therapist resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
Skilled professional with over 10 years of experience in providing behavior health services with integrity , compassion, and  following best practice guidelines. Experienced in several facets of behavioral health, utilized evidenced based treatment modalities to treat individuals and families crisis intervention, addiction counseling, family preservation, child and adolescent counseling. Experienced with coordination of services and working with others on clinical treatment team. Experience working with clients from a diverse populations dealing with treatment for anger management, trauma , sexuality issues, juvenile sexual offenders, conduct problems, addiction and experience in family therapy , conflict resolution.  Customer service and call center experience.  Computer Savvy and Efficient at learning new skills.
Education and Training
Expected in 2006 | Mental Health Counseling Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL GPA:
Expected in 2002 Bachelor of Science | Psychology Bethune-Cookman University, Daytona Beach, FL GPA:
Expected in Licensed professional counselor: # LPC008407 | Georgia Board of Professional Counselors - GA, , GPA:
09/2015 to Current Therapist Amikids | Clinton, SC,
  • Referenced and used various therapy techniques, including psycho-dynamic, family systems, cognitive behavioral and lifespan integration psychotherapy. 
  • Led patients in individual, family, group and marital therapy sessions for mental health and substance abuse issues 
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications
  • Developed comprehensive treatment plans that focused on accurate diagnosis and behavioral treatment of problems.
  • Collaborated closely with treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Documented all patient information including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes.
  • Taught clients anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping skills and functional living skills.
  • Created and reviewed master treatment and discharge plans for each client.
  • Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders.
  • Served as lead clinician for patients with Dual diagnosis, Substance abuse, Mood , Anxiety and Thought disorders.
02/2009 to Current Assessment and Referral Services Counselor- PRN Amikids | Albuquerque, NM,
  • Completed initial comprehensive assessments  to determine  level of care for behavioral health treatment with adults and adolescents
  • Diagnosed mental health, emotional and substance abuse disorders. 
  • Initiated level of care with manage care providers , Provided clinical for admission and continued stay reviews
  • Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes. 
  • Duties include completing comprehensive bio-psycho-social assessments of adults and children seeking mental health and substance abuse treatment.
  • Providing provisional diagnosis, supplying clients with resource referrals, and clinical information for insurance pre-certification.
  • Case consults with physicians for client dispositions.
11/2013 to 07/2015 Therapist Grafton Integrated Health Network | Berryville, VA,
  • Provided efficient in- home therapeutic services to families , young adults, children and adolescents, Provided individual and family therapy, crisis intervention, wraparound services, case coordination.
  • Maintained case load 20 -25 clients.
  • Completed and maintained intake and updates of treatment plans.
  • Completed weekly BIRP progress notes, coordinated with case workers and referral sources on client monthly.
  • Participation in weekly treatment team meetings and supervision.
  • Attend Court dates as request to provide treatment summary and recommendations.
2011 to 11/2012 Behavioral Intake Counselor United Health Group | City, STATE,
  • Conducting initial behavioral health triage of members in call center environment, providing benefit explanation to members and providers, completing risk screening with members, telephonic intake and completing initial care notification for MH intensive outpatient programs, and urgent IP MH admissions,.
05/2008 to 07/2010 Substance Abuse Counselor -Detoxification Technician II St. Jude's Recovery Center Inc | City, STATE,
  • Assisted with monitoring and treatment of clients in sub-acutechemical dependency detoxification
  • Triage initial clients for admission requirements , conduct drug and alcohol screens
  • Facilitating addiction education groups utilizing proven coaching skills.
02/2007 to 04/2010 Direct Care Counselor Youth Villages Inner Harbor | City, STATE,
  • Assisting in treatment with SED population in intensive residential psychiatric setting for adolescents, assisting with daily Milieu Therapy and treatment interventions.
  • Planning and leading psycho educational groups, co-assist in  experiential therapy activities
05/2006 to 11/2016 Community Practitioner Friends Of Children Inc | City, STATE,
  • Providing community based home/school counseling to youths and their families.
  • Provided assessments/referrals, and implementation of treatment plans developed to benefit the children and their families.
  • Documenting interventions, response to treatment and client progress.
07/2005 to 11/2006 Group Facilitator/ Community Outreach Family Of Humanity Inc | City, STATE,
  • Coordinating youth groups, parenting trainings in community centers for adolescent and families
  • Implementing art interactive enrichment programs on health, prevention education, and social skills.
CPR Trained, Trained in non-violent crisis intervention, Experience in call center setting, level of care determination coaching,interpersonal skills, life coaching, counseling, crisis intervention, Detail oriented, diagnosis, documentation, family therapy, insurance, Excel, Microsoft Word,problem solving, type 65 wpm, excellent verbal and written communication

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School Attended

  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Bethune-Cookman University
  • Georgia Board of Professional Counselors - GA

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist
  • Assessment and Referral Services Counselor- PRN
  • Therapist
  • Behavioral Intake Counselor
  • Substance Abuse Counselor -Detoxification Technician II
  • Direct Care Counselor
  • Community Practitioner
  • Group Facilitator/ Community Outreach


  • Bachelor of Science
  • Licensed professional counselor: # LPC008407

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