Jordan Jonson, Ph.D., HSPP

Staff Psychologist

Staff Psychologist

Indiana license#: 20043532A

I was born and raised in South Bend, which I’ve learned makes me a “townie”- for better or for worse (hopefully better!). I received my Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Purdue University where I was exposed to clinical work in a variety of settings, including community mental health, inpatient care, university counseling centers, and work-release facilities. I completed my pre-doctoral internship at Iowa State University and a postdoctoral fellowship at University of Michigan. Working in a variety of settings solidified my love for the college student population; there is an energy that comes from working at a university that is incomparable.

I view therapy as teamwork; working collaboratively with students to help them reach their goals in a non-judgmental, multiculturally-focused, compassionate space where students can be their authentic selves. In working together, there is space for celebrating triumphs, laughing at something humorous, sitting together in sadness, and everything in between. I am flexible in my approach and genuinely value feedback from students regarding how our work together is going. My hope is that students end their therapy experience with me feeling empowered with the skills and practices that will help them be present, make room for emotions, and act in a way that is aligned with their values.

My clinical areas of interest include anxiety, eating disorders/body image, grief & loss, and self-compassion. More generally, I am passionate about college student mental health and am continuously learning how I can support not only college students individually but on a systemic level as well. I am also passionate about outreach and prevention and serve as the UCC’s Outreach Coordinator. I am active in the UCC’s training program and also enjoy facilitating numerous groups and workshops.

I enjoy spending time with friends and family, going on hikes, reading, trying new restaurants, and listening to Queen albums on repeat. You can find me watching Jeopardy every evening, most definitely getting many answers wrong.

Supervision Style

I take a developmental approach to supervision and meet each supervisee where they’re at. I fully support each supervisee I work with, while appropriately challenging them to aid in their growth. Additionally, I aim to know my supervisees holistically, meaning I care about how they are doing not just professionally, but personally as well (given each supervisee’s level of comfort in sharing). I care deeply about each trainee I work with and take a nonjudgmental stance when working together.