Resident In Counseling
Jeff Mazzone is a Resident in Counseling at Revelations Counseling & Consulting. He earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Liberty University in 2021. Jeff received the Ronald E. Hawkins Distinguished Counseling Student Legacy Award, the highest honor Liberty bestows upon a single counseling student. Jeff also has a Master of Arts in Theology from St. Joseph’s Seminary in Yonkers, New York.
Born in Philadelphia and raised in Southern Maryland from parents both enlisted in the U.S. Navy, Jeff lived in Bronx, New York and the lower Hudson Valley area for 18 years before relocating to Fredericksburg, Virginia. In 2014, Jeff met his wife who was born and raised in Washington Heights from immigrant parents from Dominican Republic. They have two young daughters with a third child lost through miscarriage.
Jeff completed his clinical internship with licensed psychologist Timothy G. Lock, PhD at the Goretti Center for Healing and Forgiveness in Brookfield, CT. He worked there with teenagers, families, lay adults, missionaries, and Catholic priests presenting with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, moral injury, trauma, and stress. Prior to entering the counseling profession, Jeff pursued the Catholic priesthood from 2002-2006 as a college seminarian for the Archdiocese of Washington, and then as a temporarily professed friar from 2006-2010 with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. While completing his counseling education, Jeff led praise and worship and liturgical music for various churches, ministries, and retreats in the New York City area.
Jeff’s personal approach to counseling is largely informed by the late psychiatrists Anna Terruwe and Conrad Baars who served as advisors to Pope St. Paul VI—integrating psychodynamic theories with an understanding of the human person informed by the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas to understand how the role our thoughts and emotions play in personal flourishing. They also developed the term frustration neurosis to describe the presence of deep-seated feelings of insecurity, inadequacy, inferiority, low self-worth, and feeling oneself unlovable as resulting from a lack of affirming love from early caregivers and others charged with the duty of revealing to others their unique goodness intellectually, volitionally, emotionally, and bodily. Jeff also incorporates person-centered and existential modalities, along with cognitive-behavioral methods from exposure therapy and dialectical behavior therapy. Jeff is trained to offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) following his training through the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).