Koonteera Kaew-Im James View All Faculty
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Master of Arts in Counseling Concentration: Couple, Marriage, and Family Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA CACREP Accredited

Chi Sigma Iota, Alpha Omega Psi Chapter Treasurer - International Honor Society of Professional Counseling Bachelor of Arts in Political Science Concentration: International Affairs Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand


  • Prugar, Amanda, Boudreaux, Emily, Craig, Shirley, and Solares, Koonteera. (2019, March). Trauma: What's the Big Deal? American Counseling Association Conference, New Orleans, LA
  • Matta, James K Sr., Belisky, Renee, Boudreaux, Emily, and Solares, Koonteera. (2018, November). Integrating Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Address Adolescent Comorbidity Issues. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Impelizzeri, Jonathan, Hansen Laura, Santos Hector, and Solares, Koonteera. (2018, November). Strategies for Addressing Politically-Divided Relationships in Counseling. Pennsylvania Counseling Association Conference, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Matta, James K Sr., Boudreaux, Emily, and Solares, Koonteera. (2018, March). Treating Problem Gambling with Motivational Interviewing. Pittsburgh, PA

Clinical Experience

Mental Health Counselor, Persoma Counseling Associates (Part-time)
  • Provide Individual, Couple, and Family Outpatient Counseling
Lead Therapist, Wesley Family Services (Family Based Mental Health Program)
  • Fulfill responsibilities of Family Based Therapist
  • Provide field training and support the development of program therapists
  • Co-facilitate clinical supervision (team, group, individual)
  • Provide treatment planning, crisis management, and case management
Therapist II, Wesley Family Services (Family Based Program)
  • Conduct Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy
  • Manage Crises remotely and in-person
  • Provide Case Management
Intern, Wesley Family Services (Family Based Program)
  • Assisted Therapists in Counseling for couples and families
Intern, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Provided Counseling and co-facilitate groups for Domestic Violence victims
Practicum Student, Women's Center and Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh
  • Provided Counseling for Domestic Violence victims
Volunteer, Jaisamarn Full Gospel Church Pastoral Counseling, Thailand
  • Assisted Pastor with marriage/family counseling sessions for members
  • Aided Pastor with counseling sessions for parents and adolescents
  • Provided detailed documentation for counseling sessions
  • Conducted follow ups with members after sessions

Work Experience

Assistant Manager, Dent-Mate Company, Bangkok, Thailand
  • Interviewed potential candidates for job opportunities
  • Created and implemented marketing plan for the company
  • Promoted and advertised online for dental products and services
  • Supervised 70+ employees of companywide departments (ages: 16 - 60)
  • Ensured all international correspondence with vendors and company partners
  • Arranged training seminars for speakers, dentists, and faculty members for orthodontic courses
  • Attended medical trade shows to promote dental equipment and services twice a year
Agent, American International Insurance, Bangkok Thailand
  • Handled clients insurance and financial accounts
  • Filed insurance claims for clients
Private Tutor, Bangkok Thailand
  • Taught English to Thai students ages 6-18 (8 hours/week)
English Teacher, Nanmee Language School, Bangkok Thailand
  • Planned lessons for English classes
  • Taught English to Thai students ages 5-15 (10 hours/week)

Community Involvement

Youth Leader, Jaisamarn Full Gospel Church, Thailand
  • Preached sermons to the youth ages 12-25
  • Taught bible classes and provided supervision to youth age 12-25
  • Conducted workshops on finance, student success
  • Planned 4+ international conference trips for youth leaders
  • Directed a conference for youth leaders and pastors, Reborn Conference (2009, June)
  • Supervised and planned youth retreats for youth group twice a year
  • Facilitated Sunday school classes for youth ages 6-11


Licensed Professional Counselor (LCP) License Number : PC013959