Empathetic mental health professional highly accomplished in sexual violence counseling and crisis intervention to individuals of various ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds, including children, adolescents and adults.
Trained in indicators of child abuse
Bilingual in Spanish and English
Good listening skills
Compassionate and caring approach
Attention to detail
Ability to work under stress
Skilled in intake interviewing
Superior communication skills
Good documentation skills
08/2014 to Current
Sexual Assault Counselor Sexual Assault Resource and Counseling Center – 615 Cumberland Street Lebanon, PA 17042
Directed client-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and individual counseling for children, adolescents, adults and significant others.
Collaborated with Children's Resource Center to engage clients after disclosing sexual abuse.
Kept client information confidential at all times.
Co-facilitated support and psycho-educational groups for survivors of sexual assault.
Accompanied clients to court and provided support through legal proceedings including preliminary hearings, trials, sentencing and PFA/PSVI orders.
Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
Guided individual counseling sessions with children ages 3 to 17 to process the effects of sexual abuse.
Connected clients with community service and resource agencies when appropriate.
Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
Bachelor of Science: Psychology Millersville University - 1 S George St, Millersville, PA 17551