Behavioral Health Counselor Resume Samples

Behavioral Health Counselor provides guidance to individuals, couples, families, and groups who are suffering from mental disorders or psychological issues. On the job, the following are the duties listed on the Behavioral Health Counselor Resume – working with groups and communities to improve their mental health, encouraging clients to speak about their emotions and expressions, examining issues pertaining to substance abuse, anger management, depression, self-image, suicide or stress; developing therapeutic processes, referring clients to psychologists, and taking a holistic approach to treat mental healthcare.

A strong sense of compassion and commitment to help others are the crucial qualities expected from these counselors. Additionally, to be successful one should be able to connect with people constructively to deal with their issues and problems. Strong communication skills and an analytical approach will be beneficial to grab this role. A Master’s degree in counseling, psychology or sociology is the basic step to becoming a Behavioral Health Counselor.

Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Summary : Initiating and Administering Focused Support Programs That Improve Quality of Life and Well Being Recognized by patients, clients, and senior management for approachable style, ability to relate well with individual concerns / issues, and excellent listening skills. Quickly assess situational needs, diffuse escalated issues, and delivers unfailing follow through to achieve mutually beneficial resolutions.

Skills : Motivational Interviewing.

Description :

    1. Serve as primary behavioral health counseling support for coordination activities related to recognizing, treating and managing mental health and psychosocial issues with adolescent and troubled youth.
    2. Act as a contributing member to the primary care team conducting client intakes, ongoing diagnostic and functional evaluations, and making recommendations to the primary care provider concerning client treatment goals, plans, and desired outcomes.
    3. Performed highly effective, quick and accurate pre-assessments of client related mental and behavioral conditions in addition to communicating and documenting treatment progress.
    4. Successfully completed training on guidelines for the utilization of psychotropic medication and achieved Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) certification for patient medication administration.
    5. Collaborated to improve internal process and procedures on proper documentation and timely submission of patient care billing as required by government supported Medicaid program for in need and at risk adolescents.
    6. Initiated preventative, proactive guidance to effect behavioral changes in clients with, or at risk for, physical and mental disorders due to adverse social and economic conditions and helped them make healthier lifestyle choices.
    7. Provided clients with self-management skills and educational information needed so they could be full participants in their own treatment and recovery.
    8. Developed and delivered timely feedback about client care, treatment recommendations and progress via documentation in the client's record and effective verbal feedback.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Associate Of Arts


Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Summary : Adept at interacting with individuals from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. Experienced administrator with excellent communication and investigative skills. Skilled multi-tasker, able to organize and manage a variety of duties efficiently. Team player willing to take instruction as well as contribute to the overall goal.

Skills : Microsoft Products: Word, Excel, Office, and Powerpoint. Google Docs.

Description :

    1. Performed comprehensive mental health and substance dependence assessments for persons entering the Emergency Department.
    2. Evaluated the safety and stability of the patient, determine the preliminary diagnosis and indicated disposition Utilized indicated therapeutic interventions to offer immediate, short-term help to individuals who experienced an event that produced emotional, mental, physical, and behavioral distress or problems.
    3. Briefed the attending physician with an initial diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
    4. Assisted attending Physicians and Magistrates in the effective initiation and maintenance of the legal documentation involved in the Involuntary Commitment (IVC) process.
    5. Established a therapeutic alliance with the client and family to advice and embrace the appropriate treatment disposition.
    6. Provided patients or family members with information about mental health and/or addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when indicated.
    7. Arranged placement at inpatient facility for patients placed on IVC status.
    8. Supervised interns providing education of diagnosis and treatment options for mental illness and substance addiction within the medical center context.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Internship In Inpatient


Behavioral Health Counselor III Resume

Summary : To utilize my hard-earned skills, experience, education, and knowledge in order to obtain a career in the field of counseling/therapy. Able to persevere when confronted with difficult tasks; the ability to think critically and patiently, focusing on detail; and the comfort of working both independently and as a team member.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Mental Health Counseling, Substance Abuse Counseling.

Description :

    1. Evaluated the safety and stability of the patient, determine the preliminary diagnosis and indicated disposition Briefed the attending physician with an initial diagnosis and treatment recommendations.
    2. Assisted attending Physicians and Magistrates in the effective initiation and maintenance of the legal documentation involved in the Involuntary Commitment (IVC) process.
    3. Established a therapeutic alliance with the client and family to advice and embrace the appropriate treatment disposition.
    4. Provided patients or family members with information about mental health and/or addiction issues and about available services or programs, making appropriate referrals when indicated.
    5. Arranged placement at inpatient facility for patients placed on IVC status.
    6. Supervised interns providing education of diagnosis and treatment options for mental illness and substance addiction within the medical center context.
    7. Trained new BHC staff providing knowledge and experience in WakeMed practice and protocol.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Master Of Arts

Behavioral Health Counselor II Resume

Headline : To obtain a professional career with an organization which will allow me the opportunity to utilize my knowledge, work experience and educational training that I have acquired to continue to grow professionally and to learn from others.

Skills : Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher.

Description :

    1. Conduct therapy sessions with assigned inmates, document in offender's progress and adjustment plan for inmates focusing on past and present behavioral.
    2. Review inmates files for security review; parole review summaries, eligibility for assigning to outside detail assignments.
    3. Process grievance complaints, resolve when possible, serve as reclassification member, segregation chairman, and conduct orientation.
    4. Provides skill training and support services to individuals who have, or are at risk for developing significant problem behavior(s) that impair their ability to effectively participate and benefit from their education, work and other daily functional activities.
    5. Orients and assesses assigned offenders, develops individual program plans and monitors progress.
    6. Conducts ongoing individual counseling Performs case management and related duties for assigned caseload.
    7. Instructs and co-leads behavioral adjustment groups Provides counseling services in crisis situations.
Years of Experience
Experience
5-7 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Public Administration

Behavioral Health Counselor I Resume

Summary : A highly skilled, compassionate, empathetic, and solution-orientated mental health professional dedicated to providing exceptional care and implementing effective treatment for adolescents and adults with mental/behavioral health issues. Demonstrated track record of success working with diverse client population in one-on-one and group settings.

Skills : Administrative, Computer Skills, Communication Skills, Problem Solving, Microsoft Office, Leadership, Client Relationship Management, Interpersonal Skills, Planning/Organizational Skills, Filing and Data Archiving.

Description :

    1. Independently recorded, reviewed, and managed paperwork necessary for implementation of treatment plans and evaluations in accordance with state regulations and company procedures.
    2. Coordinated strategies to implement treatments outlined in plans.
    3. Utilized multi-tasking abilities to supervise classroom of 10+ children with DSM-IV diagnosed disorders.
    4. Facilitated weekly communication with client families, Lawrence County Children and Youth Services, and schools through means of telephone and face-to-face contact.
    5. Utilized computer systems to access information, organize data, and record documentation.
    6. Created and maintained independent schedule to ensure visits and communication with clients met state and company requirements.
    7. Engaged in prioritization skills to assist families in managing the well-being of their children.
    8. Safely and securely managed data entry, documentation, and records to comply with HIPAA regulations.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
Diploma

Lead Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Objective : Excel in program and organizational planning, with documented success overcoming challenges of limited resources and financial constraints to design high quality, cost-effective, and comprehensive service offerings.

Skills : Diagnose mental health condition, DSM-5, Treatment Planning.

Description :

    1. Maintain confidentiality of records relating to clients' treatment.
    2. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, and help them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships.
    3. Guide clients in the development of skills and strategies for dealing with their problems.
    4. Prepare and maintain all required treatment records and reports.
    5. Counsel clients and patients, individually and in group sessions, to assist in overcoming dependencies, adjusting to life, and making changes.
    6. Collect information about clients through interviews, observation, and tests.
    7. Act as client advocates in order to coordinate required services or to resolve emergency problems in crisis situations.
    8. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Social Science

Sr. Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Summary : Skilled in community networking and service development Highly-effective communication, service, and public relations skills Demonstrated creativity in teaching and mentoring methods Organized and efficient with pro-active problem-solving skills Computer proficient in Microsoft Office Suite applications.

Skills : Inventory Management, Administrative Support, Counseling, Leadership Development.

Description :

    1. Provided in-home skill building for children with mental health issues and their families.
    2. Assisted children in skill development to improve their daily functioning.
    3. Provided necessary documentation, such as case notes and goal attainment, to overseeing agencies.
    4. Educated families on how to reinforce strategies to manage their child's mental health needs within the home.
    5. Advocated for the family's needs and provided referrals to community resources when necessary.
    6. Collaborated with various professionals to ensure best treatment outcomes.
    7. Built strong relationships with emotionally guarded children who eventually reached out without prompting for support.
    8. Developed a rapport with a former DHS youth that I was able to successfully transition to Lifeworks for services.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Senior
Education
Education
Social Work

Jr. Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Objective : Mental Health Counselor whom works the overnight shift. Expertise in working with adults in crisis. Dedicated Mental Health Counselor with 16 years of work in the mental health, field. Extensively trained in the diagnosis and treatment of personality disorders. Compassionate, solutions-oriented Mental Health Counselor] dedicated to providing exceptional care and devising creative treatment plans adults dealing with substance abuse issues.

Skills : Have Taken Most Classes, Needed To Get Into A Registered Nurse Program Within Past 3 Years.

Description :

    1. Observed and monitored client behavior and responses to treatment.
    2. Recorded client information on special flow sheets, accurately indicating suicidal precautions, sleep flow and restraints.
    3. Conducted therapeutic individual and family therapy sessions.
    4. Developed and implemented treatment plans and modified when needed.
    5. Trained in substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, and the effect of employment and housing issues on mental health.
    6. Displayed sensitivity to the cultural and linguistic needs of the clients and families served.
    7. Kept abreast of new and developing information in the mental health field by regularly attending professional conferences and workshops.
    8. Documented psychiatric services and responses to treatment in patient case files.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
BS In Psychology

Asst. Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Objective : Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience counseling children, adolescents and adults in academic, in-home and in-office/professional settings. Trained in Cultural Competency, Trauma Intervention, Substance Abuse and Career Counseling. Collaborates with community agencies and advocates for the mentally ill.

Skills : Microsoft Applle Windows AS400 POS system, HIV Testing and Counseling, Group Facilitation, Customer Service, Case Management.

Description :

    1. Motivated teachers to create physically safe and emotionally secure environments.
    2. Increased knowledge of coping skills that fostered growth for individuals and families.
    3. Conducted classroom presentations on topics such as bullying, abuse, peer pressure, and drug education.
    4. In-Home Counselor for Juveniles Provided in-home counseling services to individuals and/or their families.
    5. Modeled appropriate behavioral skills and inspired clients to live a productive life outside of the court system.
    6. Marketed in-home services to probation officers.
    7. Submitted monthly reports for court hearings.
    8. Outpatient Behavioral Health Counselor Provided individual, group, couple, and family counseling.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Junior
Education
Education
Master Of Counseling

Associate Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Objective : To obtain a challenging position that allows me to apply my abilities toward assisting with the growth and development of an organization.

Skills : Excellent communication skills, flexible, supervisory experience, basic computer skills, people-oriented, Team player, fast-learner.

Description :

    1. Provides supportive counseling to veterans in need of crisis intervention and emergency services.
    2. Ensures the safety and security of the facility.
    3. Assists in the administration of drug and alcohol screenings.
    4. Documents service delivery and maintains accurate and timely clinical documentation.
    5. Implements fire and life safety standards eg: fire drills and fire safety education.
    6. Executes all emergency procedures such as medical emergencies, crisis intervention, fire and/or smoke, police emergency, aed/first aid, etc, as per the agency's policy and procedure Manual.
    7. Functions as a team member , covering shifts, communicating all relevant information to other team members, covering co-workers as needed.
Years of Experience
Experience
2-5 Years
Experience Level
Level
Executive
Education
Education
Leisure Management

Behavioral Health Counselor/Technician Resume

Summary : Demonstrated excellent skills in written and verbal communication, program development, organization, management, public speaking, community relations, and creativity.

Skills : Counseling, MS Office.

Description :

    1. Participated as a team member in the maintenance and care of agency facilities and ensured the safety of the consumers in those facilities.
    2. Transported consumers in agency vehicles in a safe, cautious and responsible manner.
    3. Observed consumers' self-administration of prescribed medication as per agency standards.
    4. Supervised and assisted consumers in housekeeping, maintenance, and upkeep of the residence.
    5. Identified, supervised, and assisted consumers with Personal Care tasks and daily living skills and bills appropriately for those services.
    6. Developed, supervised and facilitated recreational and socialization activities for the consumer.
    7. Conducted counseling sessions for individuals, couples, and families.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
J.D.

Behavioral Health Counselor Resume

Summary : Over 6 years' of customer services experience Over 5 years' of assistant managerial experience Outstanding at resolving discrepancies Bachelor of Science in Health and Human Services.

Skills : Mental Health, Stress Reduction, Yoga.

Description :

    1. Encourage clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves or their relationships.
    2. Guide clients in the development of skills or strategies for dealing with their problems.
    3. Develop and implement treatment plans based on clinical experience and knowledge.
    4. Collaborate with other staff members to perform clinical assessments or develop treatment plans.
    5. Refer patients, clients, or family members to community resources or to specialists as necessary.
    6. Counsel family members to assist them in understanding, dealing with, or supporting clients or patients.
    7. Worked with full medical staff to provide collaborative healthcare to clients.
Years of Experience
Experience
7-10 Years
Experience Level
Level
Management
Education
Education
MSW