Alisa Jones, ma, alc
(Under supervision of Jay Lloyd, MA, LPC-S)
I’m so glad you stopped by HCC! It is a gift and honor to sit with people. I believe counseling can be a life-changing experience, and I long for individuals to experience redemption in relationships and trials that have caused great suffering in the story of their lives. My own story has been greatly affected by the pressures of being a young woman who had to “have it all together.” Performance, people’s approval, and broken relationships have marked much of my life. I believe many women carry this weight daily as our identities are defined by what we do and our appearance as individuals, adolescents, wives, and mothers.
I have experienced freedom through my own counseling journey, and I long the same for you. You haven’t failed because you are seeking counseling. You are brave!
Before pursuing a counseling degree, I spent four years working with adolescents where I began to see the need for professional therapeutic relationships. Since graduating from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida with a Master of Arts in Counseling, I am excited to be back in Montgomery to offer therapy at a place I call home.
I work with individuals, families, couples, and adolescents, and I am particularly passionate about helping women live out their femininity and enjoy their identity. In addition, areas of focus include anxiety, depression, body image, shame, relationship issues, and self-esteem.
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Richard Jones, Ma, alc
(Under supervision of Jay Lloyd, MA, LPC-S)
After graduating with a Building Science degree from Auburn University in 2008, I began working for a custom homebuilder in Montgomery, Alabama. As a newly married young man, this job taught me a great deal about hard work, honesty, and integrity, but somewhere deep down, without me even knowing it, I was slowly being crushed under the pressures of responsibility and performance. Did this mean I was weak? Did this mean I was a failure as a man? Why did it seem like I was the only man who felt this way? As men we are often taught to be tough, bold, and courageous, but we are seldom given the freedom to not have all the answers and to not have it all together.
In 2012, my wife, Alisa, and I moved to Orlando, Florida, where we attended Reformed Theological Seminary and both earned Masters of Arts degrees in Counseling. It was during this 3-year period, through counseling and a community of relationships, that God began to reveal how truly inadequate I felt as a man, especially as a husband. I began to see all the things I was running towards to make me feel adequate, and all the things I was running from that made me feel inadequate, in particular my marriage. One of my most influential supervisors while in school, Roger Shepherd, often said, “Maturity is learning from the emotions you have, rather than trying to get the emotions you want”. The reality that I don’t have it all together, the truth that I am not alone in my inadequacies, and the promise that God’s grace is most powerful in the midst of my failures, are the reasons why I desire to walk alongside men of all ages as they struggle through the unique weight of trying to adequately live out Biblical masculinity in today’s society.
From experiences in my own story, I also have a passion to work with couples, adolescents, and families who are dealing with issues of anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, ADHD, pornography addiction, and lack of intimacy.
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I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity to work and learn here at Hope City Counseling!
I am currently a graduate student at Troy University. I have been married to Bryan for 16 years and we have four sons and an unofficially adopted 21-year old daughter. To say I’m out-numbered is an understatement! Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. My husband and I got married in 2001 and had our first child in 2002. We hit the ground running and life hasn’t slowed down since! We were on staff with a college ministry for several years, my husband went to seminary, and it was there that we decided to launch an urban ministry here in Montgomery, Alabama called Common Ground Montgomery in 2006. I know without a doubt that God has used all of these varied experiences to shape me into the person that I am today. The road has been rocky and we’ve had our fair share of trials. Those who know me well often hear me say, “Your story is simply not over yet. Right now may be a difficult chapter, but if you are still alive your story is still being written. There is still so much hope for more beautiful chapters in your life.”
I know this is true because this is my story.
As a counselor in training here at Hope City, it will be a privilege for me to hear your story and walk with you in whatever chapter you find yourself in.
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