Seasoned mental health practitioner with demonstrated track record of successfully working with diverse client populations in one-on-one and group settings.
Superior communication skills
Exceptional problem solver
Trauma, anxiety, and clients in transition competency
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Maryland.
Therapist07/2012 to Current Vesta, Inc OMHCSilver Spring, MD
Efficiently gathered information from families and social services agencies to inform development of treatment plans. Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes. Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services. Interacted with clinical staff and external resources such as school or community personnel. Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems. Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills. Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications. Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans. Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans. Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions. Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders. Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy. Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psychodynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy. Provides psychotherapeutic services to children, families, individuals on and off site.
Provides psycho-social assessment for intake.
Intern09/2010 to 04/2011 City of BaltimoreBaltimore, MD
Conducted psychological and substance abuse assessments.
Delivered short-term solution focused counseling.
Intern09/2009 to 05/2010 High Road Upper School of PG CountyBeltsville, MD
Writer/Development Consultant01/1999 to 12/2005 Freelance Development Consultant for Film and TVNew York, NY
Provided consultation, analysis and development of written material for independent production companies.
Education and Training
Trauma Treatment2012Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy Training and Education, IncPikesville, MD, USACoursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling
Social Work clinical Social Work2011University of MarylandBaltimore, MD
Coursework in Social Work, Coursework in Psychology, Social Work and Counseling
MA: Media Studies Semiotics1997New School for Social ResearchNew York, NYMedia Studies Semiotics
BA: German Literature/Art History1992Howard UniversityWashington DCGerman Literature/Art History