Jordan Dunmead

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor, Training Mentor Coordinator, and Training Team Member
Jordan Dunmead

Contact

She/They

773.880.1310 ext. 7287

English

Education & Training

Licensure

  • LMFT, 166.001288, Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation + American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (IDFPR + AAMFT), 2019

Degrees

  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT), The Family Institute at Northwestern University, 2016
  • BA Photojournalism (BAJ), Indiana University Bloomington, 2014

Certifications

  • Reiki I and II Practitioner, Holy Fire II + Inner Sense Healing Arts Collective, 2020
  • 60-Hour Certified Rape Crisis Counselor and Medical Advocate, Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault (ICASA) + Resilience (formerly Rape Victim Advocates), 2018

Values & Philosophy

Things to know about me: I am a white, queer, polyamorous, agender Woman. I am an anti-Zionist Jew, I believe in abolition, and I believe in decolonizing therapy as a daily practice. I have multiple invisible illnesses, am a survivor of trauma, and deeply, deeply love what I do. If your values, identities, desires, and/or lived experiences line up with my own, let’s talk, and see what a therapeutic relationship between us could look like.

To engage in therapy is to engage in a relationship that takes trust, safety, and collaboration. My goal as a therapist is to allow our relationship to become the conduit through which change may occur. My office can be a place to unload, connect, process, or simply be – it is such a gift to bear witness to the courage it takes to do so. I strive to be affirmative, empathic, and non-judgmental, with a style that is directive, empowering, and validating. I bring humor and authenticity to my work, holding a space where all of our parts of “Self” can come together in the present moment to make sense of life’s circumstances. My approach integrates various models of therapy to best fit your needs, honoring inner-strengths, therapeutic goals, and intersecting identities.

I hold the belief that we are all doing the best we can; the relationships, systems, and experiences we encounter yield ingrained patterns, beliefs, and vulnerabilities that are integrated into our senses of “Self” and overall ways of being. Each facet of our narrative comes together to place us right here, right now – exactly where we are meant to be. This place, however, may not be one that we would actually choose for ourselves. With intention, mindfulness, and curiosity, we can begin to better understand these facets collaboratively, weaving them together by choice, and, finally, you can claim this narrative as your own.

This is not easy work, though the rewards can be plentiful. Being in therapy with me is being in authentic relationship with me, and it would be my privilege to step into such a connection with you.

Area of Focus & Specialization

  • Sexual orientation, gender identity, and kink identity development and exploration
  • Relational diversity exploration and practice (including non-monogamy, polyamory, interracial relationships, mixed-orientation couples, and various relationship orientations and structures)
  • Recent and/or childhood sexual trauma recovery
  • Family of origin issues
  • Codependency and attachment-centered work
  • Processing the presence of invisible and/or chronic illness(es) and pain
  • Working with white folx from an anti-racist and intersectional perspective on dismantling white supremist structures, both internally and externally
  • Integration of spiritual, esoteric, and energy-based practices (including Tarot, Reiki, and Astrology)
  • Stress management and vicarious trauma recovery for those in helping professions (i.e. therapists, healthcare professionals, teachers, etc.)
  • Consultation for therapists and counselors interested in and/or challenged by any of the aforementioned foci

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults and Adolescents 15+)
  • Relationships (couple dyad’s/triad’s/vee’s/quad’s/etc., metamours, constellations, friends, etc.)
  • Families (chosen, family of origin, and polycules)
  • Therapists and counselors seeking professional consultation

Get Answers About

  • Training mentoring (including the creation and execution of workshops, lectures, webinars, etc.)
  • Questions about Live Oak’s training program (i.e. Post-Graduate Fellowships and Internships)

Modalities

  • LGBQ+ and TGNC Affirmative Practice
  • Anti-Racist and Intersectional Feminist Perspective
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • Kink-, Sex- and Body-Positive Approach
  • Client-Centered, Insight Oriented, and Strengths-Based Approach
  • Integrative Approach (including: Systemic/Relational Therapy, Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT))

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