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Mental Health Therapist

Winchester, VA
March 26, 2021

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Constance M. Parker, MS

License Eligible Therapist

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Highly compassionate, effective, and dedicated Therapist with a proactive, positive approach

backed by 6+ years' clinical experience. Keen understanding of diverse cultural backgrounds and highly

responsive to widely varied patient needs and circumstances. Strong ability to build easy rapport with others while

building a sense of confidence and trust. Highly proficient in managing case records and documentation, improving

clinical practices and procedures, and supporting teams of mental health professionals. Primary theoretical practice is Cognitive-Behavioral. Specialization in counseling those dealing with issues of trauma involving both children and adult. Expert in counseling clients with addiction and substance abuse issues. Areas of expertise include:

Group & Individual Therapy

Diagnosis & Treatment Planning

Crisis Intervention

Family/Provider Relations

Case Evaluation/Analysis


Progress Reporting

Patient Relations & Education

Intake/ Assessment

Master Mental Health Counseling: Capella University, Minneapolis, MN: 2010

Chi Upsilon Chi Honors Society for Professionals; 3.987 GPA

Emphasis in child development and counseling, addiction treatment

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology: Hood College, Frederick, MD: 2007

Dean’s List; Emphasis in human development, addiction, pharmacology, substance abuse

treatment; discrimination against the mentally ill


Program Coordinator/ IIH Specialist May 2015- October 2015

Crossroads Counseling, Winchester, VA

Provided Intake and Clinical assessments for clients requesting intensive in

home services through Crossroads. Interviewed and hired IIH Specialists and

matched the appropriate Specialist with the client. Applied for Medicaid

services through Magellan. Reviewed and maintained client and personnel

files through both paper and electronic systems. Supervised Specialists both

individually and in group. Left employment due to health.

Therapist and Resident in Counseling April 2011- May2015

Winchester Community Mental Health Center, Inc., Winchester, Va.

Provided individual and group counseling for PHP (partial hospitalization

program) and individual therapeutic services for adults, adolescents and children.

At end of employment was working as an individual therapist with a case load of

between 20- 25 clients. Worked with individuals with a wide variety of issues

including trauma and substance abuse. Designed and provides services for an Asperger’s group

of 4-6 10 year old boys and a women’s only group for PTSD.

Intensive In-Home Specialist February 2011- May 2011

Crossroads Counseling Group, Woodstock, VA

Provides counseling for children and adolescents who may be at risk of being removed from the home or for those in

foster care and their family members. Provide various interventions developed to meet the needs of each child and

provide parenting skills and interventions designed to improve life within the home setting.

Counselor/ Intern January- December 2010

Bridging the Gaps, Winchester, VA

Earned promotion from master's level intern to temporary/on-call counselor for residential treatment facility offering

holistic and alternative medicine treatment for addiction. Provided cutting-edge technology and treatment strategies

encompassing good nutrition, therapy, spirituality, and biochemical balancing of neurotransmitters. Completed intake

assessments, led group and individual therapy sessions, and managed all client records and documentation. Developed

and implemented treatment and discharge procedure. Provided residential counseling for the female home when needed.

Professional References

Sueann Schwille, LCSW, owner of Quiet Mind Psychotherapeutic Services, Front Royal, Va. 540-***-****

Megan Hines, LPC, 703-***-****

Jayme Carriveau, counselor at National Counseling Group, Winchester Va. 540-***-****

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