Diagnostic Consultation

  • Trauma-Informed Assessment

Psychotherapy for Individuals, Couples & Families

  • Walk 'N' Talk Therapy with Guided Meditation on the Beach, Bay & Nature Trails 

Consultation with Physicians, Psychiatrists, and other Healthcare Providers

Psychological Assessment

Best Self Clinic    offers a unique Best Self-Therapy Technique created by Dr. April Jones, a trauma-informed medical psychologist and trauma-informed lifestyle medicine specialist.

      Best Self-Therapy is a unique trauma-informed, self-healing method created by Dr. Jones in 2010 to offer patients a structured method to facilitate adherence to homework, behavioral change and treatment plan goals.

  • Best Self-Therapy is a prescriptive method designed to offer a personalized therapeutic experience to accelerate trauma recovery according to each patient's specific mental and physical health issues.
  • Case Example: Ms. Smith is a patient with a history of sexual abuse, parental neglect, poor nutrition, panic disorder, chronic pain and Complex PTSD.  Dr. Jones provides comprehensive care to Ms. Smith, including a diagnostic assessment, 4-part wellness evaluation, bi-weekly psychotherapy, a daily wellness routine and a tailor-designed Best Self-Therapy regimen for reading, personal video journaling and culinary therapy to heal her eating disorder with special attention to food sensitivities along with mindfulness training 'in the kitchen' to reduce stress and self-harm through food restriction, a byproduct of childhood trauma and abuse.

Best Self-Therapy includes Trauma-Based Literature, Personal Blogs and Vlogs, Evidence-Based Lifestyle Medicine along with Expert Guidance and Support from Dr. Jones between Psychotherapy Sessions related to:

  • Domestic Violence in the Family of Origin (FOO)
  • Childhood Abuse and Neglect, including Emotional Neglect and Abuse
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse & Revictimization in Adulthood
  • Scapegoating & Estrangement from FOO
  • ​Stockholm Syndrome or Trauma Bonding
  • Intimate Partner Violence
  • Date Rape, Stalking & Covert Narcissistic Abuse
  • Rape After Consent
  • Love Fraud, Cyberstalking & Sexual Harassment
  • Coercive Control or Financial Abuse
  • Psychopathy & Narcissism Education to Manage Contact with "The Untreatables"
  • Gaslighting, Emotional Terrorism & Abandonment
  • Legal Abuse during Civil, Criminal & Family Law Proceedings - Divorce and Child Custody Battles
  • TRO and Restraining Orders for Women, Mothers and Minors with Consultations Provided to Ad Litem Attorneys
  • Co-Parenting & Parallel Parenting with Covert Narcissists

​Best Self-Therapy Technique was designed to support the following:

  • Processing Trauma: Evidence-Based Journaling Techniques, Trauma-Informed Guidance, 12-Step Tradition Integration & Preparation for Psychotherapy Sessions Using Trauma-Based Literature, Worksheets and Scientific Journals.
  • Personalized Guidance from Dr. Jones to Explore the "Psychology of the Self" to Heal Trauma through Trauma-Informed Journaling Techniques unique to Best Self Clinic ® programming.
  • Resolving Grief: Childhood Abuse, Intimate Partner Violence, Sexual Assault, Death/Loss, Estrangement, Chronic Illness, Medical Gaslighting, Workplace Abuse, Theft and Legal Abuse.
  • Self-Therapy Essentials for Trauma-Informed Care, including Psychoeducation and Therapeutic Tools unique to Best Self Clinic ®
  • Self-Healing Strategies that last a lifetime to sustain remission from PTSD & C-PTSD symptoms.
  • Pay it Forward!  Contribute your knowledge to 12-Step Meetings including CoDA (CoDependents Anonymous) and charitable giving or community volunteerism.

PTSD, Complex PTSD & ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)

  • Comprehensive Treatment for Mind-Body Recovery
  • Family of Origin Trauma: Domestic Violence, Sexual Abuse, Emotional Trauma, Neglect & Abandonment
  • Health Disparities: Financial Hardship, Exposure to Violence & Substance Abuse, Social Discrimination
  • Individual Therapy, Guided Meditation & Holistic Wellness Programs
  • Therapy for Divorce and Child Custody Proceedings
  • Support for Adult Survivors of Trauma & Abuse


  • Telehealth: Video & Phone Consults - Flexible Scheduling!
  • Crisis Consultation & Guidance
  • Brief Therapy by Video, Phone, Email
  • Concierge Therapy - Affordable Membership 24/7/365
  • Therapy for Busy, Traveling Professionals
  • 'Put Down The Cupcake!' - Healthy Lifestyle Interventions


Wellness Evaluation

  • Whole Health Inventory
  • Personal Well Being List

Health Recovery Program

  • Wellness Evaluation
  • BMI Assessment
  • Weekly Weigh-Ins
  • 'Fitness Designed For You'
  • Emotional Eating Therapy
  • Eating Disorder Assessment
  • Nutrition Plan*
  • Supplementation Guide*

*Choice of Plans Listed Below

Guided Meditation, Relaxation, and Visualization Training

  • Diaphragmatic Breathing Meditation

  • Mantra Meditation

  • PTSD & CPTSD Recovery Meditations

  • Progressive Muscle Relaxation for Pain (Headache, Back Pain, Neuropathic Pain, Injury)

  • Pre- and Post-Natal Meditation

  • Autogenic Relaxation To Reduce Toxic Stress

  • Guided Visualization

  • Addiction Meditation

Culinary Medicine to Heal PTSD and C-PTSD

  • Soothing Detox Nourishment 

  • Culinary Mindfulness Practice

  • Anti-Inflammation Meal Plan

  • Adaptogenic Nutrition for Stress & Fatigue 

  • Healthy Weight Loss with Binge Eating Therapy

  • Gut Health Restoration

  • Fitness Enhancement Nutrition

  • Healthy Treats

  • Curated Grocery Lists (Shop for Dr. Jones' Favorite Products Online)

Natural Dietary Supplementation 

  • Bye, Bye Toxins
  • Antioxidants for Aging
  • Natural Energy & Mood Enhancement
  • Anti-Inflammation
  • Stress Relief
  • Carb Cravings

'Fitness Designed For You'

  • Fun Exercise Programs
  • Safe Exercise Routines for Chronic Pain Sufferers
  • Strength Training for Women
  • What is My Real Dress Size?

Aromatherapy Treatment

  • Relaxation
  • Depression
  • Restlessness
  • Pain & Tension
  • Mood Swings
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Fatigue



​​Services at Best Self Clinic

Trauma-Informed Mental Health & Lifestyle Medicine