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Licensed professional clinical counselor

Toledo, OH
September 26, 2023

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Bernadette Joy Graham, M.A., LPCC, CCHt

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Toledo, OH 43612



M.A., Professional Counseling; Argosy University, Washington, DC. (CACREP accredited), October 2006. B.S., Psychology; University of Maryland, College Park, December 2002. Certifications/Licensures

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) (OH) – March 2022 Certified Grief Recovery Specialist – Grief Recovery Institute - 2007 Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist - 2021

Military Service

U.S. Air Force (Honorable Discharge)

Executive Administration Specialist 1990 - 1997

Performed, supervised, and managed a variety of classified communications and information management tasks and activities including staff support, publishing, records, administrative communications, and workgroup management. Graduate Assistant/Instructor of Record

The University of Toledo

COUN 3140 Substance Abuse Prevention Fall 2015

COUN 4240 Substance Abuse Treatment Techniques Spring 2016/2017 COUN 3220 Counseling Theories Fall 2016

COUN 3140 Substance Abuse Prevention Fall 2016

COUN 5130 Group Counseling Spring 2017 Graduate Assistant/Co-Teaching Funded Research

Collected data, attended meetings with Mental Health Board, assisted in drafting and writing of evaluation of funded research of Lucas County Sheriff’s Office Drug Abuse Response Team (DART) Program Invited Speaker

African American Legacy Project Emcee for Dorr Street Live 2017. Women’s Ministries – Domestic Violence. November 2018. Brother’s United – Importance of Counseling December 2018. Children’s Services Board Child Abuse Prevention Program December 2018. Gun Violence – Mother’s who have lost sons – How to grieve. May 2023 H-Factor Jazz Show Radio Show Host, WXUT 88.3 FM University of Toledo Radio. Mental Health & Music – Utilizing song lyrics to improve reflective listening skills for counselors and the stigma of mental health for community. 2016 – 2017.

Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) Annual Convention, 2008. Disenfranchised Grief Publications

Ohio Counseling Association Newsletter – The Counselor Connection March 2022, Vol 1, Issue 1 – Grief Competency: Hope for the Future


The Sojourner Truth Newspaper – Monthly Column in Health Section, A Mental Health Moment, February 2018 - Present

Association for Multicultural Counseling and Development – Spring 2017 Newsletter “Cultural Advocacy Through Legacies”

Chi Sigma Iota Counseling Honor Society Newsletter Spring – 2017 “Why the Y” The Sojourner Truth Newspaper – Special to the Truth Article - – April 21, 2016 “Community Problems Need Community Voices, Let Yours Be Heard at Voices Thursdays” Kids Pieces – co-writer/editor African American historical education stories distributed to Toledo Public Schools 3


graders monthly through the African American Legacy Project Presentations

American Counseling Association (ACA) Conference Roundtable Discussion March 2017 “The National Epidemic of Drug and Alcohol Abuse”

All Ohio Counselors Association 2016 Conference presentation November 2016, “Addressing the Opiate Epidemic as a Counselor”

Michigan School of Professional Psychology (MiSPP) Poster presentation April 2016, “Should Graduate Counseling Students be offered Grief Counseling Courses” Service to Division/Community

Volunteer for Old West End Festival 2022 & 2023 – Oversaw Volunteer information booths for festival. President for Chi Sigma Iota (CSI) Counseling Honor Society Alpha Omega Chapter University of Toledo 2017 - 2018

Student Chair (community engagement outreach) for CSI Alpha and Omega Chapter, University of Toledo 2016

– 2017

President of Board of Directors – African American Legacy Project (AALP) Toledo, Ohio Attended Counseling Advocacy Day Presentations in Columbus, Ohio State Capital March 2016 Founding member of Visions of Integrating Community Empowerment Socially (VOICES) - AALP

Sigma Phi Sigma (CSI) Treasurer. Argosy University, Washington D.C. 2004-2006 Professional Affiliations

• American Counseling Association (ACA) Grief and Bereavement Interest Network Founder 2007

• Ohio Counseling Association (OCA) 2016 - Present

• Chi Sigma Iota, Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society Alpha Omega Chapter 2015 – 2018

• International Board of Coaches and Practitioners (Hypnotherapy)

• Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

• American Counseling Association (ACA) Active member 2023. Scholarships/Awards

• Ohio Association of Counseling Education and Supervision (OACES) Emerging Leader 2017 - 2018

• University of Toledo Graduate Assistantship, 2015 – 2016 & 2016 – 2017 full tuition & stipend.

• University of Toledo Catharine Eberly Center for Women Scholarship, 2016-2017.

• University of Toledo Charles Stundon Scholarship, 2016-2017 3


Stranahan Elementary School Sylvania, Ohio (Spring 2016 Semester) Practicum/Intern in school counseling. Assisted school counselor in presenting mindfulness activities to elementary school students grades K-5. Worked one on one with students in need of behavioral techniques with coping skills. Argosy University Arlington, VA (Spring/Summer 2006) – Internship at Group Home/Crisis Center Odyssey Healthcare Vienna, Virginia (Fall 2005 Semester) – Internship at outpatient hospice organization Employment

Clinical Therapist for Betterhelp online platform October 2022 – Present. Provides counseling to National and International clients seeking counseling/therapy. Private Practice for Mental Health Counseling – Diagnostic Assessment and treatment for mental disorders for ages 13 and older individual counseling. September 2018 – Present Ammons & Associates (Psychiatry Practice) – Diagnostic Assessment and treatment for individuals 13 and older treated with medication management through individual counseling. 2018 – Present Empowered For Excellence Behavioral Health, Clinical Therapist. Assess, diagnosis and provide mental health counseling for adults dual diagnosed with a substance use disorders and mental health disorders. Provide individual counseling and psychotherapy groups on 8-week rotations (Anger Management, Thinking for Change, Grief and Loss Recovery). Utilize motivational interviewing, existentialism, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Completes progress notes and treatment plans.

October 2017 – August 2018

Harbor Behavioral Healthcare, Clinical Therapist. Completed assessments, treatment plans and progress notes for majority of females ages 9 – 44 for specific grant targeting women in child bearing ages to receive mental health assessment and counseling for chances of a healthier pregnancy. March 2017 – August 2017

Beacon of Light, Ltd. Home Health Care Agency, Program Coordinator February 2015 – May 2015

Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program and Program Coordinator for Start Talking Initiative May 2014 – October 2014 (Grant funded position temporary) Green Door, Mental Health Individual/Group Counselor Washington, DC 2006 - 2007

Government Contractor – Washington, DC, Maryland & Virginia for various Federal agencies to include: Dept of Treasury, Dept of Defense, Dept of Labor, and Homeland Security 2002 - 2006

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