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Katerina Sorrell, MA, PPSC, NCC, LPCC #4909

National Certified Counselor, CA Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #4909

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  • Name: Katerina Sorrell, MA, PPSC, NCC, LPCC #4909
  • Email: Theprofessionalcounselors@gmail.com
  • Phone: 949 464-7990
  • Location: Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Fullerton & Costa Mesa California

Introduction

A little about my passion, my experience, and my expertise

As a counselor, I’ve been privileged to run individual & group counseling programs at schools in the Saddleback Unified School District,  Fullerton School District, Laguna Beach School District and Newport-Mesa School District. During the past 5-6 years, I have been thrilled to serve both as a school counselor and mental health clinician.

Relationships are my great joy, and I love personally getting to know students and their families, and collaborating with support teams of teachers, administrators and outside resources to eliminate barriers to student achievement.

I believe in implementing a school counseling core curriculum based on the standards of the evidence-based ASCA model, as well as offering responsive services and system support. I am able to do student & family counseling program development and evaluation, and perform crisis intervention for students with mental health needs. I am trained as a PBIS coach and a PAL Program facilitator to create a positive school climate and am certified as a FEMA emergency coordinator.  I also have suicide hotline experience, with an ASIST certificate.

I am an experienced facilitator of SST/SIT meetings, and enjoy participating in IEP, CAST & District meetings with amazing administrators, teachers, students and their families, with an ultimate goal of supporting students to reach academic excellence.

I have an MA in Counseling from Chapman University, with an emphasis in Professional Clinical Counseling and a PPS Credential in School Counseling, all built on a BA in Psychology from Cal State Long Beach.

I am experienced in multiple psychotherapeutic treatment modalities, such as Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, and am a Licensed Professional Clinical Counseling # 4909.

I am equally at home working with Low SES (high-risk) and High SES student populations, and I would consider it a privilege to contribute to your counseling team!

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
  • Peer Assistance Leadership (PAL) Certified Secondary Advisor – OCDE
  • PBIS Coach Training – OCDE
  • Certification: PrePare Crisis Intervention
  • Certification: FEMA Emergency Management
  • Certification: CPR & First Aid
  • Bilingual: Fluent English and Spanish

Affiliations:

  • OC CA Association of School Counselors (OC CASC) – Elementary School Counselor Representative, 2015-16
  • California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) – Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #4909
  • National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) – National Certified Counselor #1068479

  • California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT) – Member
  • California Association for Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors (CALPCC) – Member
  • Psi Chi: International Honor Society for Psychology – Member

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Katerina Sorrell, MA, PPSC, NCC, LPCC #4909

Favorite Quotes

  • “Every kid is ONE caring adult away from being a success story.”

    - Josh Shipp

Skills

CERTIFICATIONS, SKILLS & PROFICIENCIES

  • Masters in Counseling with a specialization in professional clinical counseling
  • California Pupil Personnel Services Credential in School Counseling
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (#4909) at California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS)
  • National Certified Counselor#1068479 – National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) 
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology
  • Certification: PrePare Crisis Intervention
  • Certification: FEMA Emergency Management Certification: CPR & First Aid
  • Fingerprinted/cleared through CA Department of Justice Child Abuse Index
  • Licensed by the State of California as Licensed Family Day Care Provider
  • Proficient: Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Proficient: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Bilingual: Fluent Spanish
  • Software: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficient: IBM PC & Apple Macintosh
  • Proficient: Online Research & Social Media
  • Association Member: CAMFT, CALPCC, WACAC

Time Management

Networking

Deadlines

Communication

Experience

El Toro High School

Counselor

November 2017 - May 2018

 504 Coordinator
• Provided freshman 4-year academic plans
• Provided classroom guidance lessons
• Assisted awards nominations
• Individual counseling: academic advising, crisis intervention & Emotional learning
• Parent Night College Information presentations
• Performed classroom guidance – college preparation
• Provided students with letters of recommendations for college entrance
• Performed individual student counseling: anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, cutting & self-harm, divorce issues, low academic achievement, bullying, family violence, poverty issues, parentification and peer conflict
• Wrote curriculum and implemented successful group counseling program called “Girls ROCK”
• Evaluated student records, interviewed students, and used assessment data to develop plans to improve students’ academic achievement
• Participated in collaborative consultations with school personnel to improve students’ academic achievement and social functioning 
• Interacted with parents/caregivers to administer interventions 

Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services

Suicide Intervention/Disaster Line Counselor

March 2017 - July 2018
  • Crisis Intervention Counselor
  • Suicide Intervention Counselor
  • Disaster Line Counselor
Fullerton School District -

Counselor/Mental Health Intern #1877

August 2015 - May 2017

Fullerton School District – School Counselor / Admin Team       
  
October 2015-May 2017

Nicolas Junior High School

·  Performed individual student counseling: anxiety, depression, suicide ideation, cutting & self-harm, divorce issues, low academic achievement, bullying, family violence, poverty issues, parentification and peer conflict

·     Wrote curricula and implemented two successful
group counseling programs called “Girls ROCK” (at risk girls group) and “B.O.L.D.” (coed anxiety group)Identified & interviewed
low-performing students, and used assessment data to develop customized strategies to improve each student’s academic achievement

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Participated in collaborative
consultations with school personnel to improve students’ academic achievement
and social functioning

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Tasked by administration to develop
strategies to improve school climate, behavior & discipline

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Interacted with parents/caregivers to
administer interventions

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Created & executed monthly Character Excellence
Awards Assembly featuring Olympic athletes, former military, and other speakers

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Planned & executed Special School
Assembly: Imagine Foundation

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Organized & executed “Mega Awards” ceremony
featuring Medieval Times

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Wrote event Press Releases to increase positive
media coverage for Title 1 NJHS

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Ran SST/SIT meetings, participated in 504
and IEP meetings, almost daily

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Interfaced with Police Department and
Child Protective Services

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Organized and ran Buena Park High School “College
Vision” Field Trip

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Wrote and administered School Climate
Surveys for students and teachers

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Engaged administration & OCDE Specialist
to bring PBIS program to NJHS

Fullerton School District – Mental Health Therapist intern      August-October 2016
    Woodcrest & Raymond Elementary
•    Performed individual student counseling & group counseling
•    Developed & delivered a variety of classroom guidance sessions on subjects from bullying to tattling to student success skills
•    Evaluated student records, interviewed students, and used assessment data to develop plans to improve students’ academic achievement.
•    Participated in collaborative consultations with school personnel and interacted with parents/caregivers to administer interventions to improve students’ academic achievement and social functioning.            

Child Guidance Center, Inc. 525 Cabrillo Park Drive, Suite 300 Santa Ana, CA 92701

Bilingual Professional Clinical Counselor Associate #1877, Supervised by: Dr. Shinn, Ph.D, PSY 23107

July 2016 - December 2016

Provide psychotherapy – individual & group counseling: Adolescents & children. Specializations:
o Stress Management
o Anxiety/Panic Attacks
o Self Injury
o Grief & Loss
o Suicide Ideation
o Academic Underachievement
o Career Counseling
o Depression

Insightful Matters August 2015-April 2016

Professional Clinical Counselor Intern

August 2015 - April 2016

•    Provided psychotherapy services for clientele including adults, adolescents & children in individual & group counseling settings.  My specializations:
o    Stress Management
o    Anxiety/Panic Attacks
o    Academic Underachievement
o    Self-Injury
o    Grief & Loss
o    Suicide Ideation
o    Depression
o    Career Counseling

Dr. Michael Whitman & Associates - Beverly Hills Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Registered Professional Clinical Counselor & Assistant Clinical Psychologist

June 2015 - September 2015
  • Provide psychotherapy – individual & group counseling: Adults, adolescents & children. Specializations:
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Self Injury
  • Grief & Loss
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Depression
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Career Counseling
Clark Counseling Clinic

Registered Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Intern #1877

January 2015 - June 2015
  • Provide psychotherapy – individual & group counseling: Adults, adolescents & children. Specializations:
  • Stress Management
  • Anxiety/Panic Attacks
  • Self Injury
  • Grief & Loss
  • Suicide Ideation
  • Depression
  • Academic Underachievement
  • Career Counseling
Laguna Beach Unfied School District - El Morro & Top of the World Elementary

School Counselor intern

January 2013 - January 2015
  • Developed and implemented various classroom guidance lessons: student study skills, social skills, friendship skills, conflict resolutions.
  • Responsible for individual counseling of students.
  • Evaluated student records, interviewed students, and used assessment data to develop plans to improve students’ academic achievement.
  • Participated in collaborative consultations with school personnel and interacted with parents/caregivers to administer interventions to improve students’ academic achievement and social functioning.
Survey Research Management (SRM)

Bilingual Field Assessor

April 2015 - June 2015
  • Help determine effectiveness of federally-funded educational programs by administering various assessment instruments such as the Woodcock Johnson, Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals (CELF) & other cognitive tests to primary grade students in school districts throughout Orange County
  • Report data to contracted research firm in Boulder, CO
Newport Unified School District - Costa Mesa High School

School Counselor intern

January 2012 - May 2015
  • Responsible for individual counseling of students
  • Conceived, developed and implemented group intervention counseling program called Girls R.O.C.K. for 9th-11th grade girls.  Wrote and delivered multiple 6-week curricula including goal setting and self-esteem, with Olympic guest speakers.  Data demonstrated academic improvement, and surveys showed statistically significant improvement in self concept, emotional stability and social engagement.
  • Coordinated multiple student assemblies: recruited and contracted with speakers, did campus event promotion, planned event outcomes – all solo.
  • Participated in collaborative consultations with school personnel and interacted with parents/caregivers to administer interventions to improve students’ academic achievement and social functioning.

Education

Chapman University, Orange, California

MA Counseling-Specilization PCC, PPSC, LPCC #4909

2011 - 2014
California State University of Long Beach

BA Psychology, with Honors

2005 - 2008

Certifications

CA TEACHERS Credentials

PPS Credential School Counselor

November 2014
National Board of Certified Counselors

National Certified Counselor #1068479

June 2018
CA Board of Behavior Sciences

Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor #4909

March 2018

Blog

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Katerina Sorrell, MA, PPSC, NCC, LPCC #4909
Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Fullerton & Costa Mesa California
Phone
949 464-7990

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