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Shemeah Richardson

Freelance Artist, Portrait Artist, & More

Location:Cortez, Colorado, United States
4 Skills

A clinical/therapeutic art position that provides quality, comprehensive services; that values diversity and provides a holistic and creative approach to empowering and serving challenged individuals.


Shemeah Richardson is a highly creative and versatile child and adolescent clinician/counselor/therapist with over 30 years of experience working with youth in clinical, educational, criminal justice, social service as well as in recreational settings. She is highly skilled in assessment; intake; developing and implementing treatment and behavioral plans; program and curriculum development; insurance authorizations and reauthorizations. She has proven ability for establishing therapeutic relationships, motivating and working effectively with persons from diverse cultures and walks of life. She is fully committed to the highest level of personal and interpersonal excellence and development.


View Point Health, GA 8/08-present
Working as a Social worker in the Adolescent Crisis Stabilization Program (current) and CSI Child and Adolescent Clinician (1.5yrs);
• Conducting psychosocial assessments
• Treatment team participations
• Crisis intervention
• Serve as a liaison between client and community resource
• Discharge planning
• Provide case management/case coordination services
• Conducting family/community meetings
• Facilitating individual and group sessions
• Completing insurance authorizations
• Developing case management/care plans

Amherst/Pelham Public/Regional Schools, Amherst, MA 09/98-02/08

Worked in the capacities of School Counselor (2 yrs), Therapeutic Special Ed Teacher (4 yrs) and Adjustment Counselor (4 yrs);

• Conducting in class guidance units
• Coordinating referral process for Special Education/766 assessments
• Co-leading regular education classes
• Providing/teaching differentiated instruction
• Modifying and adapting curriculum for exceptional population
• Creating and monitoring behavior intervention plans
• Developing and implementing Individual Educational Plans (IEPs)
• Serving as an advocate, liaison, coordinator, case manager and consultant for students with behavioral and/or therapeutic needs
• Conducting and implementing FBAs

Department of Youth Services, Boston, MA 8/90-8/91
As a Caseworker I working with adjudicated youth assessing needs by compiling information obtained from public and private agencies; creating and supervising treatment plans; recommending and monitoring aftercare plans for community re-integration.

Department of Corrections, Boston, MA 1/88-8/90
As a Correction Officer I providing for the care, custody and control of ; O.U.I. offenders in Longwood Secure Treatment Facility; incarcerated women in the prison setting working primarily in the hospital and maximum security units at MCI Framingham


Master of Education in School Counseling, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA 1998
Graduate Assistant in the Ombud Office as an Ombudsperson/Hearing Officer
Guidance Intern at Crocker Farm Elementary School in Amherst, MA (1997-98)

Master of Science in Art Therapy, Springfield College, Springfield, MA 1995
Graduate Assistant in the Office of Multicultural Affairs
Art Therapy Intern at Jackson Street Elementary School, Northampton, MA (1994-1995) and
Berkshire Hospital Partial Hospitalization Program, Pittsfield, MA (Summer 1994)

Bachelor of Arts in Theology, Niagara University, Niagara Falls, NY. 1983
Minor: Business Management

State Certifications
License Associate Professional Counselor #APC002878
School Guidance Counseling Pre K-9 (MA) #351708
School Social Worker/Adjustment Counselor PreK-12 (MA)
School Counseling P-12 (GA) #743333
School Social Work p-12 (GA)
Special Education (moderate needs) pending
Mental Health Provider #1598912578


CPR/Advanced First Aid Anger Management Training
Conducting Functional Behavioral Analysis ******* Prevention
Mediation and Conflict Resolution Training Mindset Training
7 Challenges Training Pragmatic Social Skills Training
Crisis Intervention/Behavior Management Addictive Diseases
Clinical Documentation Multicultural Counseling
Wilderness First Aid Fine Arts


Women Healing Women Board Member
American Counseling Association
American School Counselor Association
Phi Delta Kappa International
Habitat For Humanity
Sierra Club and Inner City Outings Trip Leader


Furnished on Request
Skills (4) Rating
Portrait Art
Fantasy Art