Curriculum Vitae

11

Years in Practice

5

State Licenses

7

Group Experience

8

Specialized Trainings

4

Active Memberships

5

Community Presentations

Rachel Totten, MSW, LICSW, LADC

Online Psychotherapist

Physical Office: 56 W Twin Oaks Terrace Suite 3 South Burlington, VT  05403

Mailing: PO Box 10 Poultney, VT  05764

(802) 448-0075

Rachel@RachelTotten.com

 

Education                                               

2008-2011        Winthrop University            Rock Hill, SC

            Masters of Social Work

2002-2007        Lyndon State College            Lyndonville, VT

            Bachelor of Science Human Services

            Bachelor of Arts English Literature

 

 

Current Licensures         

  • Vermont Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 089.0108688
  • Vermont Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor 151.0127487
  • North Carolina Licensed Clinical Social Worker C008876
  • New Hampshire Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker 2580
  • Maine Licensed Clinical Social Worker LC20568

 

Presentations                                               

Totten, R. (2013). Addiction 101.  Carolinas Healthcare System, Monroe, NC.

Totten, R. (2015).  Addiction, Mental Health and Parenting.  Lund—Blue Water Childcare Center, Burlington, VT.

Totten, R. (2016). Addiction, Mental Health, and Parenting.  Lund—Adventures in Early Learning Childcare Center, Burlington, VT.

Totten, R. (2016). Crisis De-escalation.  Lund—Residential Staff, Burlington, VT.

Totten, R. (2020) Strengthening Bonds of Attachment in Times of Crisis– VT Adoption Consortium, Waterbury, VT

 

Group Leadership                                           

  • Vermont Counseling Network
  • Women’s Group
  • Families in Recovery
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) Skills Group
  • Parenting in Recovery
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Mindfulness Skills

 

Professional Employment                                   

2016-Present    Private Practice                            South Burlington, VT

        Online Psychotherapist

 

  • Conduct individual and group counseling for women, teens and their families throughout the State of Vermont
  • Collaborate with community partners and agencies to coordinate care
  • Responsible for all facets of the business to ensure ethical practice and payment
  • Provide supervision for associate’s clinical license as needed

 

2015-Present    Lund                                Burlington, VT

        Family Clinician, Residential Treatment

 

  • Provide individual, family, couples and group therapy to women and families, ages 14 through 35, enrolled in residential and outpatient treatment
  • Conduct assessments in order determine mental health diagnosis
  • Collaborate with community psychiatric providers to ensure mental health stability
  • Educate team members on mental health and substance use signs and symptoms
  • On Call Supervision for residential counselors as assigned

 

2013-2015    Carolinas Healthcare System                        Monroe, NC

        Counselor II, Behavioral Health First Step (Substance Abuse Unit)

 

  • Developed and implemented the unit’s Day Intensive Outpatient Program in accordance with NC state and Joint Commission guidelines
  • Responsible for comprehensive clinical assessments, utilized ASAM patient placement criteria, determined appropriate level of care, and case management
  • Provided group, individual, and family therapy for mental health and substance use disorders
  • Actively involved in interdisciplinary treatment team
  • Coordinated services and case management with community providers
  • Collaborated with utilization review department to provide clinical documentation for extended stay
  • Presented community lecture “Addiction 101” as part of unit’s lecture series
  • Skilled at administering treatment during detoxification, inpatient, and outpatient level of care
  • Supervised interns and students as assigned

 

2013-2012    Daymark Recovery Services                        Albemarle, NC

        Outpatient Clinician

 

  • Provided group, individual, and family therapy for mental health, substance abuse and
  • Co-facilitated the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP)
  • Conducted comprehensive clinical assessments and case management
  • Coordination of services with community stakeholders

 

2011        Thompson Child and Family Focus                    Matthews, NC

        Clinical Manager

 

  • Conducted individual and family therapy for children with a primary diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder
  • Provided education to families on techniques to building attachment and relationship repair
  • Prepared comprehensive clinical assessments and case management
  • Maintained accurate therapy and monthly progress notes
  • Attend weekly internal treatment team meetings
  • Scheduled monthly and quarterly meetings with client’s treatment team
  • Assisted in the admission and discharge of clients in the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility

 

Direct Client Care Experience                                       

2010-2011    Thompson Child and Family Focus                    Matthews, NC

        Third Shift Mentor

 

  • Taught relationship and attachment skills to youth, ages 6-12, to assist them with meeting program goals
  • Supervised clients overnight to ensure safety and program compliance
  • Trained in Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) de-escalation techniques
  • Performed daily cleaning tasks as assigned to enhance the cottage living environment

 

2010-2008    Thompson Child and Family Focus                    Matthews, NC

        Team Leader

 

  • Supervised10 mentors
  • Fulfilled all program supervisory duties in their absence
  • Participated on the Peer Review Committee for Medicaid service notes
  • Maintained client allowance bank
  • Debriefed and provide consultation with mentors
  • Collaborated with mentors, therapists, program supervisor, teachers and legal guardians to role model parenting techniques to reduce crisis

 

2008-2007    Thompson Child and Family Focus                    Matthews, NC

        Second Shift Mentor

 

  • Mentored youth, ages 6-12, with mental health disorders
  • Collaborated with clinical managers, program supervisors, teachers, and parents for wrap around treatment of clients
  • Implemented Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) de-escalation techniques

 

Professional Graduate Internships                               

2009-2011    Thompson Child and Family Focus                    Matthews, NC

        Clinical Intern

 

  • Conducted individual and family therapy under the supervision of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)
  • Maintained accurate therapy and monthly progress notes
  • Attended weekly internal treatment team meetings
  • Scheduled monthly and quarterly meetings with client’s treatment team
  • Assisted in the admission and discharge of clients in the Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facility (PRTF) program
  • Referred clients to local community resources for continuation of care

 

2009-2010    Dilworth Center for Chemical Dependency                Charlotte, NC

        Substance Abuse Counselor Intern

 

  • Co-Facilitated a teen and women’s Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Participated in diagnostic assessments
  • Connected clients to community resources (Alcoholics Anonymous /Narcotics Anonymous)

 

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

 

Professional Trainings 

 

 

Consultation Relationships 

Mary French, MSW, LICSW  https://www.maryfrench.com/

EMDR group consultation with a focus on dissociative identity disorders and incorporation of sensorimotor therapy