Melissa A. Jones, LMSW, ACHP-SW
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FINDING THE RIGHT THERAPIST
Choosing the right therapist is important. It’s a relationship unlike any other. Each therapist utilizes their own unique approach to therapy and brings their own therapeutic style to the process. Therapists are people, just like you. Learn more about Melissa below:
Melissa is the owner and therapist at Counseling with Melissa. She is a Licensed Social Worker, with Advanced Certification in Palliative Care, certified in Thanatology, Telemental Health & Motivational Interviewing. She is Trauma-Informed, Compassion-Focused, Perinatal Mood Disorder trained and offers holistic care (mind, body, soul) with meditation and breath work. She earned a Bachelor’s from The University of Georgia in 2000, a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Georgia in 2006, and obtained her LMSW in 2009. She is obtaining advanced licensure for which she is required to work for a set period of time under supervision. She receives clinical supervision from Laura Silverman, LCSW. She prefers working with clients through and Attachment Theory lens utilizing Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy, Family Systems, & Psychodynamic Theory as models of treatment. She offers Neurofeedback/SSP-Advanced brain body techniques for healing emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Melissa finds joy and specializes in helping to ease the psychological and social burdens for those suffering from serious medical conditions, and for their family caregivers. This includes providing support & a place to process feelings that come up through the conception & fertility journey. Melissa has experience helping countless women with pre, perinatal, & postpartum concerns as well. She works with clients pre & post-surgery, & has extensive experience working with veterans & the elderly. Whether you or your loved one have been struggling for years with a chronic medical condition, or experiencing anxiety & depression from a new diagnosis, she can help you.
She enjoys working with people of all races, religions, colors, and ethnicities; as well as with persons of all sexual identities and all gender identities.
We face challenges that impact our security, well-being & sense of identity. A therapist who is compassionate, nonjudgmental, & experienced fosters empowerment to overcome. Contact Melissa to discuss partnering, to learn how you can work together and give her the opportunity of supporting you on your journey.
Depending on her client’s needs and goals, Melissa collaborates with:
- A Psychiatric medication provider whom she can get her clients in with as needed
- A genetic testing company for gene specific results and associated metabolic activity information for mental health medications if desired
- A massage therapist
- A nutritionist
- And, more
“Empathy is simply listening, holding space, withholding judgment, emotionally connecting, and communicating that incredibly healing message ‘you are not alone.’” ~ Brene Brown