Dr. Wanda V JonesLCSW, CMSW, PhD

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Availability

In Eastern Time

How does collaboration with other providers play into your work?

Collaborations are very important and almost always necessary. I like the saying it takes a village! Collaborating ensures accuracy and addressed needs for my clients.

How has your particular field of specialization evolved in recent years and how has that impacted your work?

In the beginning of my career, I came with a wealth of knowledge about corporate but very little knowledge around mental health. After working in a MICA shelter for 5 years, I realized that it was a natural fit for me and how much I enjoyed helping people reach different Plato! Substance abuse and Mental health was my training ground for my foundation that I continue to build upon and I am so grateful for such a real start!

How do you determine therapy goals with clients? What does that process look like?

Meeting a client where they are and at the point they are ready to proceed is critical. I believe a person is the best author of their life and she be allowed to write their own story.

Specialties

General Expertise

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Family Therapy

$75

Couples Therapy

$75

Group Therapy

$125

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Group Session

Couples Session

Family Session

Individual Session

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Seniors (65+)

Children (5-12)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Family Systems Therapy

Psychoanalytic Therapy

Play Therapy

Training / Certifications

LCSW

Chaplin

Autusim

DBT

Licensure

NC, LCSW, P015485

Education

MSW Yeshiva University

PhD Light House Christian College

Work History

I have made my North Carolina my home and I am in the process of establishing my own private practice. I am committed to helping people overcome addictions to alcohol and drugs, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, and other stresses that affect all of us at some time in our lives I believe that healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment, and I cooperatively assist my clients in clarifying their goals for treatment. Rather than adopting one methodology for all individuals and issues, I draw from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. As a therapist, I am warm, open, encouraging, and direct. I consider myself an active therapist, combining experience, education, creativity, and sense of humor with a down-to-earth, realistic approach to counseling.. EXPERIENCE I have over 20 years of experience as a mental health social worker. Before starting my own practice, I was a Program Director for a Women's MICA shelter in Brooklyn, NY and a Program Director for Women's Community Justice Association in New York working with men and women who were formerly incarcerated. Prior to that, I was the social services director at Urban Strategies in New York. I have assisted victims at the Center for Battered Women, and have worked with adolescents and adults in local private sector schools and other psychiatric settings. I have a wealth of volunteer experience working with the elderly, high risk populations, and supervision. I am currently working as a volunteer with SCORE to provide support to inspiriting entrepreneurs and have extensive knowledge of the stresses inherent with being in business for yourself. In addition, I am a board member for Steve Harvey Follow-up mentorship program and sit on the board of director with NASW. I have vast experience counseling clients with eating disorders, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and substance abuse. My background enables me to be an extremely effective social worker who is comfortable counseling diverse groups of people.

Location

Teletherapy, Charolette, 28262, NC