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Marcus Jones LPC, CADC II

Marcus Jones LPC, CADC II


7 years of experience
Solution oriented

Marcus Jones is a result driven therapist that assists individuals in managing symptoms of mental illness, maintaining sobriety, resolving motivations for self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, and improving relationships. His experience is inclusive of adolescent and adult populations. Marcus is a Licensed Psychotherapist, Certified Alcohol and drug Counselor, and Certified Anger Management Specialist. He earned his Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling from the University of the Southwest, Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor in Organizational management from Ashford University. Marcus has has worked in the field of Mental health for 20 years. In the last 7 years, he has provided counseling services in individual, families and groups, with experience in a range of settings from community counseling to inpatient treatment settings. He specializes in Addiction, Anger Management and Men issues. He has served as the Director of Inpatient Addiction and Outpatient treatment services at an Atlanta based Mental health hospital, he is the former host of 102.6 the Situations Radio’s Mental Health Monday’s. He has an in-depth understanding of the different levels of mental Healthcare and how they can best serve individuals suffering from Mental Illness.

What can clients expect to take away from sessions with you?

In their first session with me, clients can expect an initial assessment that includes: 1. Introduction and Rapport Building: I will begin by introducing myself and explaining the purpose of the session. This helps create a comfortable and trusting environment. 2. Discussion of Concerns: Clients will have the opportunity to share their primary concerns and what brings them to therapy. This can include discussing their specific issues, symptoms, and goals for therapy. 3. Background Information: I will gather relevant background information, including personal history, medical history, family background, and any previous experiences with therapy or counseling. 4. Assessment of Current Situation: I will assess the client's current situation, including their emotional and mental state, relationships, work or school situation, and any immediate stressors. 5. Identification of Patterns: Through discussion, I will help identify any patterns or recurring themes in the client's behavior, thoughts, and emotions that may be contributing to their issues. 6. Goal Setting: Together, we will set initial goals for therapy. This helps provide direction and a sense of purpose for the therapeutic process. 7. Explanation of the Therapeutic Process: I will explain how therapy works, what methods and techniques you might use, and what the client can expect in future sessions. This helps demystify the process and sets clear expectations. 8. Addressing Questions and Concerns: Clients will have the opportunity to ask any questions they may have about therapy, your approach, or anything else they are curious or concerned about. 9. Next Steps: You will outline the next steps, including scheduling future sessions and any immediate tasks or exercises the client might find helpful before the next meeting.

Explain to clients what areas you feel are your biggest strengths.

My strengths are creating a genuine, safe environment and teaching coping skills/ practices.

About Marcus Jones LPC, CADC II


5051 Peachtree Corners Circle suite 224, Norcross, GA, USA


Virtual & in-person

My treatment methods

Acceptance and commitment (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a mindfulness-based approach that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings rather than trying to change or avoid them. In my practice, I often use ACT techniques to help clients develop psychological flexibility, which allows them to better handle difficult emotions and situations. This might involve mindfulness exercises, values clarification, and commitment to taking action in line with one's values, even in the face of discomfort. ACT can be particularly effective for addressing issues like anxiety, depression, and chronic pain.

Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a widely used approach that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors. In my practice, I integrate CBT techniques to help clients understand the connection between their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This involves teaching them to challenge unhelpful beliefs, develop coping strategies, and gradually expose themselves to feared situations. CBT is versatile and can be tailored to address a variety of issues, including anxiety disorders, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. I find it especially effective for clients who benefit from structured, goal-oriented therapy.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

In my practice, I utilize Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to help couples and individuals address relational distress and emotional issues. EFT focuses on identifying and reshaping attachment patterns within relationships, helping clients to better understand and express their emotions while fostering deeper connection and intimacy. I often guide clients through experiential exercises and interventions designed to promote secure attachment and emotional bonding. EFT is particularly effective for couples therapy but can also be adapted for individual therapy to address issues such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

Trauma-Focused CBT

Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) is a structured, evidence-based approach used to help children, adolescents, and their caregivers recover from traumatic experiences. In my practice, I integrate TF-CBT techniques to address the emotional and behavioral effects of trauma. This involves psychoeducation about trauma reactions, teaching coping skills to manage distressing emotions and thoughts, and processing traumatic memories in a safe and supportive manner. I also work closely with caregivers to provide support and guidance in helping their child cope with the aftermath of trauma. TF-CBT is highly effective in reducing symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, and other trauma-related difficulties.

Dialectical Behavior (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive treatment approach originally developed to help individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD) manage their intense emotions and improve their relationships. In my practice, I utilize DBT techniques to help clients develop skills in four key areas: mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. This involves teaching mindfulness practices to increase present-moment awareness, providing tools to tolerate distress without resorting to harmful behaviors, assisting in identifying and regulating emotions, and enhancing communication and relationship skills. I often incorporate individual therapy, skills training groups, phone coaching, and consultation teams to provide comprehensive DBT treatment. DBT is effective not only for BPD but also for individuals struggling with mood disorders, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other conditions characterized by emotional dysregulation.