Mental Health Counselor adept at facilitating both individual and group therapy sessions to help participants overcome obstacles. Detail-oriented with superior interpersonal skills.
Compassionate social services professional and active listener dedicated to working tirelessly with clients to help them resolve mental health issues and thrive on their own terms.
Adaptable social services professional skilled in intakes and assessments, crisis management and comprehensive case management.
Managed a caseload of more than 35--40 clients at any given time
Social Science, Social Welfare and Social Work coursework
Member of Social Work Club (2010--2012)
Member of Social Work Club (2003--2005)
Coursework in Social Work
Conducted 10 individual, family and couples therapy sessions per week.
•Administer therapy for the purpose of addressing serious antisocial behavior
Interviewed clients individually and with families to determine what services would best address their needs.
Advised patients on community resources, made referrals and devised realistic treatment plans.
Communicated with relatives of patients about diagnoses and treatment programs.Compiled socio-psychiatric case histories to facilitate accurate diagnoses.
Reduced the unnecessary risk of institutional care by treating high-risk clients living in the community.
Interviewed patients and their relatives to compile detailed social and psychiatric information.
Communicated with public social and welfare agencies to obtain and provide information.
Presented case history material for review and discussion with other staff members.
Evaluated and addressed individual client needs and concerns.
Conducted mental health assessments for children, adolescents and adults receiving child welfare and prevention services.
Practiced cognitive behavioral, motivational enhancement and structural family therapy.
Completed intake assessments with patients and drafted community re-entry plans following treatment.
Educated residents and their families regarding other community resources.
Developed workable solutions for recurring problems for individuals and families.
Provided mental health support to homeless clients, and connected them with community resources.Worked with severely mentally ill adults, the homeless and dually-diagnosed.
���Participate/advise in the team approach in providing mental health services to qualifying students for the purpose of ensuring that services are available
•Provide a variety of mental health services such as case consultation and advice concerning student status, diagnosis, and treatment for the purpose of ensuring mental health providers are being provided the information needed to provide the most effective mental health services possible
•Provide continuous student evaluation consistent with established teacher, school and district objectives, goals and policies for the purpose of advising consistent and effective mental health services to reach set goals
•Maintain confidentiality of records relating to students' treatment.
Travel from site to site and/or perform necessary home visits for the purpose of providing direct treatment, consultation and collaboration for students
•Coordinate and participate as a member of the District Crisis Team to give support and counseling to students and staff
•Attend and facilitate IEP team meetings as needed
•Assisted Director of Family and Community Partnership/ERSEA with providing training and assistance to Head Start families and family service coordinators
•Conducted sites and home visits to ensure service area compliance and identified program training needs
•Perform general administrative duties to support professional staff
•Collaborated with community agencies to advocate for Head Start families and establish partnerships
•Social Work Intern with Adolescent Opportunity Program
•Work with youth 12 – 18 years of age who need extra support and attention in order to make positive life choices
•Provide therapeutic services to safely divert youth from becoming further involved with the criminal justice system
•Assist youth to help increase interpersonal skills and build self-esteem
•Conducted interviews with residents in assigned areas by following stringent guidelines and confidentiality laws
•Explained the purpose of the census interview, answered residents questions, and recorded census data on forms
•Planned work by reviewing assignment area to determine organizations of neighborhoods and locate households for conducting interviews
•Met daily with supervisor to review, submit work, and receive additional instructions
•Provided counseling to hospice clients and families receiving Palliative Care
•Referred and assisted clients in applying for Social Security Disability benefits, Mississippi Division of Medicaid, Mississippi Department of Health and Human Services, Veteran Affairs, and Medicare
•Essential member of the agency Interdisciplinary Care Team
•Coordinated psychosocial assessments and needs of clients and advance care planning for clients with chronic, acute, and terminal illnesses
•Responsible for planning, organizing, directing, supervising, a residential home operated for profit
•Sorted all classes of mail into delivery sequence
•Delivered mail and parcels to the designated addresses
•Maintained required information and record changes of addresses
•Forwarded mail to the required correct addresses
•Sold postage stamps and money orders to rural customers
•Delivered all classes of mail and parcels to rural customers addresses
•Sold stamp supplies and money orders to customers
•Relieved full-time Rural Carrier during vacation, sick-leave, and holidays
Assembly of components for riding lawn mowers using power tools (drills, ratchets)
• Responsible for performing in-process inspections for each part produced
• Proper labeling of product for customer use
• Testing finished product to ensure proper functioning
• Packaging of finished product for shipment
• Maintain clean work area, including general housekeeping
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Certified Mental Health Therapist (CMHT) September, 2014
Mississippi Department of Mental Health Provisional Certified Mental Health Therapist September, 2012
• Secretary to the Postal Executive September, 1999
• Introduction to Postal Supervision August, 1999
• Report Writing for Postal Managers July, 1999
• AM-PM: Administrative Management for Postmasters April, 1999
Member of National Association of Black Social Workers (NABSW) 2010-Present
Member of National Association of Social Workers (NASW) 2010-Present
•Typing 45 WPM
•Proficient in Microsoft Word/Office
•Proficient in Microsoft PowerPoint
•Proficient in Microsoft Excel/Spreadsheet
Healthcare computerized charting,
People skillsgreat bedside manner,
Enthusiastic people person,
Great organizational skills
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