete admission forms and assess mental health status.
  • Monitored patients' well-being and reported changes or unusual behavior or physical illness to medical staff.
  • Restrained violent or suicidal patients using approved verbal or physical techniques.
  • Encouraged patients to develop interpersonal skills and engage in social interactions or other therapeutic activities
  • Assisted patients improve social relationships and engagement.
  • Developed basic strategies to promote patient safety, wellness and independence.
  • Cultivated relationships with patients, discussing ways to help improve overall health while alleviating self-harm practices.
  • Verified patient health history and contact information for chart accuracy.
Street Outreach Coordinator, 06/2013 to 10/2015
Cascade Youth & Family CenterCity, STATE,
  • Adhered to HIPAA confidentiality requirements by safeguarding files.
  • Connected individuals with relevant community resources and coordinated referrals.
  • Answered questions and responded to inquiries to deliver high level of service to patients.
  • Performed assessments to determine individual limitations and strengths.
  • Built and maintained strong relationships with patients by successfully resolving issues and responding promptly to phone inquiries.
  • Maintained accurate records and documented client data in company databases.
  • Discussed available program services with potential participants and outlined procedures to facilitate smooth engagement in program processes.
  • Reminded patients to take prescribed medications or nutritional supplements.
  • Built partnerships with related organizations to develop support and gain greater attention for important issues.
  • Collaborated with social workers to support patients.
  • Worked closely with disabled or impoverished individuals to locate helpful financial resources and community programs.
  • Implemented community outreach and engagement plans to reach vulnerable communities.
  • Presented clients with information, referrals and assistance accessing resources such as food, housing and transportation.
  • Performed ongoing monitoring of care plans to evaluate effectiveness, documenting interventions and goal achievements and suggesting changes accordingly.
  • Collaborated with community-based organizations and key stakeholders to address community initiatives.
  • Met community outreach goals through lead generation and conversion.
  • Trained members to develop skills, analysis and commitment toward mission.
  • Maintained outreach contacts in organization's database to track progress toward base building goals.
Youth Services SUDS Counselor, 01/2005 to 07/2010
Pathways Society, IncCity, STATE,
  • Supported and counseled clients with drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Identified problem areas impacting participants' ability to successfully complete treatment.
  • Completed comprehensive assessments of clients' substance abuse history and treatment requirements to develop individualized treatment plans.
  • Identified treatment goals based on individual diagnosis and history.
  • Developed referral process to assist client access to special programs and services.
  • Led supportive group discussions and education sessions with alcohol and drug users and families.
  • Conducted individual and group therapy sessions for incarcerated clients.
  • Discussed with offenders how such issues as drug and alcohol abuse and anger management problems might have played roles in past criminal behavior
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Guided clients in developing skills or strategies for dealing with problems.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
  • Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience and client histories.
  • Collaborated with others to discuss new opportunities.
Education and Training
M.D.: Social Work, Expected in 05/2009 to San Jose State University - San Jose, CA
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology, Expected in 05/2005 to San Jose State University - San Jose, CA

Currently CSWA. I passed LCSW exam last week and waiting for the Social Work Board to approve my LCSW.


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School Attended

  • San Jose State University
  • San Jose State University

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Behavioral Health Technician
  • Street Outreach Coordinator
  • Youth Services SUDS Counselor


  • M.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts

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