Valerie A. Angulo-Johnson

122 East Cheltenham Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19120

Home 267-297-8338 Cell 267-709-9720




Current Clinical Mental Health Counselor intern, well‐regarded for organizational, leadership, and interpersonal skills, seeking a position in human services working with individuals, groups, and families of diverse populations.




Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Professional Counseling | Expected 2016

Capella University – Minneapolis, MN


Post-Baccalaureate Graduate in Contemporary Theory in Mental Health Services| 2015

Capella University – Minneapolis, MN


Bachelor of Science in Psychology | 2012

University of Phoenix – Phoenix, AZ




Counselor | 4/2016 – Current

JEVS Human Services, Mobile Psych Dept., Philadelphia, PA. Completed 600-hour internship

·         Conduct assessments, such as WRAP, Guernsey Community Participation & Leisure, and biopsychosocial.

·         Facilitate individual, family, and group counseling

·         Lead and direct the work of Peer Support Specialist

·         Conduct intake screening

·         Implement individualized treatment and recovery plans

·         Provide therapeutic services for individuals diagnosed with serious mental illness of the schizophrenia spectrum and other psychotic disorders.

·         Provide clinical services for individuals who have intellectual/developmental disabilities

·         Provide counseling services for homeless individuals recently transitioning into independent living

·         Provide instruction in learning adaptive frustration tolerance, anger management, and stress reduction techniques.

·         Provide psychoeducation to improve decision-making and problem-solving skills

·         Conduct crisis prevention, recognition, and intervention

·         Promote wellness and holistic therapeutic techniques

·         Encourage and promote community integration

·         Provide clinical screening and extensive mental status examinations

·         Make referral recommendation for community wellness programs, and medical, dental, neurological, psychiatric, and other identified evaluations.

·         Use of STIPS and DAP notes


Counselor | 1/2016 – 5/2016

Laurel House, Norristown, PA.  Completed 40-hour Domestic Violence training and 100-hour practicum.

·         Facilitate group, family, and individual therapy

·         Provide therapeutic services for clients of domestic abuse

·         Develop and facilitate plan for group sessions

·         Follow the constructs of the Sanctuary Model

·         Conduct biopsychosocial assessments and screenings

·         Assess for brain trauma with the HELPS Traumatic Brain Injury evaluation tool

·         Routine use of the Post-Traumatic Stress Symptom Scale-Self Report

·         Provide comprehensive Mental Status Examination

·         Conduct live and telephonic crisis intake screening

·         Conduct crisis prevention, recognition, and intervention




Mental Health Counselor | 10/2014 – 6/2015

Maxim Healthcare (Temp contract) – Philadelphia, PA

·         Assess patients for risk of suicidal ideation.

·         Authorize neuropsychological and psychological testing.

·         Provide members and providers convenient and confidential telephonic mental health services.

·         Educate callers on member current behavior health benefits, authorization requirement, eligibility, and provider network status.

·         Deescalate issues when speaking with depressed, disgruntled, or stressed policy holders and family members.


Inbound Queue Associate | 2/2002 – 3/2012

Aetna – Blue Bell, PA

·         Support comprehensive coordination of medical services including intake, screening, and referrals to Aetna Medical Service Programs where required, as a call center representative.

·         Made and received calls from/to providers and medical personnel’s assisting with patient care.

·         Use of medical billing and coding for purpose of research in determining authorization and/or denial of procedures.

·         Train several new employees and retrain existing employees.

·         Lead and direct the work  of others

·         Exceeded expectations throughout employment.




American Mental Health Counselor Association (AMHCA)

American Counselor Association (ACA)

Chi Sigma Iota

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)




Counselor & Meeting Assistant | 2015 – current

·         Survivor’s With Voices Foundation

Substitute Teacher | 1996

·         Metropolitan Career Center

Artist | 1992

·         Anti-Graffiti Network

Radio Teen Talk Show Host | 1989

·         WDAS 1314 AM

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