Mark Jones, Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed) in Georgia

Mark Jones, LAMFT, LAPC, NCC

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My commitment is to the welfare of my clients, whether they be individuals, groups, couples, or families. I specialize in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by working through the problems that are causing them distress. Distress shows up in the form of depression, anxiety, relationship problems, addictions, and career challenges, just to name a few. I want to help improve the mental health of all my clients by considering physical, mental, and spiritual factors. In counseling, my approach is to apply the theories and techniques that best fit each client's needs. Cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) are two of the approaches that I employ most often. Regardless of the client, I view problems from family systems and trauma-informed perspectives. My life experiences living overseas, working as an engineer, and ongoing training as a counselor help me to relate to a wide range of clients.

I am a National Certified Counselor (NCC), Associate Professional Counselor (APC008356) and Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT000740) licenses in the state of Georgia.  My goal is to eventually be dual licensed as an LPC and LMFT in the state of Georgia.  Until that time, I will be working under the direction and supervision of Tiffany Tufford, LPC (Sage Counseling Associates, LLC).  I have a Master of Arts degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with graduate certificates in Marriage & Family Therapy and Trauma Counseling from Richmont Graduate University. 

My hobbies include caving, spending time with friends and family, watching movies, reading, hiking, playing tennis, biking, and playing golf (when time permits).

Prior to becoming a mental health counselor, I worked for over 20 years as a technology specialist and network architect for fiber optic communications networks.  During that time, I worked for a U.S.-based network operator and two different equipment manufacturers.  Part of my responsibilities included traveling to customer sites around the world to support sales.  For most of my time as an engineer, I was also chairman of a United Nations technical subcommittee that developed global standards for fiber optic networks.  As a result, I had the opportunity to work with technical experts from many different cultures.  I earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and MS and BS degrees from Oklahoma State University.

Specialties & Clinical Interests

  • Alcohol Or Drug Use/Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Betrayal Trauma
  • Bipolar & Other Mood Disorders
  • Depression
  • Family Conflict
  • Law Enforcement/First Responders
  • Men's Issues
  • Mental Health Professionals
  • Narcissism
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobias & Fears
  • Pre-Marital & Marital Issues
  • Relationships
  • School Performance
  • Self-Esteem
  • Sex And/Or Pornography Addiction
  • Stress/Stress Management
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Trauma & Ptsd

Therapy Types

  • Acceptance And Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
  • Trauma-Informed Therapy

Fees & Insurance

Cost per Session
$95.00 - $120.00
Sliding Scale
No
Pay By
Cash, Check, Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Health Savings Account (HSA), Credit Card, American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
Insurance Plans Accepted
Aetna
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Anthem
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Blue Cross/Blue Shield
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Cigna
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United Healthcare
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Licenses & Certifications

Years in Practice
1
License(s)
License #
state
Marriage and Family Therapist (Pre-Licensed)
Georgia
Board Certification(s)
National Certified Counselor (NCC)
Professional Association(s)
Membership Type
American Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (AAMFT)
Georgia Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (GAMFT)
American Counseling Association (ACA)
Licensed Professional Counselors Association of Georgia (LPCGA)
Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC)
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Graduate School(s)
Degree
Year Graduated
Richmont Graduate University
M.A.
2021