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Mental Health Manager

Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Posted:
February 11, 2019

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Holly A. Andres, MSW, LCSW

Case Manager

Professional Skills:

Licensed Clinical Social Worker in NV 4097-C

Case Management/Mental Health/Behavioral Health

Discharge Planning/Pre-Certifications

Medicaid/Medicare

Computer Proficient- MS Office & EMR's

Professional Experience:

7/2002 to Present Andres Counseling Services, LLC

LCSW- Private Practice

Provide comprehensive psycho-social assessment for individuals seeking assistance with identified psychological stressors through individual, couple's and family therapy for children adolescents, adults and senior adults

Utilize a theoretical framework comprised of the strengths-based approach, cognitive behavioral theory, client-centered & client-focused, psycho-dynamic, attachment theory and trauma informed theory to guide clients through the psycho-therapeutic process

Conduct treatment planning/goal setting, developing unique treatment plans (including counseling) and consulting with other professionals

Work closely with primary care physicians and psychiatrists to provide effective treatment

Provide education and/or facilitate education to external elements on a variety of health topics

Work with Medicaid and Medicare members

Draw upon evidenced-based interventions, such as exposure therapy, cognitive therapy, EMDR, and EFT

Provide brief, solution-focused therapy, more commonly seen with Employee Assistance Program (EAP) referrals

Engage in responding to critical incidences within the work force, for a variety of EAP organizations through a process known as Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

Provides therapy & counseling to individuals with mood disorders, teen issues, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, marital distress/relationship difficulties, chronic illness issues, and post-traumatic stress disorder

Provide critical incident stress debriefing for a variety of Employee Assistance Programs and Insurance companies

Responds to a variety of employers and organizations with such crises as: sudden death of employees from illness, suicide, homicide; robberies (including take-over robberies), organization restructuring, layoffs and other traumatic incidents on the worksite

10/2013 to 6/2015 WestCare

Clinical Coordinator

Responsible for advancing clinical mental health experience to organization predominantly substance abuse- oriented

Provided and developed necessary trainings for all staff to enhance professional development

Conducted mental health therapy to clients with significant clinical challenges with co-occurring issues

Responsible for trainings for staff and student interns from various master’s degree programs, providing supervision (mentor, training, evaluating) to those interns choosing to come to WestCare for their practicum hours, as well as LCSW-Intern Staff Members

Acted as secondary supervisor for individuals in a CPC-Intern status

Responsible for implementing programs coming from newly received grants and developing staff

Developed a large intern program for bachelor’s and master’s intern practicums (nurses, social workers, MFTs, clinical counseling programs) from a variety of universities (UNLV, U of Phoenix, UCLA, Gonzaga University, Touro University, etc.)

11/2007 to 1/2013 UHS Spring Mountain Treatment Center

Case Manager/Mobile Clinician

Responsible for supporting the facility with admissions by providing comprehensive psychiatric assessments within the facility or the community for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults to determine level of care needed

Responsible for screening and conducting assessments including completing psycho-social assessments and medical history

Responded to phone calls from hospitals and clinicians within the community and the general public calling for assistance through referrals or assessment with mental health or substance abuse needs

Responsible for pre-certification with insurance carriers for all patients admitted to the facility

Provided comprehensive psychiatric assessments for children, adolescents, adults and senior adults in hospital emergency rooms, nursing homes, juvenile detention, youth crisis shelters or on-site at the psychiatric hospital

Consulted with other professionals, such as the ER physicians and staff, to assist with level of care determination for psychiatric and substance abuse patients, treatment planning, developing unique treatment plans (including counseling) and/or provided referrals to service providers

Consulted with on-call psychiatrist and conferred with ER and nursing home personnel to impart recommended treatment

Responsible for completing precertification for those patients admitted to Spring Mountain Treatment Center or Spring Mountain Sahara

11/2006 to 10/2007 American Hospital Service Group/Nellis Airforce Base

LCSW- PRN

Provided marital, individual and group counseling to active duty military personnel at the outpatient Mental Health Unit at Mike O'Callaghan Federal Hospital

Completed psycho-social assessments for determinations on fitness for duty, security clearance evaluations, assessment of mental status and functioning for military personnel pre- and post- deployment

Conducted treatment planning, (including counseling), handled coordination of treatment within the facility, and made referrals to external service providers

Provided education and/or facilitated education to elements external to the base on a variety of health topics common to soldiers based on age, injury, or war theatre

Provided support for mental health, family advocacy and substance abuse issues for the base

Maintained and exercised an effective resource data base that was used to address the needs of clients better served by programs external to the base

Previous Positions Held:

Case Manager/Therapist- Mojave Adult, Child and Family Services

Clinical Social Worker – Mesquite Mental Health Center

Intake Clinician- New Directions Behavioral Health Center

Clinical Social Worker- Tri County Mental Health

Case Manager/Mobile Clinician St Luke's Northland Hospital

Psychiatric Social Worker / Medical Social Worker; Trinity Lutheran Hospital

Education:

Master of Social Work - University of Nevada, Reno, NV

Bachelor of General Studies- University of Nevada, Reno, NV



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