Victoria Jones

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 leads workshops on topics including trauma, happiness, relationships, and mindfulness.  Collaborative work with physicians has furthered her understanding of the intricacies of healing the mind and the body.  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 as well as in museums, hospitals, and juvenile probation facilities; and, she has created curriculum that builds resilience through the arts.  She has also worked as an editor and a consultant for Houston non-profits.