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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
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Professional Summary

Driven and compassionate Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 5-year background applying evidence-based practices to positively impact clients. Highly collaborative, organized and resourceful with excellent clinical acumen.

Current CA license.

Skills
  • Treatment planning
  • Psychosocial assessments
  • Trauma-informed care
  • Evidence-based practices
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Cognitive processing therapy
  • SMART goals
Work History
10/2020 to Current
Mental Health Therapist, LCSW Mary's Center Silver Spring, MD,
  • Updated treatment plans on regular basis with latest intervention strategies and progress notes.
  • Assessed patients’ emotional, social and economic stresses of illness. Established priorities for intervention; determined patient coping abilities and capacity for change; developed plans for intervention; assisted patient in care planning; made referrals to community agencies, as necessary; conducted individual/family counseling sessions.
  • Performed short-term therapy, provided education and responded to crisis situations.
  • Maintained knowledge of current trends and developments in the field by reading appropriate books, journals, and other literature and attending related seminars and conferences.
  • Completed all facility required documentation within required time frames.
  • Demonstrated adequate knowledge of DSM IV and diagnosed clients by using DSM-IV criteria and documented using appropriate coding guidelines.
  • Counseled individuals and families to bring awareness of problems, deal with crisis situations and develop action plans.
  • Guided clients in development of skills and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Facilitated family therapy sessions between children, caregivers and siblings to remediate conflict and build healthy relationships.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Assessed clinical risk and danger to children and families and determined appropriate level of response and intervention.
  • Managed private practice of 36 clients per week
07/2019 to 10/2020
Mental Health Therapist George Mason University Fairfax, VA,
  • Offered services to meet needs in community, office-based and consumer homes.
  • Provide risk screenings and assessments for Turlock Unified School District, as well as communicating the safety/crisis plan with family and staff.
  • Complete various behavioral health assessment tools including the CANS Assessment, Pediatric Symptom checklist, Teen ASI, etc.
  • Executed referrals and acted as liaison with community agencies, service providers and natural support systems.
  • Engaged consumers and family members in strengths-based treatment to stabilize or prevent crisis situations.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Counseled individuals, groups and families to bring awareness of problems, deal with crisis situations and develop action plans.
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues.
  • Met required performance standard of completing paperwork on-time.
  • Counseled up 30 patients weekly with issues such as mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Managed caseload of individual clients and family therapy sessions.
08/2018 to 05/2019
Peer Project Intern California State University Stanislaus City, STATE,
  • Performed as a liaison to multiple departments such as the health center, Psychological Counseling Services, Disability Resource Services, Victim Advocate, and academic departments to ensure student needs are met in the area of wellness
  • Compiled information from various evidence-based readings to create, plan, and facilitate workshops related to wellness
  • Presented to students on topics such as; stress, calming strategies, anxiety, and decreasing stigma around mental health
  • Created, organized, and maintained records related to workshop attendance and student feedback
  • Made referrals to campus resources such as psychological counseling and other community resources as needed.
  • Developed and maintained professional relationship with other organizations/departments and with colleagues and staff.
08/2017 to 06/2018
Student Support Specialist Thomas Downey Highschool City, STATE,
  • Assessed student and family needs, and refer students and families to school and community-based services.
  • Provided on-site individual, family, crisis intervention, and facilitate group counseling services
  • Maintained client’s charts and documented all counseling services according to local, state, and federal regulations
  • Assisted students and families in accessing local resources for medical, dental, and vision care, as well as basic needs services such as; food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and emergency financial assistance
  • Helped link students to appropriate academic resources, such as academic counseling, and after-school tutoring
  • Assessed student and family needs, and refer students and families to school and community-based services.
  • Provided on-site individual, family, crisis intervention, and facilitate group counseling services
  • Maintained client’s charts and documented all counseling services according to local, state, and federal regulations
  • Assisted students and families in accessing local resources for medical, dental, and vision care, as well as basic needs services such as; food, shelter, clothing, transportation, and emergency financial assistance
  • Helped link students to appropriate academic resources, such as academic counseling, and after-school tutoring
Education
Expected in 05/2019 to to
Master of Arts: Social Work
California State University - Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
GPA:
Expected in 05/2017 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Sociology
California State University - Stanislaus - Turlock, CA
GPA:
Certifications
  • Grief Counseling and Treatment Certification Training: Assessments and Interventions to Support Healthy Grieving and Adaptation to Death and Loss- Date completed: Feb 23, 2023

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School Attended

  • California State University - Stanislaus
  • California State University - Stanislaus

Job Titles Held:

  • Mental Health Therapist, LCSW
  • Mental Health Therapist
  • Peer Project Intern
  • Student Support Specialist

Degrees

  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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