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DR. AL JONES
Al H. Jones, PhD grew up in Austin, Texas, and became a Christian during the Jesus movement in 1972. He met his wife, Belinda, at a Christian ministry located near the University of Texas. They were married for 44 years prior to her death in 2022.
Dr. Jones ministers out of his own experiences. He knows what it is like to struggle with depression, to grow up with an alcoholic parent, to navigate grief and the death of a spouse, and to battle the hurts and wounds of the past. He has also experienced the deep love of God and the healing that comes from embracing one’s identity in Christ, and feels blessed to have the opportunity to extend this same healing to others.
In 2005 Dr. Jones established Head to Heart Restoration Ministry. The Head to Heart team primarily serves the central Texas area. Dr. Jones has many roles within Head to Heart, ministering as part of the counseling team, serving as Co-Director, and acting as Board of Directors Chair. He is also the instructor and Clinical Supervisor for the Head to Heart School of Pastoral Counseling.
Dr. Jones is a life-long learner. His education and pastoral credentials include: BS in Education and M.Ed. in Educational Administration from Texas State University, three State of Texas Teacher Certifications, PhD of Philosophy in Clinical Pastoral Counseling from Colorado Theological Seminary, NCCA Licensed Clinical Pastoral Counselor with Advanced Certification including eight NCCA Advanced Certifications, and SACC Certified Temperament Life Coach.
Dr. Jones is the author of the SACC course Stress Fractures: Counseling for Stress Utilizing Temperament, as well as the NCCA courses Counseling for PTSD: Healing the Trauma of the Past and Counseling and Emotional Healing Prayer. He is passionate about helping people find healing and freedom from life’s most difficult problems through the power of Jesus Christ. His passion and dedication extend to those suffering from mental illness, individuals who have experienced trauma, the Millennial and Gen Z Generations, equipping counselors through education, writing problem-specific training materials, and praise and worship.