Mary S. Stoops, LCPC
Johns Hopkins University – School of Education
Masters of Science Degree – Clinical Community Counseling, 05/2007.
University of Maryland University College
Bachelors of Science Degree – Psychology and Behavioral Science, 05/2002.
Mental Health Associates Degree, 12/19/1998.
LICENSURE AND CERTIFICATIONS
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
License Number: LC3611, Expiration Date: 01/31/2020
Certified Trauma Therapist
Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy and Education.
Approved Clinical Supervisor
Maryland Board of Professional Counselors and Therapists
10/2018 to Present
Lead clinician providing psychotherapy to wide array of clients including working with adolescents, adults, and family therapy. Performing psychosocial evaluations to determine diagnoses and treatment planning. Documentation in company electronic medical records system (Shared Village) for case notes, treatment planning, and case management duties. Collaborating with staff members to determine the necessity of various supportive services for current case load such as mentoring, transportation, and life skills training. Attending all requested staff meetings for ongoing trainings and assisting with potential development of other programs such as family support groups and potential DUI/DWI program the organization plans to launch.
Maryland Integrative Counseling Associates – Independent Contractor Therapist: 06/2017 to 06/2018
Providing individual therapy for adults who are impacted by mood, substance abuse, and trauma related disorders. By creating a nurturing and supportive therapeutic environment, assist clients to gain insight regarding the effects of difficult experiences. Educate clients about healthy coping skills to reduce stress. Working with clients to develop treatment plans and goal setting. Provide information about meditation and emotional containment exercises to reduce trauma symptoms. Assisting clients to develop support systems and practicing self-care. Especially working with clients with eating disorders such as restricting eating, bulimia, and other forms of self-harm. .Attending weekly staff meeting to discuss the efficacy of various counseling techniques and interventions. Performing all documentation services in company electronic medical record system (Theranest) such as creation of case files, diagnostic findings, case notes, and submission of billable sessions for insurance reimbursement.
Kolmac Clinic - Clinician/Therapist: 09/2010 to 02/26/2017
Clinician provided individual and group therapy for patients with chemical dependence and co-occurring disorders. Group facilitator of intensive outpatient and continuing care treatment phases. Completing psychosocial assessments for the client’s admission process. Individual therapy and case management services for assigned patients for treatment planning and progress, addressed risk factors, and discharge planning. Determined appropriate interventions should patients destabilize or need crisis intervention. Developed a psycho-education and lecture series to promote understanding of addiction, relapse prevention, personal wellness, and stress management. Clinician responsible for weekly trauma continuing care group that focused on dual effects of addiction and trauma. Other case management duties included documentation, and consistent contact with referral sources. Provided training and supervision for graduate student interns regarding various aspects of counseling.
Suburban Hospital - Addiction Treatment Counselor: 01/2000 to 04/2010
Lead counselor for daytime Intensive Outpatient Program. Provided telephone triage for treatment matching and crisis intervention to assist family members and concerned persons impacted by addiction. Met with individuals seeking admission by providing psychosocial assessments and other tests to determine treatment readiness and admission criteria. Utilizing clinical data to create individual treatment plans. Working in didactic environment providing lectures regarding all aspects of addiction and recovery. Group facilitator of both task and process groups. Participated in the development of new dual-diagnosis program. Provided individual counseling to assigned patients to review progress and determine discharge readiness, and planning. Attended weekly staff meetings to review client progress, discuss risk factors, and the means to improve treatment delivery. Clinical writing consisting of daily charting of client activities, progress, and staff interventions. Maintained contact with managed care organizations to obtain treatment authorizations. Remaining current on research regarding the efficacy of treatment modalities, the effects of drug/alcohol misuse, medications to ameliorate withdrawal and psychological symptoms. Assisted clients to utilize 12-Step recovery groups and other community support services. Effective verbal and written communication with various referral sources to review client progress, treatment compliance, risk factors, and additional services as needed.
Intake Coordinator – Counseling Assistant, 1997 to 2000
Responsible for busy call center speaking to interested parties to promote facility’s inpatient and outpatient services. Detail review of the admission process with prospective patients and scheduling intakes for clinical staff. Referring patients to other programs and agencies when necessary. Conducting new patient orientations and reviewing insurance coverage and treatment payment plans.
Unit Secretary – Inpatient Behavioral Health Unit, 1996 to 1997
Assisting psychiatric nursing staff with the admission of clients in need of safety and stabilization of psychological disorders. Following protocols to maintain safety of staff and patients on this locked unit. Transcribing physician’s orders to client charts and computer system. Retrieving results of medical and other tests for department physicians, social workers, and nursing staff. Served as liaison between hospital emergency room and behavioral health unit. During crisis situations, initiated hospital codes to alert appropriate security and hospital medical staff.