private practice mental health counselor resume example with 20+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

LCSWS with 33 years of experience in social work, mental health, and education. Leader with dedication to partnering with others to promote engaged, empowering work culture. Strengths in building and maintaining relationships with diverse range of stakeholders in dynamic, fast-paced settings.

  • Suicide and Violence Risk Crisis Intervention and Precautions Expertise, Care Plan Development, Therapeutic Interventions, Individual and Group Counseling, Cultural Competency, Emergency Response, Psychosocial Evaluations, Therapy and Counseling, Cultural Sensitivity, Patient Advocacy, Behavioral Intervention Plans (BIP), Relaxation Technique, Anxiety Disorder Expertise, Trauma Informed Care, Social Emotional Learning Expertise
  • Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration, Team Leadership, Best Practices and Standards, Employee Coaching and Motivation, Financial Forecasting, Issue and Conflict Resolution, Customer Service, Managing Operations and Efficiency, Financial Management and Strategic Planning, Performance Tracking and Evaluations and Ensuring Quality Standards.
University of Texas Arlington, TX, Expected in 08/2006 Master of Science : Social Work - GPA :

Mental Health of children/adolescents

University of Texas Arlington, TX, Expected in 08/2006 Master of Science : Social Work - GPA :

Mental Health track of study

Texas Tech University Lubbock, TX, Expected in 12/1988 Bachelor of Arts : Education/English Literature - GPA :

Education and Teaching

English Literature

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker Supervisor in Texas - 2006-present
  • Texas License #50538
Work History
Myself - Private Practice Mental Health Counselor
City, STATE, 10/2019 - Current
  • Use advanced counseling skills and evidence-based practices to establish goals and treatment plans with patients.
  • Document mental health services I provided and responses to treatment in patient case files.
  • Counsel adolescent and adults with anxiety, depression, other mental health disorders, ADHD, learning, and behavioral challenges.
  • Specialize in adolescents and adults with Autism and Intellectual disabilities.
  • Specialize in trauma-informed care and social emotional learning.
  • Part-time practice.
Dallas ISD Mental Health Services - School-Based Mental Health Clinician
City, STATE, 11/2008 - Current
  • Provide mental health therapy, support, and crisis response to several DISD campuses, including risk assessment for depression/suicide and violence risk, providing classroom behavioral observations and behavioral management techniques for teachers, providing consultation to staff and parents regarding student behavior, and 504 team/special education meetings.
  • Provided expertise and assistance with any behavioral concern of students on campus, including functional behavioral assessments, provision of social/emotional learning for students and staff, professional development for Social Emotional Learning, De-Escalation and Trauma-informed therapy.
  • Performed as Crisis Team leader, providing immediate mental health response to campuses where death or school-wide tragedies occurred. Facilitated staffing of teams of mental health clinicians to various school sites for provision of grief therapy and mental health support.
  • I helped coordinate and provided mental health support during the EBOLA crisis in 2014, where many of our campuses and our community were involved.
Children's Health Dallas - LCSWS ED and Psychiatric Social Worker
City, STATE, 05/2007 - Current
  • Provide social work services for all emergent cases of trauma and psychological distress, including emotional support for all sexual assault victims and families
  • Conduct psychosocial and risk assessments for patients with suspected child abuse, assist medical staff with determination of police and CPS involvement, liaison with police and CPS to assist investigations of child abuse/neglect and suspected sex trafficking.
  • Provide training and mentoring to new medical staff and social workers regarding signs and symptoms of child abuse in patients, and how to document and testify in civil/criminal trials regarding CPS/Law enforcement and child abuse, and supervision of social workers conducting psychological assessments of acute patients for ongoing mental health care.
Dept. Of Family And Protective Services - Adoptions Program Director
City, STATE, 01/1989 - 05/2007
  • CPS investigator from 1989 to 2000 for 18 Texas counties and 3 urban areas, helped develop the Statewide Child Abuse Hotline.
  • CPS Supervisor (2000-2001) of investigative, legal, and family-bases safety service caseworkers in delivery of CPS services to the community/state with families involved in the CPS system.
  • Adoptions Program Director (2001-2007) of county-funded CPS adoptions division specializing in adoptions for hard-to-place children in foster care.
  • Managed staff and county budgets for program needs and provision of services to CPS foster children.
  • Provided ongoing direction and leadership for program operations.
  • Oversaw team of 80 personnel focused on CPS legal casework, and nationwide adopt placement of siblings groups and children who historically have difficulty being adopted out of foster care.

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School Attended

  • University of Texas
  • University of Texas
  • Texas Tech University

Job Titles Held:

  • Private Practice Mental Health Counselor
  • School-Based Mental Health Clinician
  • LCSWS ED and Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Adoptions Program Director


  • Master of Science
  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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