Victoria Jones has a Master’s degree in Creative Writing from the University of Houston, as well as a Master’s degree in Education—Counseling Psychology. She is the co-founder of Psynergy Psychological Associates, a group practice providing support and education to therapists. She works in private practice with individuals, couples, families, and groups. She designs and leads workshops on topics including safe intimacy, mindfulness, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. Collaborative work with physicians has furthered her understanding of mind-body healing. She has advanced training in EMDR and Somatic Integration, as well as Dissociation and Trauma. In her first career, Victoria worked with Donald Barthelme as the founding editor of Gulf Coast literary magazine and has had short stories and reviews published in the Denver Quarterly and Houston Press. She is the founding Director of Writers In The Schools (WITS) and has fostered similar programs across the country. She has taught creative writing in classrooms, museums, hospitals, and juvenile probation facilities, and has created curriculum that builds resilience through the arts. She has also worked as an editor and a consultant for Houston not-for-profits.