Here's what i really want you to know...
I’m authentic. I’m human. I bring my humanity with me everywhere I go, including the office. This means that I will authentically reflect back to you what I hear, see, and feel, in the immediacy of our time together. If I am asking you to be authentic, it helps if I’m that way too.
I’m direct. I’m not the kind of therapist who will nod and smile at you from my easy chair and send you on your merry way. I will (lovingly) challenge you to challenge yourself, and we’ll hang out in “stuck” together for as long as you want, until you’re ready to get “unstuck.” I’m willing to be right there with you.
I have a sense of humor. I’m a big believer in the value of a flexible perspective. Humor can help soften the rigid rules we often have about ourselves and the world around us. Laughter is powerful medicine, after all, with countless physical and mental health benefits.
Investing in yourself takes effort, and change and healing take time. I am there to walk the path with you, and to offer perspective, guidance and accountability along the way.
Learn More about Jordan's Credentials and passion for growth
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (C009084) and Clinical Addiction Specialist (3129), with a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania. I am also a Level II Certified Anger Management Specialist (CAMS-II). I have a B.A. in an independently designed major, with a focus on HIV and AIDS prevention education, from Hampshire College.
I've worked for 8 years as a primary therapist for young adults in a variety of settings, including inpatient residential treatment, sober living programs, and high schools.
Specifically, I have worked with folks in recovery from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders, individuals and couples with challenges in relationships, people with self-esteem and identity issues, difficulties with anger management, concerns or trauma related to sexuality and gender identity, and transitional and developmental issues specific to young adults. I bring to my work a passion for strengths-based and holistic person-centered counseling - meaning we'll start where you are and grow where you want to grow - and a profound belief in the power of safe and authentic human connection to facilitate healing.
Training and Continuing Education
In additional to regularly completing ongoing education to satisfy my dual licensure as a Clinical Social Worker and Clinical Addiction Specialist, I have also completed significant professional training in the following areas:
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Nonviolent Crisis Intervention
Trauma Art Narrative Therapy (TANT)
HIV/AIDS Prevention Education