Hannah Jones, M.Ed., ALC
(Under the supervision of Heather Parker)
Pursuing a career in counseling has been about engaging my own story and the struggles I have faced, as well as creating a safe space for others to do the same. When friends and family ask what drew me to this profession my responses come easily. First, I want to meet people wherever they are. Too often we tell ourselves that we must show up in a way that is “expected” or “appropriate” rather than believing we can have the freedom and agency to be authentic in our brokenness. Just as I want to practice authenticity in my own life, I want to invite my clients to that as well. I am also passionate about being with people of all ages who are searching to find their voice - and to know how to use that voice in a healthy capacity. Finally, I believe it is such an honor to walk with others as they explore the bridge between despair and hope which can be a lonely path when attempted alone.
I enjoy being with a wide variety of clients including - but certainly not limited to - children, adolescents, trauma survivors, and to those seeking pre-marital or pre-engagement counseling. I earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Liberty University and completed my Master of Education in Clinical Mental Health from the University of Montevallo. I am trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing) which is an amazing modality of therapy utilized to facilitate healing from traumatic events. As a Certified IASIS Practitioner (https://microcurrentneurofeedback.com/), I also provide IASIS MicroCurrent Neurofeedback (MCN) for our clients at Waterstone Counseling & Consulting. Early on in my own journey, I completed a Stress Management Coaching Certificate through Light University and the American Association of Christian Counselors allowing me to help clients explore how toxic stress may be impacting daily wellbeing. I am also a Certified PREPARE/ENRICH Facilitator, have earned my certificate in QPR Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention in 2021, and am a Certified SABRE Personal Safety Instructor.
Outside of work, if I am not spending time with my husband, family and friends, I am most often, reading, journaling, hiking, kickboxing or exploring my world behind the lens of a camera.