Jeff Mitschang

Jeff Mitschang

Summary

THERAPIST • PARENT EDUCATOR • MANAGER
  • MFT Intern and Life Skills Trainer with proven results providing therapy and counseling for adolescents and their families.
  • Parent Educator with a successful track record training, motivating, and encouraging parents of troubled adolescents and children.
  • Demonstrated skills in problem solving, program administration, communications, and team leadership.
  • 10 years of corporate experience including divisional and regional management for a national financial services company.

Work History

Work History
2009 - Present

Therapist

UHS - Schools

Provide individual, group, and family therapy for high school, middle school, and elementary school Special Education students.  Experience working with a variety of mental health issues and disorders, including those related to substance abuse, anger, depression, suicide, and effects of divorce. Treatment results include notable improvements in family relationships; better performance in school; improved coping skills; and increased desire for sobriety.

2008 - 2009

Mental Health Therapist

Pacific Clinics

Provided individual and family therapy and case management for alternative high school students at SEA Charter High Schools. Proficient and timely in submission of Department of Mental Health documentation. Experience working with a variety of mental health issues and disorders, including those related to substance abuse, anger, depression, suicide, and effects of divorce. Treatment results include successful return to district high schools; more cohesive family relationships; and improved communication skills.

2005 - 2008

Clinical Counselor Intern

San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools

Provided individual and family therapy for High Schools. Clients include adolescents ages 13 to 18.  Experience working with a variety of mental health issues and disorders, including those related to substance abuse, anger, depression, suicide, and effects of divorce. Treatment results include notable improvements in family relationships; better performance in school; improved coping skills; and increased desire for sobriety.

1997 - 2008

Life Skills Trainer/Parent Educator

Self Employed
  • Developed and taught life skills curriculum for individuals in a variety of venues, including alternative educational settings, family resource centers, and sober living homes.
  • Implemented and led successful anger management curriculum for parents in crises. Curriculum included stress reductions techniques, communication skills and constructive discipline methods promoting functional parent/child relationships.
  • Interim pastor and small group leader for various Christian ministries.

2003 - 2004

Wraparound Facilitator

Olive Crest Treatment Centers

Designed and implemented plans of care to help children in group homes make successful transitions to placement in permanent families.Facilitated family team meetings to provide support, encouragement and counseling to program participants.

1987 - 1997

Manager

Prudential Insurance Company

Led the division responsible for developing employee benefits proposals for large companies located in Southern California and nationwide.  Leadership skills resulted in a 50% reduction in division overtime within the first four months, along with substantially increased employee satisfaction scores.

Education

Education

Marin Bible College

B.A. Psychology

M.A., Counseling Psychology

American Behavioral Studies Institute