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Velma Jones, LCSW

Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD
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About me

I am a licensed psychotherapist and certified life coach, who has over 28 years of experience counseling clients of all ages with respect to the varied concerns and/or challenges they may be confronting. Additionally, I have advanced clinical training in the areas of children, adolescents, and families. Plus, for 20 years, I have worked as a Professor of Graduate Social Work Studies in three major academic institutions. My areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, working with those who have concerns such as depression, anxiety, trauma, parenting issues, substance use disorders, relationship problems, and career challenges. For example:

- The executive who is attempting to determine his or her next move and needs a sounding board.
- The overwhelmed collegiate who wants to increase his or her academic performance.
- The exhausted parent.
- The man or woman who is having relationship anxiety and stress, particularly over power struggles.
- The wounded warrior/veteran who is having adjustment issues.
- The person who is experiencing feelings of abandonment, sadness, and/or grief.

My counseling style is one of support, honesty, understanding, and non-judgment. Also, it is important to note that I tend to be more solution-focused as opposed to problem-focused. My ultimate goal is to help each client free him-, her-, or themselves from the heavy burdens they carry and move on to a life of happiness, joy, and fulfillment.

I truly applaud your courage in facing and desiring to positively change the challenges with which life has bought to you at this time. Please know that it will be my honor to partner with you in creating the successful life of your dreams.

Velma E. Jones, MSW, LCSW-R

Professional experience

31yrs in practice
Stress, Anxiety Relationships Trauma, Abuse Depression ADHD

Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coaching, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Attachment issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Blended Family Issues, Caregiver issues and stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication problems, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Guilt and shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Jealousy, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Money and financial issues, Mood disorders , Multicultural Concerns, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-love, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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License information

NY LCSW 073440


These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Velma Jones. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Velma is an amazing woman who is very skilled at supporting me with my ADHD. I am very happy with her support.

Written on May 24, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and adhd

Velma is warm and yet strong, her encouraging and no-nonsense counseling is helping me better navigate my marriage and my life. If only I were better at putting into practice the advice she gives. I'm getting there!

Written on Apr 20, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 1 year and 7 months on issues concerning intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

She’s been my sidekick for a long long time. I have improved my life, all thanks to her!

Written on Apr 14, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 years and 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, self esteem, relationship issues, family conflicts, coping with life changes, and trauma and abuse

Velma has helped me get through a difficult situation with my family. I feel that I will be continuing seeing her as she helps me improve my mental health, and work on other issues that I need help with. She makes me feel very comfortable and it’s easy to talk to her. She has recommended great reading material/books that are very helpful and have expanded my knowledge of how to deal with my confrontation issues and helping me learn to set boundaries . She’s a good listener has good advice and is very supporting.

Written on Mar 20, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and family conflicts

Ms. Jones is an outstanding therapist. She quickly understands the challenges and offers constructive and great solutions and tools to address your challenges.

Written on Feb 06, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, coping with life changes, and coaching

Velma is the kindest, funniest, and most resourceful therapist I’ve ever had. She has decades of experience and it shows! Velma’s wealth of knowledge and wellness tools are invaluable to me.

If you’ve been on the fence with choosing a therapist, I’m here to tell you that Velma is a no-brainer. Get off “the hot mess express” (as Velma calls it) and into a happier and more fulfilling life. :)

Written on Feb 01, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 1 year and 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd