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Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary

Seasoned mental health practitioner and certified life coach with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings.

Skill Highlights
  • Practice self-awareness, flexibility, confidence, empathy, and unconditional positive regard
  • Practice professional and ethical boundaries
  • Advanced computer skills
  • Practice self-growth, motivation, attention to detail and critical thinking
  • Business management
  • Productive and hardworking
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills
  • Licensed Counselor in IN and IL
  • Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC)
  • Successful private practice
Accomplishments
  • BS; Summa cum Laude in Psychology 08/97
  • Honors Scholar WIU 1997
  • Jim Joyce Award WIU 1997
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society Recipient WIU 1997
  • Distinctive Scholastic Achievement Award WIU 1996-97
  • Honor's Scholarship WIU 1995-96
Professional Experience
2014 to Current
MS Ed, NCC, LMHC (IN), LCPC (IL) Outpatient Therapist/Owner Aliso Ridge Behavioral Health & Anaheim Community Hospital Anaheim, CA,
  • Facilitate individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions.
  • Conduct Mental Health Assessments consisting of Bio/Psycho/Social history and diagnostic information
  • Diagnose mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders.
  • Participation in clinical consultations w/colleagues; Consultation/coordination of services with community agencies
  • Conduct Equine Assisted Psychotherapy-EAGALA Model
  • Guide clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Clinical consultation/coordination of services with Strides to Success staff for Equine Therapy, and other community resources
  • Consult with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Monitor clients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess the medications’ effectiveness and side effects.
  • Reference and use various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, DBT, and interpersonal .
  • Serve as lead clinician for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
07/2008 to Current
Owner/Certified Life Coach CKS Counseling And Coaching, LLC City, STATE,
  • Facilitate a process to bring out the potential in clients - individuals, couples, family, or corporations
  • Facilitate the coaching process by emotionally connecting one's inner purpose and passion to outer goals and strategies to bring about extraordinary and sustainable results
  • Facilitate and assist clients in goal setting
  • Organized treatment projects that focused on problem solving skills and creative thinking.
  • Provide accountability - assisting clients to keep the commitments they have made
  • Honor and celebrate client's accomplishments
06/2011 to 06/2014
MS Ed, NCC, LMHC - Outpatient Therapist LifeSolutions Counseling Associates, PC City, STATE,
  • Facilitated individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions.
  • Mental Health Assessments consisting of history and diagnostic information
  • Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders.
  • Collaborated with clients in the development of treatment recommendations and planning
  • Served as lead clinician for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
  • Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral, DBT, grief, and interpersonal.
  • Participated in clinical consultations w/colleagues; Consultation/coordination of services with community agencies
2011 to 07/2011
Resident Therapist Christian Theological Seminary City, STATE,
  • Facilitated individual and family counseling; adults, adolescents, and children
  • Conducted mental health assessments consisting of history and diagnostic information
  • Assisted clients in developing treatment recommendations and planning
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes
  • Evaluated patients for psychiatric services and referred for medication evaluations
  • Served as lead clinician for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety and personality disorders.
  • Effectively taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel.
  • Interacted with parents and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques at home and at school
  • Participated in clinical consultations w/colleagues on staff as well as w/community agencies
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client.
  • Participation in individual and group supervisions
01/2007 to 07/2008
Certified Family Mediator Counseling Perspectives, LLC City, STATE,
  • Assisted parties in determining and prioritizing interests of each party
  • Assisted in making transformative changes; focusing on defining client's own issues and seeking own solutions by changing the manner of communication
  • Assisted in problem solving-reach a mutually agreed upon resolution; provided conflict resolution
  • Evaluated mediation process and made appropriate referrals to counseling, i.e. anger management, unresolved issues, etc., when necessary
06/2002 to 07/2008
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL) (2002-current) Counseling Perspectives, LLC City, STATE,
  • Facilitated individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; family, marital and groups
  • Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client.
  • Conducted mental health assessments consisting of obtaining history and diagnostic information
  • Evaluated patients for psychiatric services and psychotropic medications.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Served as lead clinician for patients with bipolar, depression, anxiety, personality disorders, and other diagnosis
  • Monitored patients prescribed psychotropic medications to assess the medications’ effectiveness and side effects.
  • Conducted crisis assessments and interventions; treatment recommendations and planning
  • Evaluated patients to determine potential need to transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
  • Participated in clinical consultations w/partners on staff; consultation/coordination of services w/community agencies
  • Facilitated clinical supervision of therapists
  • Effectively managed business and administration; maintained business and clinical records
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Interviewed and hired office staff and therapists
02/2001 to 06/2002
Outpatient Therapist Behavioral Health Services/McDonough District Hospital City, STATE,
  • Facilitated individual therapy for children, adolescents, and adults; Family and Marital therapy
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Evaluated patients for psychiatric services and psychotropic medications.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans for patients diagnosed with opioid addiction.
  • Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
  • Facilitated group therapy consisting of Adolescent Substance Abuse Program (ASAP), Intensive outpatient program (IOP) for substance/drug addictions, IOP Aftercare Program, and IOP family sessions
  • Taught Divorce Education
  • Conducted crisis/emergency assessments and intervention
  • Conducted mental health assessments consisting of obtaining history and diagnostic information, making treatment recommendation, and treatment planning
10/1997 to 05/1999
Adoption Specialist/Child Welfare I Lutheran Social Services Of IL City, STATE,
  • Adoption tasks consisting of counseling, preparing documents and legal work
  • Case management services consisting of case visits, referral, educational contacts, collateral contacts
  • Crisis Intervention consisting of counseling children foster parents, biological parents, and adoption disruption
  • Completed and submitted court reports and documentations
  • Assisted in CERAP (Child Endangerment Risk Assessment Protocol), and case work visits
Education and Training
Expected in 2011
: Counseling
Christian Theological Seminary - Indianapolis, IN
GPA:

08/10-08/11 Coursework in Psychology and Counseling

Expected in 2009
: Professional Life Coaching
Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching - Shrewsbury, NJ
GPA:

07/08-08/09 Certified Professional Coach/Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

Expected in 2001
MS: Counseling Ed/Agency Track
Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL
GPA:

05/01 MS Ed. in Counseling Ed - Agency Track

Expected in 1997
BS: Psychology
Western Illinois University - Macomb, IL
GPA:

08/97 Summa cum Laude in Psychology

Expected in
: Family Mediation
Bradley University - Peoria, IL
GPA:

02/07 Certified Family Mediator

Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (IN) 08/11-current

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL) 07/02-current

Certified Professional Coach/Energy Leadership Index-Master Practitioner (ELI-MP)

Certified Family Mediator (IL)

National Board of Certified Counselors

EAGALA Certified

Skills

Mental Health Therapy, Certified Life Coaching, Business Management, Case Management, Problem Solving, Maintaining Ethical Boundaries, Excellent Interpersonal Communication Skills

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School Attended

  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • Institute of Professional Excellence in Coaching
  • Western Illinois University
  • Western Illinois University
  • Bradley University

Job Titles Held:

  • MS Ed, NCC, LMHC (IN), LCPC (IL) Outpatient Therapist/Owner
  • Owner/Certified Life Coach
  • MS Ed, NCC, LMHC - Outpatient Therapist
  • Resident Therapist
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (IL) (2002-current)
  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Adoption Specialist/Child Welfare I

Degrees

  • MS
  • BS

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