Kathryn Jordan

Kathryn Jordan

Kathryn Jordan

Counseling and Wellness Educator



B.A., Temple University
M.A., Saint Joseph College

Kathryn is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with specialized training as a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Eye-Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner, and Certified Integrative Energy Medicine & Psychotherapist. Originally from New Jersey, Kathryn attended Temple University in Philadelphia to study psychology and cognitive neuroscience. After graduation, she moved to Hartford, where she was a clinical research assistant at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living. Here, Kathryn dedicated six years to child and adolescent Neuropsychiatric Research leading to four publications for her work. During this time, Kathryn also completed a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Saint Joseph College in West Hartford. Before opening her private practice in the fall of 2016, she worked at The Village for Families and Children as an in-home clinician at Wheeler Clinic as a child and adolescent outpatient therapist, which led to her induction into residential life at Newport Academy in Bethlehem as a family therapist. Kathryn has facilitated groups and programs presenting mental health wellness psychoeducation in each role. In the fall of 2019, Kathryn embarked on creating a podcast, recently surpassing 13,000 plays, geared toward destigmatizing mental health by interviewing people from all walks of life. The stories shared are raw, honest, authentic, and enlightening.

What was it about Walker’s that made you want to work here?

The sense of pride within the community and the apparent passion for forward-thinking approaches in education and wellness.

What is the most rewarding part about working at Walker’s?

The most rewarding part about working at Walker’s is building relationships with amazing people and collaboratively witnessing the growth of a generation.

What was your favorite subject when you were in middle or high school? Why?

The sciences! I love learning about the world around us and discovering why things work they way they do!

Why did you want to go into teaching?

I knew that in order to destigmatize mental wellness and address the ever-growing need for mental health support we needed to develop quality programs within schools from an early age.

What is your favorite part of the subject you teach now?

All of it!!

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?

Be at home with my partner and children.