Loving Choices Psychology exists to help ease suffering for individuals, couples, and families. We see people in pain and suffering due to poor sexual health, relationship conflict, parenting children and gaining weight. This often leads to depression, anxiety, and many other health problems.
We were founded by Jason Jones, who has been a Registered Psychologist since 2012. He’s one of only three Certified Sex Therapists in Alberta and is one of only two Certified Supervisors of Sex Therapy in Edmonton. Jason has clinical experience helping clients dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, stress and trauma. He specializes in helping individuals and couples with sexual and relationship issues, and in helping families and the Courts with divorce and separation issues. Jason uses a client-centred approach, balancing clinical best practices with neuroscience.
Jason is very pleased to welcome Johnathan Bown to the Loving Choices team. He will be available for individual therapy, couples counselling, and sex therapy appointments beginning April 15, 2020. John has been a Registered Psychologist since 2018. He has years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and groups in both clinical and private settings. He is foremost a client-centered therapist who uses cognitive-behaviour therapy to support others dealing with anxiety, depression, stress, grief, and trauma. He is also receiving training and supervision towards providing therapy for sex related issues. Personally, Johnathan has an avid interest in all types of learning and research, usually spending his time reading non-fiction books or starting various projects (which don’t always get finished...)
AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, Certified Supervisor of Sex Therapy
Jason is one of only two Certified Sex Therapists and Supervisors of Sex Therapy in Edmonton. He’s a member of the American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT). AASECT is the international organization that credentials sexual health professionals on the basis of rigorous standards for academic preparation, supervised training and consultation, field-related experience and applied skills.
Presented "Let's Talk About Sex Therapy: Working with Diverse Communities" at the Western Canadian Conference on Sexual Health in Edmonton in 2018.
Presented “Let’s Talk About Sex Therapy” at the Western Canadian Conference on Sexual Health in Calgary in 2016
Testified in Alberta Court proceedings related to sexuality and trauma
Worked with Saffron Sexual Assault Centre in individual and group therapy sessions
Worked with adolescent sex offenders at Alberta Health Services
Member of the Society for Sex Therapy and Research (SSTAR)
Member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS)
Member of the Alberta Society for the Promotions of Sexual health (ASPSH)
Member of the Alberta Council of Professionals for Sexual Health (ACPSH)
Parenting & Separation
Jason has been declared a “Parenting Expert” by the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and Provincial Court of Alberta, and has testified as an expert witness in child custody cases. He’s been interviewed on numerous media channels for his expertise, such as CBC, City TV, Global News, Edmonton Journal, and National Post. He’s a member of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) Alberta Chapter, which is the primary international association for professionals working with families and Courts.
Experience in Practice Note 7s Assessments (Voice of the Child, Parenting Assessment, Triage) and Interventions (Family Reunification, Therapy involving child contact problems and co-parenting)
Completed training for High Conflict Co-parenting: Interventions for children's alignment and resistance from William James College
Completed training for Voice of the Child Assessments and Interviewing Children through AFCC
Completed Mediation for Divorce and Family Conflicts training with Legal Education Society of Alberta
Experience in working with Children and Family Services and Legal Aid
Past regular participant on City TV’s Parenting Panel
Presented “Censor Yourself” at “Understanding Cyber-violence and Youth Victimization: Many Voices, Many Paths” Conference in Edmonton in 2011
Member of Risk Management Group AFCC-AB Chapter
Jason has been trained in the Gottman Methods and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP)
Psychologists Association of Alberta (PAA)
International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) Edmonton
Jason has presented at numerous conferences on the health conditions associated with weight, including the Canadian Obesity Summit and the Calgary Pain Conference.
Holds a Post-Graduate Certification in Obesity Management from the University of Alberta
Presented “Obesity as an Addiction” at the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity Conference in Montreal in 2014
Presented “Mental Health Issues Surrounding Weight Regain after Bariatric Surgery” at Obesity and Mental Health Conference in Toronto in 2014
Written for Wellness Magazine
Former Manager at the Edmonton Adult Bariatric Speciality Clinic with Alberta Health Services
Worked with Femme/Homme Medical Services developing their weight management program
Member of the Canadian Obesity Network (CON)
Member of the International Federation for the Surgery of Obesity (IFSO)