Versatile, energetic, ethical: Seeking to utilize my diverse skills effectively and reliably in
helping people with chronic mental illness by increasing functioning and improving the quality of
life for each client served. High success rate in preventing hospitalization relapse and maintain
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Counselor PreparationSeton Hall University － South Orange, NJCounselor Preparation
Bachelor of Arts: PsychologyCollege of Saint Elizabeth － Morristown, NJPsychology
12/2012 to 07/2014
Mental Health Rehab SpecialistTri-City Mental Health － Pomona, CA
Provided individual psychosocial rehabilitation and case management services to adults and older adults struggling from severe mental illness, homelessness, dual diagnosis and/or co-occurring disorders Managed a case load of over 20 clients in the Full Service Partnership program (FSP) Educated families n mental illness and provided community resources for support groups Collaborated with clients' and community agencies including psychiatric and medical hospital, CPS and APS in treatment planning Excelled in completing documentation on Welligent, treatment goals, and progress notes prior to deadlines Developed/implemented educational and therapeutic group once a week Linked clients to least restrictive housing and medical services based on individual needs Delivered crisis intervention and stabilization for the after-hours on call crisis line.
12/2005 to 11/2012
Life CoachBrand New Day HMO － Garden Grove, CA
Coordinated and performed functions pertaining to a variety of services for a caseload of 80 outpatient clients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder, Major Depression, Schizophrenia, Personality Disorder, Dual-Diagnoses, and other Psychiatric Disorders Provided crisis intervention and intensive case management services to high-risk clients to ensure access, and enhance mental, emotional and medical health Conducted clinical assessments inclusive of mental status, psychiatric history, substance abuse history and social and family history which determines client's appropriateness for the services provided Coordinated services related to housing, vocational, legal, hospitalization, benefits-coverage matters and an array of other client-based needs Utilized a variety of computer programs and confer with Medical, Psychiatric and other professionals regularly, associated with client treatment Facilitated psycho-social groups, and performed other related duties as necessary.
Effectively related professionally with clientele and staff, attaining positive outcomes Assisted clients and their families with psychiatric and medical hospitalization discharge plan, provided community resource linkage based on clients' post hospitalization needs, with the goal to reach their full potential and to main medication compliance.
01/2005 to 11/2005
Child Care WorkerYoung Life Enrichment － Garden Grove, CA
Worked as a team with case manager, social worker, and house manager in a group home setting to help clients who are in a critical and vulnerable stage of development Provided support, guidance, disciplines, and structure to teenage clients and helping them prepare for their release from the dependency system Served as a role model by demonstrating respect to severely emotionally abused teenage girls through daily living activities Assisted clients with emancipation plans and money management skills which help them to live independently successfully once they turn 18.
10/2001 to 04/2004
Psychiatric ClinicianCatholic Community Service － Jersey City, NJ
Worked independently to apply effective clinical skills for assessments, interventions and treatment planning for Severely Persistent Mentally Ill population Handled confidential and sensitive information while timely maintaining clinical records and documentation.
Managed caseload of 8-10 clients Collaborated with treatment team members, supervisor, and psychiatrist biweekly Focused efforts on discovering and meeting the needs of caseload, colleagues, and external constituencies Conducted clinical assessments inclusive of mental status, psychiatric history, substance abuse history and social and family history which determines patient's appropriateness for various programs Assisted patients with discharge plans and made appropriate referrals to facilitate addressing a patient's post-discharge needs.
08/2000 to 10/2001
Mental Health WorkerComprehensive Behavior Healthcare, Inc － Lyndhurst, NJ
Facilitated one to four hourly therapeutic activity groups on a daily basis and weekly therapy groups Provided counseling and developed treatment plans for geriatric/psychiatric caseload Reviewed treatment plans for clients at a minimum of once every three weeks and monitoring clients' progress on a weekly basis Provided case management services to assigned caseload, such as encouraging clients to come to program through individual and group therapies, referral to nursing homes and mental health organizations.