Therapist possessing over 30 yrs of in-depth knowledge of principles, methods and procedures for diagnosis and treatment of adolescents and adults primarily but not limited to the field of addiction. Also over 20 yrs experience as a student, teacher and an entertainer and performer of the arts, primarily comedy has and does allow for the unique and creative way of incorporating the arts as a methodology for patients into their therapy, education, healing and recovery process.
Specialized training in grief counseling
Psychiatric population familiarity
Clinical documentation mastery
Experienced in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Suicide risk assessments
PTSD group specialist
Practiced in family assessments
Superior communication skills
Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
Family therapy background
Parenting skills educator
January 2000 to January 2012
Carnival Cruise LinesMiami, FLStand Up ComedianStand Up Comedian Entertainer for guests on 24 ships.
January 2000 to January 2005
Comedy Traffic SchoolFt Lauderdale, FLCEOOwned and operated Comedy Traffic School
January 1999 to January 2000
Challenges Addiction Treatment CenterFt Lauderdale, FLTherapistProvided therapy, education and aftercare for patients and their families using lectures, group and individual counseling.
January 1993 to January 2000
Improv Comedy Traffic SchoolMiami, FLInstructorTaught BDI courses for drivers with traffic citations. Taught drug and alcohol awareness courses for first time drivers.
January 1996 to January 1998
National Recovery InstituteBoca Raton, FLTherapistDesigned, provided and supervised treatment for in patient adolescent chemical dependency program.
January 1991 to January 1996
Renaissance InstituteBoca Raton, FLDirector of Family ServicesProvide support and counseling for family members of Patients in extended care program. Designed, conducted and supervised monthly weekend workshops for patients and their families. Supervised and assisted in the communication between therapists and patients families. Provided group and individual counseling for patients in extended care program.
January 1990 to January 1995
Addiction Training InstituteMiami, FLTeacherTeach classes for students wishing to obtain there CAP in the state of Florida
January 1990 to January 1991
The PresentLake Worth, FLTherapistProvide intensive group therapy for patients suffering from co dependency, PTSD and other emotional trauma related conditions.
January 1990 to January 1991
Center for Personal GrowthDelray Beach, FLTherapistProvided individual and group therapy, counseling, treatment planning, assessment and education for drug and alcohol addicted young adults in extended care program.
January 1988 to January 1991
Anon AnewMiami, FLFamily Services TherapistProvided education and therapy for family members of patients in addiction treatment program using lectures, group and individual counseling in 5 day intensive family program. Provided group and individual therapy in 5 day in patient codependency and PTSD program.
January 1985 to January 1988
Bethesda Hospital Out Patient Adolescent Treatment ProgramMiami, FLTherapistProvided thorough substance abuse evaluations, assessments and presented clinical formulations to the parents, treatment team and school administration of adolescents.
Provided out patient group, individual and family therapy for adolescent substance abuse and chemical dependency program.
January 1982 to January 1985
Care Unit HospitalMiami, FLCounselorProvided assessments and treatment for in patient adolescents and aftercare for them and their families.
Education and Training
CAP Required Training Florida Ft Lauderdale, FL, USAAddiction
CAC Required Training Ohio Cincinnati, OH, USAAddiction
University of Cincinnati Wilmington, OH, USAPsychology
Cincinnati Gestalt institute Cincinnati, OH, USAGestalt Therapy 12 month intensive training program consisting of didactic and experiential hands on training in the theory and practice of Gestalt therapy. Only 12 applicants accepted per year.
Wilmington College Wilmington, OH, USAPsychology / Sociology