Joelle Jones

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LCSW

Hello! I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 10 years of experience working with children and adolescents. I continue to grow my knowledge and experience every year but if you are looking for a therapist with current experience in the following areas, I might be a good fit.

I have worked with children experiencing (or who previously experienced) trauma, depression, anxiety, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder), family problems, phobias, and lack of school engagement.

I have experience in play therapy but tend to lean more toward directive techniques. Usually this looks like developing a rapport and trust first and then introducing preplanned activities that teach and encourage self-reflection. Since working in a school setting as a district Social Worker, I see the benefit of using evidence-based programs to develop self-awareness and strengthen social skills. There are a lot of great resources out there that can help not just your child but also your whole family learn how to cope with change.

I like to include family members in treatment whenever possible but I am also ok with focusing my efforts on just the client seeking treatment. I believe that a child has the most potential for success when therapeutic activities can be transferred to a trusted family member.