*Licensed Clinical social worker with long standing experience in the counseling forum.
*Background in school -based mental health.
*Proficiency in child and adolescent psychology.
* Knowledgeable of Family systems
*Support clients in defining goals and planing actions toward goal
*Strong knowledge of Strength -based approaches.
*Compassionate about youth Development.
*Skilled in developing teen-friendly programming
*Comprehension of cultural diversity.
*Ability to work independently or as a team member.
I currently work for Strategic Resources INC. as a Military family Life counselor on their Naples Italy Telehealth team . The job entails my working telephonically and thru videoconferencing to support military-connected youth ,their families and affiliates at the Naples Middle High School. In that capacity , I provide free and personalized non- medical,short term, solution-focused counseling and a broad range of support services. Services are rendered through individual,group, and family counseling along with psycho-educational presentations. Services are focused on supporting participants navigate military life. and improving life choices so as to enhance life outcomes. The job requires interface with Base Command, school administration. teachers , counselors and ancillary staff. Outreach and education is provided with potential participants to lend support and to facilitate smooth engagement in the program processes.
Duties and Responsibilities
Served as a Military Family Life Counselor on rotation in Japan and Germany. I provided a broad range of support services to military members , their families and affiliates. I worked out of DODEA high
schools and CDC's. Counseling sessions were conducted with military-connected students and their families to maximize their social behavioral and overall functionality. My work interfaced with Base Command, school administration, school staff and host of base support services. Through individual group, family counseling and psycho-educational presentation and referral services participants were engaged in a strength-based solution-focused process of actualizing their potentiality. Moreover, participants were engaged in discussions concerningthe opportunities and challenges endemic of military life. Moreover, services were focused on uplifting emotionality and improving the trajectory of participants' lives . As a MFLC I engaged in a host of school activities that served to build community cohesiveness.
Served as School Worker at Island Academy High School.
* Actively involved in every phase of the counseling process from intake to discharge.
Certified Field Instructor of Graduate and under graduate
Social Work Interns in the state of New York.
Recipient of "CHANGING LIVES AND BUILDING FUTURES"
AWARDED BY Timothy Lisante- Superintendent
NYC Alternative Schools and Programs
" Hearing are voices"
AWARDED BY Voices UNBROKEN INC.
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