Mental health professional and educator emphasizing client advocacy and strengths-based care and education. Excels at developing innovative and comprehensive treatment plans and IEP that leverage patients' existing support networks.
Performed intake assessments, alcohol and drug evaluation utilizing clinical interview, SASSI, and NDP (scoring and interpretation).
Counseled clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social, and behavioral problems using play therapy techniques, life skills, anger management training, Thinking for Change and Living in Balance
Obtained the necessary signatures on "Release of Information" forms to obtain medical and treatment records from other service providers.
Drafted monthly summary to review each client's level of participation for probationary clients.
Consulted with clients when developing short and long term treatment plan goals and objectives.
Teacher, 08/2007 to 07/2012 Richardson ISD/ School of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Richardson, TX/ Dallas, TX
Adapted teaching methods and materials to meet students' varying needs and interests with and without IEPs.
Met regularly with parents and guardians to discuss children's progress.
Planned and implemented creative lessons in accordance with district, county, state and federal guidelines.
Pursued professional developments continually to maintain certificate.
Determined student strengths and weaknesses through DIBELS, STAAR testing, and weekly assessments.
Created a classroom environment in which children could learn respect for themselves and others.
Family Service Specialist/Community Program Spec, 04/2005 to 07/2007 Childcare Group – Dallas, TX
Determined program eligibility, maintained and completed all eligibility records.
Interfaced with other referral sources and educated parents about program guidelines.
Acted as a liaison for CCG at educational fairs, conferences, parent seminars or orientations.
Child Development Associate, 07/2004 to 04/2005 Callier Child Development Center – Dallas, TX
Developed and delivered trainings to other associates with updated material and planning.
Planned and implemented individualized learning experiences for toddlers.
Documented observations of individual child development and age appropriate activities.
Participated in mainstreaming activities with special populations (hearing impaired, developmentally delayed, and etc.) as designated.
Master of Science: Professional Counseling, April 2014 Grand Canyon University - Phoenix, AZ
Coursework in Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy, Substance Abuse, and Child Development
Bachelor of Science: Human Development and Family Studies, May 2004 Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX