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woman backpacking in the mountains

Jordan grew up in mountains of southern Oregon and headed to flatland Minnesota 18-years later to earn her bachelor’s at St. Olaf College. She first became passionate about working in mental health during a volunteer corps year at a residential program for underserved youth in Oakland, CA. After years of work and life experience, she hunkered down in Portland, OR and completed her master’s in social work at Portland State University. Since this time, Jordan worked with a variety of populations in Portland, including college students at PSU, houseless youth and men re-entering from the criminal justice system. Before joining the CCT team, Jordan spent over four years working in wilderness therapy as a guide, family therapist and primary therapist. While Jordan has lived in France and five different states over the past decade, her love for the Oregon Cascades, her family, and her west coast community brought her back to beautiful Bend.

As an attachment based, relational therapist, Jordan builds connection with her students through curiosity and authenticity. She finds that practicing humility, honesty, and compassion creates trusting relationships where she can effectively support and challenge her students (and their parents). While her approach is individualized and dynamic, she incorporates mindfulness into her practice and operates through a family systems lens. Jordan is trained in Brainspotting and utilizes this powerful tool, especially when working with pain and trauma that go deeper than what talk therapy can provide.

Outside of the office, Jordan can be found hiking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, potlucking, reading therapy books and playing with her angelic kitty, Fritz.

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