psychologist therapist business owner resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary

Motivated, mature, licensed doctoral-level clinical psychologist with over 26 years experience working in a variety of federal correctional settings as therapist, manager and department head. Strengths in providing group and individual therapy, assessing mental illness and working with a team. Extensive experience in crisis management, supervision of clinical and non-clinical staff, and management of a department following ACA Guidelines. Currently seeking part-time work providing therapy and informal assessment.

  • Patient screening
  • Case Management
  • Social Case Histories
  • Mental Health Treatment
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Supervision
  • Team management
  • Staff Management
  • Strategic Planning
  • Verbal and written communication
  • Consulting
  • Training
Work History
07/2020 to Current Psychologist/Therapist/Business Owner Authentic Connections | City, STATE,
  • Counseled up to 20 patients weekly with issues such as mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Documented all patient information, treatment plans, and patient responses.
  • Guided clients in development of skills and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Provided crisis support for patients.
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues.
  • Provided couples counseling focused on problem resolution.
03/2016 to 07/2020 Business Owner/Coach/Matchmaker/Therapist Authentic Connections | City, STATE,
  • Created independent matchmaking business from scratch for singles in greater NC Triangle Area with over 700 participating singles.
  • Developed all related questionnaires, surveys and internal tracking measures for business which included multiple levels of service across all gender identifications and sexual orientations.
  • Oversaw work of ten part-time associates.
  • Conducted all accounting functions and resource allocation.
  • Capitalized on social media platforms such as Instagram and Facebook to increase market awareness.
  • Consulted with customers to assess needs and propose optimal solutions.
  • Produced monthly newsletter to inspire engagement within client base and non-client networking contacts.
  • Envisioned, advertised and provided events to promote business and engage client activity.
  • Managed gradual de-activation of matchmaking functions as therapy practice grew.
07/1990 to 02/2016 Deputy Chief Psychologist Federal Bureau Of Prisons | City, STATE,
  • Retired from career spanning 26 years working in low, medium and inpatient psychiatric settings within Federal Bureau of Prisons.
  • Job roles included Staff Psychologist on inpatient psychiatric unit, providing expert testimony on pre-trial competency and responsibility cases as well as provision of individual and group therapy to severely persistently mentally ill.
  • Developed "step-down" program for inpatient psychiatric patients to gradually move toward greater freedom within prison setting.
  • Served as Chief Psychologist to one low security level institution, Outpatient Services Coordinator and Deputy Chief Psychologist to low and medium security institutions.
  • Activated psychology department in new medium security facility involving hiring staff and completely outfitting department.
  • Oversaw psychology departmental operations to consistently successfully meet ACA standards.
  • Throughout career, offered individual outpatient therapy to adult clients with wide range of psychological problems, including depression, anxiety, substance abuse, physical and sexual traumas and psychotic disorders.
  • Provided group therapy and topical classes throughout career.
  • Mitigated injuries and de-escalated life-threatening events through effective crisis intervention. Served as team leader for Crisis Support Team for many years.
  • Formulated comprehensive diagnosis and treatment plans to facilitate and optimize follow-up.
  • Consulted with and mentored highly skilled mental health staff.
  • Provided supervision to pre-doctoral interns and newly graduated doctoral level psychologists.
  • Cross-trained existing employees to maximize team agility and performance.
  • Recruited and developed over 20 full-time employees.
  • Trained new employees in specific job requirements.
  • Applied strong leadership talents and problem-solving skills to maintain team efficiency and organize workflows to meet daily demands.
  • Performed quarterly reviews assessing each employee's performance and developed improvement plans.
  • Prepared and recommended long-range plans for development of psychology department.
Expected in 05/1990 to to Ph.D. | Clinical Psychology University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, GPA:
Expected in 05/1986 to to Master of Arts | Psychology University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY GPA:
Expected in 05/1981 to to Bachelor of Arts | Psychology Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT GPA:

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School Attended

  • University Of Kentucky
  • University Of Kentucky
  • Wesleyan University

Job Titles Held:

  • Psychologist/Therapist/Business Owner
  • Business Owner/Coach/Matchmaker/Therapist
  • Deputy Chief Psychologist


  • Ph.D.
  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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