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Tina Reed, MA, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

Certified Family Development Specialist

TReed2010@aol.com

Crisis Counseling With Compassion.

Supportive, nurturing counseling on any issues ranging from:

*Relationship Problems

*Family Issues

*Child-Rearing Issues

*Work-Related Issues

*Issues Facing Children and Teens

*Marital Problems

*Child Abuse and Neglect {physical, emotional, sexual}

*Spousal Abuse

*Substance Abuse

ALL POPULATIONS:

*Adults

*Children

*Teens

TYPES OF COUNSELING:

*Email Counseling

*Instant Message Counseling

*Phone Counseling {If interested in this method, email me and I will provide a number to call. I do not advertise my number online}

*In-Person Counseling {If you live near or in Chicago}

OTHER SERVICES:

You may also email or snail mail case studies; and I will respond with a complete evaluation. I will always refer any cases that I am not trained to handle to another qualified professional in the field. If you wish to send a case via postal mail, email me first because I do not publish my address on the web.

THERAPEUTIC ORIENTATIONS:

I believe in the use of an eclectic approach, which means that I will use any method that I feel will benefit the client {cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, psychodynamic, etc.} Complete confidentiality is always guaranteed except in cases where one is a potential threat to self or others. In such cases, I am mandated by law to make a report.

FEES FOR SERVICES:

All services are available at the low-rate of $50.00/hr except case studies and email counseling, which will be based upon the time it takes me to prepare an answer. Basically, $5.00 per half hour of preparation time.

METHODS OF PAYMENT:

*Certified Checks (mail only)

*Money Orders (purchased either offline or online through PayingFast)

*Cash {if in person}

I am now able to accept credit cards. If you wish to pay using a Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or some other major credit card, please click on the link below and purchase a money order online through PayingFast.com.

Professional Resume and Credentials.

EDUCATION

Master of Arts, June 1991 Illinois School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, Illinois Specialization: Child and Adolescent Development GPA: Cumulative 2.5/3.0

Major Courses Studied: Psychopathology I & II, Child and Adolescent Development, Group Psychotherapy and various assessment courses.

Bachelor of Arts, June 1988 National-Louis University, Chicago, Illinois Major: Human Services/Psychology Specialization: Child and Adolescent Psychology GPA: Cumulative 3.25/4.0

Major Courses Studied: Child Abuse, Theories of Personality, Crisis Intervention, Creative Expressive Therapies, and Child, Family, and Community Relationships.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSURE

Illinois License Number 178-003583

LITERARY ACCOMPLISHMENTS

1990-1991

Author (thesis) Father-Daughter Incest: Diagnosis,Causes,and Effects.

1978-1982

News Editor Chicago Illini Campus/Community Newspaper.

2002-Present

Editor, Through The Eyes of Faith Christ Outreach Ministry Newsletter

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2003-2006 Social Service Case Manager Second Mother’s Day Care Center, Chicago, Illinois

§ Recruited and enrolled families for the child care Program. § Provided personal and/or telephone counseling to families with issues ranging from health to discipline. § Tracked social services, educational, and health needs of children and families. § Scheduled and conducted staffings. § Maintained case notes and initiated both in-house and outside referrals. § Identified and referred special needs children to the local school district or health care professionals for further evaluation. § Maintained follow-up procedures on all referrals. § Acted as a liaison between the center and the school district to assist parents with basic educational information as well as evaluation, placement, and transitioning of their children. § Assisted teachers with educational and maintenance needs of the children.

2000 to 2003 Certified Family Development Specialist Proviso Leyden Council for Community Action Maywood, Illinois

§ Managed caseload of 45-60 families per school year. § Recruited and enrolled families for the Head Start Program. § Provided personal and/or telephone counseling to families with issues ranging from disciplining children to homelessness. § Tracked social services and health needs of children. § Scheduled and conducted staffings. § Maintained case notes and initiated both in-house and outside referrals. § Identified and referred special needs children to the local school district or health care professionals for further evaluation. § Maintained follow-up procedures on all referrals. § Assisted teachers with educational and maintenance needs of the children.

1999 to 2000 Preschool Instructor New City YMCA Chicago, Illinois

§ Engaged children in free and structured play and modeled appropriate peer interactions. § Prepared creative, age appropriate activities for the children to further their learning and growth. § Fostered children’s social/emotional development and growth through encouraging independence, peer interactions, and use of words to express needs and wants. § Conducted conferences with parents. § Evaluated children's progress and presented information at staffings.

VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES

1989 to Present Youth Leader and Advancement Chairman Boy Scouts of America, Chicago, Illinois

§ Recruit scouts and leaders to organize a neighborhood Cub Scout pack and Boy Scout troop. § Plan and organize training events for junior and adult leaders. § Oversee the troop’s Order of the Arrow program, Scouting’s National Honor Society. § Counsel scouts and track rank advancements. § Instruct scouts in Communications/Family Life merit badges. § Arrange and conduct Board of Reviews for advancing scouts. § Assist with district/council events as needed.

COMPUTER SKILLS

§ Microsoft Office Certified. § Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Word, Publisher, and the Internet. § Basic knowledge of Outlook, Print Shop, Access, Excel, PowerPoint.

ACHIEVEMENTS

§ Family and Community Development Certification (2002) § International Who’s Who of Professional and Business Women, 9th edition (2002) § Boy Scout Leader Wood Badge Certification (2001) § Who’s Who in the World, 17th edition (2000) § Who's Who in Mental Health on the Web (1998) § Who's Who in America (1996-Present) § Who's Who in the Midwest, Silver 25th edition (1995-1996) § Who's Who Among American Women (1995-Present) § National President's Scoutmaster Award of Merit (1994) § Scouter's Key Award (1993) § Who's Who Among Human Services Professionals, 3rd edition (1992-1993) § Cub Scout Leader Award (1991) § High Honors in Human Services/Psychology (1988) § Kappa Delta Pi-Vice President for Programs (1987) § Phi Theta Kappa (1985) § Illinois State Scholar (1985)

AFFILIATIONS/APPOINTMENTS

§ Illinois Notary Public § National Organization for Human Service Education § American Psychological Association § Order of the Arrow, Boy Scouts of America § Christ Outreach Deliverance Center Ministry

THERAPY LINKS

Dr. Reena Sommer & Associates Home page

"Helping people explore options in troubled relationships"


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