Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern skilled at motivating, communicating and advocating for clients and families dealing with mental health, substance dependence, behavioral and/or emotional disorders.

Skill Highlights

Able to perform at a high level of autonomy

Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Active listening skills

  • Clinical documentation mastery
  • Specialized training in family therapy
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Patient-centered care
  • Substance abuse counseling experience
  • Mental Health counseling experience

Managed a caseload of more than 25 clients at any given time.

Voluntarily implemented the efficacy of Seeking Safety: The Treatment Model for PTSD and Substance Abuse psychosocial rehabilitation groups for clients within a residential treatment facility.

Supervised multiple Mental Health and Marriage & Family interns and provided assistance in training and career path development.

Professional Experience
2016 to Outpatient Therapist Beacon Light Behavioral Health System | Kittanning, PA,
  • Provide in-home and within the school individual and family therapy to adults and children with either substance dependence, mental health, behavioral or co-occurring disorders utilizing evidenced based interventions.
  • Conduct comprehensive, individualized, strength-based, family-focused, culturally responsive assessments; continually evaluate and document the need for services.
  • Develop family-centered treatment plans with the full participation of family members; continually evaluate implementation, family progress toward goals and continuing appropriateness of the service plan.
  • Complete TBOS assessments, mental health outcomes, CFARS, FARS, ASAM's and court mandated services.
  • Complete weekly progress notes, monthly treatment plan reviews, and discharge plans.
03/2014 to 2016 Residential Therapist Camp Recovery | Conway, AR,
  • Provided individual, family therapy, facilitated psychosocial rehabilitation groups, crisis intervention and behavior modification services to adults with chronic mental illness, substance abuse or co-occurring disorders in an intensive-level 2 residential facility.
  • Delivered evidence-based treatment interventions (i.e., Trauma-Focused Care, Motivational Interviewing, Seeking Safety, and WRAP)
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
  • Conducted biopsychosocial assessments, weekly progress notes, daily psychosocial rehabilitation group notes, monthly treatment plan reviews, ASAM, state reporting documentation including mental health outcomes and FARS, and discharge plans.
06/2013 to 03/2014 Family Intercept Specialist Wellpath | Buford, GA,
  • Specialized in intensive home-based therapy three times per week with families to divert children from out of home placement by helping the family safely maintain the children within the home.
  • Provided direct diagnostic, crisis intervention and treatment services including Multi-Systemic behavioral strategies within a therapeutic relationship to assist persons to achieve stabilization within the family system.
  • Conducted bio-psychosocial assessments, weekly treatment plan reviews, weekly progress notes, and discharge plans.
  • Cultivated positive and productive therapeutic relationships with clients while maintaining appropriate professional boundaries.
2012 to 2013 Marriage and Family Therapy Intern Loomis | Ontario, CA,
  • Provided individual, family and group therapy sessions with adults diagnosed with a diversity of disorders including substance abuse, chronic mental health diagnosis, PTSD, personality disorders, co-occurring disorders and/or family system dysfunctions.
  • Wrote psycho-educational and relapse prevention plans.
  • Conducted bio-psychosocial assessments, treatment plans, monthly client treatment plan reviews, weekly progress notes, and discharge plans.
2010 to 2013 Teacher Business First Bank | Rayville, LA,
  • Develop student skills related to independent academic self management and day to day adaptive learning behaviors in students with learning disabilities or learning difficulties.
  • Maximize students executive functioning and assist students in self-regulatory strategies.
  • Administered and scored students' academic evaluations.
  • Monitored and adjusted students' reading and math programs.
  • As the lead teacher: managed and assisted other teachers.
  • Teach K-12 phonics, readings, and math.
2008 to 2010 Vault Teller Regions Bank | City, STATE,
  • Answered basic customer inquiries regarding products while complying with disclosure requirements, regulations and consumer privacy policies.
  • Identified potential customer needs and engaged in the sales process to generate sales of bank products and services.
2006 to 2008 Teller II SunTrust Bank | City, STATE,
  • Provided excellent customer service by answering or referring financial questions to supervisory staff.
  • Worked with customer service to resolve issues.
  • Processed customer deposits, withdrawals, payments, cashier's checks and money orders.
Education and Training
Expected in 2017 MFT License | Marriage & Family Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling, Miami, FL GPA:

Registered Marriage & Family Therapy Intern. License #IMT2416

Expected in 2016 Training | Institute for Child & Family Health, Inc., Miami, FL GPA:

Infant Mental Health Training

Expected in 2016 Training | National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center , Miami, FL GPA:

Training In TF-CBT

Expected in 2013 Masters of Science | Psychology Carlos Albizu University, Miami, FL GPA:

Marriage and Family Therapy- Graduated with Distinction

Expected in 2008 Bachelors of Arts | Psychology, Education Florida International University, Miami, FL GPA:

Major in Psychology with a minor in Education

Expected in 2005 Associates of Arts | Psychology Miami Dade College, Miami, FL GPA:
Professional Affiliations
Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, 2012-Present.
Professional Development

"HIV/AIDS: Continuing Credit Course," 2015.

"Identifying And Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect," 2015.

"Identifying And Preventing Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect," 2015.

"Florida Laws and Rules for Chapter 491 Licensure," 2013.

"Two Avenues of Research: Scientific Inquiry and the Study of One's Own Family," by Michael Kerr, MD, 2012.

"Protecting Children from Child Abuse," 2011.

"Addictive Sex: Identifying Issues, Interventions and Resources," 2011.

"Human Trafficking: Demand, Legislation, and Prosecutions," by Catharine A. MacKinnon, 2013


Ability to identify and understand environmental stressors, and recognize the importance of social, economic and environmental factors in the development and resolution of personal and family problems. Able to perform at a high level of autonomy or with minimal supervision. Intake, assessments, treatment plans, individual and family therapy and weekly progress notes, team worker, self-motivated, detail oriented, flexible, organization skills, research skills, and cultural diversity awareness, and proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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School Attended

  • Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage & Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling
  • Institute for Child & Family Health, Inc.
  • National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center
  • Carlos Albizu University
  • Florida International University
  • Miami Dade College

Job Titles Held:

  • Outpatient Therapist
  • Residential Therapist
  • Family Intercept Specialist
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Intern
  • Teacher
  • Vault Teller
  • Teller II


  • MFT License
  • Training
  • Training
  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelors of Arts
  • Associates of Arts

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