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Manager Mental Health

Louisville, Kentucky, United States
January 10, 2019

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Taylor A. Garver, M.Ed., ATR, LPCC

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University of Louisville Louisville, KY

Master of Education August 2007-April 2009

Major: Counseling and Personnel Services-Expressive Therapies, GPA= 3.89

Outstanding Student in Expressive Therapies honor given by the College

Outstanding Student Award, 2009

Southern Illinois University Carbondale Carbondale, IL

Bachelor of Arts Degree May 2002

Major: General Studio Art, GPA=3.3

Dean’s List, 2001 and 2002


Centerstone of Kentucky 2012-2018

Unit Manager III, Centerstone Addiction Recovery Center-

Evaluations and Call Center March 2017- Nov 2018

Designed, implemented and oversaw the Addiction Division’s centralized Evaluation Unit, conducting evaluations for the entire division on average of over 550 evlauations per month as well as offering individual services

Designed, implemented and managed the Centerstone Addictions Call Center which handled over 4000 calls per month. This service offers a wide range of clinical information and scheduling for all of the Addictions Division, as well as assertive outreach and program support

Managed 15 employees with various capacities including clinical, peer support, and nursing roles, and responsible for budget oversight and monitoring for two cost centers

With leadership team, developed and ran a $5 million dollar grant provided by SAMHSA

Provided clinical/programmatic related supervision as well as licensure supervision for LPCA’s and art therapists

Participated in several committees and new initiatives, such as leading a workgroup to identify revenue loss and develop clinical training to limit loss, as well as committees supporting clinical initiatives such as implementing Zero Suicide approaches for the entire agency

Responsible for onboarding and training staff on documentation, medical necessity, as well as third party billing expectations (including both Medicaid and commercial insurances)

Engaged with key community and political stake holders to develop processes in order to better engage clients to treatment

Unit Manager III - Lighthouse Adolescent Recovery Center Dec 2015- March 2017

Managed daily operations of Lighthouse, a 16 bed residential adolescent substance abuse facility located in Jefferson County, Kentucky with a budget of over $1.5 million

Provided programmatic and clinical supervision and oversaw all matters related to client care

Designed specialized clinical Substance Use Disorder programming for youth and provided outreach within the community

Oversaw more than 20 employees with various capacities including clinical, business, medical, and support roles

Responsible for onboarding and training staff on documentation, medical necessity, as well as Medicaid expectations

Maintained expectations and compliance with Joint Commission as well as state licensing procedures for an state regulate treatment program

Clinician- Utilization Management Feb 2014- Dec 2015

Performed general compliance reviews of charts as well as assess requested mental health services for medical necessity

Educated mental health professionals within Seven Counties about managed care systems and problem solve how to best obtain sought treatment

Collaborated with the agencies various programs to collect and review information needed to advocate for care for our clients

Presented client information to managed care organizations to communicate the needs of our clients and to achieve the sought treatment

Senior Therapist- Rural Division July 2012- Feb 2014

Facilitated multiple roles for Rural Division including: Rural Crisis therapist, Autism Team therapist, Therapist for adult Therapeutic Rehabilitation Program (TRP)-Clubhouse, and providing out-patient services for adults and children

Developed groups for TRP such as Life Skills, Recovery, Social Awareness, Education & Employment, Home & Living, and Healthy Minds to promote wellness for adults with severe mental illness

Provided crisis services for Oldham, Henry, and Trimble Counties in home, in office, and within schools

Led out-patient group, individual, family, and collateral services for adults and youth

Cunningham Children’s Home Urbana, IL

Art Therapist May 2011- July 2012

Developed curriculums and co-lead several groups including: anger management, self-awareness, anxiety group, and a psycho-educational adolescent chemical dependency group

Assisted clients in crisis situations and provided support for residential units during times of crisis

Participated in planning treatment and discharge plans for clients in residential program

Seven Counties Services, Inc. Louisville, KY

Acute Child Psychiatric Services May 2009- May 2011


Assess and treat client’s ages 3-21 in an intensive, short term, out-patient setting

Developed and co-lead an adolescent high risk group focusing on decreasing destructive behaviors

On call assessment services at various sites to aid the community in crisis

Treat clients in multiple settings including individual, family, group, and collateral therapy using both expressive therapies (art, play, and sand tray) and verbal therapy

Educate clients and families on safe and appropriate coping skills

Trained in GAIN assessments and specialize in treating co-occurring, high risk adolescents with their families in crisis

Coordinate care for clients under court supervision and in collaboration with Court Designated Workers, the Department of Juvenile Justice, Drug Court, and Louisville Metro Youth Detention Center


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) for the Commonwealth of Kentucky

License number: 104441

Issued: 2/2013

Expiration: 12/2019

Registered Art Therapist (ATR)

License number: 11-003

Issued: 5/2010

Expiration: 7/2019


South Louisville Opioid Task Force Lousville, KY

Guest Presenter 2018

Discussed a wide range of opioid related topics as requested by two local state

as well as multiple metro services and the public.

Kentucky Opioid Respose Effort Erlanger, KY

Participant 2018

Centerstone and Univerity of Louisville Hospital in collaboration presented to a key stake holders throughout the the state including multiple substance abuse facilities and Medicaid organizations

Seven Counties Services, Inc Louisville, KY

Suicide Risk Assessment Trainer 2013-2015

Provide the Suicide Risk Assessment Training for all new hires at Seven Counties Services, Inc.

University of Louisville Louisville, KY

Art Therapy Conference 2007-2010

Spoke to future Art Therapy candidates about the profession and my experiences as a graduate student, professional Art Therapist, and Clinical Counselor.

University of Louisville Louisville, KY

Graduate Assistant Research Conference April 2009

Developed rubric and evaluated research proposals for doctoral students from University of Kentucky, University of Cincinnati, and University of Louisville

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