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Capable, compassionate and team-driven Licensed Mental Health Counselor with years of dynamic experience. Demonstrated track record of delivering solution-focused client-focused care to diverse populations both individually and in group environments. Adept in evaluating, motivating and advocating for clients and students to aid them in setting and achieving their respective objectives. Highly accomplished as it relates to establishing lasting relations with clients, students, faculty, staff, administration and community agencies. Committed and innovative community leader with a history of teaching in a therapeutic capacity; seeking to transition this background from working in a clinical private practice setting to an academic role that will allow for continued emphasis on innate desire to connect with members of the local community. Targeting full-time, tenure-track teaching opportunities at the community college level with a psychology focus; also open to working in a counseling capacity in an academic environment.
Counseling & Therapeutic Interventions | Teaching & Mentoring | Community Relations | Learning Disabilities Acumen
Seminar & Workshop Creation | Cultural Competency | Encouragement & Coaching | Training & Development
Supervision | Interpersonal Communication | Collaborative Problem Solving | Analytical & Critical Thinking
Assessment | Clinical Documentation | Organization | Time Management | Microsoft Office Suite
Instructor of workshops and classes on a volunteer basis for local church for the last 10 years; topics include marriage, communication, parenting, conflict resolution and drug abuse diversion
Also teach Sunday School courses at both the preschool and elementary levels
Co-led the training of Academic Deans in student crisis management at Western University of Health Sciences
History includes aiding hundreds of students in reducing barriers in order to attain their academic goals
Skilled in crafting curricula and leading group sessions for at-risk adolescent students, as well as high-need adult patient populations
Capable of managing a caseload of up to 70 clients at once
Avid supporter of several global organizations that offer education and practical support to those impacted by AIDS, human trafficking, and extreme poverty
Deliver pro-bono counseling services to service members and their families via the Wounded Warrior Project
Cornerstone Counseling, Owner/Director (2013 Present)
Teach clients about anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, emotional coping methods and functional living strategies, among other topics
Lead holistic initial psychosocial assessments to aid clients in developing goals
Craft and set into motion comprehensive treatment plans that center on precise diagnosis and using evidence-based treatment to resolve client concerns
Liaise with clients families and teachers to implement consistent behavior therapy techniques in residential and school settings; gather data from families and social service agencies to track client development per plan
Swiftly respond to crises involving severe mental health and behavioral issues
Document all patient content including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes
Deliver clinical supervision to Interns; ensure quality of services provided at all times
Also oversee operations for an Administrative Assistant, as well as the facility budget, payroll and additional business functions
Rosewood Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapist (2004 2013)
Carefully treated clients with a mental health diagnosis, as well as those that grappled with emotional and substance abuse disorders
Called upon and set forth various therapeutic techniques, e.g. psychodynamic, family systems and cognitive behavioral psychotherapy
Marriage & Family Therapist (Continued)
Guided all clients in better understanding their respective illnesses and corresponding treatment plans
Documented all patient data including service plans, treatment reports and progress notes
Worked as an effective intermediary amongst clinical staff and external resources, which included school or community personnel
Referred clients to community programs and agencies to enhance their treatment processes if applicable
Tri-City Mental Health, Care Coordinator/Therapist Intern (1999 2003)
Collaborated with a Clinical Psychiatrist, Case Manager and other care providers to draft treatment and coordination plans for a caseload of 70 adult clients, diagnosed using DSM-IV criteria
Selected and developed new instructional aids and group programs for use in adult outpatient programs
Provided individual and group therapy services and documented all client progress per Department of Mental Health standards
Led weekly therapeutic and skill-building groups for clients with mood, anxiety and other diagnosable disorders
Founded and sustained positive relationships with fellow mental health professionals, programs and associations in order to guarantee the delivery of comprehensive care to clients
University of California-Fullerton, Graduate Assistant (1995 1996)
Served in a GA capacity for the Research Methods in Psychology course
Instructed lab sections and helped students work on their class projects during advertised office hours
Also graded class assignments and used them to maintain student records with the utmost in precision
Licensure, Marital Family Therapist, State of California
Master of Science, Lifespan Development & Clinical Psychology, University of California, Fullerton
Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, University of California-Los Angeles
Certification, Critical Incident Stress Management
Certification, Emergency First Aid, CPR, and AED, American Red Cross
Also completed over 234 units of professional development coursework
March 16, 2018
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Dear [Hiring Agent Name],
I am currently seeking a challenging career opportunity in a (INSERT TITLE OF TARGET POSITION) capacity and am submitting my resume for your review. In advance, thank you for your time and consideration. As demonstrated in the accompanying resume, my professional qualifications include the following accomplishments:
- I am a driven clinical and teaching-focused professional with many years of diversified, progressive counseling experience in a variety of environments, including therapeutic and academic settings.
- In any role I take on, I ve been responsible for management of varied operations including group therapy, individual counseling, as well as training and mentoring sessions geared towards university professionals and college students.
- Over the years, I ve sharpened and refined my cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder engagement acumen to work seamlessly with community agencies, nonprofit entities and educational institutions to best leverage my psychology expertise in therapy, guidance and advisement capacities.
- As an energetic leader and expert-level communicator, I develop trust and rapport amongst both clients and colleagues. I am often seen as a subject matter expert; I aim to motivate, mentor and inspire those around me to strive for their greatest potential.
- I am empathetic and personable with a disciplined work ethic. I continually aim for success in fast-paced situations. I find that I particularly thrive under pressure with tight deadlines.
As an employee, you will find me to be a driven team player committed to supporting you in achieving your objectives through superior performance. I am confident that I could be a valuable asset to your organization, and look forward to interviewing with you in the near future.
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