Over +15 years of experience working with children's and families in need of counseling/social services. Provides individual and family therapeutic services for children and families; within the private and child welfare system The ability to identify client needs and establish a balanced approach towards personal well-being and development
EDUCATION Licensed Direct Child Welfare Professional Certification- February 2002 Clinical Screening and Interviewing Certification March 2003 Licensure Professional Counselor (LPC) - Pending
ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY – Chicago, Illinois Masters of Arts, Major-Clinical Psychology-2003 Field Experience/ Play Therapist Intern Bachelor of Arts –1995 ACCOMPLISHMENTS • Leading Therapeutic Groups Training – • Medicaid Certification • Child Risk and Endangerment Training-Family Intervention Training • Cultural Diversity/ Inclusion and Clinical Philosophy •
Outstanding Service Award (2000, 2003 and 2006)
Clinically-focused mental health social service professional with a strong commitment to serve the needs of children and families Effective in providing therapeutic quality services for individuals and families, crisis intervention and supportive services Highly skilled in child development education, play therapy, independent living skills, pregnant and parenting education and a strength base, family centered, trauma informed approach towards service delivery.
Currently work as a contractual master level therapist working under a supervised licensed clinical social worker. Area of professional interest play therapy and home-base therapy services