therapist resume example with 16+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,

A hard working, dedicated, loyal, ethical, caring, trustworthy and creative employee. Proactive leader with strengths in communication and collaboration. Adept at managing concurrent objectives to promote efficiency and influence positive outcomes. Experienced Senior Supervisor with 8-10 years in managing and directing operations of employees. Creative in motivating team members to collaborate in exceeding company objectives and achieving constant progress. Dedicated clinical therapy professional who focuses on the patient and well-being. Creative and out of the box thinking to ensure needs of the client are met. History of working well with patients of all backgrounds. Effective at leading both individual and group therapy sessions to uncover and explore a wide range of issues.

  • Crisis Support
  • Relationship development
  • Planning and coordination
  • Organization
  • Regulations and procedures
  • Training and on boarding
  • Employee supervision
  • Staff training and motivation
  • Group therapy coordination
  • One-on-one support
  • Treatment planning
  • Team Oriented
  • Independent
  • Reliable
  • Task oriented
05/2013 to 08/2020 Therapist Amikids | Fort Lauderdale, FL,
  • Tracked all incoming patient information, intervention plans and patient responses to treatment.
  • Led group therapy for clients with focus on self-advocacy and empowerment.
  • Performed comprehensive assessments for each patient.
  • Utilized meditation, guided imagery and reiki with patients and families.
  • Managed caseload of multiple sessions weekly using various types of therapies and approaches.
  • Utilized theoretical approaches to treatment such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Play Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma CBT, Solution Focused.
  • Collaborated with multidisciplinary team to determine effective treatment plans.
  • Met with up to 17-30 patients weekly/2 or more times per week with presenting problems such as mood disorders, borderline personality, bi-polar, ADHD.
  • Responded to emergency situations and provided crisis support.
  • Evaluated progress against goals for all patients.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
07/2015 to 10/2017 Clinical Director of Day Program Raytheon Technologies Corp | San Dimas, CA,
  • Coordinated weekly work schedules for all department employees.
  • Improve policies and procedures through development, implementation, revision and evaluation of new protocols.
  • Provided onboarding and coaching to new hires to help each feel comfortable in job positions and prepared to handle various responsibilities.
  • Introduced new departmental policies and oriented staff to facilitate adoption of changes.
  • Crafted and initiated development of strategy-based plans, allowing organization to exceed objectives and achieve increase in client services and revenue.
  • Utilized active listening and interpersonal communication skills to build professional relationships with patients, clinical staff and other stakeholders.
  • Participated in weekly/quarterly meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Collaborated with departments to ensure adequate support for clients and services were in place.
  • Ordered all supplies needed for program staff to implement groups, daily activities, summer program.
12/2009 to 05/2013 Therapeutic Group Leader St. Joseph Orphanage | City, STATE,
  • Applied clinical and behavioral knowledge to assist client with learning ways to manage feelings and behaviors and increase self worth.
  • Promoted safe and positive environment for all children, peers and other personnel.
  • Directed activities to promote growth in mental, emotional and educational areas.
  • Offered key emotional support to special needs youth.
  • Cultivated strong relationships with clients by listening carefully and offering positive reinforcement.
  • Used calm, positive and encouraging approach with all youth.
  • Kept areas clean, neat and inspection-ready at all times to comply with product guidelines.
  • Ensured documentation was completed efficiently and timely.
  • Created lesson plans for group activities with variety of age clients.
  • Creative and out of the box thinking to help manage difficult clients in group settings.
10/2003 to 11/2009 Senior Supervisor St. Joseph Orphanage | City, STATE,
  • Led new hires through company onboarding procedures, training and instructing on demands of various positions and instilling company values.
  • Increased overall department competency by providing adequate training and constructive feedback to newly hired personnel.
  • Formulated work schedules, communicating with individual employees to verify availability and coordinating across departments to staff each shift fully.
  • Attended managerial meetings and employee meetings, receiving updates on products and services and providing feedback to employees.
  • Developed all documentation for the department regarding tasks, job duties and corporate protocols.
  • Supported staff in execution of duties posing special challenges to individual skillsets or logistical limitations of typical operations.
  • Assisted agency and residential program in becoming CARF accredited.
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Trainer of new hires and ongoing yearly training.
  • Created Residential manual to assist new hires and ongoing staff with policy procedures within the residential program.
Education and Training
Expected in 05/2013 to to Master of Arts | Mental Health Counseling Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio , GPA:
Expected in 06/2006 to to Bachelor of Arts | Liberal Arts And General Studies University of CIncinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio , GPA:
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Therapeutic Crisis Intervention
  • Trauma Certified
  • SBIRT Trained
  • CAMS-Trained
  • CANS-Trained
  • DBT
  • Play therapy trainings
  • DLA 20 Trainer

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School Attended

  • Xavier University
  • University of CIncinnati

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist
  • Clinical Director of Day Program
  • Therapeutic Group Leader
  • Senior Supervisor


  • Master of Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts

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