About Your TherapistMind-Body Healing Center in Santa Monica, California
Jordan Marks, Principal Therapist
A therapist who is integrating new theory into traditional mental health
Jordan Marks, principal therapist at Mind-Body Healing Center, has a Masters degree in counseling (MA) and is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). He has extensive training in somatic psychotherapy, integrative mental health, attachment work (AEDP), Hakomi, mind-body medicine, couples counseling and child development. Further, Jordan is certified in Ondamed Biofeedback treatment.
In addition to his training as a psychotherapist, Jordan is a certified school counselor (PPSC) and has worked in varying school environments with students of all ages. He has experience with special education needs, parent-child interactions, career counseling, school placement and other school related issues. Jordan was also a chess coach for 6 years for the San Francisco Unified School District.
Jordan says, “When you’re with me, you may not feel like I’m utilizing techniques, because first and foremost, I’m in a relationship with you. I don’t hold out. I express my opinions and my thoughts. I let myself be transparent. I want to be in a relationship with you because I consider our work together as not only a relationship, but a microcosm for how you are in relationships outside of your treatment.”
Jordan is a California-Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #50595)
WHY MIND-BODY HEALING CENTER?
We bring varied techniques to heal your mind, body and spirit
With mind-body healing, you’ll find that you gain new insights into your relationships and the impact you have on others. Clarity results from a better understanding of how you interact with your world.
When you begin to apply mind-body medicine, you’ll better understand your body’s responses to external stimuli, and you become more capable and more efficient at relaxing your body, no matter what’s happening on the outside.
focus & attention
Focusing is choosing what and whom you want to hear in the moment. By redirecting your attention away from distractions, you can focus on what it is that your heart wants, or your belly wants, or what your instincts are saying.
Mindfulness is the ability to filter overstimulation into action. And it usually just takes an extra two to five seconds for each person to be mindful. It’s just one deep breath, one extra moment to decide with clarity what it is that you want to do next.
can this change my Life?
Just as when you go to the gym for six months, every other day, you’re going to get stronger, Mind-Body therapies are a gym for your mind. If you’re willing to put in the work, in three to six months you’ll see the benefits.