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Guiding You Through Life

The First Step to a Better Life Starts Here

Change the way you see each day and grow into the person you aspire to be. Sometimes, learning more about ourselves can make us happier and more hopeful people. At Aspiration of Character Counseling Services, LLC in Portland, Oregon, I believe that every person is an important part of this world.

Hello! My name is LaShawnda Q. Jones. I offer counseling and therapy for children, adolescents, young adults, and families, focusing on cultural-specific communities and other racial minorities. When working with families, I consider my "client" to be each individual and the relationship between the family members. I conscientiously protect the confidentiality of minors as well as adults.  

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Education and Training

January 15, 2019

I hold a Master of Science Degree in Counseling Education from Portland State University. My major course work included rehabilitation counseling with an emphasis on psycho-social adjustment, emotional, behavior, and mental health disorders along with medical disabilities.

Philosophy and Counseling Approach

February 14, 2019

I believe that everyone including families can reach an optimum state of integrated health. When speaking of integrated health, it involves not just the mental and emotional health but there is the spirit, body, and environment as well.

I believe that in order to be an effective counselor, you have to meet the individual or family where they are and help them to either understand, adapt, or cope with the barriers and/or challenges.  

I adhere to an eclectic approach with a strong reliance in modalities such as family systems, client-centered therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, motivational interviewing, solution-focused brief therapy, and play therapy to children, adolescents, young adults, and families that are culturally specific (African-Americans and other racial minorities such as Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Latino(a) Americans).

As a Licensee

March 15, 2019

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (License #C4924) in the state of Oregon (2018). I must abide by the Code of Ethics with Oregon Board of Licensed Professional Counselors and Therapists. To maintain my license, I must participate in continuing education and training dealing with subjects relevant to this profession.

Certifications and Other Accomplishments

Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor Level II in Oregon since 2001

*Qualified Mental Health Professional in Oregon (2019)

Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington (2018)

Post-graduate certification in Clinical Supervision in Oregon (2018)

Trained in group, individual, couple, and family counseling

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I am required to participate in continuing education in each licenses and certifications.

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How I Started

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Mission Statement 

Make the most of every opportunity. Be gracious in your speech. The goal is to bring out the best in others in a conversation, not to put them down, not to cut them out.

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What I Offer