Educational and Professional Experience

EDUCATION:

  • Georgia School of Professional Psychology, Atlanta, GA
    Master of Arts in Counseling, October 2002
  • The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
    Bachelor of Science in Psychology, June 1999
  • Wallace State Community College, Hanceville, AL
    General Studies, 1997-1999
  • Cold Springs High School, Bremen, AL, 1995

WORK EXPERIENCE:

April 2005 – Present

TurnAround Counseling Services, LLC

Private Practice. Provide mental health, substance abuse, and general counseling to children, adolescents, and adults through individual, family, marriage, and group therapy.

January 2004 – Present

Wallace State Community College

Adjunct Faculty. Educate students in the Human Services Program. Classes include: Mental Illness and Psychopharmacology, and Working with the Family of the Chemically Dependent.

October 2004 – August 2006

Bradford Health Services

Primary Counselor. Conduct inpatient substance abuse groups, hold both individual and family therapy sessions, create treatment plans with patients and their families, complete psychosocial assessments on new admissions, participate in daily staff meetings and monthly peer reviews.

October 2001 – September 2004

Cullman Area Mental Health Authority

Counselor. Complete initial assessments for both mental health (M/I) and substance abuse (S/A) programs; conduct outpatient S/A groups (including dual diagnosis groups); hold individual therapy sessions for both M/I and S/A clients; provide S/A case management services; correlate with local agencies including the Department of Human Resources, court referral, probation, city and county jails and local hospitals.

September 1999 – October 2001

Birmingham Psychiatry

Physician Assistant. Authorize prescription refills, WAIS & WISC III administration (supervised), data entry, scheduling, daily chart preparation, switchboard operator back up, filing, insurance verification and prearrange hospital admissions.

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE:

2000

North Alabama Regional Hospital, Decatur AL,
Observe inpatient group therapy sessions, administer and score the WAIS, interview new admissions to discuss benefits of group therapy assignments.

1997

The Children’s Hospital of Alabama, Birmingham, AL
Assisted mentally ill patients in the Vaughn School with their assignments such as math, English, and art.

1996

Woodland Hills Treatment Center, Cullman, Alabama
Observe therapists with patients.

1996

Cullman Area Mental Health Authority, Cullman, Alabama
Volunteered in the Day Program, assisting mentally ill clients with illness management and recovery.

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE:

1998

UAB Department of Psychology, Birmingham, AL
Assist in data collection and entry on startle response research. Also, help revise SAM computer questionnaire used to test subjects.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES:

2007 – Present

American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health
Volunteer

2004 – Present

Alabama Counseling Association
Alabama Association for Marriage & Family Counseling
American Counseling Association
Alabama Association for Addictions & Offenders Counseling

2007 – 2008

Alabama Association for Addictions & Offenders Counseling
President

2000 – 2008

Behavioral Science Book Club

2005 – 2006

Alabama Association for Addictions & Offenders Counseling
Secretary

2004 – 2005

Alabama Association for Multicultural Counseling & Development
Alabama Mental Health Counselor’s Association

2003 – 2004

Cullman Area Mental Health Authority, Staff Advisory Committee President

1998 – 2000

American Psychological Association

1997 – 1999

Alpha Xi Delta Sorority, Suite Manager

1995 – 1997

Wallace State Community College Host & Hostess Organization
Vice President

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