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Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Location:
Hudson, NH
Posted:
October 07, 2019

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CASSANDRA C. SPINA, LMHC

* ***** *****

Hudson, NH 03051

603-***-**** adai78@r.postjobfree.com

LICENSURE:

Mental Health Counselor MA license # - 10048 Expires Dec 31, 2019

EDUCATION:

M.A. Clinical Mental Health Counseling: 2014

Expressive Arts Therapy

Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

Bachelor of Psychology, cum laude 2010

Keene State College, Keene, NH

Int’l Exchange: University of Auckland, New Zealand Spring 2009

HUMAN SERVICES EXPERIENCE:

Primary Clinician May 2019-Sept 2019

Spring Hill Recovery Center: Ashby, MA

Facilitate a variety of substance abuse process groups and individual sessions to reflect and learn about recovery and co-occurring mental health in a 28 day adult residential environment

Document treatment, complete assessments, and execute crisis intervention and suicidal risk screening

Utilize trauma informed, culturally competent, socio economic and LGBTQAI+ treatment lens

Collaborate with clinical treatment team daily for continuity of care including aftercare planning

Weekly supervision comprised of group and/or individual

Outpatient Licensed Mental Health Counselor June 2017-April 2019

The Artful Life Counseling Center and Studio: Beverly, MA

Provide individual and family therapy sessions to children and adults in person and through telehealth

Incorporate expressive arts when applicable

Facilitate Expressive Arts Therapy groups for children with mental health needs

Document treatment, complete assessments, organize resources and referrals to different levels of care, communicate with insurance companies around reauthorizations and execute crisis and suicidal risk intervention

Utilize trauma informed, culturally competent, socio economic and LGBTQAI+ treatment lens

Coordinate care with family, providers and receive case consult with colleagues weekly

Outpatient Licensed Mental Health Counselor March 2017-September 2017

Cultivate Counseling Center: Bolton, MA

Facilitate individual and group farm based experiential counseling services to children and adults

Document treatment needs and coordinate care

Utilize trauma informed, culturally competent, socio economic and LGBTQAI+ treatment lens

Participate monthly in team to review farm needs and individual supervision for case consult

Outpatient Licensed Mental Health Clinician January 2017-September 2017

Riverside Community Care: Lynnfield, MA

Provide individual clinical services to children, adolescence, adults and elderly

Coordinate care, complete strength-based documentation and implement crisis intervention/suicidal risk screening and meet Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) required documentation

Utilize trauma informed, culturally competent, socio economic and LGBTQAI+ treatment lens

Utilize Expressive Arts Therapy interventions when suitable to clinical needs

Take part in monthly team and individual supervision for case consult and psycho-education

In Home Therapy HomeBase Clinician July 2014-December 2016

Wayside Youth and Family Support Network: Malden, MA.

Facilitate trauma-informed and Expressive Arts Therapy sessions in the home, community and school setting for children and families through CBHI

Implement crisis interventions and safety planning for suicidal and behavioral risk

Coordinate care, treatment plans and strength-based assessments with multi-approach team of CBHI providers and Department of Children and Families (DCF)

Introduce and instruct Expressive Arts Therapy concepts and interventions to staff at team meetings

Inform families with psycho-education, cultural and LGBTQAI+ awareness and socio-economic barriers

Contribute to weekly team meetings for case consults and psycho-education

Expressive Therapy Intern September 2013-June 2014

Wayside Multi-Service Youth and Family Support Network: Watertown, MA

Conduct individual therapy for adolescents struggling with various behavioral, emotional, psycho-social and family difficulties that impact their day-to-day function in and out of the school setting

Develop and implement treatment plans using strength-based interventions and CANS assessments

Co-lead support groups in and out of school settings

Work in an after-school program using an inclusion model that supports individuals with emotional and behavioral needs on the Boys and Girls Club campus

Collaborate with other clinicians, family members, teachers, guidance counselors, and doctors

Facilitate an afterschool enrichment program for youth in a local housing development with focus on healthy living and pro-social relationship building with cultural competency lens

Assist the founder with building the Social Service Resource Specialist Program (SSRS) by gathering resources and performing crisis management

Partake in weekly team meetings and individual supervision for case consult and psycho-education

Expressive Therapy Intern September 2012-May 2013

Hebrew Rehabilitation Center: Rosendale, MA

Provided physical, mental, spiritual and social support for elderly residents with cognitive, psychiatric, behavioral and medical conditions to ease adjustment to the facility and treatment

Plan and lead/co-lead expressive therapy groups with use of music, art, written/visual aids and movement

Assess individual abilities and needs to create personalized treatment plans, assessments and documentation

Residential Counselor March 2011-March 2012

Cambridge Eating Disorder Center: Cambridge, MA

Provided support services to females with eating disorders, aged 12 - adult by redirecting inappropriate behaviors and supporting emotional needs to help maintain a therapeutic environment

Independently managed overnight supervision of patients’ status

Supervised and tracked bathroom use, medication distribution and meals

CERTIFICATIONS/MEMBERSHIPS:

CPR and First Aid

International Expressive Art Therapist Association member (IEATA)

Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) certified

SKILLS: Microsoft Office (365), MediTech, Virtual Gateway, Evolv, ClaimTrak, TherapyNotes, Kareo, KIPU



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