My therapeutic approach is based on establishing genuine and authentic, trusting relationships. Enabling clients to express their thoughts and feelings without fear of judgment, and guiding to greater insight and positive life changes, while understanding and ensuring sensitivity is given to societal and cultural matters of concern.
Behavioral Health Therapist
McCloud Healthcare Lead Therapist
*Operational supervisor for all behavioral health concerns.
*Duties included management of an outpatient clinical caseload and providing individual, family and group psychotherapy to individuals of various ages.
*Provided psychological testing and assessments to agencies such as social services, the juvenile and adult court systems, Child Protective Services, , Disability Determinations Services and numerous other facilities. Provided inpatient consultations and on-call emergency services patients and to the local hospital.
*Provided mental health evaluations for integrated behavioral health in medical setting. Served as participating provider of Siskiyou County Behavioral Heath Task Group, member of Siskiyou County Opioid Task Group past two years. Provided education and consultation to community and regional associations, schools and local task forces regarding mental health issues, child welfare issues, learning disabilities, parenting and domestic violence.
*Co-wrote and obtained a $75K grant for the mental health services for McCloud Healthcare Clinic
Therapist, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
United Indian Health Services & Native American Mental Health Services
*Assessing a client's needs, abilities or behavior through interviews and direct observation of behavior.
*Working as part of a multidisciplinary team alongside doctors, nurses, social workers, education professionals, physician's assistants, psychiatrists and occupational therapists.
*Developing and implementing appropriate group treatment programs, including addiction therapy, mood disorder counseling or advice, in collaboration with colleagues.
*Offering therapy and treatments for difficulties relating to mental health problems such as anxiety, depression, and addiction, social and interpersonal problems and challenging behavior, including schizophrenia, bipolar, sexually compulsive behaviors.
*Providing consultation to other professions, encouraging a psychological family relations approach
*Facilitate domestic violence, anger management, substance abuse groups to provide psycho-education and increase insight into maladaptive coping mechanisms.
*Designated historical trauma trainer, therapist.
Behavioral Health Practicum Trainee, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Redding Rancheria Behavioral Health and Native American Mental Health Services-current
*Demonstrated skills in creating and implementing effective individualized and family treatment plans for Native Americans, including historical trauma concerns.
*Provide individual therapy to clients diagnosed with variety of presenting problems including Bipolar Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, substance abuse issues and relationship issues. Numerous Axis II clients.
*Conduct phone intakes and refer clients to appropriate resources based on individual needs.
*Maintain progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions.
*Extensive coursework and training in Evidenced Based Treatment Practices and Common Factors DSM IV, &DSM V.
*Comprehensive knowledge working with severely and chronically mentally ill adults and children.
*Experience with behavioral health standards and paperwork.
*Broad knowledge and experience working with culturally sensitive issues and concerns.
Department of Counseling Psychology
Department of Geography
01/2013 to 01/2014
Research Assistant/AnalystNational University
Assist Greg White Ph.
with formatting and assembling surveys to obtain patient dream incubation statistics.
Analyzed survey results providing statistical scores, charts and graphs to better understand strengths and weaknesses of dream study.
01/2008 to 01/2010
Research Assistant and Teaching AssistantHumboldt State University
Assist Dennis Fitzsimons Ph.
with cultural and physical geography research projects involving indigenous local cultures.
Develop and maintain extensive databases of audio and video taped sessions involving Native American cultural histories and confidential site location information, (Wintu, Wiyot, Karuk, Tolowa, Yurok, Hupa and others).
Teaching assistant for cultural geography, cartography, and physical geography.
Numerous cultural & historical projects.
Statement of Purpose
Marriage and Family Therapist Intern eager to collaborate with other mental health professionals to provide comprehensive and integrated treatment clients struggling with pervasive disruptive concerns or disorders.
To promote personal growth and facilitate improvement in the quality of life for individuals and their families through informed and compassionate psychotherapeutic interventions.
Passionate commitment to working with those suffering from, PTSD, historical trauma, chronic pain or substance abuse.
Education and Training
Masters of Arts: Counseling Marriage and Family TherapyNational UniversityCounseling Marriage and Family Therapy
Bachelors of Arts: GeographyHumboldt State UniversityGeography Magna Cum Laude 2010
2008-2009 Outstanding Student of the Year
2009 & 2010 Herring Scholarship
2009-2010 Student of the Year-For Contributions to a Program
2009 Lantis Scholarship
2009 CGA Scholarship
2007-2014 Numerous Scholarships
Activities and Honors
Phi Theta Kappa
Gamma Theta Epsilon
National Deans List
Who's Who of American Scholars
American Association of University Women
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
Redding CAMFT 2012- current
Dana Brooks-LMFT Therapist Extraordinaire -Experienced Psychotherapist-MFT
Greg White Ph.D. Psychologist
Heather O'Connell Ph.D. Counseling Director Native American Mental Health
Amy Brom Psy.D Behavioral Health Director, Redding Rancheria, United Indian Health Services.