Jordan is not accepting new clients at this time.
Hi, I’m Jordan! I was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and briefly lived in Washington, DC before I returned to this state that I love. I enjoy traveling (bonus points if there is a National Park), hiking, going to concerts, and spending time with my family and mini zoo of two dogs and two cats.
I completed my Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Arizona State University before moving on to earn my Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Adams State University. My practicum and internship experiences involved working with mandated clients who were often labeled as “difficult.” I do not see any of my clients as “difficult,” rather view them as unique individuals who may require more creativity and flexibility in the way that they are approached by me as their therapist.
I have experience working with clients who have extensive trauma histories and clients who are trying to cope with self-harm/suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and phase of life issues. I take a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to working with my clients and do not use one specific modality, as I do not think therapy is one-size-fits-all. I have experience with CBT and DBT and enjoy using creative/experiential techniques such as art, play, music, writing, and walking.
My goal as a therapist is to create a warm, empathetic, and judgment-free space for my clients to work through the challenges they are facing through collaboration with me as their therapist. I understand that a solid relationship with me is necessary for therapy to be successful and that therapy can be an intimidating process to begin. Because of this, I come into every session with patience, empathy, no judgments, and the willingness to be flexible in my approach.
I am currently open for sessions for pre-teens, teens, and young adults (ages 11 through 24). I am offering both in-person and virtual sessions depending on the needs of each client individually.
Being a teen or pre-teen is hard and it can also be challenging to be the parent of a child who is struggling to cope. It can make both of you feel helpless. Adolescents are entering a phase of their lives where many things are changing for them – they are being exposed to new experiences and people, and there are new expectations being placed on them. These factors can be challenging for anyone and especially so for teens and pre-teens who are experiencing new and heightened emotions while also learning how to cope with and process these emotions along with all the newness surrounding them. Some common reasons teens and pre-teens may begin therapy are depression, anxiety, trauma, substance abuse issues, behavior problems at school and/or home, and low self-esteem.
I am here to work with teens and pre-teens who need help coping with the difficulties they are facing whether these problems stem from past or current events. I know not every adolescent is thrilled to attend therapy, so my goal is to meet them where they’re at and to come into every session with patience, flexibility, compassion, and a creative approach to help them move through the discomfort and toward a healthier mind.
“You have only scratched the surface of what you’re capable of. There are decades of victories ahead of you.”
– Rupi Kaur
Trauma can be caused by something happening to us or even from something we witnessed (such as a car accident). Traumatic events can be life-threatening and/or emotionally disturbing. These events are heavy and when left unprocessed, often leave us dealing with symptoms that negatively impact our mental, physical, social, emotional and/or spiritual well-being. Trauma can affect our relationships with others, how we perform at school or work, and have us feeling tired, anxious, agitated, depressed. Maybe you are feeling these things or many of the other symptoms and effects of trauma.
No matter what happened or when it happened, your experience and feelings surrounding this event are valid, and I’m here to patiently work with you at addressing your trauma. This will look like understanding more about your trauma and the effects it has on you and determining what you want your life to look like as you process your trauma, move forward, and rediscover/reinvent parts of you and your life that were struggling before.
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed. It means the damage no longer controls your life.”
– Akshay Dubey
While anxiety is our body’s natural response to stressful circumstances, it can sometimes manifest into feelings that stick around for longer periods of time and can begin interfering with your daily life. Feelings of anxiety can be intense and even debilitating at times, making daily life feel extremely challenging to get through or even preventing you from doing things altogether. Anxiety symptoms can include an increased heart rate, rapid breathing, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, or trouble falling and/or staying asleep.
Anxiety can make your days feel long and your world feel smaller. Through working with me, we will help you identify situations or thoughts that often trigger your anxiety, challenge your internal thoughts about these triggers, and learn to manage your anxiety to allow you to have increased periods of peace.
“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.”
– Charles Spurgeon