Brooklyn Letters consists of a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Psychotherapist, Fara Jones, and Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Jean Davis, Please read below to learn more about their professional services.
Fara Jones is a psychotherapist and drama therapist who works with individuals of all ages and provides both therapeutic and case management services, including outreach, advocacy, and coordination of care with other professionals (including teachers and guidance counselors). She has 12 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults in mental health, substance abuse and school-based settings. Utilizing both traditional psychotherapy and creative arts therapy in her work, Fara tailors her treatment plans to meet the needs and inclinations of each of her clients, and works actively to establish a positive therapeutic relationship– which she believes to be one of the cornerstones of effective therapy. Fara provides individual, couples and family counseling, and has developed and implemented psychotherapy, psychoeducation and creative arts therapy groups for children, adolescents and adults. Her areas of specialization include parenting and families, children and adolescents, coping with trauma, and managing anxiety and depression.Her experience also includes curriculum development of conflict resolution workshops for students, parents and teachers in the NYC Department of Education where she worked for 5 years as a Program Manager for an Arts-In-Education company providing clinical supervision to a team of teaching artists and therapists. She has a private practice where she specializes in working with parents and families, adolescents, coping with trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression, and is currently developing The Mindful Parenting Group in Park Slope.
EXPERTISE: Parenting and family therapy, adolescents, anxiety and depression, trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy, creative arts therapy
TYPE OF SERVICES: Individual, couples and family therapy
LOCATION: Park Slope, Windsor Terrace or offices at Mondays and Wednesday- 406 7th ave #1F (@ 13th street) &
Fridays and Saturdays- 641 President St, Suite 103 (4th/ 5th ave)
CONTACT: email@example.com & 917-359-3335
HOURS: Home and Office Visits: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10am-7pm;
Payment: Private Pay, Sliding Scale, Out-of-Network.
BLOGS: Mindful Parenting, Part 1, Mindful Parenting, Part 2, & Mindful Parenting, Part 3
Jean is a licensed creative arts therapist and a registered and board-certified art therapist. She has postgraduate training in group therapy, gestalt therapy and ecopsychology and has over 15 years of experience with a wide variety of populations and in numerous settings. urrently, Jean is Chairperson for Pratt Institute’s Graduate Creative Arts Therapy Department, the program from which she graduated and in which she has served as an instructor for ten years. She has published numerous articles in professional journals and she presently serves on the editorial board for the Ecopsychology Journal. She is the former Director of the Transitional Living Community, a temporary residential program for homeless women with psychiatric diagnoses managed by Brooklyn Community Services. Prior, she was Clinical Director of the Greenwich Village Youth Council, which offers extensive supports to youth struggling with a range of difficulties. For more than a decade, she has maintained a private practice in Brooklyn, New York working with children and adults. In her private practice, alongside a foundation in psychological theory, she employs a combination of techniques – talking, art, play, imagination and nature – best suited to equipping clients with the ability to make vital insights and creative adjustments leading to greater self-knowledge and fuller lives characterized by clear awareness and perception. For certain clients, loosely directed art-making can assist in opening important issues that might otherwise be overlooked or defended against. A painting created and, then, turned upside down, can elicit a total shift in perspective and allow a multitude of surprising responses. For clients needing clear guidelines and organization, concrete and linear techniques such as cognitive behavioral therapy and structured art or verbal therapy are often most effective. Colored pencils, tracing paper and rulers can be very helpful for clients seeking control following chaotic experiences. Jean also utilize outdoor space in close proximity to my therapy office in cases in which clients benefit from opening senses in contact with the natural environment. After the second session with a child, she develops treatment goals which address a combination of the child’s goals in concert with those of parents. When working with adults, goals are developed collaboratively.
EXPERTISE: ADHD, Addiction, Depression, Coping skills, Creativity Development, Emotional Disturbance, Family Conflict, Self Esteem, Anxiety and Fears, 16 years experience as an art therapist and additional training in Gestalt therapy, Group therapy and Ecopsychology.
LOCATION: 757 East 19th Street, Ditmas Park/Flatbush, Brooklyn, NY
CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org 917-292-9301
HOURS: Office Visits: Weekday evenings and some mornings
Payment: Private Pay, Out-of-Network.
BLOGS: Environmental Art Therapy, Parents; Please Take A Moment, The Therapeutic Value of Destruction and Reconstruction in Art Therapy
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