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Mary Kidd

Graduate Student,
Sofia University

Contact Details

Sofia University
201 S Heights Blvd. Apt. 1122
Houston, TX
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Work: (713) 419-2806
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I am currently a graduate student at Sofia University in Palo Alto, CA (low residency program so I live in Houston, TX). My undergraduate degree is from New York University where I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology.

My work experience is diverse and includes employment in the following fields: customer service, education, legal, mental health, retail sales and Web design.

I have worked in the mental health field as a dual disorder assessment counselor for the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston (now known as the Council on Recovery) on site at MHMRA SE clinic. There I facilitated groups on substance abouse and mental health, teaching psychosocial rehabilitative skills such as relapse prevention, triggers, and medication management. I also worked in the field with the SE clinic as a rehab clinician. Duties included case management, community referrals, and teaching psychosocial rehabilitative skills to my clients. Finally, I worked at the SW clinic at MHMRA as a phone (crisis) counselor. There I counseled suicidal counselors, referring them to their local emergency resources. I also referred callers to community resources or services at MHMRA.

As a part of my graduate studies, I am working at Youth and Family Counseling Services in Pearland, TX where I work with adult and juvenile probation, homeless youth, and families teaching parenting skills among other populations.

I truly enjoy counseling others and feel a moral obligation to help others who struggle with their mental well being with symptoms such as anxiety, depression and mania (bipolar symptoms). With my personal struggles with the described, I feel that I am amply qualified to counsel this population.

Education

New York University
New York City, New York, United States
Bachelor of Arts, 1993
psychology
1989 To 1993

Sofia University (Institute of Transpersonal Psychology)
Palo Alto, California, United States
Masters of Arts, 2018
counseling psychology
2015 To 2017

Professional Associations

American Counseling Association
2016 - Present

First3Years
2016 - Present

Mental Health of America
2016 - Present

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
2016 - Present

Job History

Kumon River Oaks
Instructor Assistant
Houston, TX, United States
August 2016 - present

LearningRx
Brain Trainer
Houston, TX, United States
February 2014 - December 2015

Lupher, LLC
Administrative Assistant
Houston, TX, United States
July 2012 - August 2013

Brighter Day Health
Administrative Assistant
Houston, TX, United States
July 2011 - July 2012

Lawter & Lawter
Paralegal
Houston, TX, United States
September 2009 - April 2010

MHMRA
Helpline Phone Counselor
Houston, TX, United States
January 2009 - April 2009

United Health Care
Customer Service Benefits Rep
Houston, TX, United States
December 2008 - December 2008

MHMRA
Rehab Clinician
Houston, TX, United States
August 2007 - August 2008

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston
Dual Disorder Assessment Counselor
Houston, TX, United States
July 2006 - July 2007

The Council on Drugs and Alcohol Houston
Data Coordinator
Houston, TX, United States
January 2006 - July 2006

Honors and Awards

Alumni Scholars Program
New York University
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993

Primary Interest Area

Practice