Empowering. Equipping. Encouraging

Brian M. Jones, MA, LPC

Brian M. Jones is the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and Clinician at Defining Purpose Counseling and Consulting, LLC located in Hampton, Virginia.  His mission and goal in life is to help others define their purpose, as he believes that all individuals are born with purpose; however, often struggle with bringing it into focus and living within it.  He is committed to your success on life's journey. As the founder of Defining Purpose Counseling and Consulting, LLC, it is his hope to empower, equip, and encourage individuals to live a life filled with intentional steps towards wellness. Together, he will work with each individual on designing practical tools to build a foundation of stability and strength when it comes to their mental health. Therapy services aims to create rooms of safety and accountability for those who feel stuck and having a difficult time seeking out their purpose.

As for his education and background, Brian received his Bachelors of Science in Sociology from Charleston Southern University in Charleston, South Carolina in December 2009 and his Master of Arts in Mental Health Counseling from Webster University- Columbia Metropolitan Campus in Columbia, South Carolina in May 2013. He has worked in variety of settings in South Carolina, Massachusetts, and Virginia providing support to both children and adults with varying medical conditions, mental health diagnoses, intellectual and developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries, co-occurring psychiatric disorders, and behavioral challenges. Since entering the field of human services in 2007, Brian has gained both operational and clinical experience through his different roles in providing case management services, outpatient services, behavior modification/support services, management of community residential facilities, clinical consultation, project management, and program oversight and development.

Stev​en J. Fields, LPC, N​CC, CFT

  As we live, we write the stories of our lives. Sometimes the pen gets too heavy. Sometimes we don’t know where to start… or how to continue. And then there’s writer’s block, the faltering of the creative process somewhere in our hearts, our minds, our bodies producing dis-orders and dis-eases. Maybe you have lost a Loved one. Maybe you’re starting a new relationship. Maybe you want a new job. Maybe you just want change. I believe the remedy is in the beliefs/feelings, thoughts, and behaviors fueling the writer’s block or dis-ease, and I am a dis-ease specialist.

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in Missouri and Virginia who is a National Board Certified Counselor (NCC), a Certified Family Counselor (CFT), a Certified Depression & Mood Disorder Treatment Professional (CDMDTP), and a Certified Grief Counseling Specialist (CGCS).

I have been a sexual health professional and educator for the past nine (9) years. Young people and adults have entrusted me with their intimate histories and lives to help them build their futures with hard truths and solid foundations. Assessment has been my friend since the beginning as the more we know about a problem or writer’s block or dis-ease, the more capable we are to treating it. I prefer groups and couples, yet I welcome most individual clients, especially those who are most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, have career issues, have sexuality issues, and/or have relational challenges. I use a combination of schema therapy, relational reframing, creative/expressive arts, values/worldviews, and personality types to work with and get to know my clients.

I truly believe in the relationship between the client and therapist and that it holds the key to success in mental health treatment. I purpose to build a therapeutic alliance that we both can be proud of and that can dance to the rhythm of the music we make together. I counsel my clients to be educated consumers, enlisted partners, and encouraged participants in their own health and wellbeing. I would be honored to consult with you about the words you’ve written—or have yet to write.