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
Patient Relations & Education
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
RELEVANT EXPERIENCE & ACHIEVEMENT
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.
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-***-****