Jordan  Sander

Jordan Sander

Master of Social Work, MSW Licensed Social Worker, LSW Practice: Online Virtual Counselors
New Jersey Accepting Online
Updated October 15, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adjustment difficulties & disorders
  • Alcohol use disorder & addiction
  • Communication issues
  • Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Insomnia & sleep issues

Professional statement

Jordan is a licensed mental health counselor (LSW) and a licensed addiction counselor (ADC-I) who provides telehealth counseling sessions to New Jersey residents. He sees young adults, adults, and seniors for a variety of common mental health concerns surrounding behavioral / chemical addiction, stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and challenging life transitions. He also has experience facilitating group therapy for anger management and addiction treatment.

He utilizes practical skills training to increase clients’ communication, emotional regulation, and anger management skills. When doing cognitive/behavioral work with clients, he builds awareness of how conditioned patterns of thought, feeling, and behavior link together. He then empowers clients to question and shift self-defeating automatic thought patterns and core beliefs. The goal is the experiencing of more functionally healthy mood states and responses to stressors. With addictions, he explores how needs are met through addictive behaviors, healthy ways to meet these complex needs, and the building of support systems to maintain lifestyle changes and a passion-filled long-term recovery. He believes in equifinality (many paths toward the same destination), and has experience facilitating community support groups including Self-Management and Recovery Training and Alcoholics Anonymous among others.

Jordan collaborates with clients to explore and root out obstacles that keep them from living vital, passionate, self-directed lives. He bases sessions on your current needs and struggles, while also building a supportive collaborative therapeutic relationship. He is active during sessions providing feedback to clients, while also offering a neutral environment in which clients can express their needs, daily frustrations and self-improvement goals. He also seeks feedback from clients to ensure the skills practiced in-session are effective and focused, on their treatment goals. Jordan is currently accepting new clients weekdays 8:00am – 6:00pm for both short-term solution-focused counseling, and long-term therapy.


Message to clients

I believe the counseling relationship allows for defensive walls to come down and the journey of self-exploration and growth to begin. During our first few sessions we will get a feel for whether or not my skills match your needs and our overall ease at collaborating toward meeting your personal goals. If there is a disconnect, that’s ok. Counseling IS personal and the therapeutic alliance must be there. The healing process begins with hope, trust, and seeing issues and thoughts clearly; it helps to speak to another person to begin.

We openly seek help for physical concerns but we hesitate when it comes to our own mental health. We get stuck repeating old thought patterns and behaviors that once protected us, but now get in our way! My practice philosophy is that counseling, at its core, is a collaborative relationship where my clients re-align their personal values and goals with ways of daily living.

Counseling requires self-reflection and changing the way you think, react, and endure the obstacles of daily living. This is hard work! And while you do it, expect to also explore outside hobbies and interests; life can’t be all work and self-improvement. For example, I love being outdoors, and go backcountry camping whenever I can get away, especially when it’s cold or the weather is bad–I love the survival challenges!

Thank you for reading my profile. Feel free to contact me for an initial phone consultation to see if we are a good fit.


Specialties

Adjustment difficulties & disorders - Support around adapting to new and/or challenging life circumstances; skill-building for improved stress management and reduction of anxiety.

Alcohol use disorder & addiction - Tolerating emotional discomfort; reducing or eliminating reliance on alcohol; development of new coping mechanisms for stress and suffering.

Communication issues - Developing effective interpersonal skills in relationships withpartners, families, and co-workers; using healthy methods of communication to convey needs and respond to others

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Anger management - Addressing sudden outbursts of anger or sustained resentment; developing healthy anger expression and outlets

Insomnia & sleep issues - Exploring ways to improve sleep patterns, develop healthy sleep hygiene, master relaxation techniques, manage stressors, reduce worrying, and address insomnia




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • United Healthcare
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Optum

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $175 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $175
  • Initial session: $225 (60min)
  • Couples sessions: $225 (60min)
  • Group sessions: $75 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $225 (60min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
  • Direct billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New Jersey)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Wed 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Thu 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Fri 7:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat 8:00am-11:00am
  • Sun OFF

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 5 years

Online Virtual Counselors, Counselor , 2021 - Present
Counseling Center at Fair Lawn, IOP Program Facilitator, Counselor , 2019 - 2020
COPE Center of Montclair , Substance Abuse Counselor , 2016 - 2019
Recovery Brands LLC. (Rehabs.com) , Facility Review Writer , 2014 - 2015
Cornerstone Treatment , Resident Assistant , 2013 - 2014
Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools , Teacher , 2008 - 2013
Borgia High School , Teacher , 2006 - 2007

University of North Carolina at Charlotte , Master of Social Work (MSW), 2016
Self Management and Recovery Training , Certified Meeting Facilitator , 2015
Central Piedmont College, Substance Abuse Counseling, Case Management, 2013
Missouri State University, B.S. Education (History), 2004


Licensure

New Jersey: 44SL06363000

New Jersey: 2017-000255


Languages

English