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Objective

Practicing and utilizing education and experience to create positive community relations locally, state and federally. Exclusively focused on mental health care choices. Dedicated to building a positive community relationship with the homeless, veterans and marginalized congregants.

Work History

Nov 2015Mar 2016

Peer Coordinator

Victor Community Support Services

PERRIS, CALIFORNIA

  • Manage employees
  • Create employee schedules 
  • Respond to problems with solutions 
  • Design curriculum to manage mental health care issues 
  • Guide employees in understanding mental health issues 
  • Consult with other counselors about referrals 
  • Collaborate with the mid-western communities of the County of Riverside
  • Foster partnerships with local high school and college districts  
  • Effectively manage data entry
Sep 2014Oct 2015

Group Therapist

West Coast Recovery Center

HEMET, CALIFORNIA

  • Create and maintain client records, tracking client progress through the program.
  • Manage time and caseloads based on 17 sessions per week.
  • Rapidly respond to crisis situations when severe behavioral health issues occur.
  • Conduct and record comprehensive initial bio-psycho-social interviews.
  • Efficiently gather information from clients to assist in creating treatment plans.
  • Collaborate closely with the rest of the treatment team to appropriately coordinate client care services.
  • Present a curriculum designed to achieve a successful recovery process:
    • anger management techniques
    • impulse control
    • relaxation skills | social skills
    • emotional coping skills
    • functional living skills
  • Guide clients in understanding illnesses and treatment plans.
  • Consult with psychiatrists about client medication levels and changes.
  • Assist case managers in creating a customized aftercare program.
Jun 2005Oct 2014

Family and Rehabilitation Counselor

The Walter Hoving Home

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA

  • Counseled women who struggled with drug, alcohol and other ethical issues
  • Conducted group therapy for women
  • Created, and helped implement therapeutic plans for women

Education

20162019

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Psychology - Mental Health Policy and Practice

Northcentral University

Ph.D. Degree Expected 2019

Emphasis on:

  • Community Relations
  • Public Mental Health Policy
  • Management
20132014

Master of Arts (M.A.) in Human Services Counseling

Liberty University

M.A. Degree Earned in 2014

Emphasis on:

  • Addiction and Recovery Counseling
  • Trauma and Crisis Counseling
  • Treatment Planning
  • Life Coaching
20122013

Master of Divinity (M.Div.) - Professional Ministries

Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary

M.Div. Degree Earned in 2013

Emphasis on:

  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Family and Career Counseling
  • Leadership
  • Curriculum Building
  • Specialized Ministries
  • Spiritual Formation
20072010

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) - Political Science

University of California, Riverside

B.A. Degree Earned in 2010

  • Active Member of the National Leadership Society, Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Dean's List (2007 - 2010) in the College of Humanities and Social Science

Certifications

ENTREPRENEURIAL

Founder of Faith, Hope and Love Academy - 2011 to 2015

  • Created and implemented curriculum for homeless and disabled men and women struggling with drug, alcohol and other behavioral issues
  • Designed the nonprofit organizational structure to implement the above curriculum
  • Shared personal home with each of the students in the program
  • Designed and implemented curriculum for tutoring services for the youth of our community
  • Held tutoring and mentoring services for the youth of our community

VOLUNTEERISM

Tutor - Vista Del Lago High School - 2012 to 2013

Youth Leader - Discovery Christian Church - 2008 to 2011

Youth Leader - Village Christian Church - 2004 to 2007

  • Attending especially to the needs of at-risk teens

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

Member since 2015

Recipient of the World Language Honor Student Award for Arabic

Awarded in 2008