My company is called Compassionate Counseling for a reason. I strive to exhibit a caring attitude with all I meet. Rapport of client and counselor is an important factor in counseling. I want to facilitate a client in solving their problems, yet be the "flashlight" in showing a client what needs to be illuminated. I have genuine concern and compassion for the dilemmas each client faces.
COUNSELING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES; SPECIALIZING IN COMPASSIONATE SERVICE Education & Credentials Licensed Mental Health Counselor, MH 7007 Master of Arts in Counselor Education/ Mental Health Counseling, University of Central Florida Bachelor of Science in Communications/Public Relations, Florida State University Summary of qualifications Counseled thousands of children from culturally diverse backgrounds in Seminole County Presented/taught a variety of topics including Effects of Multiple Placements on Foster Children, Treating Traumatized Children, Play Therapy Techniques, and Crisis Response Professional Experience in Counseling Compassionate Counseling, Longwood, FL, owner 6/2012-present University Behavioral Center, per diem therapist 1-day a week 8/2012-present Orlando Health/South Seminole Hospital Longwood, FL, per diem Social Worker 6/2012-10/2013 Kids House of Seminole, Inc., Sanford, FL, Counselor 2000-6/2012 Professional Involvement/Awards American Counseling Association, member Association for Play Therapy, coordinator for vendor exhibits at regional conference, 2000-2002 Published Book Reviews for Family Violence Institute, Fall 2002 Florida Public Relations Association, Golden Image Award, August 1998 Center for Independent Living, Board of Directors, November 1995 - 1997 International Association of Business Communicators, Silver Quill Award of Excellence, 1996 Coalition for the Homeless, Public Awareness Committee, March 1994 - August 1995 Central Florida Press Club, Best Public Relations Campaign, 1994 International Assoc. of Business Communicators, conducted a two-hour publicity workshop, May 1993 Public Relations Society of America, 1991- 1994/ Newsletter co-editor, 1991 Omicron Delta Kappa - Lifetime member