Jordan Gaines

Therapeutic Style: I am a second-year graduate student in the marriage and family therapy master’s program. I aim to facilitate a therapeutic space that encourages students to process this transitional time in their lives. As a relational therapist, I focus on helping students understand themselves within the context of the families and communities that shape them. I like to work collaboratively with students to develop and meet their goals.

Professional Interests: My areas of professional interest include working with students to process and navigate the stress of being minoritized in academic and professional settings. I am passionate about working with couples and individuals on developing and deepening intimate connections with themselves and others. My specialties include racialized trauma, intimate partner violence and sexual identity development.

Groups and Liaison Roles: I will be observing the Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) Undergraduate Process Group, and I am a Couple’s Enrichment facilitator.

Education Background: I am originally from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and I attended the Milwaukee High School of the Arts, majoring in creative writing and spoken word. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison earning a bachelor’s degree in English and a bachelor’s degree in Black Women’s studies. I am an alumna of the First Wave Hip Hop and Urban Arts scholarship program and a current fellow for the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Minority Fellowship program.

Pronouns: She/Her/Hers