April L. Jones, MS, LPCC-S has experience working in the mental health field for the last 17 years with adults, children and adolescents. She has an extensive background working in community mental health. She has been in private practice for the last 5 years. Her passion is working with folks who are struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma related issues. She provides couples counseling as well. April is trained in evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.  April has been providing clinical supervision for counselor’s in training (LPCA’s) the last few years. She is very passionate about mentoring new clinicians in their professional growth and development. Under her clinical supervision, 4 LPCA’s she has supervised have moved on to become independently licensed clinicians.

April L. Jones, MS, LPCC-S has experience working in the mental health field for the last 17 years with adults, children and adolescents. She has an extensive background working in community mental health. She has been in private practice for the last 5 years. Her passion is working with folks who are struggling with anxiety, depression and trauma related issues. She provides couples counseling as well. April is trained in evidence-based practices such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI). She is also trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

April has been providing clinical supervision for counselor’s in training (LPCA’s) the last few years. She is very passionate about mentoring new clinicians in their professional growth and development. Under her clinical supervision, 4 LPCA’s she has supervised have moved on to become independently licensed clinicians.

EDUCATION

Master of Science (MS), Community Counseling
Northern Kentucky University
2006-2010

Bacherlor’s degree (BA), Psychology
University of Cincinnati
1999-2002

Associates of Arts, Liberal Arts
University of Cincinnati
Clermont College
1997-1999

EXPERIENCE

Positively Speaking Professional Counseling Services, PLLC

Owner/Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Supervisor

February 2014 to present

Provide outpatient therapy services to children and adolescents ages 3-18, families, adults and couples for a variety of presenting issues. Responsible for all owner/operator duties involved in this business.

Children's Home of Northern Kentucky

Program Manager-Champions Community Based Services

November 2014-December 2015

Provided outpatient therapy services to children and adolescents ages 12-18 and their families. Program Manager duties included overseeing Champions Community Based Services and supervising up to 3 master's level clinicians and 1 case manager from November 2014 to December 2015.

Provided interim therapy services to children and adolescents in the residential treatment program from December 2014 to January 2015.

NorthKey Community Care
Outpatient Therapist & Coordinator
Aug 2010-November 2014

Provided outpatient therapy services to children and adolescents ages 3-18 and their families. Coordinator of Family and Children’s Unit supervising up to 10 master’s level clinician’s from January 2013 to November 2014.

NorthKey Community Care
IMPACT Service Coordinator/Therapeutic Aide Supervisor
Sept 2004-Aug 2012

Provided wrap around services (case management) to children ages 3-18 who have severe emotional disturbance (SED) from 2004-2010.

Supervised Therapeutic Aide Program and supervised up to 3 therapeutic aides (TA’s) bachelor’s level clinicians who provided in-home therapeutic interventions to children and families in the IMPACT Program from 2008-2012.

Supervised up to 8 service coordinators who provided wrap around services (case management) to children ages 3-18 in the KEYS Program Grant from 2006-2008.

Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services
Case Manager
Mar 2002-May 2004

Provided case management services to clients (teens and adults) with severe mental illness (SMI) become more integrated into the community successfully.

  • Evaluated needs for medical, psychiatric, social, educational, vocational, housing, and other services essential to meeting basic human needs

  • Monitored intake of appropriate psychiatric medications and psychiatric appointment attendance

  • Involved direct contact with clients diagnosed with various psychiatric illnesses, treatment planning, problem solving skills, superior communication skills, empathy, and the ability to work with a diverse population.