private practice owner and therapist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Skilled and compassionate licensed therapist driven to help clients experience healing and develop the ability to handle life challenges. Well versed in research based modalities for effective trauma treatment for clients of all ages. Proficient in interdisciplinary collaboration approaches to enhance impact on clients lives. Strong passion to give back to the community in practical ways and pass along what has been so generously given.

  • Successful Private Practice
  • Licensed Professional Counselor in Pennsylvania
  • Certified by National Board of Certified Counselors
  • Registered Play Therapist
  • Certified by EMDRIA in EMDR therapy for adults and children
  • Collaborator with mental health teams in local schools
  • Speaker on mental health and parenting topics for local university and community groups
  • Provider of Parenting Consultations
  • Contributor to local mental health groups in community
Work History
02/2020 to Current Private Practice Owner and Therapist Fulshear Treatment To Transition | Reading, PA,
  • Developed and implemented creative and effective individualized treatment plans
  • Delivered appropriate therapy to children, adolescents, and adults based on diagnostic needs.
  • Provided evidence based, theoretically grounded therapy to caseload of 35-40 clients weekly, that is primarily, but not exclusively, focused on areas of expertise.
  • Managed administrative responsibilities of private practice, including maintenance of all financial obligations.
  • Conducted scheduling of clients and processing of client payments.
  • Pursued continuing education and professional development.
01/2016 to 02/2020 Therapist Supportive Concepts For Families | City, STATE,
  • Provided evidence based, theoretically grounded therapy to children, adolescents, and adults.
  • Timely and appropriate record keeping following ethical and legal requirements.
  • Scheduling of current clients and processing of client payments.
  • Ongoing continuing education and professional development.
  • Guided clients in development of skills and techniques in EMDR, Play Therapy, and various other trauma treatment.
  • Established and maintained caseload of 30-35 people consistently throughout each year
  • Maintained and updated patient records, changes in service plans and treatment reports
10/2014 to 08/2015 Certified School Counselor Bald Eagle Area School District | City, STATE,
  • Counseled individual and small groups of students using integrative approaches to address anxiety, anger management, assertiveness, coping skills, behavior issues, academic performance, and retention
  • Facilitated and taught classroom guidance lessons implementing Second Step lessons with focus on social emotional development, solving problems, communication, coping, decision making skills, and making positive choices for social and academic success, increased counselor/student contact by 100% implementing new program
  • Coordinated Child Study Teams for youth needing extra support behaviorally, academically, psycho/socially, physically, emotionally/mentally
  • Collaborated weekly with Child Study team members: students, parent/guardians, teacher, principal, school psychologist, staff support; developed and implemented new strategies for meeting processes and provided consultation to all team members
  • Developed Comprehensive School Counseling Program with school counselors district wide
  • Served on School Wide Positive Behavior Support team and participated in school wide events, coordinated fundraiser for international community service outreach project, provided K-BIT screening for student enrichment opportunities
07/2014 to 11/2014 Behavioral Specialist Consultant Northwestern Human Services | City, State,
  • Identified behavioral goals and intervention techniques, designed and implemented individualized behavior modification intervention plans, directed Therapeutic Staff Support in implementation of plan, monitored and evaluated progress and effectiveness of interventions
  • Collaborated with client treatment team: family members, managed care personnel, supervisors, school personnel, foster care representatives, facilitated Inter-Agency Service Planning Team (ISPT) meetings, supported and consulted with team members about child progress and concerns
  • Developed data collection forms, collected data on progress of each child, interpreted data into monthly progress charts, and completed daily notes
  • Maintained caseload of 10-15 clients, meeting 100% of prescribed hours weekly
Expected in 05/2014 to to Masters of Counselor Education | K-12 School Counseling & Mental Health Counseling Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA GPA:
Expected in 12/2007 to to Bachelor of Science | Therapeutic Recreation The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, GPA:

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School Attended

  • Pennsylvania State University
  • The Pennsylvania State University

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  • Private Practice Owner and Therapist
  • Therapist
  • Certified School Counselor
  • Behavioral Specialist Consultant


  • Masters of Counselor Education
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