Jordan received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Franklin & Marshall College and earned her master’s degree in social work at the University of Pennsylvania. She began her work in the field by facilitating and developing positive youth development programs in conjunction with her college and local nonprofit organizations in the surrounding inner-city area. While in graduate school, she worked with people of all ages in an inpatient psychiatric hospital and as an outpatient therapist for children and adolescents ages 3 to 17 at a community mental health center in Philadelphia.
Prior to joining Lake House Academy, Jordan worked as an adolescent and family therapist at a private therapeutic boarding school for high school-aged adolescents. Her approach to treatment is grounded in attachment theory and attachment development. She also draws from trauma-focused treatment interventions, cognitive behavioral interventions, and family systems/structural family therapy.
In her spare time Jordan enjoys anything creative, artistic and active, from painting pottery to CrossFit workouts. She also spends a lot of time exploring the outdoors with her canine companion, Calvin.
Juliette attended Indiana University for her undergraduate and earned a BS in Psychology. She went on to attend Wake Forest University to earn her MA in Psychology. Juliette completed her thesis on parenting for adolescents and began to cultivate a greater passion for working in direct care.
After completing the Master's program at Wake, Juliette began working in direct care with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum. Juliette continued to work in community mental health until returning to school to complete her MSW and earn her licensure as a Clinical Social Worker. Juliette specializes in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and is passionate about working with young women who need support in coping with the challenges that accompany adolescence and the transition to becoming a successful young adult.
In her free time, Juliette enjoys spending time with her pets and being active. Juliette plays ultimate frisbee and loves to play board games.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC-Asheville. After completing her undergraduate degree, Sarah began working in direct care at a therapeutic farming program. From this experience, she developed an interest in horticultural therapy and decided to pursue a graduate degree in Organic and Sustainable Agriculture from the University of Tennessee. Upon completion of her degree, Sarah chose to pursue a career in counseling and earned a Master’s Degree from Western Carolina University. While in graduate school, Sarah worked in direct care with adolescents on the Autism Spectrum.
Sarah began her counseling career as an outpatient therapist in a community mental health program. Prior to joining Lake House, Sarah worked as a wilderness therapist with young women in recovery from addiction. Sarah is passionate about experiential learning and nature-based therapies, and her approach to the therapeutic process is grounded in relational attunement.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys CrossFit, hiking and mountain biking with her dog Luna, and volunteering in a community garden.
Jay received his bachelor’s degree from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Sewanee, TN, and shortly after relocated to New York City where he tried his hand in journalism. A few years into that line of work he realized his professional interests lied elsewhere and he returned to school at Columbia University, where he received his master’s degree in social work. While in graduate school Jay interned with non-profit agencies assisting individuals living with HIV/AIDS. He continued to work in a direct care capacity with this population of people and their families over the next 9 years until he and his family relocated to Asheville.
After returning to the South Jay took a position as an administrator for a rehabilitation program for a state-run hospital in Black Mountain. This particular rehab program works with individuals with functional limitations, including histories of complex trauma, a disorder that has become one of Jay’s primary clinical interests. Given Lake House Academy’s background in trauma treatment and its emphasis on a child’s attachment experiences he is thrilled to be a part of the school’s therapy team and to help adolescents experience healing relationships. Among other mental health specialists, his work is influenced by Erik Erikson, Bessel van der Kolk, Daniel Hill and Irvin Yalom.
Jay lives with his wife and two children and loves to have barbecues and sit around the fire pit with them. He also uses his free time to play barely recognizable songs on his acoustic guitar.