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Experience

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therapy playhouse st pete

june 2013 - current

Mental Health Counselor/ITDS-Consultant for All Children’s Hospital

  • Provide intervention and counseling for families and children.

  • Work with children from ages 1-3 who have Developmental Delays or Disability

  • One of only two Behavior Experts as consultant to Early Steps

  • Utilize DIR FLOORTIM   and ABA principles

  • Write custom treatment plans and coach families on strategies and interventions for their child(ren)

  • Utilize CBT, Play Therapy and Behavior Modification as primary intervention methodologies.

  • Coordinate with Occupational Therapists and other Counselors to insure best treatment protocols for clients.

  • Strong knowledge of ethics and HIPPA laws and regulations

  • Excellent rapport building skills.

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  • Provide intervention and counseling for families and children.

  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans using DSM-V.

  • Utilize CBT, Play Therapy and Behavior Modification as primary intervention methodologies.

  • Coordinate with School Social Workers, Court System and other Professionals Strong knowledge of ethics and HIPPA laws and regulations.

  • Expert Trauma Therapy

  • Research latest evidence-based treatment methods

  • Expert level knowledge of youth and adolescent intervention

  • Developed intervention for children to aide in reduction of phobia.

  • Published workbook for children ages 5-11 to aide in communication skills.

Phoenix counseling service

june 2016 - march 2020

mental health counselor

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H.E.A.D.s. Pinellas-pasco

june 2016 - march 2020

Mental Health Counselor

  • Provide intervention and counseling for families and children.

  • Diagnose and develop treatment plans using DSM-V.

  • Utilize CBT, Play Therapy and Behavior Modification as primary intervention methodologies.

  • Coordinate with Psychiatrists and other Counselors to insure best treatment protocols for clients.

  • Strong knowledge of ethics and HIPPA laws and regulations

  • Excellent rapport building skills.

  • Research latest evidence-based treatment methods

  • Expert level knowledge of youth and adolescent intervention

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educare pre-school of palm harbor - countryside

april 2003 - february 2018

CEO and Counselor

  • Owner and Developer of Pre-School in Palm Harbor Florida.

  • Utilize my background and degree in Mental Health to counsel parents and children on daily basis.

  •  Extensive experience working with at-risk children in a one-on-one setting.

  • Develop treatment plans for children birth to six that includes both educational and behavioral modification.

  • Worked with families and teachers in assuring that at-risk child is progressing both at home and in school.

  • Very experienced in use of assessing tools such as Ages and Stages (ASQ) and LAP in effort to recognize potential early Cognitive, Behavioral, Speech, and Physical developmental delays.

  • Develop behavior modification programs for children who do not respond to conventional schooling or are disruptive in home. Work together with family and school to find alternative solutions to behavioral issues utilizing modern trends in Mental Health Treatment Protocol.

  • Provide families and teachers strategies on how to implement developmentally appropriate activities into their everyday routines.

  • Trained childcare providers to implement developmental screenings in the classroom.

  • Made appropriate referrals for children with speech, hearing, vision, dental, developmental, behavior, and/or medical concerns.   

  •  Administered positive school-wide changes based on company needs and superior childcare principles standards.

  •  Provide early intervention services to children and their families as needed based on IFSP's and IEP’s.

  •  Work with children with sensory disorders, behavior disorders, speech and language delays, cognitive delays, ASD, as well as other developmental disorder

  •  Provide families and teachers strategies on how to implement developmentally appropriate activities into their everyday routines.

  •  Provide therapeutic intervention services to at risk children ages birth to 5 years.

  •  Provided social, emotional, developmental & academic counseling to clients ages birth to 5 years and their families.

  •  Assess children from birth to 5 years of age with developmental delays and various disabilities, participate in team meetings, interview parents and conduct home visits.

  • Plan and implement activities in a specialized education setting, assist and lead teacher.

  •  Implement activities for children age birth to five with severe emotional and behavior disorders. etc.....

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skills & certifications

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  • Proficient in Spanish

  • Have Medicaid Billing Number

  • CPR and First Aide Certified

  • Certified Family Clinical Trauma

  • Infant Toddler Development Certificate via Early Steps

  • ART- Accelerated Resolution Therapy Certified Practitioner

  • Special needs appropriate practice training through DCF

  • Proficient in ABA principals

  • DIR Floortime Certified-Play Therapy

  • Registered Mental Health Intern-Florida

  • Expert in CBT and REBT Therapy

  • Expertise in family crisis intervention and resolution/mediation

  • Trauma Based CBT Certified

  • Formerly trained via University of Florida in Autism Interventions and Recognition

  • ABA Training

  • PCIT Basic Training

  • 50 hours towards RPT-s