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Mental Health Therapist

Lakeland, Florida, United States
October 18, 2016

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Katie Belcher

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Lakeland, Florida, 33803



A Master's-educated counselor who has 3+ years experience in the mental health field. An individual who is passionate about helping teens and adults with a variety of psychological conditions and disabilities obtain a better quality of life. Has experience with in-home, school, and hospital settings. Has worked with individuals presenting with Schizophrenia, Bipolar, ASD, ADHD, Anxiety, and Depression.


Southeastern University Lakeland, FL

Master of Science in Professional Counseling Graduated May 2014

GPA: 3.98 / 4.0

Southeastern University Lakeland, FL

Bachelor of Science in Psychology Graduated May 2012

GPA: 3.84 / 4.0

Employment History

Baycare-Winter Haven Hospital Winter Haven, FL

Behavioral Health Therapist I October 2015-Current

Work in the main hospital providing and documenting assessments of patients who present with psychiatric complaints

Arrange transfers of patients who need to be placed at other facilities

Worked in the school-based program providing psychoeducational and supportive counseling services to ESE students

LifeShare Management Group Lakeland, FL Mental Health Clinician/Independent Consultant September 2014-May 2016

Provided therapy sessions to child and adult clients

Created treatment plans and updated biopsychosocials

Communicated with caregivers and case workers

Polk County School Board Lakeland, FL

ESE Paraprofessional (Student-Specific) August 2012-June 2014

Encouraged one student to engage in appropriate classroom behavior and assisted another student with communication

Observed and documented behavior of various ESE students

Assisted ESE students with academic activities

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Internship History

Winter Haven Hospital Winter Haven, FL

Graduate Student Intern February 2013 – March 2014

Performed psychological assessments of patients

Led psycho-educational groups for psychiatric patients

Assessed patient progress

Central Florida Autism Institute Inc. Lakeland, FL

Undergraduate Student Intern September 2011 – December 2011

Observed staff-client interactions

Assisted with SpellRead tutoring

Served in a support capacity at organization events

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed Mental Health Counselor Anticipated October 2016

Application submitted October 4th 2016

Registered Mental Health Counselor Intern September 2014-October 2016


Functional Assessment Rating Scale (FARS) Obtained September 2014

Certification #805-027-834

Children’s Functional Assessment Rating Scale (CFARS) Obtained September 2014

Certification #802-034-990

Professional Skills


Includes biopsychosocial, psychosocial, and functional assessments

Treatment planning

Includes Medicaid compliant initial treatment plans and 6 month updates

Electronic and paper documentation

Includes session notes, case management notes, consultation notes, and discharge notes


Includes supportive counseling, use of CBT techniques, skills training, and psychoeducation

Coordination and Continuity of Care

Includes consulting with other professionals and family members, providing referrals for needed services, and arranging hospital transfers

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