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Qualifications

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Skills Summary

14 years clinical experience, 27+ years working with youth, adults, and families. Treating individuals with behavioral and emotional, psychological, and addiction issues. Case management, assessment, crisis intervention, utilization review. Youth, adult, family,  and group counseling 

Licenses & Certifications

  • Licensed Mental Health Counselor LH60409898

  • Registered Play Therapist

  • Chemical Dependency Professional CP 60628622, not current

Work experience

Associated Behavioral Health Care, Seattle WA  2016-2020

Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Counselor

  • Mental Health and Chemical Dependency Counseling  

  • Chemical Dependency assessment and level of care placement

  • Chemical Dependency Groups

  • Case Management 

Evergreen Health Monroe Recovery Center,  Monroe, WA 2015 - 2016 

Admission Specialist

  • Risk assessment and crisis intervention 

  • Chemical Dependency assessment and level of care placement

  • Group Art Therapy

  • Insurance authorization and utilization review 

Fairfax Hospital, Kirkland, WA  2011 - 2015

Intake Clinician, Clinical Therapist

  • Acute psychiatric assessment and crisis intervention

  • Hospital admission, service referral, and patient services

  • Insurance authorization and utilization review

  • Care coordination with emergency room and community care liaisons

  • Continued care coordination with treatment team

  • Adolescent and adult individual, group, and family counseling 

  • Group Art Therapy 

  • Chemical Dependency Assessment  

Sound Mental Health, Child and Family Services East, Bellevue, WA      2010 - 2011 

Community Based and On-Site Intern Clinician

  • Individual, family, and group counseling

  • Maintained clinical caseload 

  • Case management and crisis intervention

  • Creative art therapies and evidence-based therapeutic interventions

  • Coordinated treatment with service resources, school staff, and case workers

  • Assessment, client diagnosis, treatment plans, case records, and client reviews

  • Case consultation with supervisor, department team, and psychiatrist

 

Riverview School District, Carnation, WA  2008 - 2010

Early Childhood Education and Assistance Program, ECEAP

Assistant Teacher and Special Education Aide

  • Provided individual emotional, behavior, and learning guidance

  • Specialized in assisting children diagnosed with developmental disabilities

  • Coordinated supportive family services for low income families

  • Instructed violence prevention, emotional responsiveness, and stranger awareness curriculum

Pottery and Art Studio, Duvall, WA 1997 - 2011

Owner, Artist, and Art Teacher

  • Art and pottery classes for adults, families, and children

  • Sales, marketing, management, community outreach 

Education
  • Bellevue College, Bellevue WA 2011 - 2014

    • Alcohol and Drug Counseling Program

  • Argosy University, Seattle WA graduated 2011

    • Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology

  • Antioch University, Seattle WA  graduated 2008

    • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

Additional training 

Art and Mindfulness; Yoga Therapy for Depression and Anxiety; Neuroscience for Clinicians; Anxiety Disorders; Medical Marijuana and other Cannabinoids; Assessing, Treating, and Managing Suicidal Clients; Trauma Treatment; Difficult and Defiant Adolescents; Human Trafficking and Exploitation; Post Traumatic Stress Disorder; Ethics for Counselors; Suicide and Mutilation: Stopping the Pain; The Power of Mindfulness; Using the DSM -5; Childhood Obesity; Art Therapy: Addressing Anxiety and Depression; Veterans Trauma Training; Early Childhood Learning and Brain Development; De-escalation and Physical Safety Training; Autism Spectrum Disorder; Healing Children Through Art Therapy

Volunteer work 

Snoqualmie Behavioral Health, Carnation, WA  2006 -2007

  • Promoted strengthening families and community 

  • Assisted weekly culture day activities

Hopelink, Carnation, WA  2004 - 2005

  • Taught weekly after school art classes

  • Coordinated summer art show

Sanctuary Art Center, Art Center for Street Involved Youth, Seattle, WA 2003 - 2004

  • Provided weekly guided art instruction 

  • Fostered participants self-expression in creative art processes

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