I am the owner and founder of Jones Family Counseling Center, PLLC. As a counselor, I work to offer therapy that best suits the individual child and family needs. I am trained in EMDR through the EMDR Institute. I am also trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy through The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy. I am a graduate of Johnson University here in Knoxville, Tennessee. I previously served as an adjunct lecturer for the Behavioral and Social Sciences School, teaching Interpersonal Family Relationships and Family and Resource Community Management. I have also worked in community mental health and as a staff member in a college counseling center. I hold credentials as a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). I am licensed as a Professional Counselor and Mental Health Service Provider with the State of Tennessee Health Boards.
I value my clients and meeting you where you are at. I specialize in trauma, grief, and loss. I work with children, teens, adults, couples, and families. I use a variety of therapy techniques such as play therapy, art therapy, Attachment Focused Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing, and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I have learned over the years that our past does not always define us, and that is a lesson that I continue to instill in my own life and in the life of my kids. While our past may not define us, we can sometimes carry our past with us without realizing it. If we do not properly process those past hurts, trials, and traumas, we could potentially continue to carry them with us throughout life. My hope as a therapist is to help others heal and get to a place where the past is no longer a controlling factor but instead a tool that makes one stronger. I believe that there can be healing, and it is my desire to help others through that process.
One of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your own story. Life is stressful for most people, and if you’re looking for support and guidance to help you cope, please reach out, I’d love to talk. My goal is to assist you in accessing your inner power and to help you find the answers that lie within.
I am here to listen, validate, and help transform using a compassionate and non-judgmental approach during therapy. I believe therapy is a collaborative effort, and in this partnership, we will strive to achieve your highest potential in which your mind and heart are in perfect balance.
Travis Murrah is a Knoxville native who has been studying the mental health needs of the East TN community ten years ago. For the last 7 years, he has worked as a therapist in the community health sector. Travis views therapy as a beneficial resource and support in navigating life’s challenges. He considers himself to be a relational therapist, and he believes that developing trust and a sense of safety with his clients provides a foundation for healing and growth. Travis utilizes a strengths-based approach and helps his clients identify and build on the supports they already have.
It is important to Travis to prioritize his own self-care in order to be fully present for his clients in session. Travis believes incorporating mindfulness and relaxation techniques into one’s self-care routing is beneficial. In his free time, Travis enjoys exploring the outdoors via hiking, camping, biking, kayaking, or walking his dogs. Travis believes active listening, attunement, empathy, understanding, and a taking a nonbiased approach is essential to the therapeutic relationship.
Most everything I need to know as a counselor, I learned from Mr. Rogers and Daniel Tiger. Well, mostly… Mr. Rogers believed, that “discovering the truth about ourselves is a lifetime’s work, but it’s worth the effort.” He taught me to see people as individuals who are special just the way they are. Daniel Tiger taught me how to teach emotion regulation to children, starting with my own. The adults in Daniel Tiger’s life beautifully model how to be an emotion coach for children.
What Daniel Tiger and Mr. Rogers could not teach me, I learned from Liberty University where I earned a master’s in professional counseling. As a counselor under supervision, I am currently working towards a license as a Professional Counselor – Mental Health Service Provider in the state of Tennessee. I have training in Child Parent Psychotherapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy, Child Adult Relationship Enhancement Skills, and DC:0–5™: Diagnostic Classification of Mental Health and Developmental Disorders of Infancy and Early Childhood. In addition, I have training in Advanced Perinatal Mental Health from Postpartum Support International. My experience includes working with children and women, teaching parenting skills, providing postpartum care to families, addiction treatment for women, and coordinating care with multiple agencies and providers. I also serve as adjunct instructor for Parenting Education and Guidance at Johnson University.
Abby is a counselor in supervision working towards licensure. She is a Tennessee native and received her Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee. She works with all ages, but is especially passionate about working with adolescents and young adults as they navigate the complexities of life. Abby also enjoys working with children through Child Centered Play Therapy.
My name is Danielle Videla and I am a counselor in supervision working towards licensure. I am from right here in East Tennessee and I received my Master's of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Tennessee in 2021.
I work with clients of all genders, races and backgrounds. I have experience working with children, teens and adults for individual therapy on a variety of concerns including grief, trauma, depression and anxiety. I am also passionate about helping couples, no matter what stage they are in, to grow closer in their relationship with each other.
Counseling for me is a career born from a belief that individuals want and need to be heard. The cornerstone of my counseling philosophy is nonjudgmental empathy offered in an inclusive therapeutic space. My academic achievements and lived experiences offer me a strong understanding of human psychology and many opportunities to connect with clients from diverse backgrounds. Therapeutically my desire is to harness the innate strengths of the client so that I may help guide them toward a life characterized by balance, resilience, and joy.