Valerie Le Cann Jones, LMFT
Valerie Le Cann Jones is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who will be taking on the role of Program Director with the Center for Discovery. Valerie has an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fairfield University and a B.S. in Psychology from Union College. Valerie is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) and she is currently pursuing certification to be a certified AAMFT supervisor. She has completed the coursework for her LMFT School Certification and has completed both Parts I and II of basic EMDR Training.
Valerie was previously a Clinical Supervisor with LifeBridge Community Services. Before that, she was under the Office of Victim Services grant as the Survivor Care Navigator for the town of Newtown, where she worked with families of children who survived the tragic shooting in Sandy Hook.
Prior to joining the Town of Newtown, Valerie worked as a clinician at Liberation Programs, a local substance abuse and behavioral health agency. Valerie also volunteered for many years as a domestic abuse counselor for the Women’s Center of Danbury’s domestic violence hotline. Valerie previously worked in the Corporate world as the Boutique Liaison in Retail Operations for Cartier, Inc. and in Real Estate law as a title closer.
Valerie has both experienced and witnessed the devastating results of trauma both in her family of origin and as a community member of Sandy Hook. She views trauma though a systemic lens and understands the importance of working with the entire family when focusing on resiliency and trauma recovery.
Valerie and her husband live in Sandy Hook with their 12-year-old twin girls and their therapy dog-in-training, Oliver. Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, taking Barre classes, playing piano, listening to music, and traveling.