Jordan Paterson – Counsellor
Jordan joins The Cabin with more than a decade of experience working as a Registered Addiction Specialist in New Zealand. He completed a degree in Drug and Alcohol Studies in 2008 and diploma in Health Psychology in 2005. Jordan has worked with adults, adolescents and their families in residential addiction treatment, aftercare, community and mental health settings.
Jordan grew up the child of an alcoholic father who eventually died of the illness. This made Jordan acutely aware of the power of addiction and the destruction it can cause. In spite of this, he remains positive and focused in helping his clients see there is hope in recovery. Jordan seeks to understand each client’s unique experiences while helping them to see that they are not alone. He is vastly experienced in providing evidence-based approaches to addiction treatment including: cognitive behavioural therapy, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention and mindfulness. Jordan further tailors his approach to match his client’s individual treatment needs and has seen many clients successfully engage in long-term recovery.
Outside of work, Jordan loves to travel. He is also an accomplished salsa and west coast swing dancer, with a number titles won in New Zealand and overseas.
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