M.A., LCPC, NCC
Supportive Growth for Individuals and Couples
“Lisa is very patient and attentive while I try to explain myself. And she has good feedback without sounding preachy or condescending.”
Hi, I’m Lisa Jordan. Congratulations on being here and researching your options: This is the first step in moving bravely forward with your goals! I’m here to support you in creating intentional relationships and increasing self-awareness — in your marriage, your family, your friendships, and within your own sense of self.
A client recently sent me a note that said, “Your gentle strength, insight and creativity was a huge gift to me.” What I have heard from clients over the years is that I offer a warm, caring presence that makes it safe to discuss, open up, share, and make a plan of action. I’m told that my calming nature helps clients feel they can tackle tough issues in a way that’s collaborative and supportive.
Whether you’re coming to see me as a couple, or on your own, I offer you a safe, welcoming environment in which to understand yourself and others, and to use the past as a powerful guide for gaining insight and clarity about how to get more of what you really want.
I’m a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in Illinois, a Licensed Professional Counselor in Arizona and Texas, and a Nationally Certified Counselor, and I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I am able to provide therapy and counseling services to clients located in Illinois, Arizona, and Texas, and coaching to clients located anywhere.
Here’s How I Can Help You
When life is rocking your boat, I can help you learn how to adapt and adjust, to “ride the waves” of change that arise on the path to creating a better future. I’m here to help you overcome challenges so you can create a satisfying life that reflects your beliefs and values. As your life coach, I will work with you to create a plan of action to accomplish your unique goals.
Here are some examples of goals we could tackle together through coaching:
- Working through the pain of a relationship ending, and figuring out what a healthier and happier relationship would look like in the future, without repeating mistakes from the past.
- Building healthy habits and routines that help you feel your best.
- Setting and achieving goals for your career and life, and achieving work-life balance.
- Building new skills that help you have stronger relationships.
- Getting clear about your values and your ideal life, then making a plan to create it.
- Finding balance and support while parenting children through infancy and adolescence, to launch-stage and an empty nest.
You may be considering coaching for support and direction during a time of transition, such as a breakup or divorce, job loss, or the death of a loved one. Moving through the discomfort and accepting change can be hard work, but also a tremendous opportunity for renewal and for discovering new meaning and purpose.
When you’re dealing with an unexpected life event, the journey forward can be much easier to navigate with empathic support on board. I can help you make peace with the past, and get clarity and direction about your path forward.
In addition to helping you deal with difficult life transitions, I can help you grow into the best version of yourself. I have coached clients to develop insight, procrastinate less, and tackle the negative thinking that may be getting in the way of real progress. I am passionate about helping you live your best life!
Learn more about the differences between therapy and coaching and which approach is right for you.
If we work together in therapy, I will provide caring, experienced and personalized support that is focused on a thorough assessment and understanding of your needs. Whether you’re suffering from the symptoms of a mild mental health condition, struggling to cope with adversity or chronic mental health concerns, we can work together to challenge unhelpful thinking and behaviors. I work with clients most often using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and other evidence-based therapeutic interventions tailored to each client’s specific needs and goals for therapy.
Here are some common concerns that I can assist you with as your therapist:
- Grief and loss
- Managing difficult emotions
- Identifying and shifting painful patterns
- Increasing self-understanding
- Building self-esteem
I have expertise in working with individuals experiencing many types of loss, such as the death of a loved one, or the loss of one’s health, career, or special relationship. I have supported many clients through the grieving process. Working through the “tasks” of mourning a loss is important in gaining the ability to move forward with hope and optimism about the future.
Couples Counseling & Relationship Coaching
I have extensive training and experience in helping couples improve their relationships as a couples counselor or a relationship coach. I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy, and I am excited to support you in creating a more fulfilling, emotionally connected partner relationship. My approach incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, the Gottman Method, and the principles of Emotion-Focused Therapy.
I can help you with things like:
- Resolving gridlock and getting on the same page around major life decisions
- Eliminating “The Four Horsemen” in communication conflicts.
- Becoming a loving, effective “united front” as parents.
- Setting healthy boundaries with your families of origin so you can create your own family.
- Improving your communication.
- Increasing trust and commitment: The pillars of a “Sound Relationship House.”
Above all else, I believe that great communication is the cornerstone of truly rewarding relationships, and I’m here to help you fill your emotional toolbox with strategies and skills that will support your own unique goals.
I can help you improve your relationship through learning to communicate more effectively, and by employing antidotes to the most destructive (and usually unintentional) relationship behaviors. I am especially skilled at helping couples manage the effects of emotional flooding, a topic I’ve written about and recorded a podcast episode on.
Through our work together, I can help you both gain confidence about the steps you need to take to get the relationship you truly want. Most importantly, I will help you develop an effective relationship skill-set that you can use to keep your relationship healthy and strong, long after our work is over.
I am excited about helping people, and because of that, I have invested in high-quality educational and professional experiences that prepared me to be of the greatest value to you.
I have a Master’s degree in clinical psychology, and I am also a Parent-Child Interactive Therapist. I also have specialized training in a variety of evidence-based forms of therapy, including Trauma-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, ACT, IFS, and I have completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy. I have had the privilege of serving on the faculty of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology as an adjunct instructor and as a supervisor of clinical interns. I have supported college-aged students as the director of a large university counseling center, and have provided support to those dealing with grief and loss as a grief support manager at a hospice and palliative care organization in Illinois. I am licensed to provide therapy to residents of Illinois, Texas, and Arizona.
My husband and I have been married for over 30 years and we’re still going strong! We have two grown children who taught us to be present in the moment, to parent with love and logic, and to be grateful for what “is.” Still at home with us is their canine sidekick Ollie, who may secretly believe he is a 4-legged human…and who are we to disagree?
Now, I’m here to bring all of my personal and professional experience to help you grow, and create positive changes in your life and relationships. For your convenience, I offer online therapy and coaching services so that you can focus on your goals from the comfort of your own home or office.
If you’d like to work with me the first step is to schedule your free consultation meeting so that we can get to know each other. I hope you do!
Lisa Jordan, M.A., LCPC, NCC