Mariena Jones, LLMSW
- BA in Early Childhood Development | Michigan State University
- Master’s in Social Work | Wayne State University
- Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Priority Health PPO
Type of Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Life Transitions
- Substance Abuse
- Mood/Personality Disorders
About Mariena Jones
When life feels overwhelming and hard to navigate, therapy can offer a consistent and safe environment of support. It is important for me to develop a collaborative and trusting relationship with you to serve as the foundation for growth. You are the expert of your own experience. Our goal will be to understand what is causing your challenges and help you develop and practice the skills you need in order to improve your life. I will meet you where you’re at and focus on the work we do together in a strength-based way, free of judgment. I believe in integrating all aspects of the individual into the therapeutic experience to view challenges through a holistic approach.
I pursued my BA from Michigan State University in Early Childhood Development, and earned my Master’s of Social Work from Wayne State University. My experience includes working with teens and adults in a trauma-informed, evidence-based practice setting. Through a psychodynamic lens, I have experience working with clients to treat depression, anxiety, mood and personality disorders, PTSD, OCD, sexual trauma, grief and loss and couples conflicts. I draw from a variety of techniques, tools, knowledge, and experience to inform my practice and best meet your needs.
I hope to build a working relationship with you, rooted in understanding and fostering an intentional connection to your highest self.
Unique Approach to Therapy
What makes my approach unique? I am regularly asking for feedback from my patients. How is the treatment going? Are we addressing issues you care about? Do you feel you are making measurable progress? At Start My Wellness, we help people actively engage in making therapy as useful and user friendly as possible. We use this feedback to improve treatment methods, guide therapist training and improve overall customer satisfaction. We believe this patient-centered approach makes Start My Wellness world-class.
Specialized & Extended Training
What makes Mariena Jones stand out is her high level of education and experience. She, along with all Start My Wellness therapists, attends at least 120 hours of extensive ongoing training and personal development per year in treating anxiety, depression, work stress, and relationship problems. This rigorous instruction differentiates Mariena from others in the field and allows her to provide the highest quality of service to patients.