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mental health therapist resume example with 14+ years of experience

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

Caring Mental Health Counselor with over 14 years of experience providing a wide variety of individual, group and familial counseling techniques and interventions strategies, and faith based counseling. Proficient in preparing and maintaining detailed treatment records and reports. Strong background in treating clients with Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Personality Disorders, ADHD, ODD, IED, Panic Attacks, Couples and marital counseling, kids, and grief counseling.

Skills
  • Psychosocial assessment
  • Treatment planning
  • Case documentation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Discharge Planning
  • Facilitating counseling sessions
  • Building rapport
  • Knowledge of juvenile justice system
  • Records management
  • Mental health evaluations
  • Group psychotherapy expert
  • Anxiety disorder expertise
  • Clinical interventions
  • Biopsychosocial assessments
  • Psychotropic medications knowledge
  • Social skills teacher
  • Personality disorder treatment aptitude
  • Adept at treatment and discharge planning
  • Case management proficiency
  • PTSD specialist
  • Skilled in intake interviewing
Education
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton, MA, Expected in 05/2015 Master of Arts : Mental Health Counseling - GPA :
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary South Hamilton, MA, Expected in 05/2012 Master of Arts : Divinity - GPA :
Work History
Catholic Charities Of Buffalo - Mental Health Therapist
Lockport, NY, 01/2019 - Current
  • Performed client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Utilized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to support clients in meeting therapeutic goals.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Managed private practice of 18 clients per week.
Catholic Charities Of Buffalo - Mental Health Therapist
Niagara Falls, NY, 02/2014 - 12/2019
  • Performed client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Christian clinical counseling to support clients in meeting therapeutic goals.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Managed private practice of 20 clients per week.
  • Worked with different collaterals to provide a wrap around service
North Christian Church Dighton - Pastoral Counselor/ Police & Fire Dept Chaplain
City, STATE, 08/2012 - 12/2015
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Provided emergency response in crisis situations to diffuse tensions and prevent violence.
  • Organized clinical interventions and treatment plans for patients suffering from chronic pain disorders.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
  • Assessed student issues pertaining to depression, anxiety and physical abuse to resolve conflicts between students, peers and teachers.
  • Assessed patient behavior, moods and other responses to determine correct diagnosis and devise treatment plans.
  • Helped patients to deal with realities of diagnoses and develop coping skills.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Led educational seminars and lectures at local community mental health centers to expand awareness of mental health symptoms and issues.
  • Facilitated smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout transitions.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Devoted special emphasis to punctuality and worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.
  • Monitored social media and online sources for industry trends.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.
God's Family Church - Associate Pastor
City, STATE, 08/2006 - 08/2012
  • Officiated special services such as weddings, funerals, baptisms and nursing home services.
  • Worked with stewardship to promote responsible biblical stewardship.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Raised congregational awareness of needs and contributions of youth to church life and operations.
  • Oversaw administration and management of all areas of ministry.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Provided spiritual care through visitation, counseling and prayer.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities.
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Facilitated community outreach programs, including guidance programs focused on helping middle school students prepare for college or vocational education opportunities.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget, delivering compassionate pastoral care to community and leading worship services, ordinances, funerals and weddings.
  • Organized and spearheaded community outreach programs, including shadowing and mentor programs focused on helping middle school students plan for college or vocational education opportunities and participate in local civic processes.
  • Resolved problems, improved operations and provided exceptional client support.
Additional Information

In my free time I like to read exercise, travel, and hang out with my son and our two dogs.

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary
  • Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Pastoral Counselor/ Police & Fire Dept Chaplain
  • Associate Pastor

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Arts

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