Anything is possible.
Jordan Boehler, LCSW's style🥇 Empowering 🔥 Energetic 💡 Solution-oriented
Why Jordan Boehler, LCSW chose to be in the helping profession
At 23, I lived in New York City and tried to make ends meet. After learning that I wasn’t cut out to handle euthanasia while working at an animal hospital in Manhattan, I had just quit pursuing veterinary school. I felt lost, scared, and resentful of those around me who, in my imagination, had “Figured their lives out.” I knew what I didn’t want, but I had no idea what I did want. I knew who I didn’t want to be, but not who I was. I took a job as a dog walker and, as I tried to figure it out, entered a pretty bad depression.
One sunny afternoon in March 2012, while I was walking a big golden retriever named Chelsea in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, the course of my entire life changed. A woman no older than 30 was sobbing – head in hands – on the curb outside a Duane Reade pharmacy. I noticed that both wrists covered in bandages, and her wristband indicated she had recently been in a hospital. Though I was inclined to give this woman her space, Chelsea had a different idea and pulled me as hard as she could over to the curb. Chelsea sat down right next to her. Without looking up, the woman leaned into Chelsea and hugged her. Chelsea remained steadfast in her resolve to sit by. The woman looked up at me and thanked me for bringing Chelsea over to her. Then, she told me her story. In the end, she thanked me for listening to her and then told me she felt better and that she was going home.
As she walked away, a shower of pleasurable physiological sensations in my brain, as well as bodily feelings of peace and excitement deep within, overcame me. It was an awareness of not only profound connection, but also positive impact. Chelsea and I (but mostly Chelsea) had helped to relieve her suffering. Instantly, I was hooked. I called my sister-in-law to ask how I might make a career based on this feeling. She advised me to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. I moved to Berkeley, completed my Master’s program in 2013, and obtained my clinical license in California in 2016. In 2020, I became licensed in Florida to provide out of state telehealth support for a system totally overrun by the effects of the pandemic.
Jordan Boehler, LCSW's approach
I am a mental health therapist and practitioner of Mimetic Therapies, which include Rapid Resolution Therapy and Internal Family Systems Therapy. These approaches are amongst the most rapid, effective, and enjoyable methods currently available to resolve trauma, grief, anger/resentment, guilt, shame, panic, and depression, as well as enhance the communication and deepening the connection between individuals involved in romantic relationships. They are designed to resolve issues, not teach you to cope with their ongoing existence. You tell me what you want to be free of, and together we free you.
I wrote the manual on healthy relationships! A Practical Manual for a Healthy Relationship is available on Amazon. My work with couples is solution-oriented and designed, like my work with individuals, to render my services obsolete as soon as possible.
What you can expect from sessions with Jordan Boehler, LCSW
We will work together to solve problems and resolve issues. With you in the lead, we will learn new skills and gain an understanding of your innermost feelings. You will come out feeling transformed. Things that were bothering you when we began our session will no longer be found to be bothersome. We'll also explore healthy coping mechanisms to effectively manage any future challenges that may arise. Our collaborative efforts will create a supportive environment, enabling you to embrace life and relationships with renewed strength and emotional balance.
Jordan Boehler, LCSW's experience working with the Jewish community
In my time as a therapist, I have worked extensively with members of the Jewish community. But never on Shabbat!
- Bereavement & Grief
- Drug/Substance Abuse
- Emotion regulation
- LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Pain Management
- Prenatal, perinatal, & postpartum mental health
- Religious Identity Issues
- Transitions & Change
People I work withAdults Elders (65+) Individuals Couples
Personal religious affiliationsConservative
Jewish community experienceModerate
San Ramon, California
7 years in practice
Licensed to work in California, Florida, Massachusetts
- LCSW by California 2016. License number 74493
- LCSW by Florida 2020. License number TPSW885
- LICSW by Massachusetts 2023
- MSW by University of Southern California 2013