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.
Londa comes to Lake House Academy with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the mental health field. After earning her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from Montreat College, Londa completed her internship at Lake House Academy where she immediately felt right at home with the program model, the staff team, and the students. Through her work with adolescents in a residential setting, she discovered her love of experiential learning and adventure based counseling. Additionally, Londa has also worked with adolescents in a wilderness program and has most recently worked with adults in a residential setting.
During her internship at Lake House Academy, Londa fell in love with the mission of “Healing through Play” and learned a lot about the Theraplay model and attachment, and how these models help families to heal. Londa also utilizes the Reality Therapy/Choice Theory in her work to help students and families understand that we all have needs we are trying to meet and behavior helps us to meet those needs. Londa is a big believer in getting out of the office and learning through our experiences.
When she is not at Lake House, Londa enjoys spending time in nature, playing board games, watching college football, and hanging out with family and friends. Some fun facts about Londa: she is originally from Indiana, she enjoys the occasional mountain snowstorm, and her favorite season is autumn.
Tyra earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Queens University of Charlotte, and earned her masters degree in marriage and family therapy from Capella University. Tyra began her journey with Lake House Academy in 2017 where she completed her master's program internship at Lake House Academy under the supervision of the Clinical Director. Upon completion of her internship Tyra joined the Lake House Team as a Program Manager, overseeing the residential components of Lake House Academy. This opportunity gave Tyra the opportunity to become familiar with all of the operations within Lake House Academy as well as how the residential program supports the student's therapeutic growth and provides therapeutic intervention.
Tyra is excited to be continuing her journey with Lake House Academy in the role of Primary Therapist. She is excited for the opportunity to continue the work she has done with our girls and families in this capacity and help facilitate healing and growth. Tyra approaches therapy from a systemic lens and utilizes experiential therapies including Emotion Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and the core therapeutic modalities at Lake House Academy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy and Theraplay. Tyra loves to find creative and experiential ways of interacting with the students and families and facilitating the development of secure and healthy relationship.
When not at Lake House Academy, Tyra enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, finding swimming holes, and getting lost in an amazing book. Tyra loves to play basketball during her free time and is always looking for the next great card game.
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.