Peter  Jones
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Peter Jones

Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Doctor of Education, Ed.D
Connecticut Accepting Online
Updated September 3, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Couples counseling
  • Family issues
  • Cultural adjustment
  • Trauma
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Peter Jones is a licensed couples therapist with 30 years experience in investigating and understanding impasses in communication and finding ways through and around them.

He received his MA from Columbia University and his Ed.D from the University of Bristol, both degrees focusing on how adults can help each other learn through talk. He spent 15 years teaching college and graduate students how to identify communicational processes and to design solutions through impasses.

Beginning in 2015, Peter expanded his understanding of interaction by diving into the neuroscience, attachment, and psychological literatures on communication successes and failures with intimate partners. He has been in continuous training since then with the Psychobiological Approach to Couple Therapy (PACT) institute. He trained for five years the Hartford Family Institute's body-based (gestalt) psychotherapy program while earning his licensure in Marriage & Family Therapy.


Message to clients

You realize it's time to up your game--to do better for yourself and your partner. You want new moves and need some inspiration to figure out which ones would best support your relationship and thus your well-being.

My approach is to treat you as highly intelligent, adaptive and motivated to try out new things. I will work with you by observing how you interact and what gets in your way. It is just as easy to see this online as it is in person. How you operate in one setting is usually a fractal of how you operate in other settings.

Often you are simply doing what has always made sense to you and it doesn't work as well as you'd like. Do you really have time to dive into the research and therapy literatures that will help you do your relationship better? If so, I can help you get excited about them and point you in the right direction. But most couples prefer just to make progress quickly, and thus benefit from observation, input, feedback, practice & feedback.

I'll observe, suggest alternatives, help you use them and troubleshoot when it's hard to use them well. I'll make the rationale clear so that you can be creative with it on your own.

The goal is to function securely & thus get through difficulties fast so that you can move on to more enjoyable things.


Specialties

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection.

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

Cultural adjustment - Acclimating to a new environment; managing stress and coping with feelings of loss and separation from familiar people and places

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

Peter Jones is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $172 (90min)
  • Sliding scale: $135 - $172
  • Initial session: $172 (110min)
  • Couples sessions: $172 (90min)
  • Family sessions: $115 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Check
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed
Therapist's note

Please message me about discounts if your birth year is 1986 or after.


Location(s)

Online Sessions (Connecticut)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Tue 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Wed 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Thu 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Fri 10:30 am to 10:00 pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun 10:30 am to 10:00 pm

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

West Hartford Holistic Counseling Center, Couples therapist, 2020 - Present
Clinical & Support Options, Inc., Couples therapist, 2016 - 2021

Northcentral University, MA Couples Therapy, 2016
University of Bristol (UK), Ed.D Communication & Interaction, 2010
Columbia University, MA Interaction Analysis, 1991


Licensure

Connecticut: 2387


Languages

English