Therapist Owner resume example with 15+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
  • H: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Mental Health Counselor specializing in family therapy and crisis stabalization. Responsible self-starter who communicates well and is dedicated to improving the well-being of clients.

Skill Highlights
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Strong trauma background
  • Psychiatric population familiarity
  • Family therapy aptitude
  • Extensive DSM-IV knowledge
  • Specialized training in grief counseling
  • Parenting skills educator
  • Solution-focused counseling
  • Crisis Stabilization
  • Suicide risk assessments
  • Practiced in family assessments
  • Superior communication skills
  • Community service award for work done with Abilene homeless coalition
  • McNair Scholar Eligible
  • CPR/CPI certified
Professional Experience
Therapist/Owner, 2014 - Current
Mayflower Detox Wilmington, MA,
  • Provide therapeutic intervention services to adolescents and adults using individual, family, and group treatment.
  • Facilitates weekly postpartum depression group.
  • 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.
  • Consulted with psychiatrists about client medication changes, issues with medicine compliance and efficacy of medications.
  • Referred clients to other programs and community agencies to enhance treatment processes.
Clinical Psychiatric Liaison, 03/2009 - Current
First American Financial Murray, UT,
  • Complete initial psychiatric assessments and determine the appropriate level of care to patients who present to the emergency department with SI/HI or psychotic behaviors as well as intoxication from drugs or alcohol, and provide resources appropriate to that patient and their family.
  • Coordinate care with an integrated approach between doctors, nurses, patients and families.
  • Provide support for patients and their families to understand their diagnosis and discuss appropriate and safe levels of care.
  • Pre-certify patients for inpatient admission to psychiatry and/or alcohol or drug detox.
  • Work with the community services board to help create a safe environment for those suffering mental illness.
  • Trainer of new staff.
  • Was on the team to create the new outpatient psychiatric assessment center.
  • Was on the team that worked with EPIC to create appropriate screens for electronic documentation.
  • Recorded comprehensive patient histories and coordinated treatment plans with multi-disciplinary team members.
  • Consulted with and developed appropriate treatment and rehabilitation plans for dually diagnosed patients.
  • Executed appropriate risk-assessment and mitigation strategies.
  • Evaluated patients to determine potential need to transfer to specialized inpatient mental health facilities.
  • Guided clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
Trauma Social Worker, 07/2008 - 11/2012
Inova Fairfax Hospital City, STATE,
  • Provided crisis stabilization and grief counseling to families experiencing death, illness or accident of a loved one.
  • Help demystify medical jargon to allow families to understand diagnosis and prognosis.
  • Provide resources and support to staff and families within the ICU.
Case Manager, 06/2005 - 03/2009
Inova Health Systems City, STATE,
  • Work with patients and families to determine safe discharge planning, as well as refer patients to appropriate levels of care, such as Acute Rehab, ALF, SNF, Hospice etc.
  • Conducted family meetings with patients, their families regarding treatment plans and diagnosis.
  • Work with families and hospice and/or palliative care to determine end of life decisions.
  • Collaborated with the DFS, CPS, APS, SANE, Loudoun County Mental Health, Woodburn Emergency Services, law enforcement, county court offices and various community services boards to keep a continuity of care for patients.
Graduate Internships, 2008 - 04/2008
Suicide Prevention Action Network City, STATE, USA
  • SPAN USA, provided me the opportunity to create talking points and action alerts to present to senators and legislators for change in mental health and suicide prevention legislation.
  • Helped coordinate and execute the 2008 Legislative Institute and Friends for Life Reception which included working with over 300 suicide prevention advocates throughout the country meeting with congress and expressing their concerns regarding the need for suicide prevention legislation.
  • Attended congressional hearings around the Mental Health Parity Act as well as other hearings involving suicide prevention in soldiers returning from war.
Graduate Intern, 08/2006 - 04/2007
Department Of Family Service City, STATE,
  • Collaborated with the Loudoun County Homeless Coalition to provide county homeless residents with a continuum of care amongst county resources.
  • Successfully created a grant for the county's first cold weather shelter awarding the shelter $50,000.
Education and Training
Master of Social Work: Social Work, Expected in 2008
George Mason University - Arlington, Virginia
Bachelor of Science: Social Work, Expected in 2002
Abilene Christian University - Abilene , Texas

Graduated Cum Laude

Dual Degree: Psychology, Expected in 2002
Abilene Christian University - Abilene, Texas

Psi Chi National Honors Society

Graduate Cum Laude


Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce member

National Association of Social Workers member

Psi Chi National Honors Society

Peer Assistance Team member for debriefing staff of traumatic events CPR/First Aid/ CPI certified

  • Building client rapport
  • Working with clients through crisis stabilization
  • Evaluation
  • Diffusing crisis
  • Working with postpartum depression/anxiety/mood disorders

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School Attended

  • George Mason University
  • Abilene Christian University
  • Abilene Christian University

Job Titles Held:

  • Therapist/Owner
  • Clinical Psychiatric Liaison
  • Trauma Social Worker
  • Case Manager
  • Graduate Internships
  • Graduate Intern


  • Master of Social Work
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Dual Degree

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