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Emily Jones

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

I was born and raised in Western Kentucky. My husband was active duty in the U.S. Army, so (lucky me!) I've spent time in Korea, Washington, and Kansas. My experience as an army spouse is what drove me to seek a degree in social work. I finished my bachelor's degree at Kansas State University in 2013 and immediately began working in child protection for the state of Kansas. When we moved to North Dakota I had the experience of working in mental health and chemical dependency case management for Sanford in both hospital and emergency room settings. I returned to graduate school in 2015 at the University of North Dakota. Immediately out of graduate school I had the opportunity to work in both inpatient and partial-hospitalization settings for adolescents at Prairie St. John's. This is where I discovered that middle school kids are my passion population. Since 2017 I have worked in an outpatient setting providing therapy to children, adolescents, and adults. In 2019 I became an adjunct teacher for the NDSU-Minot State collaborative social work program. I have a passion for advocacy and a drive to serve those who may not have a voice. I am the mom to two wonderful, quirky, crazy boys. I am very proud and humbled to be the wife of an active duty army veteran. I appreciate my three "therapy dogs" beyond words. In my spare time I enjoy baking, creating art, and making music.

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Teens

Low-Self Esteem, Negative Peer Interactions, Expectation Stress

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Military Families

Deployment Stress, Redeployment,
Grief and Loss

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Creative and Gifted Individuals

Atypical Learning Styles, Creative Personalities, Academically Gifted

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Trauma and Complex Anxiety

EMDR and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy