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Carrie Grothendick

Victim Advocate, Drug And Alcohol Counselor, Addiction Specialist
Santa Cruz

Summary

Caring, empathetic and purpose driven Victim Advocate and Substance Abuse Counselor with 10 years of experience in one on one and group settings. Knowledgeable and skilled in domestic violence, sexual assault and PTSD. Exceptionally talented at building rapport with different patient groups to encourage honesty and growth in recovery from substance abuse and victim trauma.

Overview

5
5
Certifications
4
4
years of post-secondary education
7
7
years of professional experience

Work History

Domestic Violence Counselor, Advocate

Walnut Avenue Women's Center
2020-06 - Current
  • Obtained and supplied information to coordinating agencies to provide best possible guidance to clients.
  • Counseled individuals and families regarding mental health, substance abuse, physical abuse and rehabilitation issues.
  • Secured housing, medical care and employment for clients by collaborating with various community agencies.
  • Delivered comprehensive therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults to support child welfare and prevention services.
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Worked a crisis hotline providing referrals and references for survivors in crisis.
  • Provided counseling for survivors with PTSD.
  • Provided a non biased safe space for survivors of all populations.

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Elevate Addition Services
2020-04 - Current
  • Developed individual treatment goals based on history and diagnosis.
  • Facilitated group and individual therapy in outpatient setting.
  • Collected urine samples to test for substance use.
  • Provided counseling and support to clients with drug and alcohol abuse issues.
  • Developed goal-oriented psychoeducational and activity therapy groups to improve clients' level of functioning.
  • Directed family-centered, strengths-based, culturally competent and individualized intakes and assessments.
  • Provided comprehensive case management services, including creating treatment plans and connecting clients and families to appropriate resources.
  • Displayed sensitivity to cultural and linguistic needs of clients and families served.
  • Guided clients in effective therapeutic exercises integrated from Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).
  • Worked to maintain outstanding attendance record, consistently arriving to work ready to start immediately.
  • Assessed and treated patients through drug and alcohol addictions, making referrals for comorbid conditions as needed.
  • Developed and wrote treatment plans for each client.

Director of Continuing Care

Redwood Cliffs
2010-02 - 2015-08
  • Determined specific needs and provided most appropriate level of services for client well-being.
  • Helped clients enroll in IOP.
  • Helped client with housing post treatment.
  • Helped set clients up in sober living homes in their community.
  • Provided clients with excellent referrals for continuing counseling and recovery meetings.
  • Assisted clients in resume building, job searching and housing assistance.
  • Continued weekly contact with clients for six months post treatment episode.
  • Assisted clients and families re-enroll in treatment if relapse occurred.
  • Educated and assisted clients in developing relapse prevention plans and exit planning.

Education

Certified Alcohol And Drug Counselor - Addiction Studies

California Consortium Of Addiction Professionals
2012-04 - 2014-04

Certified Women's Treatment Specialist - Addition Studies

Breining Institute
2014-05 - 2015-04

Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist

Breining Institute
2015-03 - 2015-11

Certified Victim Advocate - Victim Advocacy

Center For Legal Studies, UW Milwaukee
2020-06 - 2020-09

Skills

    Skilled community-based case manager

Substance abuse treatments

Sexual assault victim counseling

Motivational enhancement therapy

Problem resolution

Relationship development

Clinical Documentation

Individual counseling

Crisis Intervention

Work Availability

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Certification

Clinical Supervisor Credential

Forensic Addiction Counselor

SMART Recovery certification

CPR certified

Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

Timeline

Domestic Violence Counselor, Advocate

Walnut Avenue Women's Center
2020-06 - Current

Certified Victim Advocate - Victim Advocacy

Center For Legal Studies, UW Milwaukee
2020-06 - 2020-09

Drug and Alcohol Counselor

Elevate Addition Services
2020-04 - Current

Co-Occurring Disorders Specialist

Breining Institute
2015-03 - 2015-11

Certified Women's Treatment Specialist - Addition Studies

Breining Institute
2014-05 - 2015-04

Certified Alcohol And Drug Counselor - Addiction Studies

California Consortium Of Addiction Professionals
2012-04 - 2014-04

Director of Continuing Care

Redwood Cliffs
2010-02 - 2015-08

Advocate for Survivors of Domestic Violence

CPR certified

SMART Recovery certification

Forensic Addiction Counselor

Clinical Supervisor Credential

Carrie GrothendickVictim Advocate, Drug And Alcohol Counselor, Addiction Specialist