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Michelle Paige

Family Behavioral Health Therapist
Clifton Heights

Summary

Seasoned mental health professional offering proven clinical knowledge, natural interpersonal strengths and technical abilities. Knowledgeable about clinical documentation, behavioral health supports and interdisciplinary collaboration focused on optimizing student care and support. Quality-focused and efficiency-driven leader.

Overview

6
6
years of post-secondary education
9
9
years of professional experience

Work History

School Based Clinician

Children's Crisis Treatment Center
2013-09 - Current
  • Delivered outstanding care to children with various diagnoses and managed mental health care from treatment initiation through to completion.
  • Strengthened training and mental health knowledge by taking part in continuing education programs and mental health workshops.
  • Quickly responded to situations impacting safety and security to school atmosphere, actualizing crisis prevention interventions to control and de-escalate situations.
  • Educated family members and caregivers on student mental health needs and instructions for care at home.
  • Audited charts and reviewed clinical documents to verify treatment accuracy.
  • Provided direct child care, de-escalated children in a school setting and determined next course of mental health action.
  • Facilitated therapeutic communication, conflict resolution and crisis intervention by redirecting negative behaviors and helping children in a school setting regain or improve coping abilities to ensure academic success.
  • Used first-hand knowledge and clinical expertise to advocate for children in a school setting, under care and enacted prescribed treatment strategies.
  • Collaborated with school administration and staff for student planning regarding child mental health needs and child academic success.

Family Based Therapist

Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
2012-09 - 2013-09
  • Performed individual and group psychotherapy and conducted therapy sessions to help clients pinpoint emotions underlying personal and relational conflicts.
  • Leveraged practice management software to complete weekly progress notes, update quarterly treatment plans and maintain patient records.
  • Garnered excellent reviews from individuals and couples and maintained long-term counseling relationships to provide ongoing care and support.
  • Conducted intake and assessments to formulate treatment plan and manage client records.
  • Collaborated with social services, referral sources and other treatment professionals to meet patient care needs.
  • Countered problematic behavior with healthy alternatives to enhance mental, emotional and physical wellness and increase energy.
  • Resolved conflicts and negotiated mutually beneficial agreements between parties.

Intensive Case Manager

Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
2012-05 - 2012-09
  • Managed support services and fostered communication among social workers, behavioral health therapists, and families.
  • Partnered with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, behavioral health therapists and case managers to develop and implement individualized care plans and documented all patient interactions and interventions in electronic charting systems.
  • Identified care needs of individual children and coordinated responses based on psychiatrist advice, insurance limitations and procedural costs.
  • Took active role in patient and family planning process, detailing instructions and responding appropriately and effectively to questions and concerns.
  • Evaluated treatment plans against individual goals and healthcare standards.
  • Worked with different disciplines to provide cohesive care to patients.
  • Consulted with clinicians to devise and manage effective ongoing care plans for at-risk children.
  • Developed positive relationships with parents to foster communication and encourage involvement for student growth.
  • Monitored student progress and reviewed and revised IEP to meet emerging student needs.
  • Liaised with teachers to develop Individualized Education Programs to provide quality education for students with disabilities.

Education

Bachelor of Science - Sociology

West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
2006-08 - 2010-05

Master of Arts - Social Work

West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
2010-08 - 2012-05

Work Availability

monday
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Skills

Student and family advocacy

Case Management

Strong clinical judgment

Documentation proficiency

Clinical Assessments

Needs assessment

Assisting in child trauma recovery

Multitasking abilities in fast paced school setting

Works well on teams collaborating with mental health staff and school staff

One-on-one sessions

Behavior intervention planning

Mental Health Group therapy facilitation

Meeting documentation requirements

Quote

The mind is everything. What you think, you become.
Gautama Buddha

Timeline

School Based Clinician

Children's Crisis Treatment Center
2013-09 - Current

Family Based Therapist

Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
2012-09 - 2013-09

Intensive Case Manager

Intercultural Family Services, Inc.
2012-05 - 2012-09

Master of Arts - Social Work

West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
2010-08 - 2012-05

Bachelor of Science - Sociology

West Chester University Of Pennsylvania
2006-08 - 2010-05
Michelle PaigeFamily Behavioral Health Therapist