Elizabeth S

Mental Health Therapist - 20 Years of Experience - Near 34677


Mental Health Therapist


Oldsmar, FL

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* Many years of experience providing therapy for individuals in varying capacities including trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy (TF-CBT), grief / loss, dependency reunification, and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). individuals and groups in on-site, outpatient, and inpatient therapy. * Qualified as an expert witness in dependency and domestic violence cases in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. * Care Manager for Behavioral Health HMO coordinating and managing Behavioral Health services using Medicaid guidelines to determine access to care standards to promote cost-effective quality outcomes. * Provided behavioral health care management services by determining medical necessity, level of care required, and quality of care provided. Oversees and coordinates Utilization Management (UM) from initial contact, triage, pre-cert, concurrent review, discharge planning and referrals for follow-up care. * Completed and maintained accurate records of patients' histories and progress, services provided, and any other required information * Collected information about clients, using techniques such as assessment, interviewing, discussion, and observation * Developed client treatment plans based on research, clinical experience, and client histories * Counseled clients to assist them in dealing with mental and physical illness, poverty, grief, unemployment, sexual abuse and physical abuse * Reviewed and evaluated clients' progress in relation to measurable goals described in treatment plans * Coordinated and analyzed counseling efforts with other professionals, such as doctors, nurses, counselors, school staff and social workers * Encouraged clients to express their feelings and discuss what is happening in their lives, helping them to develop insight into themselves and their relationships * Planned and implemented follow-up programs for clients to be discharged from treatment programs * Educated clients and community members about mental and physical illness, abuse, medication, and available community resources


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