mental health/substance abuse/dual diagnosis

Aquilla Simmons

532 Oak Creek Ave

Nashville, TN





Florida State University B.S. Criminology, 1998

Florida State University Masters, Social Work, 2002

Registered Clinical Social Worker ISW3487



Motivational Interviewing, HCR-20 Risk Assessment, Co-Occurring

Disorders-model for symptom management, Co-Occurring training program



01/12-11/12 Community Therapist, Florida Mentor

Provide individual and family therapy for families referred by DCF, schools and self-referrals, targeted case management, responsible for treatment plans and reaching goals


3/08-11/08  Outreach Therapist, Charlotte Behavioral Health Center

Provide individual and family therapy for family in crisis, responsible

for treatment plans, updates and revisions, work with adolescents, children and family in their homes and schools

to address behavioral, emotional and substance abuse issues


11/06-03/08  Clinician, Family Preservation of Florida,

Provided individual and family therapy for families in crisis, assisted

families learn appropriate coping skills to avoid further disruption of

their lives, worked with children and families in home and school

environment to address behavioral and emotional issues, targeted case



01/06-03/07   Clinician, Southwest Florida Addiction Services

Provided individual and family therapy, developed treatment plans,

maintained files according to CARF Accreditations, developed aftercare

program for adolescents leaving residential program including group

therapy, relapse awareness and prevention, targeted case management

including working with DJJ and juvenile arbitration to determine level of




05/04-11/05 Supervisor for DATE, Ruth Cooper Center

Maintained budget reports and reported any budgeting issues, provided

supervision for clinicians and behavioral techs working on unit, iniated

changes for co-occurring population

Provided family therapy for co-occurring population, developed

co-occurring group and facilitated DBT group for persons with Axis II

diagnosis, developed treatment plans and provided quality assurance for

peer reviews


09/03-05/04 Clinician, Family Preservation of Florida

Provided therapy for children and adolescents in crisis, worked with

children in their homes and at school to address behavioral and emotional issues, made appropriate referrals, targeted case

management, cooperated with DJJ and DCF with court documents and

testified when subpoenaed


5/99-08/03 Child Protective Investigator, Dept of Children and Families

Maintained case load, assisted families with reunification, provided

supervision to assure children's safety, investigated allegations of abuse, conducted interactive interviews with

children, family and school personnel, prepared court documents when

necessary for children to be removed from dangerous environment


05/99-04/00 Public Assistant Specialist, Dept of Children and Families

Determined qualifications for public assistance, TANF and Medicaid for

families, targeted case management, maintained appropriate paper work to assure deadlines are met


05/98-08-98 Medical Social Worker, Archbold Dialysis Center

Targeted case management to assist clients with filing Medicaid/Medicare

paperwork, linking with community agencies, providing individual therapy and facilitated support groups for patients

and their families


  • ID#: 69429
  • Location: Nashville, TN , 37214

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