Melissa Jones

Licensed Social Worker
14 years in practice
  • #197
  • 485 Huntington Road
  • Athens,GA

About Melissa Jones

Melissa is a licensed, award-winning Social Worker with over fourteen years experience treating clients with medical & reproductive issues. She earned a Bachelor’s from The University of Georgia in 2000, a Master of Science in Social Work from The University of Georgia in 2006, and obtained her LMSW in 2009. She is certified in Palliative Care, Thanatology, Telemental Health, Motivational Interviewing & soon Perinatal Mood Disorders. Her experience includes working in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics as well as the community. She approaches therapy using a mix of evidence-based theoretical frameworks such as cognitive behavioral & mindfulness-based approaches, that are person-centered with an element of positive psychology to help her clients build their confidence & identify inner-strengths that will help them reach their desired goals. She utilizes a biopsychosocial & spiritual perspective in optimizing health & psychological well-being with an integrative therapeutic approach, customizing the pace & plans for clients. She provides a safe, comfortable & professional environment to share your thoughts & experiences.

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