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Mental Health Manager

San Lorenzo, CA
January 07, 2020

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Area of Focus: Counseling Therapy Field

Qualifications Profile

Dedicated, organized, and compassionate professional, pursuing a rewarding career in counseling and therapy field to effectively utilize skills and knowledge in behavioral health counseling honed from strong education and on the job experience.

Equipped with proven understanding in applying clinical practices in counseling theories, and concepts. Excellent ability in cultivating, and maintaining positive relationships by dealing and communicating with people of diverse background. Technically proficient with Medi-Cal billing and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).

Core Competencies

Client Relations ~ Curriculum Development ~ Research and Analysis ~ Strategic Planning-crisis interventions

Confidential Information ~ Intervention and Assessment Implementation

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Counseling Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy: 2016

University of Phoenix - Livermore Learning Center Livermore, CA

Graduated with Honors GPA: 3.73

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Human Resource Management: 2007

California State University of East Bay Hayward, CA

Associate in Arts, Liberal Arts, and Sciences: 2005

Las Positas College Livermore, CA

License in (AMFT #97117) (studying to test for licensure)

Relevant Experience

Bay area Community Services – Hope Intervention Program

Individual and Group Counselor Intern April 2017–Present

Conduct full and in-depth assessment for every participant and identify diagnostic criteria for DSM-V diagnosis that identifies medical necessity for Alameda county case management and long-term mental health care needs.

Created a safe and trusting relationship with participant’s, while providing hands-on assistance in setting and achieving objectives

Works collaboratively with participant and participant’s family in developing treatment goals that will offer ongoing stability and sx management while also incorporate specific individualized goals.

Worked with participant on crisis de-escalation, symptom management and medication compliance to support over all mental health.

Provide each participant specific individualized care with specific interventions, as well utilizing theories such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person- centered therapy (PCT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, strength based and trauma informed approach in working with participants.

Conducted a creative and interactive interventions for both individual and group counseling sessions

Facilitate groups therapy sessions that include support group, substance abuse and process groups.

Assisted in outreach efforts through John George Psychiatric hospital PES and Inpatient facility

Research and assisted participant’s in connecting to community-based services for continued mental health services, while also thinking outside of the box and connecting participant’s to services including art therapy, music therapy and yoga for overall wellness and support.

Oakland Adult Rehabilitation Center-Salvation Army Oakland, CA

Individual and Group Counselor Intern Sep 2015–Nov 2016

Established safe and trusting relationship with participant, while providing hands-on assistance in setting and achieving objectives

Demonstrated communication skills such as listening and understanding participants

Strategically developed a curriculum and took part in facilitating parenting and grief classes

Performed a wide range of duties, including assisting biweekly group counseling sessions, executing research on therapeutic approaches and interventions, supporting clients, and applying cooperate and ethical practices

Conducted a creative and interactive interventions for both individual and group counseling sessions

Rendered individual and group counseling services, while facilitating a grief counseling group and parenting class

Executed in-depth assessments and delivered treatment plans with specific individualized goals and specific interventions, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), person- centered therapy (PCT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Other Experience

Horizon Beverage Company Oakland, CA

Craft Beer Specialist Feb 2013–April 2017

Pleasanton Main Street Brewery Pleasanton, CA Feb 2006- April 2013

Assistant manager

Professional skills

Triage and Community Mental Health

Triage & Short-term Case Management, DSM Diagnosis & Treatment Planning, Crisis Counseling & Intervention

Suicide prevention & Risk Assessment, provided individual therapy and individual rehabilitation services.

Case Management

Interdisciplinary Care Coordination Motivational Interviewing, Self Sufficiency Planning

Group Facilitation

Support group, community specific groups, peer led groups Adolescent & Adult substance use groups


Recruitment Counselor, Alpha Phi Sorority

Treasurer, National Panhellenic Conference

References upon request

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