Resume of Gunjan Gotra, LCPC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2018- Present Sugarloaf Counseling and Psychotherapy Associates
Germantown, MD
Psychotherapist

  • Provide psychotherapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families
  • Provide EAP assessments, brief counseling, and referrals
2010–2012 Green Door
Washington, DC
Day Program Counselor

  • Worked at the day treatment program with adults primarily coping w/ schizophrenia, PTSD, mood disorders and substance use disorders.
  • Created individualized treatment plans for my clients, and worked closely with them in achieving their goals.
  • Built genuine relationships with my clients and continuously assessed their goals, strengths, needs, personal history and diagnostic symptoms.
  • Collaborated with my clients’ case workers, therapists, and psychiatrists to provide them with appropriate care.
  • Offered individual and group counseling services to all participants, and did crisis intervention when necessary.
  • Facilitated psycho-educational and support groups on various topics such as mood disorders, self-esteem, assertiveness training, interpersonal skills, relapse prevention and spirituality.
2009-2010 Behavioral Health Network
Springfield, MA
Care Coordinator

  • Used the Wraparound approach to provide in-home support to families with youth struggling with serious emotional and behavioral difficulties.
  • Conducted thorough assessments to understand each family’s strengths, needs, culture and values to help support them in achieving their goals.
  • Crafted individualized care plans and safety plans to promote team work, measure progress and prevent future crisis.
  • Provided ongoing support to the families, linked them to other resources in the community, and helped them to advocate for their rights.
2008-2009 South Boston Collaborative Center
Boston, MA
Outpatient Therapist, Intern

  • Conducted individual and group therapy with adults and adolescents.
  • Additionally worked as a school counselor at the Boston Public High School.
  • Gathered psychosocial histories, made assessments and completed treatment plans for all my clients.
  • Continuously evaluated client progress and reviewed treatment goals.
2008 Boston Medical Center: Emergency Department
Boston, MA
Crisis Therapist

  • Conducted psychosocial evaluations for adult and pediatric patients who were in crisis and in need of immediate assistance.
  • Determined level of care and made necessary referrals.
2005-2007 Saint Vincent’s Residential Treatment Center for Children and Adolescents
Fall River, MA
Residential Counselor

  • Worked with adolescent girls and boys facing mental health and behavioral problems.
  • Applied therapeutic interventions and behavior management plans.
  • Monitored and maintained client safety using crisis prevention strategies.
  • Tracked client progress and provided peer leadership.

PROFESSIONAL LICENSES

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, State of Maryland

EDUCATION

2009 Boston University School of Medicine, Boston MA
Masters in Mental Health and Behavioral Medicine
2007 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth MA
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

CONTINUING EDUCATION

Disarming the Suicidal Mind: Evidence-Based Assessment & Intervention, Tim Webb, LPC; VYNE Education; Frederic, Maryland; February 21, 2018 (6 hours)
Remembering, Forgetting and Protecting the Aging Brain, Stuart Zola, Ph.D.; Institute for Brain Development; Live Webinar; February 7, 2018 (6 hours)
DSM-5: A Comprehensive Overview, William A. Cook, Ph.D.; CE4Less; Self-study; February 4, 2018 (10 hours)
Changing the ADHD Brain: Moving Beyond Medication, David Nowell, Ph.D.; PESI; Bowie, MD; January 26, 2018 (6 hours)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): 4-Day Intensive Certificate Course, Lane Pederson, PSY. D; PESI; King of Prussia, PA; January 22- 25, 2018 (26 hours)
3 Day Training on Trauma-Informed & Resilience-Based Services for Clients Challenged by Adverse Experiences, Martha Vallejo, LCSW, & Maria Alfonso, LPC; Face to Face Counseling Services; Washington, DC; October 26-28, 2017 (20 hours)
Anxiety: Treatment Techniques that Really Work, Stan Hibbs, Ph.D.; CMI Education Institute; Ellicott City, MD; January 24, 2013 (6 hours)
Motivational Enhancement for Co-occurring Disorders, Angele Moss-Baker, LPC; DMH Training Institute; Washington, DC; December 15, 2011 (3 hours)
Stages of Change for Co-occurring Disorders, Angele Moss-Baker, LPC; DMH Training Institute; Washington, DC; October 13, 2011 (3 hours)