DeAnna M. Jordan, MFTi, CADC-II

DeAnna Jordan serves as the clinical director at New Method Wellness where she supervises a team of caring, well-trained clinicians who provide continued support throughout a client’s stay at New Method Wellness. Jordan has over 20 years of experience working with clients in recovery and is a marriage and family therapist (MFT), specializing in the maintenance of healthy relationships. As a result of her expertise, Jordan has been featured on “Dr. Phil,” “Jane Valdez-Mitchell,” National Geographic’s “Taboo,” and has been published in Elle Magazine as well as The Huffington Post.

After receiving her bachelor’s degree from University of California in Irvine, Jordan did post-graduate work at Centaur University where she graduated in the top of her class with a CAADAC certification in Centaur’s chemical dependency program. Following her time at Centaur, Jordan received her masters in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is a current PhD candidate, studying depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute.

As a recovering addict, Jordan brings a breadth of personal recovery experience to her clinical leadership and believes a comfortable, structured and supportive environment is an essential part of maintaining long term sobriety. In addition to her passion for recovery, Jordan is extremely involved in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). As a current Woman of the Year candidate, Jordan is campaigning to raise funds for LLS blood cancer research in honor of local children who are blood cancer survivors.

Hi DeAnna, please tell us a little about you?

My name is DeAnna M. Jordan and I am a marriage and family therapist, who specializes in behavioral health and drug and alcohol treatment. My life is dedicated to helping as many people as possible get the best possible quality of care. I have four children, am the clinical director of the best drug and alcohol treatment center in California and am a Psy.D. Candidate. I believe in Faith, family and friends, in that order.

Describe yourself in 3 words?

Compassionate, busy and caring

We know you are running for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year, Congratulations!! Please tell us about it

I am running for the LLS woman of the year to bring awareness and healing to a much needed cause.

How did you got involved in this?

My sweet high school friend, Dianne Callahan, knew of my passion for service work and my husband’s loss of his little sister Greta Connor to Leukemia at six years old and wanted to help me get involved in something bigger than myself.

What is the goal of this campaign? 

The goal of my campaign is to raise $50,000.00 to be able to name a research grant “Greta Connor” to honor my husband’s little sister.

And now tell us a little about your company New Method Wellness? 

New Method Wellness is a company passionate about helping as many people as possible get the best quality of care. We have created a family atmosphere so that our clients feel safe and contained as they begin their new lives into recovery.

Where people can find more about it? 

People can go onto our website newmethodwellness.com and learn all about the amazing work we are doing in the community.

How’s a normal day in your life?

Wow, that’s a long answer! So, I wake up get the kids ready for school and then drive one of them to school. On my drive from school to work I take and return a few phone calls. I then arrive at work and work straight through until it is time to pick up one of the kids from school.  We go home and force ourselves to relax and chill. Then the kids do homework while I do some work for either our LLS campaign or something for my Psy.D. Then we watch TV or read and start all over again the next day. On the weekends we do something together as a family or with friends, and on Fridays I run errands. It’s all a very organized form of chaos.

What is your idea of a perfect Sunday?

The perfect Sunday is a beach hike, followed by lots of down time and all of the kids home for Sunday dinner.

What do you think of social media? 

I love/hate social media. I love watching all of the events of my family and friends and I hate that I cannot stop checking in with it. This week my goal is to be off of my phone for one whole hour of my home time.

Where we can follow you?

Twitter: NMWTweets

Favorite quote:

“Be patient with everyone, but above all with yourself . . . do not be disappointed by your imperfections, but always rise up with fresh courage.” –from writings by St. Francis de Sales

Favorite book:

“Orhan’s Inheritance” by Aline Ohanesian.