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1.  Hartgrove Behavioral Health Certifications: Abuse and Neglect, Armed Intruder (Active Shooter) and Active Assailant (Person with Weapon) for Behavioral Health, Acute Change in Condition, Age Specific Competency, Group Facilitation, Circumstantial Life Changes, Diversity, Fall Prevention, Group Dynamics, Hippa, Homicidal Ideation and Aggression, Direct Care Staff

2. Pastoral Counseling:  Worked with a diverse demographic, helping people with substance abuse and life issues.

  • Spiritual assessment

  • Grief and loss

  • Issues related to chronic or terminal illness

  • Conflicts around spiritual beliefs

  • Mental health issues directly linked to religious beliefs or doctrine 

  • Crises of faith

  • Reintegration into community life after institutionalization or incarceration

  • Adjusting to mental health support when wary of the system

3. Entrepreneur:   As a successful entrepreneur I was able to effectively communicate, sell, focus, learn, and strategize. I developed an ability to continuously learn as an entrepreneurial, this is a valuable life skill. Growing a business requires a sound strategy based on inherent business sense and skills.  I successfully built a sales and leasing equipment business for 20 years, then selling the business to an equity firm for a good R.O.I. (return on investment) on my investment. 

  • 10 Characteristics of a Successful Entrepreneur

  • Creativity.

  • Professionalism.

  • Risk-taking.

  • Passion.

  • Planning.

  • Knowledge.

  • Social Skills.

  • Open-mindedness towards learning, people, and even failure.

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I am excited about making a life changing career move.  I have a vast and well-rounded background, which will allow me to work with and relate to a diverse clientele.  In my Pastoral care position, I counseled adults and teenagers with mental health and substance abuse issues.  I then had the opportunity to start an equipment leasing and sales company.  We were successful while we ran the business for 22 years.  As an entrepreneur I learned every facet of business and how to motivate my employees.  Our company was driven by sales, therefore it was imperative that I knew how to understand a wide range of personalities.  After dealing with substance abuse and now having four years of sobriety, I have found peace in my life, I now want to give back and help those dealing with addiction and mental health issues.  I am currently employed at Hartgrove Hospital as an Mental Health Specialist, where I facilitate group sessions twice a day.   In these group sessions I am working with people who have mental health and substance abuse issues.  I am also currently enrolled at College of DuPage, where I will be receiving my CADC this May 2022.  I will also have my CRSS in the Fall of 2022.  My past and current careers, along with my education, have given me a head start and I am ready to start helping those still in need.

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