My Counseling & Supervision Experience
Student Success Coordinator for the STAR (Striving Toward Academic Recovery) Program, October 2015-Currently
Providing clinical oversight/supervision to a host of clinical interns from UNC-Pembroke’s Graduate Clinical Mental Health and Social Work programs. Trains student interns in a variety of therapeutic techniques and theory.
AOD Counselor for Counseling and Psychological Services Center, July 2012-October 2015
Provide weekly individual and group counseling to UNC Pembroke students. Increase student welfare by increasing awareness of negative consequences of alcohol and other drugs. Coordinate and implement the campus alcohol and other drug prevention and education efforts. Teach the Alcohol and Drug policy to all incoming freshman students through the freshman seminar course. Provide drug assessment, education, and counseling to students who violate the drug policy. Carry a small caseload of about 20-25 students with various mental health issues.
Intensive In Home Therapist, 2010-Currently
Helped support behavioral change as the therapist with families in need of Intensive in home services. Intensive in home services are a time-limited intensive family preservation intervention intended to diffuse the current crisis, evaluate its nature, and intervene to reduce the likelihood of a recurrence. Ultimately to stabilize the living arrangement, promote reunification or prevent the utilization of out-of-home therapeutic resources (i.e., psychiatric hospital, therapeutic foster care, and residential treatment facility).
School Counselor, PITT COUNTY SCHOOLS, August 2007 – April 2012
Served the needs of students 6th through 12th grade by meeting with students on an individual basis throughout the day to discuss their behaviors that led to placement at the Transition Center and how to change their behavior for the better. I monitor the progress of those students who have left the Transition Center to counsel them (may involve traveling to their school once during the year) and see if they need any additional support transitioning back. With approval from the lead teacher, provides small group counseling for specific student needs. I also participate in intake and exit meetings for students, as available.
Licensed Outpatient Therapist, January 2010-currently
Providing professional counseling services to children, adolescents, couples, and individual adults to assist them in behavior change through individual therapy in my private practice setting.