What’s unique or special in your background or approach to interpersonal relationships?
Blending lots of different experiences, see below.
What are your favorite or most interesting interpersonal relationship tips/advice?
Being authentic and understanding your real feelings is a much better basis for long lasting trust and satisfying relationships than “behaving” correctly. I think truth, even if its hard outweighs performance.
What are some things about therapy that you want to increase public awareness about?
Clear and positive exploration of male experiences through the male psyche, not translated into female psychology. Clear translation of interpersonal conflict to increase bonding and intimacy.
What are some of the biggest mistakes a therapist or patient can make?
Not having a good connection from the beginning. The feeling of fit is an important element. I advocate that prospective clients make sure they like and feel comfortable with the therapist style. Also, vice versa.
Tell us about your background of your business and yourself
Since childhood, I have been fascinated by the power of the “invisible world.” I was adopted and grew up surrounded by engineers who focused on the concrete; I evolved in opposition. I focused on the internal world of feelings and thoughts, curious to explore our human relationship to the more energetic and subconscious worlds, e.g., language, brain, intimacy, emotions, motivation.
Graduate degrees in Communication & Cultural Studies, Counseling Education and post-graduate training in Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy, allowed me to deepen these interests. I trained in career counseling, systems theory, psycho-dynamic psychology, child and adolescent personality development, grief counseling, couples therapy, psycho-oncology, mindfulness meditation, infertility counseling, adoption, and other mind-body modalities. I study evolutionary psychology and apply this perspective as well with clients.
I’ve owned a counseling practice since 2002 and worked with countless individuals and couples. I also have been studying male psychology for quite some time and advocate for a more positive understanding of male’s experiences in relationships.
I feel happy intimacy and close relationships are core to one’s happiness in life. We may get caught up in the world of money and tasks, but when things get quiet, people really just want more love. A smooth relationship to Love-Intimacy-Trust doesn’t always come easy, however, particularly if you have sustained some emotional bruising in your lifetime.
My work helps men and women decrease barriers that are diluting Love-Intimacy-Trust. My goal is help make the invisible more concrete and increase men and women’s feeling of competence in their love life, so they can enjoy as much love as they want!
What inspired you to pursue your profession?
I like complicated puzzles created by invisible dynamics. I was good at detecting the subliminal level of things, body language, emotions. I’m intuitive and highly observant, so I gravitated towards a field that rewards that.
What are the most rewarding aspects of being a therapist?
I appreciate connecting with people as they tell their stories and working with real, intimate material. I don’t really get excited about spending lots of time concentrating on the superficial level of existence. I like meaning and listening to other’s who are interested in making meaning for their selves.
Located in beautiful San Marcos, Texas, this destination couples therapy is an action oriented, male supportive, non-judgemental approach.
Couples get away from their daily life, and in one block of time, resolve intimacy and emotional issues, finding a way forward together or apart.
12 Hours Total Private Couples Counseling.
Strategy Report, Resources and Snacks Provided.
In addition to offering the Private Couples Retreats, I’m also developing a video based project, set to launch in 2019-2010.
More information, see jenjonestherapy.com.