NJ_Prof_2Dr. V. Nikki Jones, LCSW, LMFT, works full-time as a faculty member at Middle Tennessee State University and part-time in private practice. As a psychotherapist, Dr. Jones utilizes a comprehensive theory of change to assess client motivation for treatment, tailors therapeutic intervention to each client’s needs, and adheres to a strength-based approach. She draws from a variety of evidenced-based therapies to support clients in taking care of this moment. Dr. Jones’s clinical experiences have included mood disorders, co-occurring disorders, behavioral issues, attachment and codependency, self-care and coping, social (minority) stress, and life coaching.

Dr. Jones is active in her local community and has written two novels (i.e., The Space Our Love Demands and Lyric & Blake). She earned Bachelor and Master degrees from The University of Tennessee before pursuing a Master of Science in Social Work – Couple & Family Therapy at The University of Louisville. She completed a Doctor of Social Work Practice and Leadership at The University of Tennessee with research focused on the impact of social stress on African American gay women. Her research and publication interests are culturally competent practice.

Dr. Jones currently resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her partner.