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

Bilingual Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than 15-year career history building therapeutic relationships to facilitate growth. Experience treating individuals undergoing life transitions and chronic health conditions. Worked in diverse settings such as hospitals, schools, private practice and correctional facilities.

  • Bilingual and multicultural: Portuguese (fluent)and Spanish (conversational)
  • EMDR trained clinician
  • Prioritizing Tasks
  • Clinical assessment
  • Behavioral monitoring
  • Teamwork
  • CBT and DBT
  • Neurological bases of anxiety, trauma, memory
Work History
06/2020 to Current Mental Health Counselor Gulf Coast Jewish Family And Community Services | New Port Richey, FL,
  • Provided telehheath services to guide clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Used online communication and therapeutic tools to assist clients with anxiety symptoms
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients
  • Provided therapy online to clients struggling with addiction or relationship issues and devised strategies based on client needs.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment while receiving telehealth counseling.
  • Managed private practice of 15 to 20 clients per week.
06/2017 to 05/2020 Mental Health Professional Geo Group Inc. | Lovejoy, GA,

Mental health services under contract in a state correctional facility

  • Evaluated incarcerated individuals in crisis and implemented suicide prevention measures.
  • Developed Treatment Plans and Bio-Psychosocial Evaluations
  • Encouraged patients to discuss day to day issues in order to gain insight and learn more effective coping behaviors
  • Counseled patients with substance abuse problems and co-morbidities
  • Guided patients through therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Managed daily direct contact schedule of 10 to 15 patients plus emergencies
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Developed goal-oriented psycho-educational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients.
  • Managed caseload of 150 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders.
02/2013 to 06/2017 Behavioral Health Specialist American Psychological Association | Santa Clara, CA,
  • Case Management and Counseling average of 8 patients daily.
  • Counseled and mentored clients on substance use and life choices.
  • Encouraged incarcerated individuals to use decision making, mindfulness, anxiety management strategies to reduce frequency of crisis.
  • Developed Treatment Plans and Bio-Psychosocial Evaluations
  • Used behavioral and processing techniques to help patients overcome intense trauma related symptoms.
  • Managed large caseload of emotionally labile client population
07/2002 to 08/2008 Psychologist American Psychological Association | Santa Cruz, CA,
  • Used insight oriented therapy psychoanalytic based to treat patients
  • Interviewed, observed, and surveyed patients in order to gain necessary information for psychological diagnosis.
  • Scheduled regular patient appointments and new patient consultations.
  • Contacted patients about appointments and treatment options.
  • Implemented evidence-based methodologies and interventions to foster psychological health.
08/1994 to 10/2007 Psychologist American Psychological Association | Santa Fe Springs, CA,
  • Cooperated with health professional to develop research on neuropsychological assessment
  • Made presentations in Congress and professional meetings on neuropsychological assessment
  • Applied neuropsychological knowledge to interpret testing and observation results.
  • Developed a protocol of neuropsychological tests to evaluate patients candidates for epilepsy surgery
  • Administered neuropsychological tests to evaluate outcome of neurological treatment
  • Visited international epilepsy treatment centers
  • Participated in research to standardize intelligence test to Brazilian population
Expected in Master of Science | Community School Psychology Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL GPA:
  • Thesis: Relationship between learning disability and logical thinking
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Clinical Psychology Pontifical Catholic University of Rio De Janeiro, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, GPA:

This is a 5-year course considered equivalent to a Master level in the US as per credentialing evaluation service. Prepares for independent practice in psychology in Brazil.

  • Professional development completed in Clinical Psychology with practice and internship
Expected in 06/2002 Ph.D. | Behavioral Biology Universidade De Brasilia, Brasilia, DF, Brazil, GPA:
  • This degree was considered equivalent to a US degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Biological Sciences, as per credential assessment conducted by Josef Silny and Associates, Inc- International Education Consultants, Miami, Florida.
  • Research publication: Claire, J, Tomaz, C: Lateralized impairment of the emotional enhancement of verbal memory in patients with amygdala-hyppocampus lesion, Brain and Cognition, 2003,52:223-230.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) Basic Training completed in 2018

DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) Certification Training - completed in 2018.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for PTSD - completed in 2016

First Aid/CPR BLS Certified - expires in 2022

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