Jordan Dunmead

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Staff Psychotherapist

Contact

She/Her & They/Them

Works at Lakeview

773.880.1310 ext. 7287

English

Education & Training

Licensure

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

Degrees

  • MS Marriage and Family Therapy (MSMFT), Northwestern University, 2016
  • BA Photojournalism (BAJ), Indiana University, 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

“…I walk down another street.”

To engage in therapy is to engage in a relationship which 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 creativity 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, environments, 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 claiming this narrative as your own.

I, too, hold the belief that change and acceptance are self-made processes. Finding a balance between the two can be challenging: the acceptance for what is, and the drive to promote necessary change in our lives. 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 and gender identity development
  • Relational diversity exploration and practice (including non-monogamy, polyamory, interracial relationships, mixed-orientation couples, and various relationship orientations and structures)
  • Recent or childhood sexual trauma recovery
  • Kink, sex-positive, and body-positive practice
  • Family of origin issues
  • Stress management and vicarious trauma recovery for those in helping professions (i.e. therapists, healthcare professionals, teachers, etc.)
  • Codependency and attachment-centered work
  • Working with white folx from an anti-racist perspective on dismantling white supremist structures, both internally and externally
  • Integration of spiritual, esoteric, and energy-based practices (including Tarot, Reiki, and Astrology)
  • Artists, writers, musicians, and other creative-types

I work with…

  • Individuals (Adults, Adolescents 15+)
  • Relationships (couple dyads/triads/vee’s/quads/etc., metamours, constellations, etc.)
  • Families (chosen, family of origin, and polycules)

Modalities

  • LGBQ+ and TGNC Affirmative Practice
  • Anti-Racist and Intersectional Feminist Perspective
  • Trauma-Informed Practice
  • 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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