I was initially licensed in Illinois in 2000 as a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor. I have experience working in numerous settings with clients from all socioeconomic levels, many cultural backgrounds, and ages ranging from toddlers to seniors. I worked in Child Welfare in Chicago, Illinois for 10 years serving to reunify families who were mandated to treatment. I have also held the role as a therapist in a substance abuse treatment facility in Chicago in their intensive outpatient program that served the indigent population. During my time in a private agency, I had the opportunity to provide clinical services to individuals, couples, and families to address depression, anxiety, substance abuse, marital and family dysfunction/issues.
I became licensed in Texas in 2006 and, at that time, served at the Star of Hope Transitional Living Center with homeless clientele to address issues that resulted in homelessness. I provided substance abuse counseling and developed a domestic violence program for women. My clinical experience has also included work in a pain depression management program, EAP-specific services to employees, and crisis stabilization. The opportunity to work in Utilization Management for the last 9 years was incredibly rewarding as I was tasked with helping to connect clients to both outpatient and inpatient treatment.
Each position I’ve held during my career has afforded me valuable learning experiences, both personally and professionally.