Mental Health Therapist resume example with 13+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
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Professional Summary

As a therapist, it is an honor to be part of another person's process in understanding their personal worth. I respect and value my client's self-determination, therefore, my therapeutic approach is eclectic to correspond with the matter at hand. I am empathetic, patient and respectful, while building a relationship with my client. I believe that progress begins when my client has established trust in our relationship. I have faith that each client has the ability to discover their strengths and to use these strengths to achieve their individual goals. I aim to create a warm and safe environment for everyone to heal.

  • Team Meetings
  • Relationship Issues Management
  • Therapist Collaboration
  • Direct Supervision
  • Safety and Risk Assessments
  • Breathing Techniques
  • Group and Individual Sessions
  • Crisis Evaluation and Intervention
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Best Practices and Standards
  • Professional Relationships
  • Chronic Disorders
  • Mental Health Support
  • Anger Management
  • Major Depression
  • Mood Disorders
  • Community Involvement
  • Managing Patient Cases
  • Active Learning
  • Constructive Feedback
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Caregiver and Family Support
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Management
  • Alcohol and Substance Abuse
  • Cognitive Behavior Practices
  • Creative Thinking
  • Effective Planning
  • Progress Notes Updates
  • Admission Procedures
  • Compliance Issues
  • Community Resource Management
  • Complex Problem-Solving
  • Suicide Intervention
  • Interventions Understanding
  • Modifications and Adjustments
  • Crisis Situation Awareness
  • Patient Consultations
Work History
09/2021 to Current Mental Health Therapist Fairview Health Services | Princeton, MN,
  • Performed client assessments and developed treatment plans.
  • Group therapy for 8-9 clients with developmental and cognitive disabilities who have had sexually deviant behaviors.
  • Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Delivered client assessments for those struggling with addiction or relationship issues and implemented strategies based on client needs.
  • Offered and documented treatment consent forms in patient health records.
  • Managed caseload of 25 patients with substance dependence and co-occurring Axis I and Axis II disorders in Individual therapy sessions.
  • Utilized positive uncertainty and multi-systemic family systems therapy to encourage clients and help to handle ambiguity, accept inconsistencies and trust intuition in decision-making.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, created treatment plans and connected clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Worked collaboratively with other mental health professionals to provide consistent care and minimize diversion.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Applied array of different methodologies to assist patients with therapy.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Completed one-on-one counseling with broad range of clients suffering from CP, Graves disease and SPMI issues.
07/2013 to 07/2021 Mental Health Practitioner Avera Health | Worthington, MN,
  • Evaluated patients and implemented comprehensive treatment plans to enhance mental health.
  • Worked collaboratively with medical professionals regarding patient care.
  • Treated patients using Client Centered techniques.
  • Monitored and recorded patients' progress to determine success of treatments.
  • Encouraged clients to express feelings and discuss what was happening in day-to-day life in order to help each person develop insight into personal experiences and relationships.
  • Provided clients with recommendations to community resources.
  • Consulted with other staff members regarding treatment plans as deemed appropriate by team leader.
  • Documented client progress in confidential files.
  • Followed safety protocols and emergency procedures.
09/2008 to 06/2016 Volunteer Victim Services Advocate Victim Services Of Dodge, Fillmore, & Olmsted Coun | City, STATE,
  • Supported victims, family members and witnesses through law enforcement, healthcare, and social services.
  • Crisis Management
  • Constructed referral list of agencies and community resources for victims' and their families to provide aftercare services.
  • Accompanied clients to court to clarify processes and procedures.
  • Liaised with members of justice system on behalf of client.
  • Attended interagency meetings and networked to create community partnerships.
  • Developed safety plans to meet victims' assessment of need.
02/2009 to 03/2012 Primary Therapist/Intern Coordinator Safety Center, Inc. | City, STATE,
  • Group therapy for 12 individuals with developmental and cognitive disabilities as well as SPMI who have had sexually deviant behaviors.
  • Built trust and rapport with compassionate approach.
  • Completed full Diagnostic and Functional assessments to determine best courses of actions.
  • Documented therapeutic goals and client progress.
  • Implemented therapeutic interventions to promote awareness and growth.
  • Assessed client needs and developed treatment plans.
  • Performed duties in accordance with applicable standards, policies and regulatory guidelines to promote safe working environment.
  • Worked with different colleges to provide internship positions available.
  • Interviewed interns seeking positions at Safety Center.
  • Provided all information regarding internship and placed interns with different therapists and groups.
Expected in 12/2009 Master of Science | Counselor Education Winona State University, Winona, MN GPA:
Expected in 12/2004 Bachelor of Science | Clinical Psychology/Alcohol And Drug Studies Minnesota State University - Mankato, Mankato, MN GPA:

National Board of Certified Counselors

American Counseling Association

American Mental Health Counselors Association

Phi Kappa Phi

  • Certified Mental Health Counselor - National Board of Certified Counselors - Current #269206
  • Ordained/Endorsed Chaplain - Rose Ministries - Current #193007493-3
  • Rule 25 Certification - Minnesota State University, Mankato - 07/2004

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School Attended

  • Winona State University
  • Minnesota State University - Mankato

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  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Mental Health Practitioner
  • Volunteer Victim Services Advocate
  • Primary Therapist/Intern Coordinator


  • Master of Science
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