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Heather Kessler, LMHC

Heather Kessler, LMHC

Residential Clinician

Eliot Community Human Services/Department of Youth Services

Residential Clinician

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Eliot Community Human Services/Department of Youth Services

Residential Clinician

• Complete comprehensive psychosocial assessments for newly adjudicated adolescent females
• Coordinate and facilitate Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) skills training groups for clients with varying strengths, needs, and abilities
• Develop and maintain effective working relationships with parents, probation officers, attorneys, and collateral agencies
• Provide case management, advocacy, and crisis intervention

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Devereux

Clinician

• Provide individual therapy to a diverse caseload of clients ranging in age from 13-20
• Develop clinically appropriate interventions for clients who are struggling with unskillful behaviors
• Train milieu staff on the use of DBT skills coaching to assist clients in achieving their treatment goals

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Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

Residence Director

• Supervise and mentor a staff of eight Resident Advisors and eleven Student Assistants, and provide necessary personal and behavioral counseling for a townhouse complex of approximately 450 students
• Provide leadership and support to staff and residents in the planning and implementation of educational and recreational activities that contribute to students’ personal growth and development

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Oak Middle School

School Adjustment Counselor Intern

• Provide individual, group, and crisis counseling to middle school students
• Work with several different teams of staff members, administrators, and support personnel, to develop and implement school-based treatment plans for students
• Facilitate psychosocial skills training groups to help students maximize their learning potential and improve personal, social, and emotional adjustment

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Assumption College

Resident Director

• Supervise and mentor a staff of five Resident Assistants, and provide necessary personal and behavioral counseling for a residence hall of approximately 165 students
• Complete a variety of operational, educational, and counseling functions designed to foster personal development and a sense of community within the residence hall

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Assumption College

MA, Counseling Psychology

Assumption College

BA, Psychology