Writing a great counselor resume is important because it is one of the first things a potential employer will see when they are considering you for a position. It is your opportunity to make a good first impression and sell yourself as the best candidate for the job.

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Elenora Vovk | (491) 765-8488 | 3415 7th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413


I am a professional counselor with over 3 years of experience working with individuals, families, and groups. I have provided counseling services in both outpatient and inpatient settings. I possess excellent communication skills and a strong ability to build rapport with clients. I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals and overcome challenges.


Counselor at Lakeside Counseling Services, MNMar 2022 - Present

  • Successfully counseled 100 clients in individual and group settings.
  • Conducted initial intake interviews with new clients to assess needs and goals for counseling.
  • Successfully developed treatment plans for all clients that addressed identified areas of concern.
  • Utilized a variety of therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to engage clientele.
  • Maintained regular contact with referral sources to keep them updated on client progress.

Associate Counselor at Benson Psychological Services, MNSep 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Successfully represented 100 clients in a wide variety of legal matters.
  • Successfully negotiated and drafted 50 contracts on behalf of clients.
  • Conducted 30 successful mediations between parties.
  • Wrote 25 winning briefs for appeals to the state supreme court.
  • Argued 10 cases before the state supreme court.


Master of Science in Counseling at University of MinnesotaAug 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to effectively counsel people through difficult life transitions and help them make positive changes in their lives.


  • Listening
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Active Listening
  • Relationship Management
  • Flexibility

Parrie Genge | (116) 502-7614 | Reno, NV


I am a professional counselor with over three years of experience in the field. I have worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds, and have helped them to overcome a variety of challenges. I am passionate about my work and committed to helping my clients achieve their goals. I am confident in my ability to provide guidance and support, and would be an asset to any organization


Counselor at Better Business Bureau, NVMar 2022 - Present

  • Provided individual counseling to 100 clients with a 97% satisfaction rate.
  • Led 10 group therapy sessions on topics such as grief, addiction, and domestic violence.
  • Wrote 5 successful grant proposals totaling $250,000 in funding for the agency.
  • Trained 20 new counselors on evidence-based practices and ethical standards.
  • Presented at 3 national conferences on topics related to counseling.

Associate Counselor at , NVJul 2019 - Jan 2022

  • Negotiated a $1 million settlement in an employment discrimination case.
  • Defended a client against a defamation claim, resulting in the dismissal of all charges.
  • Successfully represented a client in an appellate court proceeding, overturning the lower court's decision.
  • Wrote winning briefs in two federal appeals court cases involving constitutional law issues.
  • Argued and won a motion to dismiss based on qualified immunity for police officers accused of using excessive force.


Master of Science in Counseling at University of Nevada, RenoSep 2015 - May 2019

I have learned how to communicate effectively with others, how to listen to and understand what others are saying, and how to help others through difficult times.


  • Active listening
  • Empathy
  • Nonverbal communication
  • Problem-solving
  • Conflict resolution
  • Stress management
  • Crisis intervention