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Mental Health Service

Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Posted:
October 17, 2016

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Victoria D'Angelo Varon, PsyD, LPC

*** ****** **** **** **** Melrose Park, PA 19027 267-***-****

Summary of

Qualifications:

Licensed Professional Counselor with eighteen years of clinical experience working with individuals, families, and couples. Experienced with children and adults with a variety of mental health disorders, including anxiety, depression, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Strong clinical skills in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, behavioral interventions, trauma work, play therapy, and intake assessments. Proficient in training new therapists on chart maintenance in accordance to Community Behavioral Health and state regulations. Served an additional role of clinical supervisor for masters-level interns for the past twelve years.

Experience:

Private Practice Melrose Park, PA

Psychotherapist May 2012 to Present

Provide individual, family, and couples therapy in a private practice setting. Conduct assessments in order to determine the most effective course of treatment. Serve as a provider through various Employee Assistance programs, utilizing a brief-therapy model of treatment. Collaborate with other providers (ie. psychiatrists) in order to provide the most efficient quality of client care.

Children's Service, Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Psychotherapist/Senior Clinician October 1998 to Present

Conduct clinical intake assessments in order to determine a working diagnosis and level of treatment for each incoming client. Provide individual and family therapy for adults, children and adolescents with a variety of diagnoses, including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, depression, anxiety, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. Specialize in trauma work, particularly with child victims of physical and sexual abuse. Monitor medical treatment of clients through consultations with psychiatrists. Apply a multitude of techniques, such as play therapy and sand tray play.

Supervise master’s level interns and serve as a liaison between our agency and the interns’ universities. Guide and train other psychotherapists, as well as assist the clinical supervisor by providing select therapists with clinical supervision on a weekly basis.

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation/CANS Unit Philadelphia, PA

CANS Unit Specialist (part-time contractor) November 2004 to April 2014

Completed Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessments for children receiving services through the Department of Human Services (DHS). Adhered to the strict deadlines within which the assessments must be completed, often within three working days or immediately if needed. Conducted interviews with all key parties as needed to collect data for the CANS assessment. Monitored and tracked each assessment from the initial request until approved.

Children's Service, Inc. Philadelphia, PA

Mobile therapist (part-time) October 1998 to November 2004

Provided individual and family therapy for children with vast emotional and behavioral challenges. Applied effective crisis intervention strategies as needed. Offered clinical feedback and support as an active member of the wraparound teams. Collaborated with school faculty in an effort to support students in the classroom. Developed treatment plans, maintained records of progress, and participated in the quarterly review meetings that determine the continuation of client's eligibility in the program.

Childlink Philadelphia, PA

Service Coordinator November 1995 to March 2001

Coordinated evaluations and services for children and their families in early intervention. Assessed their needs and concerns during initial home visits. Guided families with children with developmental delays through the early intervention process. Offered counseling and support to parents during due process hearings to protect and defend their children's rights. Provided parents with the support that they need on other issues related to their children's disability.

Comhar Philadelphia, PA

Rehabilitation Counselor May 1993 to November 1995

Provided vocational counseling and case management for adults with mental retardation as they were improving their skills in preparation for the work force. Developed individualized goals and provided clients with the guidance that they needed to achieve them.

Midway School Lumberton, NJ

Special Education Teacher April 1991 to June 1992

Educated students with multiple emotional and learning disabilities. Provided individual and group instruction across six academic subjects. Counseled children and their parents on a variety of school- and home-related issues. Developed and implemented behavior management programs. Participated in interdisciplinary meetings.

Education: Southern CA University of Professional Studies Santa Ana, CA

Doctor of Psychology 2003

Grade Point Average: 3.9

Temple University Philadelphia, PA

Masters in Education, Counseling Psychology 1998

Grade Point Average: 3.8

Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology 1990

Grade Point Average: 3.9

Credentials: Licensed Professional Counselor, PA

Elementary School Counselor, PA

Teacher of the Handicapped, NJ



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