outpatient mental health therapist resume example with 10+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 9XXX5 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Experienced, team-oriented mental health therapist with strong track record of establishing solid relationships with clients, co-workers, administration and local agencies. Skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for diverse client populations dealing with myriad mental health and emotional disorders.

Skill Highlights
  • LSW/LGSW in PA and MD
  • Dual diagnosis expertise
  • Mood disorders specialist
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Experienced in CBT
  • Extensive Medicaid and Medicare knowledge
  • Community resources specialist

-Effectively managed caseloads of more than 90 clients at any given time

-Completed clinical notes within same day of session over 95% of the time

-Successfully handled crisis situations monthly via the crisis hotline

Professional Experience
Outpatient Mental Health Therapist, 01/2013 - 01/2015
Lifestance Health North Atlanta, GA,
  • Provided compassionate and ethical individual and group therapy to clients ages 5-65 with an array of mental health diagnoses, more than 70% with addiction(s)
  • Completed clinical documentation, most often collaboratively, with each client same day as session (were given 48 hours)
  • Conducted comprehensive psychosocial assessments with each new client
  • Completed Medicaid authorizations and SS Disability forms
  • Conducted comprehensive treatment plans which focused on emotional and behavioral goals and objectives and assessed clients' progress each session
  • Worked the 24-hour crisis hot line for 7 days each month
  • Co-facilitated the "Love and Logic" weekly parenting group
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services, discuss cases, progress, and medication
  • Taught clients emotional coping skills, anger management and relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, and functional living skills
  • Interacted with external resources such as school or community personnel
  • Consulted regularly with psychiatrists about client progress, medication changes, efficacy, and compliance
  • Referred clients to other programs and agencies to enhance treatment processes
  • Provided psychoeducation daily to clients on mental illness and the effectiveness of treatment through both therapy and medication
Counselor/Social Worker, 07/2009 - 04/2011
Camp Recovery Nashville, TN,
  • Co-facilitated "co-occurring disorder" and "pain management" groups with supervisor
  • Conducted both individual counseling (ages 19-81) and group counseling (adults, children, and intellectually disabled clients)
  • Created individualized care plans and maintained progress notes
  • Conducted psychosocial assessments and mental status exams
  • Observed and participated in psychiatrist's sessions twice weekly
Account Representative, 03/2009 - 07/2009
Air Products And Chemicals Convent, LA,
  • (I accepted the job then two weeks later received acceptance letter into grad school)
  • Called on doctors and pharmacists to ensure they were informed of new drug information and patient safety information
Account Representative, 03/2007 - 2009
Air Products And Chemicals Conyers, GA,
  • (laid off)
  • Created relationships with clients (Doctors), exceeding 100% of goal attainment
  • Created and presented a variety of strategic business plans quarterly, focusing on medications and patient wellness
Print Advertising Supervisor, 07/2006 - 03/2007
Saint-Gobain Corporation Mickleton, NJ,
  • Supervised sales team to ensure monthly goals were met
  • Organized and implemented new promotions for clients
  • Analyzed client data for more effective strategies in account sales
Territory Manager, 04/2005 - 2006
Air Products And Chemicals Creighton, PA,
  • (laid off- company was dissolved)
  • Met regularly with department heads and pharmacy directors to analyze data to ensure client satisfaction was continually being met
Account Representative, 11/2003 - 04/2005
King Pharmaceuticals City, STATE,
  • Created relationships with local medical facilities and their patients
  • Analyzed sales data weekly for effective account management
Debt Counselor, 10/2001 - 11/2003
Household Finance City, STATE,
  • Counseled clients in financial trouble
  • Responsible for training all new account executives
Education and Training
Master of Social Work: Counseling, Expected in 2011
Salisbury University - Salisbury, Md
GPA: Counseling 5 Phi Alpha Honors Society
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Phi Alpha Honors Society

Bachelor of Science: Communications, Expected in 2000
Towson University - Towson, Md
GPA: 5 Health and Wellness chairwoman in Phi Sigma Sigma
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Health and Wellness chairwoman in Phi Sigma Sigma


case management, treatment plans, discharge plans, risk assessments, collaboration with doctors and treatment team, addiction and recovery counseling, practicing and teaching effective communication, collaborative documentation with clients, teaching coping skills, problem-solving, authorizations through Medicaid and Medicare, disability forms, extensive training of HIPAA, clinical notes, client safety, crisis prevention, assessing client progress, making informed referrals, collaborating with resources in the community

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School Attended

  • Salisbury University
  • Towson University

Job Titles Held:

  • Outpatient Mental Health Therapist
  • Counselor/Social Worker
  • Account Representative
  • Account Representative
  • Print Advertising Supervisor
  • Territory Manager
  • Account Representative
  • Debt Counselor


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science

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