EDUCATION:

M.S.  |  Marriage, Family and Child Counseling December 1995

California State University, Dominguez Hills

B.A.  |  Psychology, Minor: Family Relations December 1991

California State University, Chico

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

Therapist  |  Private Practice 1998- Present

Currently work as individual and family therapist in private practice. Conduct therapy on a variety of relationship issues, develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical assessments, and manage crises. Specialty: domestic violence, teen issues and marriage counseling.

School-Based Counselor  |  Bishop Montgomery High School 2001-2006

Provided short-term counseling and crisis intervention for drop-in counseling program at a private high school.

School-Based Counselor |  Hermosa Valley School 2001-2004

Conducted counseling groups on the topics of self-esteem, social skills, anger-management and character-building for grades 6-8. Provided support and guidance for teaching staff.

Therapist  |  Child Guidance Center, Inc. 1998-2001

Conducted individual and family therapy for EPSDT program for children between the ages of 4-18 years. Assessed and treated dysfunctional family systems. Conducted and wrote AB 3632 assessments while working collaboratively with the school districts.

Therapist/Intern  |  Private Practice 1996-1998

Worked as an intern in the private practice of Vicki Ebeling, M.S., L.M.F.T., E.T. providing individual and couples therapy on a variety of relationship issues. Developed treatment plans and clinical assessments.

Adult and Child Counselor  |  1736 Family Crisis Center 1995-1998

Worked as intern at a shelter for adult and child victims of domestic violence. Provided individual, child, family, and group counseling, parenting education, crisis management.

Assessed mentally ill adults foor appropriateness for placement in short-term crisis housing. Coordinated services with hospital staff and completed intake upon client's arrival.

Case Manager  |  Life Adjustment Team 1994-1995

Conducted milieu therapy with adults in outpatient psychiatric rehabilitation program. Conducted assessments; provided individual sessions, life skills education and managed crises.

Outreach Worker  |  Carson Child Guidance Program 1994-1995

Worked as intern conducting individual and group sessions with at-risk elementary school students. Provided classroom interventions and family consultations.

VOLUNTEER WORK:

Intern  |  State of California, Youth Authority 1992

Consolidated resource directory for parolees graduating the Fouts Springs Detention Center. Assisted with needs assessments and appropriate referrals.

Crisis Worker  |  North Valley Suicide Intervention Center 1991

Role as caregiver on hotline for persons at risk for harming him/herself or involved in crisis. Assessed degree of risk, undertook appropriate management or referral. Learned recognized intervention model.

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