About

Mark Sibley Jones, DMin, LPC-S, LMFT-S, BCN, QEEGD
Counseling and Neuro/Biofeedback
Founder

Founder of the Well Mind Center, Dr. Jones is board certified in neurofeedback (BCIA) and Quantitative EEG (QEEG). He is a licensed professional counselor and marriage and family therapist–and board approved as a supervisor for both licenses. He directs the neurofeedback program at UTSA where he trains master and doctoral level counseling students and conducts research on treating anxiety and PTSD.  Dr. Jones is past president of the International Society for Neuroregulation and Research, past president of the Biofeedback Society of Texas, and Full Member, Rice University/Texas Medical Center Chapter of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society. Vocational experience

“I have had the pleasure of working with Dr Mark Jones over these past many years as a clinical colleague and fellow life-long learner. I have been impressed with the utmost quality and attention to detail that Dr Jones gives in his clinical EEG and QEEG work – in data acquisition, well exceeding minimal standards; in data analysis, using his extremely deep knowledge to address EEG concerns and QEEG findings; in report writing, producing among the most comprehensive, individualized, and clinically relevant report formats I have ever seen. His teaching skills are also excellent, and he offers a comprehensive QEEG course which serves as a thorough foundation leading to QEEG certification.”
–Robert P Turner, MD
Pediatric Neurology and Epileptology
“I don’t recall which meeting, but well over a decade ago, I met Mark Jones. He had students and interns, so we immediately had common ground. His students had good projects and he always asked good questions, staying on the leading edge of this rapidly evolving field, while never claiming excessively. Mark attended many of my workshops and EEG/qEEG group review sessions, as well as individual case reviews, even though he already has the required certifications. He has become one of the more reliable replies I see online advising both professionals and potential clients. Mark has a quiet way about him, but as the saying goes: ‘quiet waters run deep’. If you are reading this as a reference or review, you are likely looking for someone knowledgeable, trustworthy and professionally qualified. Look no farther than Mark.”
–Jay Gunkelman, QEEGD-Emeritus
CSO, Brain Science International

Laurel Cook, PhD, MS, LPC
Counseling, Neuro/Biofeedback, EMDR
Clinical Director

Dr. Cook focuses on expanding and deepening personal skills needed to cope with the challenges of life that can negatively affect healthy living styles and relationships. For over 30 years, she has worked with persons suffering from trauma, domestic abuse, addictions, and relationship stress. Dr. Cook specializes in improving communication and social skills, managing stress, anger management, conflict resolution, fostering spiritual health, and transformation skills—with children, adolescents and adults. In addition to talk therapy, she provides neurofeedback and biofeedback and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). She is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for her neurofeedback and QEEG work.

Dr. Cook completed her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision and Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where she serves as an Assistant Professor of Practice in the Counseling Department.

Sarah Carli Jones, MA, LPC
Counseling
Practice Administrator

Carli holds a Masters of Counseling from Wayland Baptist University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has experience working with adolescents struggling with anxiety, depression, abuse, PTSD, stress management, school issues, or psychosis. Carli works with adolescents looking to learn coping skills, improve communication with friends and/or family, process past or current abuse/trauma, or just have someone to talk things over with.

Carli’s compassionate nature helps her relate to and help adolescents navigate life and teenage years. She also works with adolescents who may be transitioning from an inpatient to outpatient setting.

Adolescence is a difficult time of life and struggling with mental illness only makes it harder. Carli strives to be empathetic, understanding, open-minded, and non-judgmental, so as to provide adolescents with a safe place to discuss painful topics.

Melissa Boggs, MS, LPC
Counseling, Neuro/Biofeedback, EMDR
QEEG Processing Assistant

Melissa holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) and is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for her neurofeedback and QEEG work. Melissa provides counseling and neuro/biofeedback for trauma, anxiety, depression, abuse, stress management, anger management, dementia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders, personality disorders, and psychosis. Melissa works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, neurofeedback, and various other modalities of biofeedback.

Emily Surratt, MS, LPC-Associate, NCC
Supervised by Dr. Mark S. Jones, LPC-S
Counseling and Neuro/Biofeedback
Neurofeedback Coordinator

Emily Surratt holds a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She is Trauma-Focused CBT trained and Neuro/Biofeedback trained and provides talk therapy and neuro/ biofeedback services for children, adolescents, and adults both in person and via telehealth. Her specialties include bereavement, grief, anxiety, depression, trauma (PTSD, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, domestic violence, sex trafficking), neurodiversity (ADHD, autism, sensory-processing disorder), LBGTQIA+, anger management, mood disorders, personality disorders, and career counseling. She is working towards her BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for her neurofeedback and QEEG work. If you are looking for a compassionate and dynamic therapist with years of experience who can help with you or your child’s journey, no matter what it looks like, she will provide that safe space to process, heal, and grow. As the Neurofeedback Coordinator, Emily uses her knowledge of the field to help potential clients and caregivers gain an understanding of neurofeedback, explaining the process and what to expect, and answering questions to determine if neurofeedback may be a treatment option for you or your loved one.

Julie B. Gowen, MSW, LCSW-S,
Registered Play Therapist-Supervisor (RPT-S)
Counseling and Play Therapy

Julie works with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families.  Of particular interest, she loves working with teenagers–and couples seeking pre-marital counseling.  Julie utilizes a variety of tools to meet the needs of the diverse population she serves, to include: art, client-centered therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, journaling, play, and visualization, to name a few.

She looks at the connections between mind, body, and spirit–maintaining a philosophy of caring and compassion, coupled with enthusiasm–to empower people to look deep within to find their inner strengths and build upon them. More info

Katrina Lee Hallmark, PsyD, Clinical Psychologist
Neuropsychology Assessments

Dr. Hallmark is a licensed Clinical Psychologist who received her Doctor of Psychology Degree from the Miami Institute of Psychology in Miami, Fl. in 1997 where she specialized in Neuropsychology. She completed her Internship at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine & the Kennedy-Krieger Institute. Dr. Hallmark has 31 years of experience treating children and adolescents. She specializes in Neuropsychological Evaluations, Assessments for Learning Disorders, Dyslexia Testing, ADHD treatment and evaluation and Social Skills Groups. More info

Antonio Ramirez de León, PhD, LPC-S, DMin
Counseling and Spiritual Direction

Dr. Ramirez works with Adults, Young Adults and Couples, in the areas of Anxiety, Abuse & Trauma, Grief, Career Counseling, Cultural & Spiritual Issues, Depression, Individual Growth, Marital Enrichment & Counseling, Men’s issues, Parenting effectiveness and Group Therapy. My specialty is working with individuals or couples, who are willing to heal, grow, and are searching for deeper understanding of their relationship with themselves, others and nature. I also integrate the spiritual dimension and the cultural background of my clients helping them to explore their understanding of God and/or the Sacred as they understand it. Besides relationships, I will help individuals and couples find a deeper meaning and purpose in their lives. He has a very extensive and solid clinical, theological, and academic background in relational issues, men’s issues, cultural adaptation, grief work, and spiritual growth and healing. Group therapy is also a modality that I have used with very positive results with young adults. The most special and unique aspect of my practice is the integration of the best in psychotherapy, spirituality, and cultural awareness. My practice is extensive in both English and Spanish for US and foreign born individuals. More info

Ross Spears, PhD, MS, LPC
Counseling and Neuro/Biofeedback

Dr. Spears holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) where he teaches in the Counseling Department. He is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for his neurofeedback and QEEG work. As your counselor, he advocates that his professional role is to provide unconditional grace while working together to best navigate and explore options that fit your specific needs. Dr. Spears has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults with improving communication skills, anxiety, depression, and stress management. He is available for talk therapy and neurofeedback.

Devon E. Romero, Ph.D., NCC, LPC
Counseling and Neuro/Biofeedback

Dr. Romero is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counseling at the University of Texas at San Antonio where she trains master’s and doctoral level counseling students. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for her neurofeedback and QEEG work. Dr. Romero has specialized training and experience in child and adolescent counseling, marriage and family counseling, and trauma. She provides counseling and neurofeedback for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress management, aggression and conduct problems, and family conflict in addition to other conditions and issues. Dr. Romero works with children, adolescents, and adults, and is available for virtual counseling and remote neurofeedback.

Katrina Presswood, MS, LPC-Associate, NCC
Supervised by Dr. Mark S. Jones, LPC-S
Counseling and Neuro/Biofeedback

Katrina earned her Master of Science degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio and is working toward her doctorate in Counseling Psychology (PsyD) at Our Lady of the Lake University. She counsels children, adolescents, and adults of all ages as they deal with trauma, chronic pain, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and stages of life issues. She is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for her neurofeedback and QEEG work and is available for neurofeedback, in-person or virtual talk therapy, and other types of biofeedback treatment modalities. Katrina considers it her privilege to be a part of her client’s healing journey and goal achievement; she aims to provide a safe space in which her clients feel comfortable and respected.

 

Vedabrata (Ved) Basu, MS, LPC, EMDR Trained
Counseling, Neuro/Biofeedback, EMDR

Ved transitioned to the field of Mental Health Counseling because he wanted to be in a healing profession. He completed his M.S. Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Ved is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy. He has been using EMDR for a while and it is one of the modes of therapies he frequently uses. Overall, Ved tends to be client-centered in his approach, working with the underlying philosophy that a client has the potential, within himself or herself, to proceed in the direction that leads to his or her intended goal for healing. The therapist plays a supporting role in the client’s journey through providing validation, empathy, positive regard, and appropriate counseling interventions that can help the client to move forward in the direction of accomplishing his or her therapeutic goals. In addition to EMDR, Ved also uses Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Neurofeedback. However, he also believes that each client is unique and has a unique set of needs. Therefore, techniques from different counseling modalities can be combined and integrated to an appropriate set of counseling interventions that can provide optimum client benefits. At the Well Mind Center of San Antonio, Ved provides counseling and Neurofeedback for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Emotional Dysregulation, Behavioral issues, Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Bereavement, Depression, and ADHD. He is currently working toward BCIA Certification in Neurofeedback (BCN) and is supervised by Dr. Jones for his neurofeedback and QEEG work.

Stacey Lane Holmsley, RN, MS MFT Practicum Student
Supervised by Dr. Mark S. Jones, LPC-S, LMFT-S
Counseling/Marriage and Family Therapy

Stacey holds an Undergraduate degree in Business Administration, an Undergraduate degree in Nursing, and is currently working on her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. Experienced in many areas of Nursing including Hospice, Disaster/Crisis, Family Practice, and School Nursing, she has first-hand, clinical experience in working with many different types of individuals including teens/adolescents, individuals, couples, and families with Lifespan issues which affect everyone at some point in time including goal setting, life purpose and meaning, unexpected/unwanted change, loss, grief, trauma/crisis, acute and chronic medical issues, relational issues (dating, marriage, separation, divorce, remarriage, partnership relationships), academic/education issues, as well as stress and coping. More Info