About Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC
Welcome to Lifetime Counseling and Consulting®
I have a combination of educational, training, and work experience as a licensed professional clinical counselor (LPCC) and I am currently taking the last steps towards completing licensure as psychologist in California. I started a private practice after years of working in the public sector and in the criminal justice system.
I am an expert at what I do. I have experience and training working in the criminal justice system. I have also conducted and published my own research study on African American women who were psychologically abused by their parents while growing up. Thus, I have the unique insight, experience, and ability to work with both victims and perpetrators of abuse.
I am culturally sensitive. Being an African American woman has definitely given me an advantage to seeing various aspects of what is dubbed “minority culture.” However, I have also worked with clients from various cultures, and subcultures which allows me to be more attuned and aware of differences among us. I welcome open dialogue about how your culture influences you.
I am always looking for ways to grow professionally and personally. I am constantly undergoing training, reading, watching educational films and etc. I always try to enhance my learning experiences so that I can help you.
I am not easily intimidated. I have a vast amount of education and work experience. I have also worked with those who struggle with issues ranging from abandonment and trust issues, trauma, dysfunctional family and relationship issues, symptoms of severe mental illness, substance abuse issues, medical issues, and those who have been incarcerated as a result of impulsiveness or difficulty controlling their behavior. I am confident and knowledgeable in my work with clients.
Motivation and Education:
I obtained my master’s in clinical counseling psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology (CSPP) in 2008. I completed my doctorate of psychology (PsyD.) degree at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University – San Francisco Campus in 2016.
Training and Work Experience:
My experience and training includes:
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Neuropsychology/Psychology Testing and Assessment
- Inpatient Unit and Psychiatric Emergency
- Child, adolescent, and adult group homes
- Adult crisis residential, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, residential, outpatient, and board and care mental health and substance abuse programs
- Domestic Violence
- AB-109 program
- Correctional healthcare
- Private Practice