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Work experience

Nov 2012Present

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

MATN & Family Solutions Counseling

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Jul 2010Nov 2012

Licensed Associate Professional Counselor

Cherokee Center for Change, Inc.

Counseled adolescents, adults and families, many of whom have mental challenges; Conducted substance abuse, domestic violence, and anger evaluations regularly; Led Life Skills groups for adults

§Recruited clients by establishing invaluable referral relationships with organizations such as the District Attorney’s office and probation management offices, increasing the client base by 300%

§Communicated client information, evaluation results, and recommendations to attorneys

§Interviewed and counseled clients, performed supervised visitations, and reported findings to attorneys

Oct 2006Jun 2010

Family Preservation Case Manager

Department of Family & Children Services

Managed cases for families where the case was substantiated and additional services were required in the home, made home visits, and provided resources for those families

§Drafted petitions of deprivation for attorneys, filed cases with the courts, testified in court, and interviewed witnesses in preparation for trial

§Promoted to lead worker within the first year and a half due to contributions and work ethic, and was elected President of the Staff Input Committee by peers

§Formulated plans with attorneys and other relevant professionals as a Family Team Meeting Facilitator to meet the needs of families going through difficult  situations

§Oversaw 35 cases simultaneously, a caseload up to three times larger than the average load

§Recognized by management for resolving cases sufficiently and proactively in order to dramatically minimize repeat cases when compared to fellow case managers

Nov 2000Aug 2006

Office Manager

Accord Psychological Associates

Completed Professional Counseling internship with a caseload of adults, adolescents, and children; Supervised six interns as Office Manager, hired new staff and Counselors, oversaw client services

§Organized and executed office operations including billing, scheduling, filing, and client services

§Recognized for exceptional work and oversight with a cumulative 25% raise over six years

§Revised and cleaned the computer system to reflect accurate data and ensure processing efficiency


Aug 2003May 2006


Richmont Graduate Universiry
Aug 1998May 2003

Bachelor of Science

Kennesaw State University

Community Involvement

  • Cherokee Youth Challenge, Designated Youth Counselor
  • East Atlanta Community Association, Member 
  • Hands On Atlanta, Volunteer
  • Domestic Violence Task Force, Cherokee County, Elected Secretary