Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, License IMH 9778, dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans for children, adolescents and adults dealing with mental health issues and substance abuse. Experienced in CBT.
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Knowledgeable in DBT
Skilled in intake interviewing
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Psychotropic medications knowledge
Strong interpersonal skills
Individual counseling services to individual, children, adolescents and couples
Psycho-educational groups in the areas of Substance Abuse
Initial treatment plans to establish clients goals and conduct quarterly treatment plan reviews
Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern, 02/2012
to Current Healthy Connections CMHC – Miami,
Interview and assesse client.
Conduct Bio-Psychosocial Assessment Interview with client.
Conducted individual counseling sessions.
Facilitate progress and psycho-educational groups.
Formulate treatment plans and conduct quarterly treatment plan reviews.
Consult with clients when developing long term treatment plan goals and objectives.
Document clinical progress notes after individual and group session.
Counsel clients to help them understand and overcome personal, social and behavioral problems.
Met with clients in their homes to promote continuity of care.
Followed up with program participants after program completion to track progress.
Practicum Student - Mental Health Intern , 01/2010
to 01/2011 Recovery First, Inc – Hollywood,
Substance abuse counselor conducting individual and group therapy
Conducted Bio-psychosocial assesment interviews
Facilitated psycho-education groups on denial management and relapse prevention
Worked individually with clients identifying coping skill and relapse triggers.
Social Insurance Specialist - Technical Expert , 01/2010
to Current Social Security Administration – Miami,
I am the soar liaison for mental health agencies in the community, conducting specialized interviews for severely mentally disabled clients, securing disability benefits.
Responsible for providing technical guidance on complex cases regarding Disability Benefits for the Supplemental Security Income Program.
Determine eligibility factors and entitlement to benefits.
Social Insurance Specialist, 01/2003
to 01/2010 Social Security Administration – Miami,
Responsible for conducting interviews for Social Security and Social Insurance Disability programs.
Extensive experience with public contact.
Management Analyst, 01/1997
to 01/2003 Social Security Administration – Miami,
Acted as liaison between the field offices and the regional office regarding personnel matters
Responsible for assisting job applicants in securing evidence and resolving evidentiary discrepancies.
Provided referral services to individuals needing the services of other programs or organizations.
Master of Science: Mental Health Counseling,
2011 Carlos Albizu University - Miami,
Bachelor of Arts: Psychology,
1998 Florida International University - Miami,
Associate of Arts: Psychology,
1995 Miami Dade Community College - Miami,
Substance Abuse Counseling,
1995 Addictions Training Institute - Miami,