About Jordan Stern

They/Them

 

In couples therapy with me, teach communication strategies to help lessen defensiveness and increase empathy and warmth in your relationship. intervene to stop or change interactions that are keeping you from getting the connection you want, and provide mediation and structure for difficult conversations. And by teaching in-the-moment self-regulation and co-regulation techniques, help you and your partner to speak from and listen with your best selves.

 

help couples/polycules achieve the nonmonogamous experiences they want, navigate kinky dynamics, negotiate different levels of desire, minimize friction around different sexual orientations between partners, cope with the ways othering and social stigma can affect intimacy, and become aware of the gender dynamics that can arise in queer and trans couples. 

also try to make my practice safe and welcoming place for neurodivergent clients. If you have or suspect you have ADHD or autism and you’re wanting couples counselor with experience and expertise in working with neurodivergent adults, let’talk. use clear and direct communication myself, and I’able to accommodate clients who are nonverbal and need to communicate via text both during and outside of sessions.

 

A few client types I welcome in my office:

  • Adults & teens with autism, Aspergers, or ADHD (or those exploring the possibility of a diagnosis)
  • Trans, nonbinary, & gender-nonconforming people (including those looking for letters for surgery)
  • LGBQAA people
  • Survivors of trauma & abuse
  • People with a stressful relationship to food and body image
  • People with disabilities & chronic illnesses (including those looking for letters of accommodation)
  • Current & former sex workers
  • People on the multiplicity spectrum

A few therapy approaches I can use if they work for you:

  • Traditional Talk Therapy
  • Trauma Titration & Regulation
  • Somatic/Mind-Body Integration
  • Mindfulness
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
  • Gottman Relationship Skills Building