Areas of interest:
-Women's issues (life transitions, relationships, etc)
-Children ages 6+ (trauma/abuse, anxiety, emotional regulation difficulties, behavioral problems)
-Trauma (children, teens, young adults)
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Jordan attended Brigham Young University – Idaho where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Marriage and Family Studies and then moved on to receive her Master’s degree in Couple, Marriage and Family Therapy from COAMFTE accredited Texas Tech University. COAMFTE accreditation is the highest level of MFT accreditation in the nation.
During her undergrad education, Jordan was trained and certified as a relationship educator and instructor of Dr. John Van Epp’s How To Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk P.I.C.K. a Partner and L.I.N.K.S. courses. She has been specially trained in Trauma Focused- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). She has studied more in depth in experiential therapies, specifically Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT). She has worked in a variety of settings including campus clinics, family therapy clinics, a private practice as well as a children’s advocacy center where she worked with young children (under age 10) who had experienced physical and/or sexual abuse or witnessed domestic violence.
Jordan finds great joy in working with children ages 6+ and helping them work through symptoms of trauma, anxiety, and difficulties with emotional regulation. She includes the parent(s) in sessions and uses play, games, sensory items, books, arts and crafts to help teach practical skills for identifying and regulating big emotions as clients work towards healing.
Jordan also has experience working with adults who struggle with anxiety & depression. She loves the deeper connections she can form with adults and partnering with her clients to create wellness in their lives.
Psychotherapy works by creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, identifying problematic thoughts, and teaching tools to shift those thoughts and change problematic behaviors. Therapy also creates an environment where safe, healing, and connecting relationships between family members can take place. A good therapist will help you feel less overwhelmed, less alone, and more empowered in your life. Many people report feeling more hopeful even after just one session.
Living in this fast paced world full of comparison and social media, pandemics and unknowns, peer pressure and high expectations, it's no wonder that so many teenagers are struggling. As a parent it can be hard to know if it's normal teenage moodiness or if your teen is struggling with something above and beyond normal teenage stress. Do you know the signs and how to help your teen if they are struggling with their mental health?