Veronica Halie JonesLPC

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What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

When I was in undergrad studying to be an athletic trainer, I discovered the part that I enjoyed the most was talking with the athletes that I was working with. When they brought an issue into the therapy session I enjoyed helping them work through that while we were doing their training session. I realized that instead of going into sports medicine that I needed to go into mental health counseling. I have a very long family history of substance abuse and essentially I wanted to work on being a healthier person so that I could stop the cycle of addiction in my family.

What does a first session with you look like?

During our first session, I usually focus on getting to know you. I have specific questions I ask so that I can get a good general idea of what your are wanting to work on as well as the biggest concerns that you have in your life currently. From there you identify the issues or concerns that are the most pressing and we develop a plan together of how you prefer to address those issues and/or concerns.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in therapy sessions. I have found that many of our intrusive thoughts as well as maladaptive behaviors come from a throught process that is somewhat flawed from the beginning. My goal is to help my clients identify the things in their thinking process that tends to cause them the most problem and to cognitive challenge the way that they think. I believe that if we can change the way that we think in a positive way then we can change that we behave in a positive way as well.

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Addiction

Substance abuse

Coping Skills

General Expertise

Work Stress

Loss/Grief

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Anger management

Attachment issues

Caregiver stress & support

Codependency

In-Network Insurance

Sana Benefits

Fees

$100

First Session

$100

Family Therapy

$100

Couples Therapy

$50

Group Therapy

$100

Individual Therapy

Types of Therapy

Family Session

Couples Session

Individual Session

Group Session

Clientele

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Cognitive Processing Therapy

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Motivational Interviewing

Training / Certifications

Cognitive Behavior Therapy Training

Licensure

AL, LPC, 2805

Education

Masters of Science, Mental Health Counseling, Lee University

Work History

Over 15 years working with individuals, marriages, and families in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Over 15 years of extensive expertise in the field of Addictions.

Location

26099 Highway 59, Suite B2, Loxley, 36551, AL