Agency and Group work, previous: Aids Project Los Angeles (APLA) Counselor, facilitator, HIV Men's Group
Los Angeles LGBT Center Facilitator LGBTQ groups: Trans-Perspective, Women's Coming Out Group, and Bi-osphere
Life Works Facilitator Queer Youth Female-identified Group, and LGBTQ youth mentor
Camp Miller Juvenile Detention Center Counselor, facilitator for Substance Use Group working with male teens Studio 12 Counselor, facilitator working with people pursuing long term sobriety: Men's and Women's Process Groups, Women's Sexuality Group
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PHOTO BY KRISTIN F JONES
My personal interests and pursuits: I am a nature enthusiast, beachcomber, community volunteer, LGBTQ youth and elder advocate, animal lover, and voracious reader. I have successfully managed to kick the social media habit completely; and am a perennial optimist and lifelong learner. Through my own failed attempts, I have come to learn that life is too brief to give it away to unresolved anger, unconsidered choices, or relationships that lack reciprocity. Each day, I strive for self-honesty, responsibility, self-discipline and play. These four dedicated practices work in an active feedback loop with the two categories, below, to help assure that my internal emotional wheel turns as soundly as possible-- Appreciation for the little things like my morning cup; and for the historic unyielding earnestness of my body as it has pushed past illness or injury. My Grounding Techniques: Laughing deeply (at myself, at times); singing at full lung capacity in the car; using my long vision at the beach or when overlooking the city. And finally, seeking out reflections, colors, and shadows found everywhere, in everything.
In sum, for me it’s about a human desire to bring things closer. Ever closer.
I asked myself about the present: How wide it was, how deep it was, how much was mine to keep -Kurt Vonnegut
Kristin F. Jones℠Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #92360. 3611 Seneca Avenue, Los Angeles, Ca, 90039