Compassionate and client-centered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a career history of building therapeutic relationships to facilitate client awareness and emotional growth. Accustomed to leading individual, group and family therapy sessions with expertise in evidence-based practices. Culturally competent, with a background serving diverse populations. Knowledgeable working with Juvenile Probation Department as well as the Department of Child and Family Services. Experience building trust and rapport with clients by conducting consultations to identify their mental health needs, prepare treatment plans that will align them with their individual and family goals, and serve as a solid emotional support. I offer a full range of support for clients dealing with probation, foster care, domestic violence, substance use, delinquency and gang affiliation.
Individual, group and family psychotherapy
Testing and Assessments
Substance Use Disorders
Treating Depression, Anxiety, PTSD and Bipolar Disorders
In-person and Telehealth services
Knowledge and experience working with the Juvenile Justice Department and Department of Child and Family Services.
Treating Complex Trauma
Domestic Violence, neglect and C-Sec
Therapists provide Juvenile-Justice-involved and at-risk children, along with their families, a wide range of services and support. Therapists work with children, adolescents, and transitional age youth who face emotional, behavioral, and learning challenges and have difficulty succeeding in family or community living environments.
Therapists provide case management, mental health care and a range of support services in schools, homes, or other community settings.
Therapists work collaboratively and in partnership with family members, school administrators, and faculty, county social workers, case managers, probation officers and other agencies.
Provides mental health services including assessments, diagnosis, and treatment planning.
Therapists documents and bills for mental health and case management services.
Conducts individual and family therapy sessions.
Assist in crisis interventions.
Must possess knowledge of psychiatric illness and mental health interventions, including understanding of co-occurring substance use disorders.
Administer assessment tests such as CANS, PSC-35, and the Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS).
Coordinates client discharges in a clinically appropriate manner.
Gaining clinical experience working with youth between the ages of 5-12 years.
Providing clinical services to a small group of selected students with emotional and behavioral needs.
Creating treatment plans for students identified as having mental health needs.
Providing individual, group and family therapy as well as case management.
Documenting and storing individual and group counseling notes.
Holding parent and staff consultations.
Knowledge of Evidence-Based Interventions.
Knowledge of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Knowledge of crisis management and crisis intervention techniques.
Effective verbal and written communication.
Mandated reporting policies and procedures (Child Abuse/Tarasoff)
Received training in early childhood education, and development.
Employed excellent oral and written communication skills after observing vulnerable children and families who struggled socioeconomically.
Responsible for screening children for possible abuse and/or mental health needs while providing psycho-education to families on issues of child development, mental health, education and nutrition.
Used evidence-based practices, using the most up to date science and teaching methods to meet the needs of children and families.
Measured the child's social competence while enhancing child's growth and development.
Strengthened families as the primary nurturers of their children.
Linked children and families to needed community services.
Provide a variety of learning experiences to help children grow intellectually, socially, and emotionally.
Provide outreach to families to determine what social or medical services they may need.
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