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Vermont Ave #7 • California 90044 • •

Experienced, Educated, and Ambitious Mental Health Counselor.  Ability to formulate treatment plans, conduct ongoing casework initiatives, and provide mental health services in individual and group settings. Skilled in balancing professionalism with sincere empathy and providing a safe, supportive and non-judgmental environment. Ensures clients will develop in an educational and social environment. Extensive experience working in residential settings and providing a comfortable environment for all.

Creative…Personable…Organized…Hard Working…Loyal…Successful…Professional
Results Oriented…Goal Oriented…Knowledgeable…Consistent…Attentive…Motivated
• Leadership/Motivation/Teamwork

• Child and Adolescent Care

• Maintains Extensive Documentation

• Crisis Intervention

• Communication/Patient Relations

• Creates Safe & Caring Environments

• Maintains Strict Confidentiality

• Human Development and Care

• Computer Program Knowledge


RESIDENTIAL COUNSELOR I, Maryvale, Inc, Rosemead, California, 2005-2010
• Supported adolescents with mental & emotional disturbances by focusing on behavior modifications
• Developed and maintained professional and nurturing relationships with clients which enhanced their self esteem and motivation and assisted in the stabilization of their mental health
• Minimized crisis situations by providing counseling techniques with an emphasis on prevention (Life Space Crisis Intervention Methods) and enhanced client safety during crisis moments through principles of Professional Assault Crisis (Pro Act) training and education
• Conducted daily assessments of client's behavior to determine the effectiveness of behavior plans
• Advocated client's needs and encouraged support through collaboration meetings with clinical staff
• Composed and maintained detailed and concise documentation of client's progress and incident reports in accordance with the agency's policies and procedures
• Assisted and educated clients on daily living skills, including effective communication, problem solving, and time management skills; ensured development and progress

CHILD CARE WORKER I, G.L.A.S.S., Inc, California, 2003-2005
• Supervised at-risk youth within their daily living environment to promote safety and support
• Conducted client intake interviews to assess their needs for services
• Managed client files and medical appointments and composed and maintained detailed documentation


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE: HUMAN SERVICES, University of Phoenix, Gardena, CA, 03/2006-08/2010
 • Relevant Course Teamwork, Collaboration, and Conflict Resolution, Introduction to  Effective Written Communication, Introduction to Oral Communication, Psychology of  Personality, Models of Effective Helping, Case Management, Child Development, Adult and  Family Development, Cultural Diversity and Special Populations, Dependency and Addictions,  Advocacy and Meditation, Mental Health and Crisis Intervention, and Working with Groups

Professional References Available Upon Request