Dr. Jordan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been practicing for the last 7 years. She grew up in Tucson, Arizona and got her Bachelors of Science in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2012. After completing her bachelors degree, she moved to Boone, North Carolina to pursue her Master of Arts degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. During her masters program, Dr. Jordan worked as a school-based therapy intern, providing therapy to children in school-based settings throughout Watauga County. She also served on a committee to develop the Multicultural Systemic Counseling Certificate, which is now offered as a certificate for graduate students. Dr. Jordan received her Master of Arts degree in 2014 and then moved to Tallahassee, Florida to pursue her PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy.
During her doctoral program Dr. Jordan studied research on youth in the child welfare system, transracial adoption, culturally competent parenting for transracial foster and adoptive parents, and interventions focused on parent-child interactions. She completed her dissertation on Culturally Competent Parenting: A Test of Web-Based Training for Transracial Foster and Adoptive Parents in 2018. Throughout her doctoral program, she also worked as a therapist in various settings including a couples and family therapy center, a medical center focused on serving at-risk populations, and a teen substance abuse center. She provided therapy to children, teens, adults, parents, couples, and families of diverse backgrounds. She served individuals dealing with multiple different mental health problems including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, adjustment disorders, and substance use disorders.
Dr. Jordan completed her postdoc fellowship in Immokalee, Florida working at a medical center providing part-time trauma-response therapy to migrant farmworking families and their children, both in person and over telehealth. She also helped assess research on childhood trauma and the impacts that trauma has on children and families.
Dr. Jordan is passionate about helping clients feel validated in their lived experiences of trauma and oppression. She acknowledges that the privilege she holds as a white, cis-gender woman means she will never understand some of her diverse clients lived experiences. Dr. Jordan believes in creating a safe space for clients to process the experiences of trauma and oppression they are comfortable sharing. She helps clients to recognize their own power in making choices to change their lives. She uses multiple different therapy models including Bowenian Family Therapy, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and LGBTQIA+ affirmative therapy and holds a social justice and multicultural lens when serving clients.
Dr. Jordan’s hobbies include spending time relaxing at home with her cat, Muffinman, spending time with friends and family, and exploring various preserves throughout Florida.