Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC® – CEO /Owner
Welcome to Lifetime Counseling and Consulting®
Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD, LPCC® is a licensed psychotherapist in California. She received her masters in clinical counseling psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology – Chicago campus and doctorate in clinical psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University – San Francisco campus. She has an extensive training, education, and work experience in the criminal justice, forensics, and medical field. She is currently in the process of of completing licensure as psychologist in California. Dr. Jones started Lifetime Counseling and Consulting® after years of working in the public sector and in the criminal justice system in 2015.
Dr. Jones has experience in working with clientele from a diverse background. She has spent several years providing therapy and assessment services to both victims of domestic violence/crime/abuse and criminal offenders in a variety of settings including prison, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, and domestic violence shelters. She has the education, training, and work experience of working with those who have severe trauma and personality disorders. Dr. Jones specializes in working with criminal offenders, perpetrators of violence, and helping professional women of color heal from narcissistic abuse.
As mentioned previously, in addition to working with criminal offenders, Dr. Jones has years of experience of helping women heal from narcissistic abuse. Women who have experienced narcissistic abuse in their relationships often struggle with finding healthy relationships, feeling disconnected and disempowered with themselves, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, are abused in repetitively in other relationships, strong desires to connect with those who are emotionally unavailable, struggle with continuously attracting the same types of toxic people in their lives, have difficulty with intimacy and vulnerability, difficulty trusting, are overly giving, have poor boundaries, and want so very much to be loved and liked but unable to achieve their needs.
When working with clients, Dr. Jones offers supportive and collaborative insight-oriented therapy. Dr. Jones uses a variety of therapeutic approaches and orientations including: person-centered, attachment focused, narrative, cognitive behavioral, and dialectical behavioral therapy. Dr. Jones supports clients in finding healthy connections to loving relationships.
In addition to counseling, Dr. Jones has done several trainings, presentations, and workshops including Wellness workshops for EAPs and seminars on narcissistic abuse for the UC Berkeley and TogetherWell to name a few. Dr. Jones has been a guest on several podcasts speaking about her expertise including Therapy For Black Girls, The Divorce Survival Guide, Trust and Thrive, Codependency No More, as well as several others.
Dr. Jones is a sought after writer, and has written several blogs on her expertise for well known websites and publications including The Mind’s Journal, Sharon Martin’s Happily Imperfect Blog, Peskind Law Firm, and Therapy For Black Girls.
Dr. Jones is a strong advocate for racial equity in the world, and especially the justice system. Dr. Jones offers consultation for professionals who seek to understand narcissistic abuse and personality disorders. Dr. Jones also has experience with working with federal government contracts.
Dr. Jones’ Training and Work Experience Includes:
- Correctional Healthcare
- Parole re-entry and Pretrial counseling services
- Contractor for Federal Bureau of Prisons
- Counseling and assessment of violent, child, and sex offenders
- Gang member intelligence & Debriefing
- Strategic interviewing and interrogation
- Motivational interviewing
- Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
- Rehabilitation Psychology
- Neuropsychological/Psychological Testing and Assessment
- Inpatient Unit and Psychiatric Emergency
- Performing 5150 evaluations and holds
- Child, adolescent, and adult group homes
- Adult crisis residential and residential treatment
- Partial hospitalization programs
- Intensive outpatient programs
- Outpatient therapy
- Licensed Board and care mental health and substance abuse treatment
- Certified Domestic Violence Counselor
- AB-109 programs
- Private Practice
- Illness Management Recovery (IMR) facilitator
- Aggression Replacement Training (ART) facilitator
- Hospital emergency room evaluation
- Crisis Intervention and de-escalation training
- Personality disorders; specifically Antisocial / Borderline / Narcissistic Personality disorders
- Cultural diversity / awareness / sensitivity
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) including Forensic CBT
- Residential Drug Abuse Program (RDAP) for inmates
- Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT)
- Substance abuse
- Risk assessment
- Suicide/risk/biopsychosocial assessments of criminal offenders