As a dedicated practitioner, I address the needs of individuals, couples, children, adolescents and families through the provision of psychotherapy services. Additionally, I may schedule group therapy sessions through the year, as well as provide lectures and seminars on a larger group scale level. Specialized groups may address themes such as parenting, women's issues or teen areas of concentration (i.e. anger management issues or depression). Seminars may be provided for employers (or others) who wish to address conflict management issues, time management issues, stress managementment issues and so on. Seminars and workshops may be provided for other groups as well. The administration of an Educational Support Program (ESP) helps to ensure that children or adults who are failing classes or challenged by academic subjects receive tutoring support and mentoring services from caring, bachelors level, degreed staff (e.g. Educational Support Staff/Mentors). The Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) offers children, teenagers and families an opportunity to engage in behavioral, cultural, educational and exciting activities during the summer.
With over 15+ years of successful work experience with individual, couples, children/adolescent and small and large group systems, I have provided services in multiple clinical, direct service and/or administrative contexts as facilitator to individuals who are attempting to achieve optimal success in their personal lives. As a very busy practitioner, I have obtained a large caseload and a complementary daily schedule that generally enables me see patients back to back all day long, i.e., every day during which the practice is open. Due to having a significantly high patient show rate, clients typically show demonstrated patterns of achieving their long and short term goals throughout the time span of their treatment course.
Through the utilization of blended therapeutic styles, I encourage the optimal expansion of foundational strengths and wholistic growth potential as a way to enhance resiliency and long and short term growth and development opportunities in individuals, marriages, children/adolescents and families. Fortunately, all people have existing strengths (e.g. capacity for endurance, inherent attributes/assets) from which they can build and grow. People also have a potential network of mental, physical, spiritual, emotional and social components that are available for expansion.
The work experience that I have obtained throughout the years with individual, couples, children/adolescent, family and group systems included provision of services as mental health case manager/caseworker, maternal and child welfare case management supervisor, social services adjunct college faculty, program coordinator of family services, family life coordinator, director of youth services and programs, director and clinician/psychotherapist. Consequently, many people have been positively impacted in many areas of their lives. Due to the direct supervision of case managers, youth workers, parent managers, program assistants, administrative support staff, maintenance staff, college students, volunteers and others, and the positive influences their work has yielded, many people in many communities have positively benefited, continue to positively benefit and are continuing to reach the goals in life they have set forth to achieve.
I am a product of two multi-disciplinary, licensed, doctoral-level parents who have provided (and provide) regular psychological services for individuals, couples and families. They have historically facilitated large-level marriage, pre-marriage, divorce recovery and other family-focused lectures, seminars and workshops, both nationally and abroad. My mother, Dr. D. Jones, completed her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Counseling Psychology and her Masters in Counseling Education (MEd) degree. As a Registered Nurse (RN) with her Masters in Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from Villanova University, she has held long-term positions in nursing education and administration. She also hails from Bowie State University and Union. Dr. A. Jones, my father, received his Doctorate in Ministries (DMin) degree with concentration in Family Life and Divorce Recovery from Howard University. He received his Masters of Arts (MA) degree in Theology from Andrews University, and has worked for more than 45 years in the ministry (pastorship and/or church administration) as well. They have individually authored and/or co-authored together six (6) books, including Making Peace in Your Marriage and Parenting with Pleasure . My mother has three (3) additional yet to be published manuscripts. By the way, my parents continue to be the absolute nicest people that I have ever met. My siblings are married with families and have similar backgrounds. We come from a long lineage of educators and administrators who have worked tirelessly toward helping others.
Marywood University: Masters In Social Work Degree (MSW)
Oakwood University: Bachelors of Arts Degree (BA), Psychology
Oakwood University: Associate of Science Degree (AS),
Attachment and Reactive Attachment Disorders: Association for the
Treatment and Training in the Attachment of Children
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: University of Pittsburg
Eating Disorders: Renfrew Center Foundation
High Risk Families and Behavioral Health: Mid-Atlantic Addictions Training
Institute, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Sexual Abuse: Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abuse
Therapeutic Communities: Gaudenzia Foundation
Has Received Numerous Certificates in Areas Concerning Individuals,
License, Certifications and Awards:
License: Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Commonwealth of
Certification: Certified Behavior Specialist III, Griggs University
Awards: Sterling Who's Who in 1994-1995 for Creative
Child Development Programming
Inducted into the Alpha Epsilon Lambda - Theta Chapter
Professional Honor Society for "Outstanding
Academic Scholarship, Leadership and Community
Service" in 2001, Marywood University
Professional Activities and Memberships :
National Association of Social Workers
National Association of Social Workers - Pennsylvania Local Chapter
Southern Poverty Law Center - Wall of Tolerance Honoree
Berks Social Workers
Current Staff :
Technical Services/Records/Transportation - V. Spellman, Sr.
Enhancement Specialist - R. Willis, BSW, MBA
Applied Psychology Intern - A. Awouya
Clinical Supervisor - D. M. E. Jones, PhD, RN *
Clinical Supervisor - E. J. Royster, DCSW, LCSW*
Appointment Scheduler/Billing/Insurance - D. Ruiz
Program Assistant, ASEP, SEP - C. Torres
Program Assistant, SEP - T. Thomas
Program Assistant, ASEP, SEP - M. Ortiz
Program Assistant Lead, SEP - A. Spellman
Certified Educational Staff/Art - M. Falcone
Certified Educational Staff - C. Spellman
Family Interventionist - Dr. A. R. Jones, LPC
Program Director, ASEP, SEP/Psychotherapist - P. C. Spellman, MSW, LCSW