Therapist - MHC - Individuals / Couples / Teen & Adolescents / Women's Issue Specialist / Bilingual English-Spanish

Devin Ward MHC

Therapist - MHC - Individuals / Couples / Teen & Adolescents / Women's Issue Specialist / Bilingual English-Spanish

Devin is a Mental Health Counselor with over 7 years of experience helping people of all walks of life navigate challenges and find the best version of themselves. She has a particular interest in working with post-partum women to ease their transition into motherhood. Devin received her Bachelor's Degree from St. John's University and then completed her graduate degree at Texas A&M University-Central Texas. She utilizes an integrative approach with a focus on cognitive-behavioral strategies and mindfulness-based stress-reduction to help clients overcome the effects of negative thought/behavior patterns.

Professional Experience

Mental Health Counselor (limited permit holder)

Butterfly LCSW, PC – Bay Shore, NY

October 2018 to 2018

  • Individual and family therapy to adults and children
Assistant Director of Behavior Supports

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises – Old Bethpage, NY

February 2015 to July 2017

  • Clinical supervisor
Behavior Intervention Specialist

Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc.

January 2013 to February 2015

  • Psychological and behavioral support to individuals in OPWDD Certified Residences.
  • Individual and group counseling; family counseling; crisis intervention; social skills training; data collection and interpretation; administration of psychological assessments
Mental Health Counseling Intern/Intake Counselor

Blue Bonnet Trails Community Services – Round Rock, TX

August 2011 to May 2012

  • Case manager: assessed potential clients for mental health service clinical interviews, substance abuse and mental health screenings; crisis intervention, intake interviews, developed treatment plans

Mount Sinai School of Medicine – New York, NY

June 2009 to August 2010

  • Monitored and executed research protocols for the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center: conducted the recruitment, screening, and enrollment of veteran participants; administered neuropsychological testing batteries; prepared Institutional Review Board submissions; compiled case studies for diagnosis by consensus; performed data collection and entry with the use of SPSS.
Research Assistant

St. John’s University – Jamaica, NY

May 2008 to June 2009

  • Assisted in the implementation and monitoring of research protocols for an on-campus study which aimed to determine the effect of perceived racial bias on stress level; recruited, screened, and tracked study participants; performed data collection/entry tasks.

 

Residential Counselor

Young Adult Institute/National Institute for People with Disabilities – Kew Gardens, NY

April 2008 to August 2008

  • Case manager 
  • Assisted staff psychologist with the implementation of behavior support plans; conducted individual and group training in independent living skills
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Professional Education

2012
Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Texas A&M University – Killeen, TX

2009
Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

St. John’s University – New York, NY

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Bilingual English/Spanish
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