therapist resume example with 10+ years of experience

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Professional Summary

Trauma-informed Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor with a holistic perspective and family systems approach. Experienced therapist, educator, and advocate. Clinical expertise in complex trauma with the ability to identify potential disorders, develop successful treatment plans, and deliver therapeutic processes with warmth and compassion. Possessing critical observational skills and an in-depth understanding of human behavior.

Skill Highlights
  • Excellent Listening and Communication Skills
  • Skillful Therapeutic Interventions
  • Mindful Awareness
  • Trauma Resiliency Model
  • Program Development
  • Public Speaking
  • Advocacy
  • Self-directed
  • Goal-driven
  • Positive
  • Team Player
  • Therapist Collaboration
  • Individual and Group Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavior Practices
  • Crisis Intervention Skills
  • Interventions Understanding
  • Behavior Modification
  • Mood Disorders
Fuller Theological Seminary Pasadena, CA Expected in 09/1996 Master of Science : Marriage And Family Therapy - GPA :

Specialized Training

  • AAMFT accredited Marriage and Family Therapy Program (at the time of degree completion).
  • Clinical hours were completed at the school's clinic and an addiction recovery program for men on parole.
Bethel University Saint Paul, MN Expected in 05/1993 Bachelor of Arts : Psychology - GPA :
  • Resident Assistant 1991,1991-1992
  • Elected to Vice President of Special Services and Projects for Bethel Student Services in 1992-93
Professional Experience
Gerard Academy - Therapist
Onamia, MN, 04/2021 - Current
  • Provide intensive individual, couples, and family therapy.
  • Diagnose mental health disorders using DSM IV-T-R multiaxial criteria; develop treatment plans from diagnosis.
  • Utilize a variety of therapeutic interventions: family systems, cognitive behavioral, trauma-informed, and DBT.
  • Consult and collaborate with colleagues and multidisciplinary professionals.
  • Document and chart client information promptly.
  • Consult with supervisor and colleagues for client treatment.
  • Psychoeducation to clients and agency personnel.

Gulf Coast Jewish Family And Community Services - Freelance Writer
Holiday, FL, 03/2010 - 11/2011
  • Wrote a weekly editorial column focused on education-related topics for the local edition of a national online paper
Moraine Valley Community College - Counselor
City, STATE, 06/2001 - 03/2004
  • Provided individual counseling to diverse college student populations on academic, vocational, and personal/social issues.
  • Taught college credit courses in career planning and college student skills (College 101).
  • Conducted seminars related to student life in areas such as stress management and study skills.
  • Facilitated new student orientation.
  • Assisted students in connecting with resources on campus.
Jefferson County Human Services - Human Services Case Manager and Counselor
City, STATE, 03/1997 - 08/2000
  • Provided therapy to abused and neglected children and their families, both voluntary and court-ordered.
  • Performed case management maintaining contact with clients and area resources via home and school visits and phone contact.
  • Provided group therapy to adult sex offenders.
  • Coordinated services for clients with schools and community agencies.
  • Adapted and implemented an evidence-based adult group therapy curriculum for use with the adolescent population.
  • Conducted parenting groups for those with young children and those with teens. Adapted components of adult group therapy curriculum to address the core needs of a parenting group.
  • Kept and established comprehensive case files to support proper documentation and record retention.
  • Assessed barriers, strengths and needs of each family and worked quickly to remediate.
  • Understood and recognized signs of substance abuse patterns and other debilitating circumstances.

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School Attended

  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Bethel University

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist
  • Freelance Writer
  • Counselor
  • Human Services Case Manager and Counselor


  • Master of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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