Maitri Path to Wellness owner Kelly Jones recently opened a new practice at 111 Bucklin St. in downtown La Salle.
“When I made the decision to return to school, I wanted to offer compassionate counseling services in my community; the Illinois Valley,” Jones said, adding that she is a licensed clinical social worker and certified alcohol and drug counselor. “I found that resources were few and very limited.”
Jones graduated from Aurora University with her masters in social work and a dual concentration in addictions and child welfare. She has also continued her training in trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing to provide practices to her clients.
“Along my path, I gained the knowledge and skills to become a deeply passionate therapist,” she said. “The final decision to open my own practice came when I was certified in accelerated resolution therapy and personally witnessed how helpful it is in the changing process.”
Jones is equipped to provide empathetic assistance and a supportive environment to people with addictions, post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, depression, grief and life transition, among others.
“I hope to make it available to anyone that might be interested within my community,” she said. “I chose the name because I believe it fits my values and vision for this practice.”
Jones said she has a passion to provide rapid healing solutions for her clients who have suffered trauma and has added the therapeutic technique of accelerated resolution therapy to her practice.
Accelerated Resolution Therapy fosters rapid recovery by reprogramming how the brain stores traumatic memories and imagery and it can show results within one to five sessions.
Jones said she wants to help individuals and families live quality lives by providing care and treatment to those with addictions and mental health concerns.