Markera Jones, M.S
Markera is a doctoral psychology intern at CAPS and a doctoral candidate in Clinical Community Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She also completed her M.S. at Illinois and received her B.A. in Psychology and in French from Franklin and Marshall College. Markera values a collaborative, client-centered approach to therapy and aims to be responsive to clients’ identities, sensitivities, and societal context. She understands people’s concerns not only as individual-level challenges, but also as experiences shaped by larger social, environmental, and/or systemic factors that may be helpful to consider. Markera works with clients using an integrative approach that is mostly grounded in cognitive-behavioral therapy, meaning that she helps clients to recognize how their emotions, thoughts, and behaviors are separate, dynamic, and changeable pieces of their experience. She also incorporates aspects of mindfulness, interpersonal therapy, feminism, intersectionality, and a framework of radical healing into her work.