Janel W. Blackman, LMHC, LCMHC
Mental Health Professional – Counselor / Supervisor
Energetic, resourceful, and results-oriented individual with exemplary qualifications and experience to lead and support activities involving all aspects of counseling (assessments, treatment planning, discharge planning, community referrals, etc).
Areas of Strength
Behavioral / Emotional Disorders
Excellent engagement skills
Working with Diverse Populations
Report Writing / Documentation
Analyzing / Resolving Problems
Janel W. Blackman, LMHC, Private Practice/Mental Health Counselor, Williamsville, NY 2009 – Present
Provide face-to-face solution focused counseling to service individuals, couples, and families using strong communication and relationship building skills.
Use strong interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
Conduct Critical Incident counseling to agencies as requested following critical incident events (i.e. death, robberies, downsizing).
Provide EAP counseling and facilitate EAP workshops/trainings as requested on a variety of topics.
Senior Counselor, Sheehan Memorial Hospital, Buffalo, NY 2011 – 2012
Provided site maintenance in the absence of Program Supervisor.
Displayed extensive individual and group counseling skills and leadership abilities to coordinate and supervise colleagues charged with providing alcohol and substance abuse counseling.
Completed comprehensive assessment, treatment plans, discharge summary, and community referrals as needed.
Collaborated with the Buffalo City Court, the COURTS Program, and NYS Divisions of Parole and Probation.
Established a reputation for accountability and reliability as well as for maintaining a high level of productivity.
Senior / Supervising Counselor, Mid-Erie Counseling and Treatment Services, Buffalo, NY 2004 – 2010
Direct responsibility for providing clinical supervision to counselors, case managers, and per diem staff responsible for delivering therapeutic intervention services to children, adolescents, and families.
Accountable for completing psychosocial assessments, diagnosis, and treatment plans for individuals with serious emotional disturbances.
Participated in new clinician applicant interviews and hiring decisions.
Partnered with the community and other service providers for joint treatment planning and coordinated care.
Completed comprehensive utilization reviews of client charts to ensure medical necessity criteria were being met.
Identified and connected clients and their families to a diversity of resources to meet their therapeutic needs.
Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY (2006)
Bachelor of Science in Child and Youth Services, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY (2004)
Licensure / Credentials:
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), New York State – NYS Education Department
(Lic. # 18-004185)
Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), North Carolina State (Lic. #11430)
Services to Older Americans Certificate (Medaille College), Trauma Certification (UB School of Social Work)
Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMHP)