therapist resume example with 8+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
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Professional Summary

Enthusiastic Clinical Social Worker eager to contribute to team success through hard work, attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Invested Pastor with more than 17 years of combined ministry experience in providing spiritual leadership to growing communities and promoting values and purpose of church. Accomplished in driving spiritual foundation of congregation while growing church ministry.

Mission-driven Ministry Leader with more than 10 years' experience in all elements of organizational leadership and success in creating inspirational environment. Successful in overseeing community services, women's ministries, student ministry, training, mall group facilitation and worship ministry and public speaking. Highly welcoming and accomplished in developing new and existing church members. Successful at helping clients unravel physical, mental, emotional and spiritual layers to identify root causes of problems and develop strong coping skills along side a lifestyle of worship. Passionate about champion individuals in their faith journey,

  • Spiritual Leadership
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Public speaking
  • Crisis Response
  • Mental health support
  • Group Development & Facilitation
  • Intervention planning
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Team Leadership
  • Priority management
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Team Building
  • Training and mentoring
  • Strategy Planning and implementation
  • Strong communicator - Verbal & Written Competency
Work History
Therapist , 11/2020 to Current
American Psychological AssociationSan Fernando, CA,
  • Developed and implemented intensive individualized treatment plans addressing family relationship problems, destructive patterns of behavior and other psychosocial issues.
  • Counseled individuals, groups and families to bring awareness of problems, deal with crisis situations and develop action plans.
  • Completed full bio-pyscho-social assessments to determine best courses of actions.
  • Executed trauma therapy with clients suffering from PTSD, trauma and complex trauma using Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing.
  • Tracked progress according to goals for all interventions.
  • Documented patient information through analyzing data, interview notes and test results, and identified and diagnosed nature of clients' problems.
  • Provided tools for clients and families to communicate better and negotiate issues for improved family relationships.
  • Recommended therapeutic action plans and treatments based on results from behavioral assessments.
  • Assisted clients to better understand roles as parents, focusing on developing skills to nurture and guide children.
  • Evaluated treatment techniques after sufficient time periods to determine effectiveness for each client.
  • Maintained and updated patient records, including changes in service plans, treatment reports and progress.
  • Guided clients in development of skills and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques.
  • Counseled up to six patients weekly with issues such as mood disorders, PTSD and anxiety.
  • Assessed clinical risk and danger to children and families and determined appropriate level of response and intervention.
  • Identified risk and resiliency factors within individual youth, peer group, family, school, and community and developed strategies for intervention
  • Kept abreast of new and developing information in mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
  • Managed caseload of patients with substance dependence.
Medical/ Clinical Social Work Intern , 09/2019 to Current
Lehigh HansonStafford, NY,
  • Coordinated individualized discharge plans to manage safe transition back into community and home environments.
  • Organized clinical documentation, treatment plans, and referrals.
  • Performed short-term therapy, provided education and responded to crisis situations.
  • Diagnosed clients by using DSM-IV criteria and documented using CERNER coding guidelines.
  • Documented case notes daily and coordinated follow-up for seamless case management.
  • Established and nurtured key relationships with community members to form valuable partnerships.
  • Presented clinical documentation and observations to interdisciplinary team.
  • Delivered social work services to vulnerable population in emergency room & inpatient settings.
  • Coordinated program referrals for community-based resources.
  • Completed psychosocial evaluations and needs assessments.
  • Preserved and prepared reports and treatment records.
  • Worked with medical teams, patients and families to implement effective treatment plans.
  • Recommended long-term residential treatment, short-term residential treatment and individualized and group drug counseling for clients with substance abuse issues.
  • Assessed clients for abuse and neglect to compile documentation for court reports.
  • Explained medical care options to help families make informed healthcare decisions.
  • Interviewed clients, families or groups to assess situations, limitations and issues and implement services to address needs.
  • Completed detailed charts to summarize interactions with patients and booked follow-up sessions.
Senior Leadership Team Member /Pastor, 09/2012 to 08/2020
Family Of Christ PetoskeyCity, STATE,
  • Coordinated and spearheaded programs to increase church members' service throughout community.
  • Led programs such as worship, study, fellowship and service opportunities.
  • Facilitated Preaching/ Teaching Training to raise up teachers in church using Preaching Rocket Program.
  • Supervised associate pastors and staff leading education, youth, pastoral care, and older adult ministry programs.
  • Collaborated with church leadership to plan master calendar of events.
  • Planned and conducted worship services, wrote sermons and worked with key church leaders to carry out church mission.
  • Delivered Sunday am sermons quarterly.
  • Provided spiritual and administrative leadership to church, including managing daily operations, developing and administering annual budget, delivering compassionate pastoral care to community and leading worship services, ordinances, funerals and weddings.
  • Provided input for strategic and operational leadership to organization
  • Set organization goals, developed strategy, and ensured strategy was executed effectively.
  • Created annual calendar with goals, focuses, deadlines and events.
  • Oversaw annual budgeting of $250,000 +
  • Created meeting agendas and facilitated committee meetings
  • Developed leaders and volunteers in congregation and ran weekly staff meetings.
  • Recruited and managed volunteer base for community outreach
  • Oversaw two campus buildings
  • Wrote and mailed quarterly giving/ financial reports to donors with testimonies
  • Assisted in hiring, evaluation and management of church staff.
Office Administrator, 01/2018 to 04/2020
Family Of Christ ChurchCity, STATE,
  • Handled church correspondence and general office duties, including mail, scheduling and church school registration.
  • Maintained church calendar by collecting information about upcoming events and reserving appropriate spaces for regular meetings and special activities.
  • Published, printed and mailed informative, prayerful newsletters to church members and leadership team.
  • Greeted visitors, callers and members of congregation courteously and promptly
  • Created and updated membership rosters, church documents and basic reports.
  • Produced highly accurate internal and external letters and memoranda.
  • Effectively supported staff and leadership meetings, taking in-depth notes and disseminating minutes to all attendees.
  • Coordinated travel accommodations for staff and out-of-town visitors, including vouchers, agendas and transportation.
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  • Updated tracking spreadsheets with latest attendance and giving information.
  • Transcribed and organized information to assist in preparing speeches and presentations.
  • Developed new filing and organizational practices
  • Developed marketing content such as blogs, promotional materials and advertisements for social media.
  • Analyzed and reported social media and online marketing campaign results.
Master in Clinical Social Work : Clinical Therapy, Counseling & Trauma Therapy, Expected in 06/2021
Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, MI,

Graduated with 4.0 GPA

Coursework in :

  • Psychopathology/Specialized Multi-Dimensional Assessment/Specialized Social Work Practice
  • Clinical Social Work Practice & Theory
  • Values: Personal & Social
  • Volunteerism
  • Specialized Practice: Physical & Mental Health
  • Clinical Social Work Practice & Theory with Families
Bachelor of Social Work: Clinical Social Work & Counseling , Expected in 05/2020
Spring Arbor University - Spring Arbor, MI ,
  • Graduated with 4.0 GPA

Coursework in:

  • Biblical Perspectives,
  • Integrating Faith and Therapy
  • Human Behavior in Social Environments
  • Professional Interviewing
  • Counseling Practice with Individual and Families
  • Counseling Practice with Groups
  • Academic Writing and Research Design.
Associate of Arts: Humanities , Expected in 05/2018
North Central Michigan University - Petoskey MI,
  • LLMSW ( Clinical) License (August 2021)
  • Trained in Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing Therapy- (EMDR Trauma Therapy) -National EMDR Institute (2020)
  • CPR/BLS Certified (2020)
  • First Aid Certified (2020)
  • Trained in National Human Trafficking Awareness (2018)
  • Member of the Phi Alpha Honor Society - National Council of Phi Alpha Honor Society (2018- Current)
  • Member of the NASW -National Association of Social Work (2018- Current )
  • Member of EMDRIA - EMDR International Association of EMDR Practitioners (2020-Current)

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School Attended

  • Spring Arbor University
  • Spring Arbor University
  • North Central Michigan University

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  • Therapist
  • Medical/ Clinical Social Work Intern
  • Senior Leadership Team Member /Pastor
  • Office Administrator


  • Master in Clinical Social Work
  • Bachelor of Social Work
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