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Work experience

Feb 2016Now

Therapist, Training Coordinator

Austin Peay State University

Counselor responsible for:

  • General counseling for APSU students.
  • Development and participation in campus outreach to improve access to Student Counseling Services.
  • Leading weekly mindfulness activity for APSU general population.
  • Providing psycho-education to APSU1000 classes on stress management, mood management, and services offered by Student Counseling Services.

Internship Training Coordinator responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining internship pipe-line with surrounding university counseling programs.
  • Recruiting counseling interns for the Student Counseling Center.
  • Providing training orientation for new counseling interns.
  • Supervising master's level counseling interns.
  • Planning yearlong training and development opportunities for counseling interns.

Outreach Liaison to Military Student Center and African American Cultural Center responsible for:

  • Providing training for MSC and AACC staff on helping students in crisis.
  • Providing psycho-education events on depression and stress-management.
  • Co-leading discussions on barriers to mental health access.
  • Providing weekly walk-in counseling at Military Student Center.
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 booths at college fairs representing York College.
  • 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.
  • Performed in a traveling skit group representing York College.
  • 2 internships as a youth minister working with teenagers over the summer, leading and teaching groups/classes, co-planning and co-organizing activities.