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Jessica Eguia

Social Worker
Licensed Social Worker (LSW) Other Behavioral Health Positions Full time

I am a dedicated and compassionate social work professional with a strong background in providing counseling and support services to individuals in need. I have a proven track record of assessing and addressing mental and behavioral disorders in children and adults, as well as linking clients to essential community resources. My experience in crisis intervention and case management equips me with the skills needed to make a positive impact on the lives of those I serve.


  • Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Counseling and Behavioral Support
  • Case Management
  • Community Resource Linkage
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Client-Centered Modalities

Licenses and certifications

  • Pending License Social Worker (LSW)
  • Integrated Behavioral Health Training Program at University of Illinois Chicago

Awards and achievements

  • Dean's List - University of Illinois Chicago
  • LARES Scholar

Work Experience

Bilingual Counseling Intern
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago Aug 2023 - Apr 2024
  • Assess and diagnose mental and behavioral disorders in children ages 6-18.
  • Provide individual and family counseling using various therapeutic modalities.
  • Collaborate with school administration to identify barriers in supportive services.
  • Introduce culturally appropriate therapeutic exercises to clients.
  • Consult with counseling staff on cases and resources.
Interim Housing Case Aid
Housing Forward (Chicago, IL) Aug 2022 - Apr 2023
  • Conducted comprehensive intake assessments for homeless individuals. 
  • Developed service plans with clients using SMART goal skills.
  • Provided skills education to clients for contacting realtors and service providers.
Behavioral Health Professional
UnityPoint Health (Peoria, IL) Apr 2022 - Aug 2022
  • De-escalated crisis situations in community-based settings.
  • Linked clients to community resources.
  • Administered crisis assessments and exams.
  • Completed involuntary hospitalization petitions when necessary.
Child Welfare Intern
The Center for Youth and Family Solutions (Peoria, IL) May 2021 - Dec 2021
  • Reviewed assessments and Individualized Education Programs (IEP).
  • Developed relationships with behaviorally specialized clients.
  • Conducted home visit case notes and safety assessments.
  • Participated in Child and Family Team meetings.
  • Attended court hearings for case evaluations.


Master of Social Work
University of Illinois Chicago - Jane Addams School of Social Work Aug 2022 - Apr 2024
Bachelor of Science in Psychology
Bradley University Aug 2017 - Dec 2021