Dedicated and compassionate mental health professional working toward Virginia state licensure in professional counseling who prioritizes building positive therapeutic rapport with clients and strengths-based care . Trained in crisis prevention and intervention techniques to promote client safety with the use of person-centered care. Focused on identifying client's motivation and personal goals to promote healing and growth. Strongly driven team-player and self-starter.
Trained in indicators of child abuse
Skilled in intake interviewing
Adept at treatment and discharge planning
Trained in Suicide Risk Assessment and Safety Planning (ASIST)
Public speaking ability
Trained in TF-CBT
Skilled in Functional Behavioral assessment and creating Behavior Support Plans
Motivational Interviewing certified
SBIRT Program Facilitator, 10/2015 to 05/2016 Morgan County Partnership – Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Provided screening for high-risk substance behaviors to middle and high school students.
Offered brief intervention and treatment to middle and high school students at risk for substance abuse and dependence.
Lead Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction group for alternative education high school students.
Provided weekly individual and group therapy for grades k-2.
Advocate for student mental health support in the school system through psycho-education.
Connected clients with community resources and provided referrals to additional substance abuse treatment.
Counselor Intern, 08/2015 to 05/2016 A Brighter Tomorrow – Martinsburg, WV
Conducted initial assessments and developed individual treatment plans.
Provided weekly outpatient individual and family therapy.
Attended weekly group and individual supervision.
Therapeutic Support Specialist, 11/2014 to 11/2015 Board of Child Care – Martinsburg, WV
Provide daily supportive individual and group supportive counseling for adolescents in residential treatment.
Document individual clients progress towards treatment goals and daily activities, participated in case analysis and treatment plan meetings with fellow staff members.
Therapist, 06/2016 to Current Board of Child Care – 715 Brown Road Martinsburg, WV 25405
Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
Ran individual therapy and family therapy sessions for children ages 12 to 18.
Facilitated a smooth discharge by encouraging and reassuring clients throughout their transitions.
Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
Master of Arts: Professional Counseling, 2016 Liberty University - Lynchburg, VA
Score of 109/136 on National Counselor Preparation Comprehensive Examination (CPCE)
B.A. Degree: Biology, 1997 Hood College - Frederick, MD
Student government representative
Volunteer teen leader, New Life Community Church, 2014-2016
Women's group leader, facilitating weekly women's group, NLCC, 2010-2012
Volunteer leadership Trainer, monthly training for small group leaders, NLCC, 2010-2012