Ms. Worley graduated from Doane College with her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2013. Ms. Worley has over ten years of customer service experience and has experience working with a diverse socioeconomic population.
Ms. Worley completed her internship at the Lincoln Regional Center, Whitehall campus in 2013. She worked with male adolescent sex offenders performing individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family psychotherapy, and psychoeducational groups. She wrote short term objectives and progress notes. She gained experience working with case managers and guardian ad litems.
Ms. Worley’s first position after earning her degree was working as an Intensive Family Preservation Therapist assisting families who are involved with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) or Juvenile Probation in order for children to transition from alternate home placements back into the homes of their biological family or help families keep their children in their home. She provided Individual and Family Psychotherapy as well as writing treatment plans, goals, objectives, strategies, and interventions for her clients to achieve. She collaborated with DHHS, Juvenile Probation, and the court system to make sure her clients received the best treatment possible.
In 2014, Ms. Worley took a position at the Lincoln Regional Center (LRC). At LRC, Ms. Worley primarily worked in the women’s building providing group psychotherapy, individual therapy, writing progress notes, writing treatment plans, and making entries on treatment plan reviews. She also was responsible for performing Substance Abuse Evaluations. Ms. Worley gained experience with Co-Occurring Disorders, Personality Disorders, and Severe Persistent Mental Illness. She also gained experience in Crisis Management and assisted with Program Development. Ms. Worley was trained and became proficient in using the following therapeutic techniques: Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Trauma-Based Interventions.
Ms. Worley began working as a part-time private contractor for Parallels in August of 2015. Her responsibilities included completing Substance Abuse Assessments following the Standardized Model for Substance Use Assessment, using the Herdman Assessment Form (HAF), and the Addiction Severity Index (ASI). Ms. Worley also performs Mental Status Exams on clients when requested to do so. She has had experience working with the Lancaster County Adult Drug Court, Adult Probation, and the Department of Health and Human Services. She has also become proficient on collaborating with a variety of providers such as attorneys, parents, college advisors, family, employers, case workers, various support systems, and clients in order to make sure the client is recommended the most appropriate level of care for any existing Substance Use or Mental Health Disorders.
Ms. Worley enjoys working with adolescent sex offenders, clients with personality disorders, substance use disorders, depression, anxiety, and a variety of life problems.