I have extensive and very well rounded education, i.e., I am skilled in approaches that address the mind, body and unconscious. I don't have a "one size fits all" approach. Instead, given my broad training and experience, I adapt to the needs of the client. I have also been in the field for 20 years. I have also won several awards for excellence.
I received my undergraduate degree from Antioch University in Marina del Rey, CA. Thereafter, I received a Masters degree from the University of Southern California, where I graduated with Honors. As a USC Field Instructor, I was awarded the Master Field Instructor Award. I continue to serve as Adjunct Faculty at USC's graduate School of Social Work. I hold a certificate in Advanced Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy from the Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute, and a Diplomate in Clinical Social Work, where I ranked in the top 5% nationwide. I have been certified as an EMDR practitioner by EMDRIA.
My career in the field of social services began in 1991 when I assisted victims of domestic violence and their children at a local battered women's shelter in Los Angeles. Thereafter, I worked at a residential facility with court-ordered adolescents with a range of behavioral and psychological disorders. Subsequently, I treated adults, adolescents and the elderly at UCLA's Neuropsychiatric Institute, in-patient and out-patient, where I received awards for excellence. I have counseled staff and faculty at USC's Employee Assistance Program. I have also served as a Field Instructor for UCLA, USC and Antioch University, supervising graduate students in their field placements. I was the recipient of the Master Field Instructor Award. As part-time faculty, I have served as a Field Liaison and Academic Advisor to USC School of Social Work's graduate students and taught Child and Adolescent Development and Social Work across a range of different contexts at the graduate level. As a Clinical Supervisor at Bienestar Human Services, I supervise licensed and Masters level therapists. I also served as the Regional Clinical Director at Aegis Medical Systems,a methadone clinic treating opiate dependency, where I provided supervision and training on a range of clinical issues. I also held the role of Adjunct Professor at Ryokan College, a graduate program in Psychology. I have lectured on a range of clinical disorders and participated in the development of a variety of clinical programs. In addition to my private practice, I was also the Clinical Director of TheACY, a grief support program for children and adults. I served on Didi Hirsch's Survivors After Suicide Advisory Board and facilitate support groups for those who have lost loved ones to suicide. I have also provided critical incident stress debriefings to organizations who have lost employees to suicide. As an EMDR-certified therapist, I work with those who have suffered trauma, as well as other therapists seeking consultation for their practices.
"Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves. It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the "success" in our lives." -From Handle With Care: Emotional Intelligence Activity Book, Daniel Freeman, et. al.
Terry Jordan, LCSW, DCSW Psychotherapist 2001 S. Barrington Avenue Suite 202 West Los Angeles, CA 90025 firstname.lastname@example.org (310) 895-4848