Sarah Jones, MBA, MA, NCC, LPCA is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate in North Carolina. She has a certificate in Mindfulness and working to complete her credential in animal assisted therapy (AAT). She teams up with her rescue dogs Ella and Cricket, who are co-therapists, or with horses and other farm animals to bring a unique and tailored approach to her work with adolescents, adults and couples.
She has a diverse background with a certificate in organizational change management and experience as a corporate trainer, until she decided that she wanted to return to school to enable her to focus more deeply on the change and growth process of individuals. Her clinical counseling experience includes providing individual and group counseling in an agency setting to victims of domestic violence. In addition, she has provided individual counseling to clients coping with issues ranging from stressful career transitions, school/work stressors, anxiety, depression, grief, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. She has also worked with couples dealing with communication issues and conflict. Her counseling approach is person-centered and holistic integrating empirically supported interventions from dialectical-behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies with a focus on mindfulness. The essence of this approach is to develop a genuine relationship with the client and to provide a safe environment, enabling collaborative exploration of areas the client wishes to address to reduce emotional and behavioral distress.
Sarah graduated from the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Wake Forest University in 2018. She also holds a Master of Business Administration from Wake Forest University and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Duke University. She is a member of Chi Sigma Iota, the International Counseling Academic and Professional Honor Society and the American Counseling Association.