Meet Dr. Daphne Jones
Areas of Expertise:
Anxiety & Depression
Trauma & PTSD
Sexuality & Gender Exploration
- Athletes & Sports Psychology
- College students/Young Adults
Offers In-Person Therapy:
No in-person services offered.
Licensed for Teletherapy:
Initial Assessment (Intake): $250
Individual Therapy Session: $200
Couples/Polycules Therapy: $225
Daphne Jones, PH.D.
Positionality: I identify as a Black, queer, cisgender woman.
My Background & Approach:
Hello! My name is Dr. Daphne Jones and I go by "Dr. J." Providing mental health services over the years has been one of the most rewarding parts of my life. I strive to always meet my clients where they are in their various journeys and building a relationship is my number one priority. I believe therapy is a place where you should feel heard, valued, and respected and my goal is to provide that space for clients. Seeking therapy can be one of the most vulnerable and challenging things to do and I recognize the huge step that it takes to open up to someone you do not know. My hope is that we collaboratively develop a foundation that allows space for growth, feedback, challenges, and a more holistic understanding of the self.
I greatly enjoy working with individuals who hold minoritized identities, particularly individuals and couples/polycules from the Q+BIPOC and Nuerodivergent communities. I seek to empower my clients by exploring how dynamics of power, privilege, and oppression have shaped their lives and/or resulted in marginalization, discrimination, and trauma. Using a strength-based, trauma-informed approach, we will charter a path towards your healing and resilience.
As a former collegiate athlete, I understand the unique internal and external pressures that athletes face. Whether you are a professional, collegiate, or recreational athlete, I can help you reach your true potential, both physically and mentally. Common concerns that I work with athletes to address include: struggles with performance slump and performance anxiety, injury recovery, confidence and motivation difficulties, burnout, and general stress management difficulties that accompany the demands of higher level achievement and performance. Together, we will work collaboratively to optimize both your performance and your emotional well-being.
Theoretical & Clinical Orientation:
My approach to therapy aligns with my personality and my desire to connect with others, which often leads me to take an integrative approach. Primarily, I utilize interpersonal process, multicultural-feminist, existential-humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches in my work with clients. I emphasize the exploration of a client’s many intersecting identities and how these identities impact our lived experiences. I also prioritize understanding a client’s past experiences and how these experiences shape/connect to the here and now.
I also work from a neurodiversity/neurodivergent-affirming lens, and believe that our brains all function differently and different does not equate to bad. Different, often means that there is a lot of room for us to understand our brains better, with more compassion, and if we can increase our self-acceptance, it can often lead us to thrive even in a world that is not always set up in a way that works for us.
My clinical work is rooted in anti-racist, LGBTQ+ affirming, and culturally-responsive practices, which I believe requires taking action and addressing discrimination and oppression at every level. It is my belief that if you do not engage in the inherently active nature of being an anti-racist then you cannot adequately provide culturally responsive therapy. For me, this means continually improving through education, self reflection, and engaging in difficult conversations.
When working with LGBTQ+ clients, my aim is to always meet clients where they are in their journey. Whether someone is presenting at a stage of questioning, navigating a new relationship, experiencing difficulties with family, seeking support through transition, navigating holding many marginalized intersecting identities, seeking a letter of support for HRT and/or surgery, etc., my hope is to support clients in getting what they need to thrive.
Post-Doctoral Resident working towards licensure as a psychologist in the State of Georgia
Working under the direction and supervision of Dr. Sophia Aguirre, Ph.D., CGP, FAGPA
Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, The University of Georgia
M.Ed. in Professional Counseling, The University of Georgia
B.A. in Psychology, Utah State University
Member, American Psychological Association
Outside of Work:
Outside of work, I love spending time with my partner and our pup watching Marvel series and movies. I have the hardest time picking a favorite Marvel Character because I love so many of them! I also love being creative and have started learning about refinishing furniture and interior design. Weightlifting and coaching are two of my favorite things to do. I am a former track and field student-athlete and I am still very competitive whether it's a casual game night with the family or
a more formal organized sports event!