Passionate, enthusiastic challenge-driven Clinical Mental Health Graduate and proven professional with penetrating analytical skills, multicultural awareness, strong research/writing talents and exceptional aptitude for growth and development. Competent, dependable, cheery and stylish personality.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
December 2012 to December 2013
The New York State Office of Mental Health has created the Project Hope Crisis Counseling Program to assist individuals, families, and groups impacted by the disaster caused by Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Project Hope offers free and confidential supportive counseling, immediate behavioral health, conducts outreach within affected areas and flood zones, and provides public education services to Hurricane Sandy disaster victims in New York City and Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland, and Westchester Counties. Project Hope is funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
June 2011 to October 2011
More than 20 years ago, Gateway (GCC) was founded on the principle that all individuals -- including those with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness -- deserve to live happy, productive, independent lives. GCC serves thousands of clients by pioneering innovative programs that speak to them not only as individuals, but as shareholders in the larger community around them. All of the therapeutic and educational groups -- from a wide range of Areas of Interest -- are designed for people across the entire spectrum of disability.
At Gateway I was given the privilege to collaborate with supervisors, licensed social workers, and the medical doctor on board, to address patient’s behavioral, social/emotional and psychological difficulties. I also conducted research and program evaluations, counseled patients individually and in groups and, performed administrative duties. Further responsibilities included leading three groups a day, applying the tenets of cognitive-behavior therapy, solution-focused therapy and Rogerian therapy, and formulating goals and individual recovery plans with patient’s social workers. Please feel free to contact previous supervisor, Michael Townsend Executive Director of OPWDD Services (917) 699-5919.
January 2011 to April 2011
Pilgrim Psychiatric Center, formerly known as Pilgrim State Hospital, is a state-run psychiatric hospital located in Brentwood, New York. At the time it opened, it was the largest hospital of any kind in the world. Pilgrim Psychiatric Center provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric, residential, and related services. Inpatient. The focus of treatment is rapid recovery with symptom reduction, access to programs which develop skills to manage psychiatric illness and better function in the community, and active discharge planning and support for individuals returning to community living. Treatment is provided by multi–disciplinary teams of professional and paraprofessional staff offered in individual and group format.
Responsibilities as a clinical intern at Pilgrim included conducting therapeutic groups and individual sessions with patients, utilizing various treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavior therapy and solution-focused therapy and writing progress notes. I collaborated with supervisors, licensed social workers and the psychiatrist during staff meetings to discuss patient’s relapses, recoveries, clinical assessments and progress. Lastly, I conducted Mental Status Exams, Risks Assessments, updated Individualized Action Plans, and monitored urine toxicology screenings according to legal mandates. Please feel free to contact previous supervisor, Dana Calixte, LMSW, CASAC-T (516) 302-5645.
September 2002 to September 2009
Family Owned and Operated All Star Auto Repair opened for business in 2001. Responsibilities were to supervise and personally manage all financial transactions, book keeping and all other miscellaneous activities/services that pertained to the overall functioning of the auto business. Competencies included: Problem Solving- Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner. Customer Service- Manages difficult customer situations; Responds promptly to customer needs; Solicits customer feedback to improve service; Meets commitments. Interpersonal Skills- Maintains confidentiality; Listens to others without interrupting. Oral Communication- Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions. Written Communication- Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Reads and interprets written information. Business Acumen- Understands business implications of decisions. Over a seven year duration at All Star, I have grown tremendously in knowledge with clerical/managerial work, as well as becoming quite familiar with the mechanical aspect, whether it was conducting NY State inspection of the vehicles or running auto diagnostic tests. Please free to contact Harold Carl as a professional reference (718) 285-2328.
2006 to 2008
Tutor in Criminology and Psychology.
Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
2009 to 2011
Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
2004 to 2008
High School Diploma
2000 to 2004
U.S. Achievement Academy 2004 National Award
St. John’s University Dean’s List (2004-2011)
Phi Eta Sigma, National Honor Society (2004-2011)
President of College of Professional Studies's Honor Society (2007-2008)
Graduated with B.S Magna Cum Laude from St. John’s University (2008)
Graduated with M.S. Magna Cum Laude from St. John’s University (2011)
American Mental Health Association Member (AMHCA) 2009-2011
Obtained certified Malpractice Insurance
Undergraduate Courses Include:
Theories of Crime
Criminal Procedure Law
Criminal Justice Counseling
Reading/Interpreting Legal Documents
Women in the Criminal Justice System
Graduate Courses Include:
Research in Counseling
Assessment in Counseling
Family and Marital Therapy
Counseling Skills and Techniques
Psychopathology Across Life Span
Case Concept, TRT Planning & Pharmacology