Founded in 1993 by Shane M. Jones, LSCSW. Shane M. Jones & Associates, P.A. has provided quality counseling for individuals, couples, and families. Many have been referred to Shane M. Jones & Associates, P.A. from the Christian community. However, others who do not hold to the Christian faith have come to understand that those they refer for counseling will be treated with respect and sensitivity to their uniqueness as a human being.
There exists only one God, creator and sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally co-existing in three persons — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Scriptures, both the Old and New Testaments, are the inspired and trustworthy word of God, the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of human beings and the final authority for all matters about which it speaks.
Human nature derives from two historical persons, male and female, created in God’s image. They were created perfect, but they sinned, plunging themselves and all human beings into sin, guilt, suffering, and death.
The death of Jesus Christ and his bodily resurrection provides a substitution for us, and the only ground for justification, forgiveness, and salvation for all who believe. Only those who trust in Him alone are born of the Holy Spirit and are true members of the Church; only they will spend eternity with Christ.
The Holy Spirit is the agent of regeneration and renewal for believers in Jesus Christ. He makes the presence of Jesus Christ real in believers, and He comforts, guides, convicts, and enables believers to live in ways that honor Christ.
Ministry to persons acknowledges the complexity of humans as physical, psychological, social, and spiritual beings. The ultimate goal of Christian counseling is to help others move to a personal wholeness, interpersonal competence, mental stability, and spiritual maturity.
(Adapted from Code for American Association of Christian Counselors)
The following is a statement of belief utilized by Shane M. Jones and Associates, P.A.:
We believe that seeking counseling from a professional counselor is not stepping outside of God’s will or a lack of faith in God. We respect a client’s right to self-determination especially in regards to spiritual issues. Our desire is to be yielded instruments of God, seeking His will in how He would have us intervene with those whom we counsel with. Our goal with each client is that they feel safe, respected, cared about, and that God be glorified in our work together.
It is my mission to provide quality counseling to my clients, to help them reach the greatest level of emotional and relational health for which they are capable. I desire for the field of mental health and Christianity to be represented in a manner that will cause respect for both; that all the lives I touch will be blessed by our interaction together.