About me

For the past 28 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
  • Relationships
  • Trauma, Abuse
  • Depression
  • ADHD
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Intimacy-related issues , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coaching , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Attachment issues , Read more...

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

Years of Experience: 31

Services offered


  • Messaging

  • Phone

Licensing

NY LCSW 073440


Reviews

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 Regain might be different.

Written on May 18, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

We are very impressed by Velma expertise and sound advice and wise counsel. She offers great resources and goals for us to reach for each session. It has open the door for better communication and greater emotional intimacy as a couple. We are still a work in progress but I have no doubt that these sessions will bring us closer together as a couple.

Written on Apr 24, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

From the first session that we had with Velma, we knew we made a great decision. Her compassion, professional manner, ability to listen, advise, and high level of respect for both myself as well as my husband’s views were much more than we could ever hope for. She provided us with wonderful advice and support to make sure we follow through with our goals. Additional research and reading was also provided for us to understand our strengths as a married couple and how to fully help our situation even outside of therapy. She always gave such amazing feedback and really helped us use all the tools that she provided for us. It is very obvious that she is extremely experienced with her understanding of so many facets of counseling that we feel very comfortable with discussing varying concerns that we have and we are confident that she is able to guide us on the right path. Velma is an exceptional therapist and has become a support system that both my husband and I are blessed to have found.

Written on Apr 22, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Very great at what she presents

Written on Apr 08, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma Jones is concise, purpose driven and compassionate. She has excellent methods and hears her clients without judgement. She clears the air between couples while insisting on respectful and active speech to get to the roots of problems. She does not engage or allow bashing or gang up on either partner- she will call everyone out on their behavior. She also expects you to do the work, and that work is WORTH IT! She is thoughtful, genuine, and steadfast in her ability to help couples navigate the weirdness and emotional situations that comes with marriage. I can not recommend her enough.

Written on Feb 10, 2024 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Absolutely kind ,intelligent great experience

Written on Nov 18, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

We were both pleasantly surprised on how open and easy Velma was to talk to. Also was happy to hear she worked with Veterans for many years, this is a perfect match since we are a military family.

Written on Nov 14, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is wise & kind. I appreciate that I don't have to explain my life story to her. She gets me and offers sound guidance.

Written on Jun 28, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Ms. Jones is highly intuitive of her approach to assisting in our couple’s therapeutic needs. I love the way she just doesn’t side with one person in the relationship and challenges both parties on holding themselves accountable. Her old school approach (as she calls it) is just a great way of explaining that she is grounded on the fundamental principles of going through hard times and no one person is perfect. Practice makes progress. What I have learned is it’s definitely not up to the therapist to save your relationship, it takes hard work and commitment from the couples to make it work as well.

Written on May 26, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is so knowledgeable and experienced in so many fields. Even after our first session I felt so validated and empowered to make progress in my personal life. She helped me strengthen my boundaries with others, and that changed me forever. Thank you Velma!

Written on May 21, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 4 years and 9 months on issues concerning relationship

She is phenomenal, simply the best therapist!

Written on May 17, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is incredibly thoughtful, practical, and compassionate. Highly recommend.

Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Velma for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been the guidance I needed and Iappreciate her time, authenticity & expertise.

Written on Oct 29, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is an incredible therapist. She's insightful and understanding. She tells you what you need to hear when you're ready to hear it and listens when you need to talk. I'm very grateful that we have her help.

Written on Oct 06, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Awesome therapist wouldn't change her for the world.

Written on Sep 25, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

I like that she gives homework. She gives great feedback. I feel like she is able to give advice that is helpful and she does not take sides. She helps me and my partner to communicate clearly

Written on Sep 05, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 2 years and 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Simply the best therapist.

Written on Aug 29, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is a great couples therapist because she uses her expertise to council and advise my husband and I. We feel safe and heard with her.

Written on Aug 16, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 2 months on issues concerning relationship

She is a wonderful and experienced therapist, I am so glad that we have the opportunity to work with her.

Written on Feb 16, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is an extraordinary therapist. She is wealth of knowledge and have ability to provide rich resources which can help us as a couple on our journey of healing. She helps us see our potential as a couple and emerging together strong despite of the challenges we have in our relationship. She is one of the best thing happen to my couple therapy. I will be always grateful of Velma.

Written on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Velma for 10 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is a perceptive, insightful, and informed therapist. She has a wealth of knowledge that she shares during our relationship therapy appointments. Velma has never shied away from hard conversations. She is LGBTQA+ friendly and I am so thankful we found her.

Written on Nov 12, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 9 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been a great asset for myself and my partner. I feel she is knowledgeable in what she does and am looking forward to working with her in the future.

Written on Oct 19, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 7 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been such a great help to us. We came to her with problems that we had been having for many years and over the past 5 months, she helped us recognise and talk through them without it really feeling like work! She is kind, sincere, a great listener, extremely knowledgeable, understands the balance of being tough but also compassionate and importantly makes sure each has their turn and is equally heard. We were wary as we had tried 3 other counsellors before her who we didn't gel with, plus we were unsure about not having video, but this was not an issue in the end. We have re-learnt how to communicate with each other again and feel much stronger, capable and closer as a couple. Thank you so, so much :)

Written on Oct 16, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 6 months on issues concerning relationship

Gives good advise and listens/understands very well. Luck to have her as our therapist.

Written on Oct 10, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is an excellent counselor with a wealth of experience and practical advice.

Written on Apr 10, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning relationship

She is a kind and patient doctor that can also tell you things you may not want to hear but need to to help you wake up and grow.

Written on Mar 17, 2021 after therapy with Velma for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Awesome counselor

Written on Dec 13, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 3 months on issues concerning relationship

Very helpful

Written on Sep 10, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 4 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been a great help. I appreciate her realness and support to both. She really has her ways of making one feel better about communicating their feelings.

Written on Aug 22, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is competent, caring, and we feel like she is very dedicated. She listens to our concerns and provides very well thought out solutions

Written on Aug 11, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 11 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma is incredible! We are so lucky we found her.

Written on Jul 05, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is great! She is very professional, thoughtful and insightful. She’s wise and has a great sense of humour. I highly recommend her.

Written on Jun 08, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Velma was so incredibly helpful to my wife and I during a difficult time in our marriage. We will carry her advice and tools with us always!

Written on May 21, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 2 years on issues concerning relationship

We live Velma her professionalism and knowledge with her no “bs” reinforcement is a great way to keep moving forward.

Written on Apr 09, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship

Excellent and great

Written on Apr 06, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma is such a blessing to our family and is helping us work through things as a couple. She is a wealth of knowledge and has a tough love approach. She knows how to put things into perspective for us in a way that we learn to understand each other better than we ever could have on our own. We're so glad we were placed with her. We feel more positivity, hope and love in our relationship after every session. We were initially skeptical on how a phone counseling session would go but our fears quickly disappeared after the first session because Velma instantly made us feel comfortable! It was like we've known her for years. Now we book our next appointment immediately after we finish our sessions and can't wait till our next session. Can't say enough positive things about her! She's absolutely wonderful!

Written on Mar 14, 2020 after therapy with Velma for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Velma was very helpful at providing direction in a moment of confusion. She’s very knowledgeable, patient with us and her recommendations are very helpful. Thank you Velma!

Written on Jan 20, 2020 after therapy 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 on Dec 28, 2019 after therapy 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 on Oct 10, 2019 after therapy 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 on Jun 30, 2019 after therapy 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 on Jun 28, 2019 after therapy with Velma for 5 months on issues concerning relationship

Love her.

Written on Jun 12, 2019 after therapy 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 on Jun 08, 2019 after therapy with Velma for 1 month on issues concerning relationship

Velma Jones gave great advice.

Written on May 19, 2019 after therapy with Velma for 4 weeks on issues concerning relationship

She's great!

Written on Mar 03, 2019 after therapy 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 on Jun 07, 2018 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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

Written on Mar 26, 2018 after therapy with Velma for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship

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

Written on Mar 03, 2018 after therapy 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 on Nov 08, 2017 after therapy 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 on Oct 25, 2017 after therapy 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 on Jun 04, 2017 after therapy 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 on Apr 17, 2017 after therapy 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 on Apr 09, 2017 after therapy with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Amazing and helpful

Written on Mar 06, 2017 after therapy with Velma for 3 weeks on issues concerning relationship

Velma has been very responsive and kind!

Written on Feb 28, 2017 after therapy 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!

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