Lisa Pileggi Resume

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LISA M PILEGGI, LMFT77138


PROFILE
Bilingual licensed marriage and family therapist with international and multicultural experience; looking to utilize my skills, abilities, and talents as a mental health professional, working with: individuals, couples, families, and groups in private practice and community-based settings.


LANGUAGES
Fluent in Spanish and English. Living in: Spain (2005-2007) and Mexico (1996-1997).


EDUCATION
AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY, AZUSA, CALIFORNIA
2009, M.A., Clinical Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy


LIFE PACIFIC COLLEGE, SAN DIMAS, CALIFORNIA
2001, B.A., cum laude, Theological Studies, Pre-Marriage and Family Therapy


INSTITUTO CRISTO PARA LAS NACIONES, GUADALAJARA (MEXICO)
CENTRO DE ENSEÑANZA TÉCNICA INDUSTRIAL, GUADALAJARA
1996-1997, Post High School Studies, Rotary Foreign Exchange Student


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Self-Employed, Los Angeles, California
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT), November 2013 to Present
• Built a private practice base of adolescents, young adults, and families, providing therapy to clients diagnosed with a variety of presenting problems including: anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse issues, family conflict, peer discord, and grief/loss.
• Maintain confidentiality of session notes and client chart information.


Five Acres, Boys’ & Girls’ Aid Society of Los Angeles, Pasadena/El Monte, California
Clinician/Assessor, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Intern & (MFT) Licensed, August 2011 to Present
• Work in conjunction with the Los Angeles Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) in providing an assessment of adult caregivers who are at high risk of: mental health, substance abuse, and/or domestic violence issues.
• Provide a one-time, face-to-face interview of the adult caregiver by utilizing the Behavioral Severity Assessment (BSAP) tool, as well as the domestic violence supplemental screening questions, when needed.
• Compose a written report (Up-Front Assessment), which is provided to the Children’s Social Worker with the goal of preventing out-of-home placement through a more thorough evaluation.
• Complete and update electronic client files as required by the agency.
• Provide a comprehensive list of recommendations for referrals for adult caregivers to give support and assistance when and where needed.


Cissy Brady-Rogers & Associates, South Pasadena, California
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Intern, January 2012 to November 2013
• Provided psychotherapy to families, couples, children, adolescents, and individual adults for a variety of concerns including: eating disorders, depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, grief/loss, phobias, and mild psychotic symptoms.
• Maintained progress notes for all clients to ensure proper documentation of session content and interventions.
• Facilitated divorce support group to provide psycho-education and increase insight into maladaptive coping mechanisms.


La Vie Counseling Center, Pasadena, California
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Intern, March 2011 to January 2012
• Offered individual counseling services to a wide variety of clients within the community, by assisting clients to explore the root issues and family patterns through a psycho-dynamic approach.
• Facilitated family therapy sessions.
• Provided couples therapy by offering a safe place to explore difficult feelings associated with relationship challenges.


Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services, South Pasadena, California
Clinician, Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Intern, June 2009 to April 2011
• Provided strength-based mental health services to children, adolescents, and their families (biological and foster) within the community through Systems of Care, Full-Service Partnerships, and In-Home Counseling programs.
• Composed DMH progress notes and clinical documentation, using the DSM-IV for creating case-specific treatment planning, as well as creating and maintaining coordination plans – complying with HIPPA and agency compliance.
• Advocated for client’s needs within the school (attended IEP meetings), home, and community (provided support in family court).
• Assisted with case managing through linking clients to appropriate community resources that matched the family culture and needs.
• Worked together with treatment teams to better assist clients and their families.


Emmaus Road Christian Counseling, San Dimas, California
Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT) Trainee, March 2008 to June 2009
• Provided aid to college students and community members in effectively handling personal challenges through individual, couples, and family therapy.
• Assisted clients to explore and set life and academic goals.
• Facilitated group therapy and co-facilitated mental health workshops.


MEMBERSHIPS
California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Since 2007.


AWARDS
Department of Children and Family Services, Family Preservation Champion, June 2014
Azusa Pacific University, Certificate of Recognition for Commitment to Integrity, July 2009