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Marriage & Family Therapist in Avon, CT

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Kathryn Jordan, MA, LMFT

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Collaborative Family Solutions, LLC
At the foundation of my approach, I conceptualizes all individuals and their interactions with others (relationships) within the Systems framework. More simply, one cannot understand the dynamic of our struggles without exploring the familial, social, and cultural contexts. My work is based in Solution-Focused Therapy. This encourages dialogue to explore client's strengths, resources, and past successes. My collaborative approach fosters a sense of agency in clients, creating a co-constructed dialogue to explore and create realistic attainable therapeutic goals. This approach further emphasizes that clients best understand their unique circumstances. Therefore the role of therapist is to support a co-constructed dialogue around necessary changes in perceptions, thoughts, and behaviors. Lastly, I bring to the environment a compassionate and gentle stance, providing my clients with a warm and safe environment allowing more opportunity for clients to deeply explore their history and present struggles.
Bio
Originally from New Jersey, I moved to Philadelphia to study Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience at Temple University. Right after graduation, I moved to Hartford, Connecticut where I took a position as a Clinical Research Assistant at Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living. Here, I dedicated 6 years to Child and Adolescent Neuropsychiatric Research leading to four publications for my work. During this time I also embarked on completing a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. Before opening Collaborative Family Solutions, I worked at The Village for Families and Children as a Clinician providing Intensive In-home Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (IICAPS) in Hartford. This was followed by a position at Wheeler Clinic as a Child & Adolescent Outpatient Clinician in Bristol and Plainville. I continue to also practice at Newport Academy as a Residential Family and Primary Therapist. I am a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and Connecticut Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. During my free time, I enjoy being outdoors and spending quality time with my family.
Practice Areas
 Counseling / Therapy  Divorce  Pet Therapy
 Adolescents  EMDR Therapy  Pre and Postpartum Mental Health
 Adoption  Family Conflict  Psychoanalysis
 Anger Management  Gay or Lesbian Issues  Relationship Issues
 Anxiety and Panic  Grief and Loss  Self Esteem Issues
 Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)  Group Therapy  Sexual Dysfunction
 Body Image Issues  Life Transitions  Stress Management
 Caregiver Issues  Loneliness  Trauma and PTSD
 Children's Counseling  Marriage & Family Therapy  Women's Issues
 Depression  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder  Work and Career Issues
Certifications
 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
Education/Training
Master's of Marriage and Family Therapy at Saint Joseph College; 2011
Memberships
AAMFT and CTAMFT since 2009
Payments Accepted
Husky/medicaid, Optum, Anthem insurance; all major credit cards, check, cash.
Hours:M,T,Th 430-830p W 10-830, F 10-330 Sat 9a-9p
Cost/Session:$50 to $200
License:CT 001790
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Location
40 Avon Meadow Lane
Bldg 40, 2nd Floor
AvonCT 06001
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