Skilled Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist committed to providing a strength based approach in addressing the mental health needs of youth and their families. Responsible self-starter, communicates well, comfortable working autonomously or in a team-based setting.
May 2010 - current. Provides mental health assessments, develops and implements treatment plans, risk assessments. Provides individual, family, and group therapy. Incorporates art therapy interventions. Prepares and maintains all required treatment records and reports. Works closely with supports including actively participating in 504 and IEP meetings.
December 2009 - May 2010. Provided case management to individuals and families. Implemented individual service plans. Worked closely with supportive services.
Conducted diagnostic assessments. Developed individual service plans with clients. Provided individual and group counseling incorporating art therapy interventions.
Served as a counselor and art therapist for patients and their families impacted by grief and end of life issues. Assessed for associated mental health disorders. Assisted in coordination of services with clients and their supports.
Conducted individual and group art therapy/counseling services for clients diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar, depression, developmental disorders, borderline personality disorders, and dual diagnoses.
Provided individual art therapy/counseling identified students in grades K - 8. Provided a strength based program to foster and encourage healthy coping skills to disadvantaged inner city children. Administered art therapy assessments. Coordinated with classroom teachers to best meets needs of individual students.
Art Studio Director Aug. 2006 - Aug 2007.
Developed and maintained art studio within sheltered workshop for adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Provided individual and group sessions. Encouraged social skills and reinforced goals set in individual service plans. Focused on recognizing and building strengths in each individual and encouraged team building. In addition, provided one on one art interactions with school aged developmentally disabled children enrolled in Ewing School program.
Direct Care Provider Aug. 2002 - Aug. 2006
Provided direct care and supervision of children and adults diagnosed with developmental disabilities. Assisted in the development and implementation of individual service plans and behavioral support plans for clients of all ages. Worked in a variety of areas including life skills, music, art, job training, fitness, and swimming. Substituted in mixed ability preschool classrooms and in school aged classrooms.
Filled one year contract for district librarian. Provided library services to students and faculty. Oversaw the operation of elementary and high school libraries. Supervised library support staff. Duties included inventory of collection and acquisition of materials. Taught library research skills to grades 6-12 and provided story time to grades K-5. Worked directly with teachers and administration.
Taught 2nd and 3rd grade multiple subjects. Taught art to grades 1 - 8. Developed and coordinated annual all school art show. Worked closely with teachers, parents, and administrators to provide a quality education for students.
GPA: 3.8 of 4.0 scale.
BA in Studio Arts - 1981 with a minor focus in psychology
Returned to Marietta College and obtained Elementary Education certification in 1997
GPA 3.0 of 4.0 scale.
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