Jordan earned her bachelor’s degree in French and English from St. Olaf College in Minnesota. Her interest in communication and language served her well as an English teaching assistant in France. However, it ultimately led her to realize her true passion for working with others on an interpersonal level. After spending two years as a wilderness field guide, Jordan pursued her Master’s degree in social work at Portland State University. Shortly after graduation, Jordan jumped back into the world of wilderness therapy. She spent a year and a half in southern Colorado working as a family therapist before transitioning to another wilderness program in Utah, where she worked as a primary therapist. As a native Oregonian, Jordan’s love for the Cascade Mountains, her family, and the west coast community brought her back to beautiful Bend.
As a relational, strengths-based therapist, Jordan builds connections with her students through humor and authenticity. She finds that practicing humility, honesty, and compassion makes trusting relationships where she can support and challenge her students. While her approach is individualized and dynamic, she incorporates mindfulness into her practice and operates through a family system and attachment-based lens. Jordan is trained in Brainspotting and utilizes this powerful tool, especially when working through challenges and trauma that go deeper than what talk therapy can provide.
Outside of the office, Jordan can be found hiking, cross-country skiing, backpacking, potlucks, hammocking, or reading therapy books.