1988-Present: Holistic Counselor:
Providing individual and group support for people with various emotional, developmental, behavioral and spiritual challenges.
2012-Present: Director/Owner of In Home Family Support Services:
My company provides in home support for families with familiy members who have various emotional, developmental and behavioral challenges.
2009-2012: House Supervisor:
Working in a Crisis Home for people with various emotional, developmental, behavioral and various other challenges, such as seizure disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, and various other mental disorders such as schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Borderline Personality Disorder. Supervising staff, staff trainings, working directly with clients, agency and parent liaison.
2006- 2009: Behavior Consultant:
In Flight Inc. Providing individual and group counseling to people with various developmental, mental health and physical issues. Family advocacy, implementing and monitoring behavior plans, staff and agency liaison. Helping people with daily living skills and independent living skills.
2005-2006: Multi Systemic Therapy Therapist:
2004-2006: Primary Counselor:
Never Alone Inc. Providing individual counseling and group counseling, drug and alcohol counseling, advocacy, mental health counseling, case management and family support to at risk youths. Also provided staff training.
2001-2004: HIV Support Counselor:
Albany Medical Center. Provided counseling, case management and support for HIV positive people. Provided substance and alcohol abuse counseling, mental health counseling, advocacy, individual and group counseling and family support.
1998- 2000: Applied Behavior Analyst:
Ulster Greene ARC; working with developmentally challenged adults. Duties included counseling, liaison among departments, chairing meetings, developing and implementing behavioral plans, family support, staff supervision and training.
1991-2000: Coordinator of Day Treatment Program:
Devereux Foundation. Working with developmentally challenged children and families from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Duties included mental health counseling for students, training staff, coordinating treatment team meetings, liaison among departments and outside agencies, developing and implementing behavioral plans, providing individual group and family counseling.
1990-1991: Clinician/Behavioral Specialist:
1984-1988: Credit Counselor:
Credit Restoration Services. Duties included providing financial counseling and budget management for individuals and families. Also provided supervision and training to employees.
1981-1988: Youth Counselor: Mt Vernon YMCA. Provided counseling and support to minority children and their families. Provided alcohol and substance abuse counseling, individual and group counseling.
1978-1980: Psychiatric Aide:
EDUCATION AND TRANIING:
M.A. in Psychology from
Coordinated sports events for Special Olympics, Staten Island N.Y. Sponsored two children through the foster Family Plan. Martial Arts training for developmentally challenged children and adults, Partner In Hope for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Father of four.