Sign in

Mental Health Treatment

Albuquerque, NM
October 16, 2018

Contact this candidate


Carol Shields

***** ******* ****** ***** ** Albuquerque, NM 87123


Job Objective: Seeking the position of mental health counselor. From this position I desire to use my expertise in providing psychological care to patients suffering from trauma, substance abuse, and mental issues. I believe and contend that substance abuse is self medication and until the underlying cause is addressed there can be no healing or release from the abuse. I am looking to integrate into an environment that will expand my knowledge and will offer the opportunity to practice a multifaceted approach to the treatment of mental illness and substance abuse.

Summary of Skills: Complete knowledge of diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of mentally ill patients: Extensive knowledge of substance abuse disorders.

Skilled in encouraging clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them develop insight into themselves and their relationships. Ability in guiding clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.

Expert in helping individuals deal with substance abuse; family, parenting, and marital problems; suicide; stress management; problems with self-esteem; issues associated with aging and mental and emotional health. Expert in counseling patients in clear and easy-to-understand language.

Proficient in counseling clients, individually and in group sessions, to assist them in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.

Adept in conducting interviews of clients, in the development of treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, client's mental condition and history. Skilled at the review and evaluation of clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans and the modification of treatment plans to comply with changes in client status.

Accomplished at interventions as an advocate for clients to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations. Coordinate activities with courts, probation officers, community services, or other post-treatment agencies.

Competent at case consultations and referring clients to other health-care specialists and staff members in the treatment and evaluation of the client. Accomplished in the planning of after care programs for clients to be discharged.

Proficient at completing and maintaining accurate records and reports regarding the client histories, diagnostic records and progress notes, federal-and state-mandated forms and services provided.

Carol Denise Shields



New Mexico Highlands University 6/2011-May, 2014

Las Vegas/Rio Rancho, New Mexico, US

Counseling and Guidance Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Ma, cum laude

University of New Mexico 6/2008-12/2010

Albuquerque, New Mexico, US

Psychology and Fine Arts; Studio BA, cum laude


LADAC: License No: 0180691 issued: 4/06/2016 Expires: 9/20/2019

LMHC: License No: 0175111 Issued: 7/02/2015 Expires: 9/30/2018

Trauma/Grief and Loss, Seeking Safety; A group program for Substance Abuse and PSTD, Motivational Interviewing, Alcoholism, Best Practices for Latinos/Hispanics, Dealing with Substance Abuse, Ethics and Blood Borne Pathogens Training.


Courageous Transformations 8/16 to Present

Moriah MacCleod, LPCC 505-***-****

Counselor; Provided over 90 hours per month of direct counseling hours

Clients treatments consistent with Standards for Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Lark’s Nest Family Counseling, Santa Fe, NM 2/2016 to 7/16


Counselor: Assisting family in the reunification process due to separation, provided family, couple and individual counseling for trauma, substance abuse and mental issues.

Four Winds Behavioral Health, Rio Rancho, NM 5/2015 to 12/2015

Sheena Bachelor-Evridge, LPCC 505-***-****

Counselor; Conducted two to three groups daily; Drug Education, Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness and Meditation, Insight with Art, Daily Reflections, Recovery from Trauma; Provided six to seven clients 40 minutes individual therapy daily

Clients treatments consistent with supported Substance Use/Abuse Treatments

Provided Daily documentation for chart and billing needs.

Albuquerque Treatment Services, LLC, Albuquerque, NM US 12/2013 to 1/2015

Pat Carpio, BA LDAAC 505-***-****

Counselor; Provided over 100 hours per month of direct counseling hours

Clients treatments consistent with Standards for Methadone Maintenance Treatment

Counseling Psychotherapy Institute (CPI), Albuquerque, NM US 1/2013 to 12/2013

Dr. Kenneth Wells 505-***-****

Clinical Intern; 750 hours of direct and in direct client contact

Assigned a selection of clients presenting an assortment of mental health conditions; Substance abuse, relationship, medical and legal issues.

Professional Affiliations:

International Association of Trauma Professionals (IATP), American Counseling Association

Transcripts and References: Available upon request.

Contact this candidate