TJ Jordan is a Licensed Professional Counselor at the Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center. He works with adolescents and adults of all ages, including individuals, couples and families.
TJ views therapy as a collaborative process of healing, growth and change. Every client is unique and their journey is different. Every client has all the gifts, strengths and life experiences they need to make the positive changes they seek. TJ is only there as a fellow human being to accompany you in your journey. He offers attentive listening, compassionate warmth, thoughtful insights, encouragement and professional guidance. He will gently challenge you and hold you accountable to your own words and goals, because ultimately it is you that is responsible for the change you want to create. As Walt Whitman said, “Not I, not anyone else can travel that road for you. You must travel it for yourself.” But you don’t have to do it alone.
TJ utilizes a wide variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques that help you: gain clarity on who you are and what you want, remove any obstacles or emotional blocks that are preventing growth, and ultimately discover your own inner peace, confidence, and motivation. TJ uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to empower you to reframe your thoughts and modify your actions in a way that is optimally adaptive and productive. He uses Gestalt Therapy techniques to help you gain awareness of your true emotions and your interpersonal patterns and how they show up in the here and now of our therapy sessions. TJ uses Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Therapies to help you achieve your goals, and he incorporates elements of Narrative Therapy and Existential Therapy for those clients struggling with trauma and the meaning or purpose of their life.
TJ has extensive experience serving clients of various racial and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, ages, genders and income levels. He strives to be an effective ally for those in marginalized groups and is dedicated to continually strengthening his multicultural competence as a therapist and human.
In his free time TJ enjoys playing sports, traveling, hiking and camping, and eating delicious global food in Chicago.
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