Curiculum Vitae


Ph.D. in Counseling Education & Supervision 
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA 
Expected Graduation: Fall 2014, ABD 

Master of Science in Professional Counseling 
Carlow University, Pittsburgh, PA 
August 2006 

Bachelor of Science, Psychology 
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 
May 1994  

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATIONS______________________________________ 
National Board Certified Counselor, 2010
PA Licensed Professional Counselor, 2008 


Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA                           October 2010 - Present
Clinical Supervisor 

Responsible for supervising the outpatient group therapy clinic as well as administrative and clinical supervision of the counseling staff. Complete both individual and live supervision in an effort to enhance the counselor's clinical skills. Participate in a clinical consultation role to other counselors within the addiction medicine service line. Administrative responsibilities include completing staff performance evaluations, tracking monthly statistics, and participating in quality improvement projects in an effort to enhance client quality of care. Also develop and run clinical trainings as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming.

Psychiatric Specialty Counselor                                                               August 2008 - October 2010

Responsible for running the partial hospital program for adults with co-occurring disorders. Position includes developing and implementing a psychoeducational and therapeutic group curriculum, completing treatment plans and group therapy notes as well as providing necessary clinical information for insurance authorizations. This role has also allotted me the opportunity to provide clinical supervision to master level interns in community counseling programs. Position also includes completing intake assessments, maintaining an individual therapy caseload and crisis and triage work within the clinic. 

Wesley Spectrum Services, Pittsburgh, PA                                             December 2006 - August 2008

Drug & Alcohol Outpatient Supervisor

Responsible for staff clinical and administrative supervision and ensuring successful program outcomes and daily operations of the drug and alcohol program.  This included assuring that the program was compliant with the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol licensing requirements. Position also includes developing and implementing marketing plan to grow program. This included internal and external program presentations, education and training development and program evaluation. Clinical responsibilities included completing drug and alcohol assessments and individual therapy with both adolescents and adults.

Mercy Behavioral Health, Pittsburgh, PA                                                                                                              

Assessment, Crisis & Treatment Services (ACTS) Supervisor                   December 2003-December 2006

Was promoted into this position from the crisis clinician position below. Responsibilities included directly supervising eight full time crisis clinicians, maintaining administrative documentation as well as assisting the unit with direct line clinical assessments. Supervision included developing individual performance evaluations, assisting staff with developing their clinical and professional skills through training and skill set assessment as well as providing support as needed. This role also included working with other departments to better streamline processes and increase consumer support. Supervisory role also included on-call responsibilities, which include providing support and clinical supervision to the Allegheny Crisis & Emergency Services (ACES), the Diversion and Acute Stabilization (DAS) and Residential Treatment Facility for Adult (RTFA) units. Administrative documentation included supervision notes, tracking unit monthly statistics, providing collaborative report documentation and maintaining mobile crisis database. Clinical documentation included psychosocial assessments, mental health and drug and alcohol diagnostic impressions, providing provisional diagnosis and referring on to most appropriate level of care.

Crisis Clinician                                                                                      January 2003-December 2003

Provided support and clinical assessments as a phone and mobile crisis clinician at ACES. Phone crisis includes triaging, providing support, recommendations, and referrals to callers in crisis. Also complete phone intake assessments for consumers interested in participating in outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol services. As a mobile crisis clinician, provide face-to-face clinical assessments of consumers, determining consumers current mental health and/or AOD status and making recommendations for the most appropriate level of care to aid in stabilization. Crisis work also included work at Mercy's Diversion & Acute Stabilization Unit. This unit provides consumer support and stability, acting as either a step down from a higher level of care or a diversion from an inpatient psychiatric unit. Administrative duties include written clinical documentation, progress notes and intake assessments.  

American Counseling Association
Pennsylvania Counseling Association
Association for Specialist in Group Work 

Adjunct Professor, Carlow University, Online Course: Biobasis of Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Fall 2012 - Current

Motivational Interviewing Skills for Mental Health Care Workers, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, August 2013

Mental Health Clinician's Guide to Working with Substance Use Disorders, webinar through WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, June 2013

Advanced Clinical Supervision, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, January 2013

Advanced Group Counseling, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, January 2013

Teaching Assistant, Duquesne University, Course: Introduction to Group Counseling, Pittsburgh, PA, Spring 2012

Groups and Clinical Skills in Working with Individuals with Co-occurring Disorders, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, State College, PA, August 2011

Assessing Drug & Alcohol Use and Assessment Tools, presented to the therapists of WPIC's Center for Overcoming Problem Eating (COPE), Pittsburgh, PA, November 2011

Treatment Issues:Generating Motivation, Utilizing Confrontation and Treatment Resistance, presented to therapists at the Addiction Medicine Services clinic, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA, September 2011 

Group Treatment for Addiction: Introduction and Overview. Co-facilitated with Dr. Dennis Daley, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, Waynesburg University, October 2010

Dual Disorder Treatment, presented as part of WPIC's Office of Education and Regional Programming, April 2010