Clinical Psychology Specialist
1MS Counseling/Psychology,Continuing Education, 2005, UWA, Livingston, AL.
BA Management, Human Relations 2004, TNU, Nashville, TN
Ph.D. Counseling Chemical Dependency, 2002. La Salle University, LA
MS Degree in chemical Dependency Counseling, 1996, Las Salle University, LA
BS Degree in Chemical Dependency counseling, 1995, La Salle University, LA
AA Degree, and further studies, 1978-1981, American College of Atlanta, GA
CONTINUING EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS:
2004, ICADC (International Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor)
2004, CADC II-Georgia, USA
2003, Certified Dual-Diagnosis Treatment
The Empower Program (School Violence Prevention Institute) 2004, Washington, DC.
Substance Abuse Counseling, for Hospital Detox treatment, working with Dr. Charles Triay
Providing 1 0n 1 counseling and group therapy-process group. ( 2013-present)
PRESIDENT OF BSCAC- BOARD OF SPAIN FOR CERTIFIED ADDICTION
COUNSELORS, IC&RC. (2013-2015)
Private Practice & Home Services, (2009-present) Detox in-patient with Marbella HighCare
Hospital and Dr. Charles Triay (2013-to present) Clinical Supervision for therapist and
Write educational material for CEU’s and Workshops in Spain. Bi-lingual.
-Work with: couple therapy, groups, psycho-educational workshops, and CBT therapy, for
adults and children. Includes: trauma intervention (PTSD).
– Specialize in addictions counseling and eating disorder counseling, depression, & anxiety
MarbellaRehab San Pedro, (2006-2009)
Head Counselor for treatment center, running groups, psycho-educational groups and individual
counseling for addictions and relationship issues for inpatient and out patient clients.
-Spanish and English sessions. Based on the 12 step model.
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN (2001 – 2006)
Chairperson of the Counseling Department (managing 2 counselors and the counseling program
for K-12 grade)
-Guidance/Personal Counselor for BGA Middle School and BGA High School. Leading therapy
groups and individual counseling for students and parents. Leading workshops for parents and
faculty, referrals when necessary to child services and other mental health providers. Using
D.A.R.E (drug abuse resistance education) presentations giving by the police department for
K-12 grade students. Divorce workshops for families, and faculty.
Cumberland Heights, Nashville, TN (2000 – 2004)
Adult population, Bi-Lingual Court Counselor for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Anger
Management, Intake, and Orientation. Based on the 12 Step model.
Battle Ground Academy, Franklin, TN (2000 – 2001)
Foreign Language Teacher to middle school students: Spanish, French.
-Life Skills teacher to middle school and high school students.
Maury County Mental Health Center, (Centerstone), Columbia, TN (1999 – 2000)
Therapist/Case Manager for Continual Treatment Team, over 21 years old
-Working with the severely and persistently mentally ill. Leader of the Dual Diagnosis groups,
and health awareness workshops. Crisis interventions, Suicide prevention, hospitalization, case
managing diverse populations, assessments and referrals. Managing-supervised 3 case-managers,
their case load, notes, charting and contact with clients.
Brentwood, TN (1997-1999)
Customer Service Specialist
-Spanish/English translator for the Financial/Health Insurance Department, tele-marketing for
bank packages, and providing support and information for existing clients.
Self-Employed: San Pedro, Spain (1995 -1997)
-Part time work at rehab center for heroin abuse, outpatient and inpatient. Group therapy. Private
practice individual, family and marriage therapy.
Self-Employed: (1994 – 2000)
-Volunteer work with the Prisons for inmates with Aids. Women’s Prison Ministry, Board
Member for the Child Advocacy Center, Facilitator for Divorce Care and Boundaries. Counseled
junior high school for the American Lung Association. Sales, real-estate and furnishings.
Self-Employed: (1976 – 2000)
-Background includes work with orphanages, including handicapped children. Taught children in
nursery and grade schools. Yoga instructor at Incosol Treatment Center, Marbella, Spain. Owned
and operated my own business.