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Brian Jones LMHC, LPC
He / Him / His
General Office Hours
In Pacific Time
|Tuesday||from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
|Wednesday||from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
|Thursday||from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
|Friday||from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM|
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I grew up in a small fundamentalist Christian church in Ohio. I don't think I experienced very much "upper-case T" Trauma while I was there. Instead, it was more of an environment filled with constant "lowercase-t" trauma where it was hard to point out what was damaging about it - especially since I was just a kid. The very first thing I remember learning in life was that the world is split into "us versus them." Growing up, I learned to ignore my own feelings and suppress internal "red flag alarms" about authority figures. I didn't think I was allowed to express my anger, which was difficult to control. I was afraid and ashamed of my sexuality, but at the same time couldn't turn off my desires. The way I learned to cope with all of this was to basically develop two versions of myself: One that existed around my family and adults at church, and one that existed around everyone else. I made big life decisions as a young adult, wavering back and forth between these two identities. I didn't know how to be authentic, and that had an enormous negative impact on my life. I've been in therapy for most of my adult life now, and the healing I've experienced is something I want to share with others. When I first learned about the "parts" model of Internal Family Systems, it instantly clicked with me. I knew exactly what it meant to have different parts of me in constant conflict with each other. I want to help you experience that same kind of healing. If you want to talk about any issues about religion and spirituality, or about coping mechanisms you can't seem to control, I think I'm good at understanding that sort of thing. One thing about religious trauma is that even though we may all come from different denominations with different rules and rituals, you and I can still connect on the general experience of feeling alone and hurt. I get it, is what I'm saying. These days, I show up authentically to work. I sit back and listen, but I am also laid-back and relaxed in my approach most of the time. We might laugh together sometimes. We might cry together sometimes. We might rant about the social realities of living in an oppressive patriarchical-capitalist machine of a country sometimes. The important thing is that I want you to feel safe during our appointments. IFS is a collaborative, client-led process. I'm trained in asking the right questions, but you're the one who's going to come up with the answers that you need - and that's a good thing!
Other IdentitiesLiving with a mental health issue, Millennial
Spirituality & religion based issues
Young Adults (18-24)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Internal Family Systems Therapy
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Internal Family Systems - Level 1
- Washington, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LH 61047103
- Texas, Licensed Professional Counselor, 92387
Lamar University, Master of Education, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, 2018
This program was CACREP-accredited, which is considered the "gold standard" of counseling program accreditations.
Before I was a psychotherapist, I worked in software in the oil and gas industry. I hated it. I was bad at coding, but more than that, I felt like my position kept me from being myself and from helping other people. My therapist at the time helped me go back to square one with some career assessments, and his resulting opinion was, "You're right, you're in the wrong ****ing field." In my last year of grad school for counseling, I interned in a community mental health clinic. I wanted to work with adults, but they mostly assigned me to work with kids and families with very little training in those specialty areas. Most of my clients were dealing with family issues, like their parents getting a divorce or having abusive dads. Every now and then, I had the pleasure of working with adult clients who weren't happy with how they were raised, both in terms of family and religious culture. After a year, I had learned a lot about the pressures of working in a mental health setting and how to ethically manage some safety concerns, but more than that I learned for sure that I still only wanted to work with adults. After graduating, I spent a couple years working at a couple different eating disorder treatment facilities. In my personal life, I'd had some exposure to eating disorders and what recovery looks like. Also, I'm pro-food, although that's not a word. Some patients lived there full-time while they recovered, and some only came in a few hours a week. I really enjoyed working with the adult patients. One of the fun things I got to do was run a weekly therapeutic improv group for the adults, which made most of them squirm in their seats - but it was good for them, they knew it, and usually we'd have fun. The teenagers, on the other hand, didn't generally seem to care for me, and I had no idea how to connect with them. Either way, I came out the other side with a ton of knowledge about disordered eating, helpful and not-so-helpful coping skills, and the idea that it's okay to communicate directly with your eating disorder to find out what it wants. Along the way, I started this private practice on the side. Eventually I was able to run with it full-time, which is what I'm still doing today. The one piece that was missing in my eating disorder work was an approach for helping people heal from trauma. So, in 2022, I trained in Internal Family Systems, which is an awesome modality that usually feels like magic. It was like a puzzle piece fitting right in with my previous eating disorder training, because IFS is all about getting in touch with all of your internal "parts" - your joy, your fear, your inner child, and so on. By the time I was done with the training, I realized I really wanted to focus even more on religious trauma. This was something I had always wanted to focus on, and now I have a way to connect with clients on this important (and, frankly, underserved) issue. I love getting to work with the clients that I'm a good fit for (adults only, for example), and collaborating with them on what's going to work best during our time together.
Office at 1037 NE 65th St, Seattle, WA
Office at 1415 North Loop West, Houston, TX
It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Brian Jones, LMHC, LPC, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.
Is Brian Jones accepting new clients?
Yes, Brian Jones is accepting new clients for online therapy in Washington and Texas and in-person appointments at 1037 NE 65th St, #86000, Seattle, WA, 98115 and 1415 North Loop West, Ste 300-14 #123 1138, Houston, TX, 77018.
Does Brian Jones accept insurance?
Yes, Brian Jones accepts insurance, including Lyra Health.
What types of therapy does Brian Jones offer?
Brian Jones offers therapy for individuals.
Does Brian Jones offer in-person appointments?
Yes, Brian Jones offers in-person appointments at 1037 NE 65th St, #86000, Seattle, WA, 98115 and 1415 North Loop West, Ste 300-14 #123 1138, Houston, TX, 77018.
Does Brian Jones offer online therapy?
Yes, Brian Jones offers online therapy via video sessions to people in Washington and Texas.
How quickly can I see Brian Jones?
Brian Jones typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.
What languages does Brian Jones speak?
Brian Jones conducts therapy sessions in English.
Can I book an appointment with Brian Jones online?
Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Brian Jones online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.