Meet the Team
Online only (due to Covid) in Bethesda, MD and online across Maryland, Virginia, DC.
My name is Jordan Madison. I’m a Licensed Clinical Marriage and Family Therapist who works with couples who have trouble communicating in their relationships. My goal is to help you stop dissatisfaction in your relationships and start encouraging you to see healing and transformation.
I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Spelman College and my Masters in Couple and Family Therapy from the
University of Maryland, College Park. Soon after, I began working at Friends in Transition Counseling Services and have
been here ever since. I am certified as a Prepare/Enrich facilitator and have received EMDR training as well.
My Journey To Becoming a Therapist
I’m no different from the clients I see. Like everyone else, I’m human. I’ve been through both wonderful and difficult experiences that have shaped who I am and how I help.
I remember watching an episode of Grey’s Anatomy when I was around 12 years old, and the main character was in a therapy session. When her therapist was able to help her have an “aha moment”, that’s when I knew I wanted to be able to do the same. I became a therapist to facilitate experiences where people can gain insight into their patterns and behaviors, and make the changes necessary to live fulfilling lives. Therapy is not often seen as an option, especially in the Black community, so it is important for me to cultivate a safe space for healing and growth. Helping people give my life meaning.
Being a therapist is fulfilling. I love helping people become healthier and more empowered as well as witnessing them create the lives they want to live. The most rewarding thing about being a therapist is knowing that I had a part in helping someone else transform their life.
I am committed to encouraging you to see healing and transformation. I aim to create a safe, warm, and open environment for my clients to explore their emotions and collaborate to build on their strengths and overcome their challenges.
I value the various intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity that create lived experiences specific to my client. Have compassion for people and bring supportive and encouraging energy to sessions.
I have a natural ability to:
- Create non-judgmental space that allows clients to feel heard
- Help clients heal their past and manage the present
- Provide validation and empathy to those I see
- Assist couples in understanding where their relationship patterns are stemming from
People who know me often say that I am a good listener who can help people feel heard and understood, which in turn helps people feel seen and start to heal.
Our Sessions Are Focused On You
In our sessions I will provide you with a space where you feel comfortable, safe, understood, and heard.
It’s important to me to create safety within sessions and I am open to any feedback and questions you may have. There isn’t a “one size fits all” approach to therapy, so I will be sure our sessions fit your specific needs and concerns.
As a Therapist, I Embrace the Following Philosophies:
- I believe that you are worthy of love and care
- I believe that there is no shame in asking for help
- I believe that emotions heal when they are witnessed and validated
- I believe that taking care of yourself is the most generous thing you can do for the world
- I believe that marriages become stronger when the parties learn to turn to each other for love and support instead of
turning away in anger