Welcome. I’m glad you’re here.

Taking that first step in seeking counseling is no easy feat. Responsibilities, fears, accessibility, and life in general keep most people from ever taking that first step in reaching out to a counselor. It’s not easy to talk about and explore ourselves–most of us are too busy just living let alone have the ability or time to stop and think about HOW we are living. But here you are. Let’s see if we’re a good fit.

Underlying Philosophy

I believe there is not one singular curated formula or recipe that ensures success within the counseling setting, and ultimately, success will be defined by you. We are humans who are evolving, dynamic, and are greatly influenced by our environments from the micro to the macro. As such, I operate from a social constructivist philosophy of the world, knowledge, and identity, meaning what we know about the world and ourselves is built and influenced by the environment and relationships around us in which we live and interact. I believe a big part of life is learning and accepting who we authentically are while shedding the layers of what the world has told us that we are or who we are supposed to be, especially if those layers do not work for us. The work we may do in counseling may involve processing and discerning what narratives from the world (society, loved ones, systems, cultural norms, etc.) about ourselves are helping or hindering in our journey of knowing ourselves more deeply.

Therapeutic Approach

First and foremost, I believe in the power of the therapeutic relationship and a good fit. A personality match as well as the feeling that you get from talking with a counselor should be one in which you are feeling primed for openness, vulnerability, and empathy which should permeate all aspects of what we will be doing. To put it plainly, the “vibe” in which you feel when consulting with a counselor for the first time should be one in which you might describe as comforting and affirming, in whichever way you might define that, even if it’s a challenge to put words around it. With the therapist-client relationship serving as the foundation, I draw from Eclectic Theory, using a flexible approach which involves using the most effective methods depending on your needs. I pull from Person-Centered, Narrative, Cognitive Behavioral, Mindfulness, and Attachment Theory (the impact of early life experiences on current relationships) to support our work together.

What brings people to my practice…

I am an LGBTQ+ and Neurodiverse affirming counselor who is passionate about working with individuals or adults in relationships living or coping with…

·  Neurodiversities such as ADHD/ADD, Autism, Communication & Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disability

·  Depression

·  Anxiety

·  Adjustment

·  Significant Life Transitions

·  Trauma Processing

·  Relationships/Intimacy

·  Issues of Shame

·  Identity Formation & Exploration

·  Spirituality/Purpose/Belonging

·  Grief Processing

Please feel free to email me to set up a free consultation. We can identify your unique goals for counseling and see if we might be a good fit to work together. At this time, I am providing online therapy only over a HIPAA-secure teletherapy platform for clients in Washington and Oregon during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

Lacey Jones, Ed.S., Licensed Professional Counselor Associate, LMHCA

[email protected]

(971) 220-2633 (text message only)

If you are having a mental health emergency, please call 911 or, for Portland, Oregon residents, the Multnomah County Crisis Line at (503) 988-4888.

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