Ben Jones, MA Counseling Psychology
I have an MA in Counseling Psychology from John F. Kennedy University, specializing in Transpersonal Psychology. I have worked extensively withindividual adults, children, couples and groups. I have worked as a child therapist at the preschool and elementary school levels.
This is a second career for me. My professional background includes science, business, writing, computers, and education. However, the biggest changes in my life have been from meeting the same kinds of challenge that many of my clients experience. This history helps me understand what they are going
through and how to help.
I chose the Transpersonal Specialty because of my belief that meaning and spirituality are important to many people. Transpersonal Psychology starts with the best practices of regular, personal psychology, and then goes beyond them into the spiritual. Traditional spirituality implied an actual belief in God or an afterlife, but for many people it simply reflects the deep meaning of family and friends, creating community, helping others, standing on a mountain or by the ocean,art and music, and anything else that is deeply moving. Often when people are in distress, they neglect the activities that provide comfort and confidence. I hope to encourage my clients to strengthen their deep spiritual values, because those values affect everything else in their lives.