Velma Jones

(MSW, LCSW-R)

About Me

For the past 22 years, my advanced training as a psychotherapist has includes work with couples and families. I have an in-depth understanding of relationship issues at all levels of difficulty. One of my favorite graduate courses to teach is titled 'Advanced Clinical Work with Couples and Families'. It allows me to connect with the latest research and best evidence-based practice models to help my clients. My approach tends to be more egalitarian, where I seek to find balance within the relationship. Power struggles and win-lose situations are certainly discouraged. My ultimate goal is to encourage both parties to love, respect, support and nurture each other to bring out internal and external happiness, within the relationship and the social environment.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder

Years of Experience: 22

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Licensing

LCSW #73 073440 (Expires: 2020-06-01)


Reviews

Written by A.M. on Feb 14, 2020 after counseling with Velma for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Amazing woman with amazing insight. Very grateful to have her as a couples counselor.

Written by P.R. on Jan 20, 2020 after counseling with Velma for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

I enjoyed working with Velma very much. She was genuinely interested in me and my success. She was a nice balance of loving concern mixed with firmness... it was as if I was speaking with a trusted and wise Aunt.

Written by Y.U. on Dec 28, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 8 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma changed our life forever. I recommend her for an international couple. My mother language is Japanese and my wife is American. Even though my English is not so good she tried to understand what I was saying and respects my culture and provided us best solutions all the time. Thank you again Velma. Love and Respect

Written by N.I. on Dec 25, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

She’s great, Regain is lucky to have her

Written by R.O. on Oct 13, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I had 1 session with Velma and I can see that she wants to get to the root of the problem and solve from there. She’s straight forward which is something I really appreciate, specially in a counselor. I’m looking forward our next sessions. Velma is great, I would recommend her to anyone.

Written by R.A. on Oct 10, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Velma is very analytical and keeps it real. She's thoughtful in her approach to understanding the situation and coming up with tasks that make the couple feel engaged.

Written by D.A. on Sep 25, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been patient, sweet, firm and empathetic. I am grateful for her time and efforts.

Written by M.A. on Jun 30, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is an exceptional therapist. She never seems to take a side, and yet she offers strong convictions to both of us concerning our behavior. Her attitude is refreshing and her expertise is apparent.

Written by T.E. on Jun 28, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Love her.

Written by O.W. on Jun 12, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

My partner and I thought we would try just one session or two. We have now booked our 3rd and would like to continue working with Velma for some time to come.

Written by L.O. on Jun 08, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Velma Jones gave great advice.

Written by J.A. on May 19, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She's great!

Written by J.O. on Mar 03, 2019 after counseling with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Although we have been working with Velma for less than a month, she has already helped us tremendously. Positivity should be her middle name because it reflects her infectious attitude and determination to provide ongoing support. Thanks Velma!

Written by C.H. on Sep 02, 2018 after counseling with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Velma, is absolutely amazing! I am a licensed psychotherapist and I work with lots of psychotherapist and I needed someone who knew their stuff and would be able to work with my husband and I'd through our relationship/managing family hurdles. Velma’s honestly and life experiences have shaped my husband and me in ways we never anticipated. I don't plan on letting Velma go anytime soon. I can't thank her enough for how she is helping us manage life and parenting.

Written by C.I. on Jun 07, 2018 after counseling with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She is wonderful, helpful, knowledgeable. Provides an expert insight.

Written by T.. on Mar 26, 2018 after counseling with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma responds quickly and totally understands what I am going through.

Written by A.K. on Mar 03, 2018 after counseling with Velma for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is a honest,straight up person who will not sugar coat things and tell you like it is. This in itself is therapeutic as you are shown the mirror as she sees it. Quick on her feet she has helped me through issues like addiction, anxiety and lately depression. I would recommend her to anyone facing issues in their life.

Written by S.A. on Nov 08, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma listens to both sides and gives honest opinions whether we want to hear it or not

Written by W.I. on Oct 25, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is truly amazing. She responded to my concern very promptly and she is so understanding and very easy to talk to. I feel great and comfortable to talk to her about my problem. Highly recommended!

Written by N.I. on Jun 04, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Jones is the best. She's patient, understanding, helpful, and easy to talk to. She responds back to you within the hour, several times a day. I highly recommend her.

Written by J.A. on Apr 17, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I've spoken to Velma Jones in the last two weeks and it is helped considerably I'm glad that she had reached out to help.

Written by E.R. on Apr 09, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing and helpful

Written by K.I. on Mar 06, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been very responsive and kind!

Written by M.A. on Feb 28, 2017 after counseling with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is great! She is fast in responding and very understanding, sympathetic and so helpful. Full of knowledge as well. Love her!