I am a registered psychotherapist with Colorado, and I am a Certified Addictions Counselor III, or CACIII since 1996-unencumbered and current.
Offering an eclectic (based on individual's identified needs) Cognitive Behavioral Therapeutic approach from a Client's individual beliefs and value system. Helping a client identify those areas in persons experiencing dis-ease per their beliefs and values that no longer apply in their day-to-day lives. Re-engage clients in exploring areas of logical, positive and thoughtful wanted changes to live their life in balance and harmony on a day-to-day continuum to provide the 'self with Mind, Body, and Soul-spiritual balance.
Patricia A. Archer, MS, CACIII
Evergreen, Conifer, CO 80439
(720) 633-6679 ¨ [email protected] ¨ linkedin.com/in/patricia-archer-ms-caciii-49287b19
A Program Director, and a CACIII Leader who provides a continuum of specialized therapy for substance abuse in adults, families, and children. Scope of practice includes individual therapy, family therapy, treatment with parents, and case management. Experience with a range of trauma interventions and clients having a high level of mental health needs. Involved in the criminal, community, and social services systems. Case management services include advocacy, communication, education, identification of service resources, service facilitation, attending school meetings, resource development, court appearances, depositions, and other follow-up reporting. Responsible for developing treatment plans and related documentation along with collaboration with community partners.
Treats all clients with dignity and respect.
Certified Addictions Counselor Evidence-Based Treatments Excellent Communications
Interpersonal Skills Leadership Crisis Interventions
Telehealth Documentations Microsoft Office Suites
Electronic Medical Record Case Management Treatment Planning
HIPAA Compliant Program Development Evaluations
Client Interviews Group Therapy Supervision
¨ Developed and implemented policies, procedures, program development, curriculums, and manuals to medically dispense and provide methadone maintenance treatments. Approved by the Federal Government DEA, and State of Colorado Pharmacy License, DORA, and Office of Behavioral Health.
¨ Developed, received approval, and facilitated group education as part of methadone treatment programs.
¨ Received positive results and successfully managed heavy caseloads of clients for counseling and therapy.
¨ Administrative expertise includes marketing, public relations, budgets, financial statements, fee schedules, collections, accounts payable, general ledgers, and variance reporting.
¨ CACIII ACC.00o4524 - Certified Addictions Counselor, senior independent Supervisory level with Colorado: Office of Behavioral Health, OBH and Department of Behavioral Health Services, DBHS, and the Department of Regulatory Agencies, DORA of Colorado – current and unencumbered.
Professional Work History
Independent Contractor and Full-time Employment July 2010 - Present
Independent Contractor, Colorado Addiction Consultants, LLC, Boulder, CO
Supervisor, Clinician, and Therapist September 2017 - Present
¨ Supervisor, Clinician, and Therapist. Providing individual an, d group therapy sessions for clients. Supervisor in one to five-day detox facilities, as well as 30-day residential therapeutic programs for substance abuse disorders. Counsels in Alcohol and Drug overdose programs.
Denver Indian Health and Family Services, Inc., Denver, CO
Behavioral Health Program Manager, January 2017 - September 2017
¨ Provided leadership for the Behavioral Health Program Staff. Co-created an Integrated care and behavioral health program for the developmental stages for infants and children through to the elder populations. Lead staff meetings developed referral sources and outside providers in the medical community. Supervised LCSW, MSW, and Clinicians.
Patricia Archer (720) 633-6679
Independent Contractor, Life Support Behavioral Institute Centennial, CO
Therapist, Clinician, and CACIII Counselor December 2013 - March 2017
¨ Worked as a counselor and therapist for County Mental Health for Substance Use Disorder individuals; and the DUI Program division. Provided services to families and individuals from the Human Services Social Services referral program. Performed Case Management, including Treatment planning, and meetings with other behavioral health providers, parents, caretakers, school psychologists, school staff, and teachers. Worked together in developing and monitoring the Individualized Educational Treatment Plan. Coordinated and facilitated assessments, meetings with providers for clients. Aided and educated families and individuals on therapy, various Cognitive and Dialectical behavior therapy. Provided curriculum and helped individuals and groups on lifestyle choices and how an individual can recover and set themselves for a healthy lifestyle that produces changes in behavior and cognition for positive outcomes.
Monaghan Psychotherapy Services, Inc. Northglenn, CO
Therapist, M.S., CAC III Counselor July 2013 - November 2013
¨ Provided therapeutic services for clients suffering from the effects of substance abuse. Functioned following the Professional Code of Ethics and Facility’s policies and procedures.
Independent Contractor, Choices Counseling Centers, Inc.
Therapist, M.S., CAC III Counselor February 2013 – June 2013
¨ Counseled individuals and families who were recovering from the effects of addiction, compulsive behaviors, depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. Performed assessment and treatment to patients and families, assisted with disposition planning and provision of education and resources. Initiated psychiatric evaluations. Responsible for counseling and therapy services for mental health and substance abuse individuals. Examined the behaviors and physical nature of the addiction and the developed needed skills that would be necessary for them to live a sober life.
Independent Contract, Northern AZ Psychology Associates, Flagstaff, AZ
Therapist, M.S., LASAC September 2011-August 2012
¨ Worked as a counselor and therapist for special education grades K-8, and referred troubled and problem youth on Navajo Nation Indian Reservation at T’iis Naz Baz, AZ, Many Farms, AZ, and Tohatchi, NM. Utilized Dialectical behavior therapy and assisted with the psychological assessments and the individualized educational planning needs of children.
Gila River Healthcare Corporation, Sacaton, AZ
Clinician-Case Manager LASAC July 2010 - March 2011
¨ A Tribal 7-district Indian Reservation and Richmond Behavioral Health Authority. Provided case management and clinical care for, court-appointed, in-home clients and clients in residential treatment centers, crisis-acute situations, and patients confined to a 72-hour psychiatric evaluation. Worked with children, adolescents, and adults with various disabilities, including Co-occurring substance use disorders, sex offenders, domestic violence, severe mental illness, diabetes, acute medical problems, and other chronic disorders. Frequently met with medical professionals and hospitals, outside community-based services, Tribal Social Services, Schools, residential treatment homes, families, acute facilities, respite, and mentoring agencies. Wrote progress notes, and reported monthly to-probation officers.
Master of Science, Human Services, GPA 3.71 June 2010
The Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
Bachelor of Science, Human Services, GPA 3.51 December 2000
The Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO
I love helping people find their new and improved changes needed to establish a healthy balanced day-to-day lifestyle matching and supporting the 'self in their goals and beliefs.
Patricia has helped me understand my self in my addiction and mental health, and how it relates to my efforts to balance my lifestyle in holistic ways.
I start working with you in a brief information finding process to help find the specific area of current needs based in your goals in striving to accomplish improvement, and/or closure with events in past unfinished business that does not serve you in current day to day living.
28 years experience in Didactic Education, Counseling, and Therapy in all fields related and of Psychology, Addiction counseling and science, and Social Work. Courses completed and experiential work in both Bachelor's and Master's program is broadly based in all areas under the umbrella of Human Services. Coursework achieved in Ph.D. Public Leadership level.
Overall, I work with you more often in a Brief Solution-Focused area with a short time per individual need(s) so as to establish practiced new behaviors until results showing at least an initial improvement and change in lifestyle.
As I do not accept insurance, fees are affordably priced at $90 an hour, paid at beginning of session in cash, Zelle, or Venmo.