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Work History

Nov 2009Jan 2016

Psychotherapist

Centerstone
  • Outpatient Therapist providing outpatient mental health and substance abuse counseling services
    to adults/adolescents/children as member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Led psychotherapy and psycho-education groups on parenting and emotion regulation.
  • Skilled at teaching, conflict resolution, staying calm in intense situations, deescalating crisis
    situations, anger management, and quickly building rapport with others.
  • Familiar with cognitive behavioral therapy, solution focused brief therapy, acceptance and
    commitment therapy, mindfulness based stress reduction, and dialectical behavioral therapy.
Sep 1998Nov 2005

Youth Minister

Bellevue Church of Christ, Southside Church of Christ, Lafayette Church of Christ
  • Organized and led multiple pre-teen and adolescent groups each week.
  • Coordinated youth events, mission trips, and service projects.
  • Performed pastoral counseling.
  • Organized and led youth retreats
  • Key Note speaker at Youth Rallies, Retreats, and Camps
June 1996Aug 1998

Admissions Counslelor

York College
  • Recruited the southeast region of the United States for York College.
  • Planned and mapped trips to meet with specific students, schools, and churches.
  • Set up and hosted a  booth at college fairs.
  • Delivered informational talks at high schools and colleges sharing information about the school, admission requirements, and degrees offered.

Education

Sep 2006Jan 2009

M.A. Professional Counseling 

Lindenwood University
  • 4.0 G.P.A.

  • Nominated for National Honor Society
Sep 1992May 1996

Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies

York College
  • Elected Freshman Class President
  • Perfromed in a traveling skit group
  • 2 internships as a youth minister working with teenagers over the summer, leading and teaching groups/classes, co-planning and co-organizing activities.