Behavioral Health Professional

Waldorf, MD

Valencia B. Lewis

5402 Wedding Ct.  Waldorf, MD 20602 valenciablewis@gmail.com § (301) 456-5058



Experienced professional with over 10 years of experience working with youth and their families.  Related experience includes in-home counseling to maintain family stability, providing residential (out-of-home placement) support to youth in home of reunification, and regular family counseling.


Master of Social Work                                                         Virginia Commonwealth University

May 2007                                                                                Richmond, VA


Bachelor of Social Work                                                      Longwood University

July 2004                                                                                Farmville, VA

Related Experience

Social Worker (GS-11)                                                                     May 2011 – October 2014

Fleet and Family Support Center (FFSC)                                          Naval Base Guam

Marcy Baza, CSA                                                                               671-333-9828


–         Provided individual and family therapy to youth and adults

–         Serves as Family Advocacy Program (FAP) Case Manager – completing incident assessments / interviews and all case management documentation / services for Family Advocacy Program clients

–         Prepares FAP cases for Incident Determination Committee (IDC) and Clinical Case Staffing Meeting (CCSM) for review monthly;

–         Completes biopsychosocial assessments and provides individual, group, marital, and family counseling to clients within FFSC’s scope of practice at the GS-11 level;

–         Maintains a revolving caseload of an average of 35 clinical counseling clients; serving an average of 15 clinical clients weekly

–         Serves as a victim advocate / clinician for victims of sexual assault;

–         Facilitate weekly Family Violence Prevention Class for male offenders of domestic violence.

–         Coordinates with civilian agencies, varied mental health services, and educational venues to ensure greater continuity of care of active duty military, dependents, reservists, and retired military personnel;

–         Provides direct consultation to commands regarding the assessment and treatment of active duty military;

–         Performance Appraisal Review overall rating of 4.00 where the average rating was 3.61 (average of 98 of 100 total employees).


Intensive In-Home Counselor                                                                     May 2007 – Dec 2009

Family Preservation Services                                                                         Richmond, VA



–         Provided in-home counseling services to minors ages 4-18 and their families, maintaining a caseload of 4-5 clients, 10 hours a week per client, for up to a six month period;

–         Assessed clients to determine diagnostic impression of mental/behavioral health needs;

–         Developed and implemented treatment plans with children and families; Provided counseling services totaling forty hours per week, documentation was completed for each session;

–         Conducted parenting-skills trainings weekly;

–         Established and maintained effective working relationships with other collateral community agency professionals;

–         Provides on-call crisis intervention services weekly;

–         Referred clients to appropriate discharge services at a lesser level of care


Clinician                                                                                                        May 2007 – Jun 2009

Poplar Springs Hospital                                                                                  Petersburg, VA

Christine Hall / Charles Hodges                                                                     804-733-0129


–         Conducted individual, family, and group therapy sessions totaling up to 25 hours a week for a caseload of 8-10 clients;

–         Provided services to fifteen military families, both stateside and overseas (deployed parents);

–         Developed and implemented treatment plans specific to client’s mental/behavioral health and/or substance abuse needs;

–         Provided crisis intervention services for client and family on a weekly basis;

–         Participated in multidisciplinary team weekly;

–         Assessed client’s needs prior to discharge and referred to appropriate agency for aftercare services


Clinical Student Intern                                                                                Aug 2006 –May 2007

Poplar Springs Hospital                                                                                  Petersburg, VA

Christine Hall                                                                                                 804-733-0129


–         Conducted individual, family, and group therapy sessions totaling up to 12 hours a week for a caseload of 4-5 clients;

–         Provided services to five military families;

–         Developed and implemented treatment plans specific to client’s mental/behavioral health and/or substance abuse needs;

–         Participated in multidisciplinary team weekly;

–         Assessed client’s needs prior to discharge and referred to appropriate agency for aftercare services

Relief Counselor                                                                                           May 2003 –Nov 2009

Empty Arms Outreach Ministries Inc.                                                            Petersburg, VA

Joyce Combs-Marshall                                                                                   804-539-4612


–         Served over 50 teens during my time with company between the company’s two facilities;

–         Monitored, managed, and recorded daily activities of teens and their infants/toddlers in independent living program;

–         Assisted residents on a daily basis in learning self-help skills, time management, completing school/work assignments, and developing daily living skills as outlined in resident’s individual service plan;

–         Counseled 20 residents towards the completion of higher education / vocational trades;

–         Referred clients to necessary resources including government assistance programs, financial aid, and employment services;

Completed a qualitative research study on the factors leading to successful placement at the facility

Additional Employment

Community Support Specialist                                                       April 2015 – July 2016

QCI Behavioral Health                                                                       White Plains, MD

Millie Richmond, CEO                                                                       240-427-3554


–         Member of Mobile Treatment Services (MTS), providing assertive outreach, treatment and support to adults with Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) and children with Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED)

–         Provided targeted case management services to include medication support, financial management, house assistance, linkage to work opportunities, entitlements, and medical care as well as intervention regarding daily living activities (ex. transportation, social/ family relationships, education, etc.)

–         Completed daily documentation of patient interactions in electronic format and provided feedback / updates on patient’s individualized treatment plan.

–         Managed caseload of approximately 50 patients, serving three counties (Charles County, MD, St. Mary’s County, MD and Calvert County, MD)

–         Assigned as sole case manager for Jude House rehabilitation facility (Bel Alton, MD), specifically working with patient’s with co-occurring disorders

–         Five time “Angel Award” winner for “outstanding performance and dedication to QCI and our patients” (monthly award)



Senior Mental Health Counselor                                                                Jan 2010 – June 2010

Southern Maryland Hospital Center                                                               Clinton, MD



–         Provided patient care services to 10-25 teens and adults weekly, with a variety of mental/behavioral health needs and substance abuse issues (including drug addiction and alcoholism)

–         Clients included both active duty military, their dependents, and retired military personnel;

–         Functioned as a group leader five times a week for therapeutic activities and completed daily treatment updates on patients;

–         Attended and contributed to weekly multidisciplinary treatment team meetings for each patient;

–         Assessed the need for patient/family education which will prepare them to cope with the effects of acute and/or chronic psychiatric care;

–         Completed evaluation of patients prior to discharge from the Emergency Room and admission to the Behavioral Health Unit daily



August 2005 - May 2007

Master of Social Work at Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Updated 5 years ago

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