Dedicated Counselor specializing in case management, situational assessments, conflict resolution and exceptional communication. Compassionate person who actively listens and builds trust to help clients resolve personal issues and achieve life goals. I am effective at working with clients and families who may be in crisis. Acts as a sympathetic guide and advocate to help them navigate complex and stressful situations. Meticulous at details, excellent at juggling multiple tasks and working under pressure. Broad industry experience includes Healthcare, Finance and Legal. I am looking to further what I have learned and taking my ability to another level.
Ability to de-escalate clients in another vulnerable emotional state
Excellent organizational skills
Experience with diverse populations
Experience with prison population
Ability to maintain required clinical records.
Excellent team player and community builder.
Experience working with adults
Pastor, 08/2007 to Current First United Pentecostal Church – Oak Grove, LA I am the Senior Pastor of the First United Pentecostal Church in Oak Grove, LA. I oversee the finances of the church, direct the daily operations of the church, counsel members and people in the community, have a Grief Recovery Group that helps people deal with grief, when needed, Marriage Counseling and we have a Marriage Retreat every February.
Truck Driver, 06/2004 to 06/2007 Self Employed- Owned a Trucking Company – West Monroe, LA I was a owner/operator and the manager of a trucking company. I overseen the operations of the trucks and the drivers. I coordinated the drivers runs and made sure the drivers delivered the freight on time and in an timely fashion.
Truck Driver, 09/1999 to 06/2004 Bumper to Bumper Auto Parts – Monroe, LA I had a route that I delivered auto parts to stores at night. I drove out of the warehouse on Booth Street in Monroe LA. It changed companies several times during this period. My job was to drive about 500 miles a night and deliver the materials in a timely fashion.
Marriage Group Leader and Counselor., 10/1998 to 06/2007 Souls Harbour United Pentecostal Church – Calhoun, LA My duties was to counsel families in the church concerning matters that pertained to Marriage. I also done the counseling for the church members under the direction of Pastor Jimmy Masters. I directed a Marriage Retreat every year that seen a attendance of about 30 couples every September. This was a part time position and as needed.
Bachelor of Science: Psychology, 2016 University of Arkansas at Monticello - Monticello, Arkansas
I am a lifetime member of PSI Chi, The International Honor Society in Psychology. I am also a member of The American Association of Christian Counselors. I was Vice-President of the Psi Chi Honor Society at the University of Arkansas at Monticello.
I have State of Louisiana certification in Safe-Talk, which is certification to help those who are experiencing suicide. I have a certification from the State of Louisiana in Hope and Healing, which offers hope to those suffering from Substance Abuse and Mental Health. I have a Certification in Helping People God's Way from American Association of Christian Counselors. I have a Certification for Marriage Works, from The American Association of Christian Counselors.