2012-present: Counselor, Ridgewood Clinic, Jackson MS
2001-present: DaVita Healthcare Partners, Brandon MS
1984-2001: Homemaker, married, mother of three
1980-1984: Kidney Care, Inc. Jackson MS
1976-1978: Region 7 Mental Health Complex, Youth and Family Counselor
Families and children, ADHD, ODD
Social skills, Coping skills, Impulse control
Adjustment to Chronic Illness
Symptom Targeted Intervention
Current: Counselor, Ridgewood Clinic
Current: Manage Division of 30 Social Workers for implementation of Symptom Targeted Intervention
Current: Manage caseload of 140 patients
Division Lead Social Worker, 2013-2015, DaVita Dialysis
Social Work Advisory Council, DSI
Speaker/Educator: Adjustment to Chronic Illness – Multiple conferences
Built and sustained rapport with clients, provided counseling and psycho-education to facilitate optimal quality of life.
Conducted comprehensive psychosocial assessments and formulated treatment plans.
Taught adult anger management techniques, relaxation skills, impulse control, social skills, coping skills, and functional living skills.
Worked with parents to implement consistent and effective behavior therapy techniques/parenting skills.
Worked with children to improve impulse control, anger management skills, coping skills, social skills.
Developed professional relationships with physicians, nurses, and dietitians to facilitate effective multi-disciplinary approach to patient care.
Served as patient advocate to acquire needed resources.
Education and Training
2012: Licensed Certified Social Worker (LCSW)
2001: Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW)
1980: Master of Social Work, Clinical Emphasis, University of Southern Mississippi
1976: Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Mississippi State University