Proficient in Spanish and Italian
Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist & Professional Clinical Counselor
Trained in EBP:
(CBT, ACT, DBT, Solution-focused)
Certified in Trauma-Focused CBT
Skilled in use of Cerner Electronic Medical Records charting
Gottman Level 1 Certified
Accomplished in facilitating educational workshops and delivering motivational talks
Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
MASTER OF ARTS CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, azusa Pacific university
Dual emphasis: Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling
BACHELOR OF ARTS, azusa pacific universtiy
Human Development Major
RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2017 – 2018
MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST TRAINEE, sharp mesa vista hospital: Dual diagnosis intensive outpatient program
Provided group, individual and family therapy to clients diagnosed with primary mental health disorders as well as co-occurring substance abuse disorders at an IOP level of care.
Facilitated multi-family therapy groups for clients enrolled in the dual diagnosis program and their family members.
Collaborated with clients to create safety plans tailored to their needs and level of risk.
Performed bio-psycho-social assessments and met with family/care partners whenever possible to create client centered treatment plans utilizing SMART goals for each client.
Designed and implemented a new tool to be used to tailor treatment planning to the client.
Established aftercare protocol while discharge planning to effect better long-term outcomes.
Created and revised curriculum for group psychoeducation.
Worked collaboratively with an interdisciplinary team (consisting of psychiatrists, social workers, nurses, psychologists) weekly in treatment team meetings.
Provided group and individual therapy for adult intensive outpatient program treating patients with chronic mental illness including schizophrenia and other thought disorders.
Taught dynamic psychoeducation modules on CBT, DBT, ACT, relapse prevention, 12 step, and SMART recovery, among other mental health subjects.
Conducted CSSRS and brief CSSRS scales to identify and address safety risks.
Maintained relationships with community mental health care partners to provide clients holistic support and meet diverse needs.
Researched and utilized community resources to improve aftercare treatment outcomes and offer personalized case management resources.
Competently used Cerner electronic medical record charting to Joint Commission Standards.
Administered, scored and evaluated the PHQ-9 and GAD-7.
2012 – 2015
LEADER, “FOR WOMEN ONLY” RECOVERY GROUP, the rock church
Facilitated discussions and exercises aimed at: creating healthy boundaries, identifying co-dependent behaviors, addressing unhealthy relationship patterns, and improving self-esteem and self-efficacy.
Provided counseling support in group and one-on-one formats to women for whom they or their partner was suffering from sexual addiction.
Taught an intensive one-year curriculum series in recovery from sexual addiction and trauma.
Worked with domestic violence victims to develop safety plans and provided community resources to aid in implementing plan.
2015 – PRESENT
ART INSTRUCTOR/CLASSROOM AID, miller elementary
Volunteer in elementary school classrooms in a low-income school zone, working with diverse student populations to teach art and how to use visual and expressive therapies.
Work with students at various grade and ability levels to creatively increase student attentiveness, and emotional awareness while simultaneously decreasing conflict and undesirable behaviors in the classroom.
Collaborate with teachers, school counselor, principal, parents and staff to foster a positive behavior intervention- based approach for children with emotional disturbances and learning difficulties.
Certified by the National Institute of Health for protecting human research participants
AHA certification for Basic Life Saving Skills for Health Care Providers
2018 Black Minds Matter Workshop Certification
2018 Training in cultural sensitivity to better support immigrant, refugee and multinational families in crisis and transition
2006 Believers World Outreach, Uganda- Taught basic skills classes to children in orphanages
2003-2005 Boys & Girls Club, Gaeta, Italy- Taught cultural immersion classes to U.S. military children