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    Sam Jones, LMSW: Telehealth throughout Georgia. Couples, Groups and Individuals, Adults 18+

    • Bachelor of Social Work, Georgia State University, 2003
    • Associate of Applied Science in Respiratory Care, Gwinnett Technical College, 2007
    • Master of Social Work, University of Georgia, 2014
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, 2021
    • Advanced Core Skills training in Emotionally Focused Therapy, 2022

    The most profound personal growth does not happen while reading a book or meditating on a mat.  It happens in the throes of conflict—when you are angry, afraid, frustrated.  It happens when you are doing the same old thing and you suddenly realize that you have a choice.” –Vironika Tugaleva

    My passion is in helping people identify and make the changes that lead to meaning and satisfaction in their lives. I believe that you are the expert on your life, and my role is to provide encouragement, support, and guidance on your journey of growth. I enjoy helping adult individuals and couples navigate life transitions, relationship issues, as well as symptoms of ADHD, anxiety, depression, and stress. I especially enjoy helping young adult men navigate the challenges that being “grown up” brings in this life. I am also passionate about the unique mental health challenges that face BIPOC communities. As an African American man, my expertise in working with these communities is informed by lived experience.

    My primary approach when working with individuals is based on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, as well as other cognitive-behavioral approaches that incorporate mindfulness, acceptance, and compassion.  ACT is focused on creating a different relationship with the painful thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations that will show up as part of being a living human being. My goal is to help you get clear about what is important to you and how you want to show up in the world, as well as empower you with the skills to live the life you want to live. 

    My therapeutic approach with couples is primarily Emotionally Focused Therapy.  I have extensive and ongoing training in this attachment-based therapy. I believe humans are wired for connection, and that one of the most important connections is the one we form with our life partners. My goal is to help you remove whatever gets in the way of having a loving, strong connection with your partner.

    When I am not working, I enjoy all things that involve good food, friends, family, and self-care. I am the proud co-parent of a teenage English Cocker Spaniel and spend a good deal of time spoiling her. I look forward to learning more about you, what matters to you, and traveling with you on your journey of hope and healing!

    Seeing clients via telehealth throughout Georgia