Bilingual Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) successful at managing multiple priorities while maintaining a strong work ethic and exhibiting a positive attitude in the pursuit of contributing to the development and delivery of easily accessible, high-quality mental health services.
Strong public speaker
Great leadership and training skills
Works efficiently to find systems to solve problems
Works well independently and in a team atmosphere
Practiced in family assessments
Exceptional problem solver
Organized, reliable, and detail oriented
Empathetic and compassionate with clear boundaries
Trained in the Evidenced Based Practices of Stress and Your Mood, CBITS
Suicide risk assessments
Parenting skills educator
Education and Training
Master of Arts: Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy2015Brandman UniversityPalm Desert , CA
Bachelor of Arts: English2007University of California, RiversideRiverside, CA
Associate of Arts: English 2005College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA
Stress and Your Mood Clinician06/2016Operation Safe HouseThousand Palms, CA
Provided group and individual psychotherapy, as well as collateral sessions as needed, to Transitional Age Youth (TAY, ages 16-25 years old) in school and community settings following the prevention and early intervention, evidence-based, cognitive behavioral practice of Stress and Your Mood.
Provided psychotherapy services for at-risk youth in a variety of populations including, LGBTI, homeless youth, foster care youth, victims of human sex trafficking, as well as youth in identified underserved areas suffering from early signs of mental health struggles and disorders.
Maintaine a caseload of 20-50 clients on a regular basis.
Provide assessment leading to the development and implementation of treatment care plans, as well as modifying care plans when needed.
Maintain charts to Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health (RUHS-BH) fidelity requirements, complete all treatment care plans, legal documents, discharge paperwork and session notes in a timely manner.
Create documents for the Stress and Your Mood program as needed, in Microsoft Excel, Publisher, and Word.
Participate in monthly fidelity meetings with our staff development officer to ensure the program was being implemented with proper fidelity.
Anti-Human Trafficking Clinician01/2015 to 06/2016Safe House of the DesertThousand Palms, CA
Provided in-person counseling and referral service to minors who are victims of human trafficking.
Conducted an initial assessment to identify potential victims.
Provided individual, group, and family therapy as well as parenting classes to parents of the victims.
Provide trauma-informed counseling to 50 in shelter clients and 25 general population clients.
In conjunction with Case Managers, provided financial assistance, advocacy, accompaniment and referrals to victims.
Collaborated closely with Case Managers, Child Care Workers, and community agencies to ensure the needs of the victims were being met.
Marriage Family Therapist Intern09/2015 to 12/2017Catholic Charities, Palm Desert Counseling CenterPalm Desert, CA
Performed individual, couples and family therapy with adolescents, adults, and couples.
Developed and implemented comprehensive treatment plans.
Assessed and diagnosed psychological, emotional and behavioral disorders.
Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills and emotional coping skills.
Collaborated with the Department of Public Social Services, Department, Probation and various social service agencies
Assessed client needs and referred them for appropriate psychiatric and/or community-based social services.
Facilitated a 16-week cognitive behavioral based Anger Management group in both English and Spanish
Facilitated a 10-week cognitive behavioral based Cooperative Parenting group in both English and Spanish.
Performed crisis intervention, mandated reporting and assessment of the need for psychiatric hospitalization.
Activities and Honors
Member of Califonia Association of Marriage and Family Therapist (CAMFT)
In good standing with the Board of Behavioral Science (BBS)
Management and implementation of evidence-based practices; networking and maintainingprofessional relationships with community partners; enthusiastic people person; positive, problem-solving attitude; strong boundaries.
Marriage and Family Therapist License # Pending
Issued Pending Process by the BBS- Valid in the State of California