Resident in Counseling
Harley Jones is a Resident in Counseling and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She holds degrees from New York University in Trauma Studies (2010), Columbia University in Education (2014), and William and Mary in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2022). In therapy and beyond, she believes in the power of self-expression to help us grow and experience the best that life has to offer.
Prior to working as a counselor based in Richmond, VA, Harley worked as a special education teacher in New York City public schools. Her work as a teacher deeply informs her work as a therapist. She believes that neurodiversity is a fundamental part of life. Even as we work toward self-improvement, Harley believes that we can all still benefit from bringing more acceptance to our own minds. She enjoys working with a wide range of clients, including teens, young adults and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. Her clinical areas of interest include anxiety, post-traumatic stress, gender dysphoria, and challenging life transitions. She also has special interests in cultural identity, creativity, and spirituality.
Harley draws from a range of therapeutic modalities, including trauma-informed CBT, Internal Family Systems, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and she works to tailor her approach to the client’s unique needs. Harley believes that honest communication in therapy, though sometimes difficult, can help us practice challenging skills in a supportive space. Her therapeutic philosophy is informed by the idea that life is ever-changing. In order to live with more freedom, we can find ways to embrace both change as well as self-acceptance.
As a Resident in Counseling, Harley is currently working towards licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor in Virginia. Harley works under the supervision of Christy Heyn, Clinical Supervisor and LPC for Healthy Minds Therapy. In the event clients have any questions or concerns about Harley’s work, her supervisor can be contacted at 950 N. Washington St. Suite 322 Alexandria VA 22314, 540-845-6940, or firstname.lastname@example.org.