A position in the field of mental health that is dedicated and compassionate with experience counseling individuals with various backgrounds. Knowledgeable in working with individuals suffering from mental health conditions including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and major depression, and with those in acute crisis who may attempt suicide. Knowledge and understanding of crisis thinking. Strong communicator with perceptivity that allows me to develop possible solutions and suggestions to help clients gain practical insight into their situations. A passion for helping others to regain emotional balance and where healing can begin. A team player who seeks ways to help both clients and coworkers.
Education and Professional Development
Master of Mental Health Counseling, MS, Capella University-Graduate School of Science, Minneapolis, MN, In Progress
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Hunter College, New York, NY, May 2015.
Associate of Arts in Health Sciences, Queensborough Community College, Queens, NY, May 2013
Catholic Charities Brooklyn & Queens, April 2016-Present Jackson Heights, New York
Provide direct residential, rehabilitative, recovery clinical and case management services to clients and maintain accurate recordings in case files.
Assist residents in formulating and implementing service plan goals.
Actively participate in weekly supervision, case conferences and staff meetings.
Meet with residents a minimum of twice a week to discuss and document their progress with specific reference to their service plan goals, and go out in the field as directed by program as issues arise.
Achieve Beyond, September 2015 – January 2016 Forest Hills, New York
Provide data driven treatment plans for children with autism.
Establish a verbal behavior approach to language.
Provide communication training to replace problem behaviors with appropriate behaviors.
Coach parents on how to enforce beneficial teaching techniques.
Provide quality assurance mechanisms.
Center for Human Development and Family Services (CHDFS), January 2014-September 2015 New York, NY
Serve children with complex mental health needs in their homes and communities.
Assist troubled families and children in meeting their emotional, physical, and intellectual needs.
Serve as a guide, mentor and role model so that the foundation of the child’s and family strength can be rebuilt.
Trained as a Mandated Reporter in Crisis Response Services.
New York- Presbyterian /Queens August 2011-January 2013 Flushing, New York Emergency Department Volunteer
Assisted patients from Triage Unit to stretchers.
Transported blood work to and from the lab and the Blood Bank.
Assisted pediatric care patients and staff (doctors and nurses)
Transported patients in wheelchairs and stretchers to/from hospital
Obtained necessary medical supplies.
Strong verbal and written communication skills and strong professionalism and time management skills.
Excellent organization and planning skills with solid assessment skills.
Proven ability to work well in culturally diverse setting.
Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, and the Internet.
References upon request