Professional Profile

MSW with experience addressing the specific challenges of families impacted by poverty to maintain and enhance their quality of life. A highly effective communicator, I have experience in community relations and conflict resolution. I am a strong advocate of client rights, and I promote independence and dignity. I have a working knowledge of various therapies and modalities; including cognitive behavior therapy and trauma care. I have a firm understanding of and commitment to uphold professional ethics and values.

Summary

  •  Foundation Life Skills Development

Facilitate skill development by utilizing a home visiting model and within area of expertise; assures procurement of additional services as needed. Provide counseling in healthy parenting practices, financial management, and physical and mental wellness. Support the development of individualized life plan, connecting clients to needed services to achieve their goals.

  • Family Counseling

Discussed and modeled methods for appropriate parent/child interactions in relation to stress and behavior management, relationship building, healthy lifestyles, and safety

  • Life Skills Development

Helped developed budget planning by utilizing accurate data. Promoted job readiness by identifying career and education goals/limitations, and emphasized skill building, knowledge and employment strategies

  • Crisis Management

Utilized appropriate intervention skills and modalities, including cognitive behavior therapy and trauma care

  • Social Work Knowledge

Reviewed current literature, attended seminars, trainings, workshops, and classes

  • Play Therapy

Help children verbalize their feelings through therapeutic play techniques

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Experience

Community Action of Marin, San Rafael    01/2018 – Present

Child & Family Life Skills Coach

2Gen Equity, San Francisco, CA    01/2015 – 08/2017

Family Coach

Tiburon Baptist Church, Tiburon, CA   04/2008 – 01/2015

Administrative Assistant

Marin Health and Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Use, San Rafael, CA   08/2012 – 06/2013

Social Worker Intern                                                                                        

Southern Marin Intern Project (SMIP), Mill Valley, CA   08/2011 – 06/2012

Social Worker Intern

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Education

California State University East Bay 2013      Master of Social Work

Dominican University, San Rafael, CA 2010      BA Humanities/Cultural Studies

San Francisco Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising 1983       AA Merchandising

 

COMMUNITY & PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Sausalito Marin City School District – Board Trustee

National Association for Social Workers (NASW) – Member

Board of Behavioral Sciences – Associate Clinical Social Worker

Marin City Community Center Steering Committee – Member