mental health therapist resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Team-oriented, Child Welfare, and Clinically Licensed Mental Health Professional with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies. I am also comfortable with working autonomously.

Skill Highlights
  • Therapeutic expertise
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Mood disorders specialist
  • Family therapy
  • ADHD/ADD specialist
  • Womens issues
  • Strong communicator
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Clinical documentation
  • Child Protective Services (CPS) knowledge
  • Family maintenance
  • Sound judgment
  • Skilled mediator
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Exceptional problem solver
  • Suicide risk assessments

Keynote speaker at the Rockford Centers "Postpartum Depression" Seminar in September of 2007.

Professional Experience
Mental Health Therapist, 08/2014 to Current
Pawnee Mental Health ServicesJunction City, KS,
  • Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders.
  • Led patients in individual, family, and marital therapy sessions.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
Mental Health Therapist, 08/2005 to 08/2014
Pawnee Mental Health ServicesMarysville, KS,
  • Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive behavioral therapy.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Quickly responded to crisis situations when severe mental health and behavioral issues arose.
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Provided Counseling for Women and Families that suffer fromPostpartum Depression.
  • Trainings and Workshops as requested, specific to Postpartum Mood Disorders.
Military OneSource Consultant, 08/2003 to 08/2005
Crozer-Keystone Health SystemHavertown, PA,
  • Telephonic Mental Health Assessment, Referral, and Follow-up
  • Demonstrated mastery of customer service call script within specified timeframes.
  • Provided accurate and appropriate information in response to customer inquiries.
  • Maintained up-to-date records at all times.
  • Developed effective relationships with all call center departments through clear communication.
  • Provided topic specific training to 10 - 15 staff members.
Truancy Prevention Social Worker, 08/2001 to 08/2003
Child Guidance Resource CenterCity, STATE,
  • Provided Individual and Family Counseling in an effort to Prevent Truancy
  • Charted and recorded information in client files.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Conferred with parents and guardians, teachers and administrators to resolve clients' behavioral and academic problems.
Hospital Social Worker, 08/1999 to 08/2001
A.I DuPont Hospital For ChildrenCity, STATE,
  • Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
  • Developed patient care plans, including assessments, evaluations.
  • Initiated plans of care based on patient assessments.
  • Served as a liaison between patients and physicians to assist patients in understanding their treatment plans.
  • Instructed patients and family members on proper discharge care.
Psycho-Forensic Evaluator, 08/1998 to 08/1999
Public Defenders Office Of DelawareCity, STATE,
  • Conducted Client interview to develop a comprehensive Bio-Psychsocial Assessment to be used by the attorney to mitigate charges against the Offender.
  • Efficiently gathered information from families and any other social services agencies to inform development of treatment recommendations.
  • Recommended clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
Adoption Social Worker, 08/1996 to 08/1998
Tabor Children's ServiceCity, STATE,
  • Provided training for Foster Care and Adoptive Applicants
  • Completed Adoption Homestudy for Prospective Applicants
  • Processed the Complete Adoption from Matching Applicants with Children to Finalization of the Adoption in Court.
Intake Social Worker, 08/1994 to 08/1996
Delaware County Children And Youth ServicesCity, STATE,
  • Investigated Reports of Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Completed Child Abuse and Neglect determinations, and either closed the case, or referred the case for on-going services through Delco CYS.
Intensive Case Manager, 08/1992 to 08/1992
Child Psychiatry CenterCity, STATE,
  • As 1 of the first 2 Casemanagers hired for the Pilot Program of Wraparound Services (BHRS), I attended the County Meetings, and Conducted the Wraparound Meetings in the Schools.
  • Accessed the Mobile Therapists, Behavior Specialist, and Therapeutic Staff Support for families.
  • Assisted in defining and re-defining the above mentioned roles and responsibilities.
Recruitment Officer for Children with Special Needs, 08/1991 to 08/1992
Best Nest, Inc.City, STATE,
  • Conducted Presentations for Churches and Community Organizations, in hopes to increase awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS on babies.
  • Fostered partnerships with other community organizations to address the need for Foster Care for special needs children, especially those considered HIV positive.
Education and Training
MSW: Social Work, Expected in 2001 to Widener University - Chester, PA
BSW: Social Work, Expected in 1991 to Eastern University - St. Davids, PA
Case Manager, Counseling, Meetings, Psychiatry, Recruitment, Therapy, Workshops

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School Attended

  • Widener University
  • Eastern University

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Military OneSource Consultant
  • Truancy Prevention Social Worker
  • Hospital Social Worker
  • Psycho-Forensic Evaluator
  • Adoption Social Worker
  • Intake Social Worker
  • Intensive Case Manager
  • Recruitment Officer for Children with Special Needs


  • MSW
  • BSW

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