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Mental Health Office Staff

United States
August 27, 2018

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Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN

Masters of Social Work

Professional Work Experience

Headway Emotional Health Services 2017-2018

Children’s Mental Health Targeted Case Manger

- Managed individual, family and milieu services guided by the treatment plan.

- Provided resources and services in a team-based approach.

- Introduced crisis intervention for clients as appropriate.

- Collaborated in consultation of clients with supervisor, professional consultants, and program staff. - Coordinated with school and other service providers to ensure treatment plan goals are consistent with the educational plan for each client.

- Assisted Behavioral Specialists in delivering services in the milieu and in experiential skills activities. - Built and maintained caseload of clients to consistently meet productivity expectations of the organization, including completion of all required paperwork consistent with organization and DHS requirements.

Metropolitan State University 2018

Guest instructor for PSYC 405: History and Systems of Psychology


Minnesota AIDS Project 2017-2018

- Provided mental health services to individuals, couples, families for LGBTQ+, people who are HIV+, individuals who are high risk for HIV and other underserved populations.

- Conducted client’s mental status examination, including general observations, thought content, perception, self-danger, cognition, thought and perceptual process’ - Assessed, diagnose, created goals, implement interventions, and documentation

Headway Emotional Health Services Day Treatment Mental Health Intern 2017

- Developed and participated in therapeutic experiential activities; coordinated with therapist to ensure activities were guided by treatment plans, and were culturally and developmentally appropriate. - Provided positive, proactive behavior management and individualized interventions. – Implemented de-escalation, early intervention, and crisis intervention for helping clients to assist them in to remain in daily programing. - Acted as a liaison between academic and treatment portions of the day by providing input to program therapist about clients.

Ain Dah Yung Center 2016

- Assessed individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities and recognize areas of strength and opportunities associated with cultures being served. - Collaborated with supervisors and peers on methods of interaction with diverse client systems, and identified aspects of healthy development and functioning in the Native American culture in preparation for work with clients.

Training and Seminars

Certified HIV Instructor Training 2018

2018 Children with Reactive Attachment Disorder Training 2018

2018 Opportunity Conference 2018

Mental Health First Aid 2018

Women and HIV Training 2017

Cultural Humility: Supervising Across Race, Culture, and Identity 2017

2017 Minneapolis Trans Equality Summit 2017

2016 Minneapolis Trans Equality Summit 2016

Motivational Interviewing: Communicating the Spirit way 2016

Ramsey County Community Services Training 2016

2016 University of Minnesota Duluth Winter Institute:

Addressing American Child Welfare Policy and Practice in Minnesota 2016

Volunteering and Fundraising

Open Arms Minnesota 2018, 1991 – 1992

Delivered meals to individuals with HIV/AIDS, Cancer, and chronic illness

Minnesota AIDS Walk 2018, 1990 – 1995

Raised funds and participated in the walk

Ain Dah Yung Center 18th Annual Cherish the Children Pow Wow 2016, 2017

Assisted with fundraising, support staff

Al Franken re-election campaign 2016

Supported office staff, entered voter data, canvasing

Vote No Campaign / Minnesotans United for All Families 2012

Entered voter data, general office help

Professional Summary

Responsible Licensed Graduate Social Worker with excellent communication skills combined with a passion social activism and a goal for social justice, especially with LGBTQ+ youth and at risk youth. Motivated with an even keel approach to analysis and assessment, specializing in conflict resolution and maximizing opportunities in diverse communities.


National Association of Social Workers

LGBTQ+ Therapist Network

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