Derrick T. Jordan, M.Div., M.S., LMSW

(pronouns: he/him)

Derrick T. Jordan is a psychotherapist, consultant, faith leader, public speaker and educator based in New York, NY and Los Angeles, CA. In addition to being a skilled mental health professional, he is a classically trained musician who earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education, cum laude, from Virginia Commonwealth University; a Master of Divinity from Union Theological Seminary; and a Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University. For years, Derrick has led spiritually-informed and educational initiatives while serving in various ministerial capacities at nationally recognized faith organizations, utilizing his pastoral care experiences to help guide his work around intersectionality.

Derrick received his clinical training with Ackerman Institute for the Family’s Social Work and Diversity Program, the Gender & Family Project’s Family Engagement and Acceptance Training program, The Minuchin Center for the Family, and has experience working with families impacted by the child welfare system. Derrick has been featured in various local and national media outlets including CBS, NY1, The Associated Press, Yahoo Life, Vice along with the nationally syndicated podcast, Mom Enough; speaking to the importance of mental health, diversity, (gender) equity and inclusionary practices and policies. As an advocate and ally, Derrick and his work has been featured on numerous LGBTQ+ focused platforms, including the Stonewall Community Foundation, Ackerman Institute for the Family, The LGBT Community Center (The Center) of NYC, LVMH, and the Brooklyn Museum. Derrick is the former Director of the Gender & Family Project at Ackerman Institute for the Family, where he managed a multi-departmental team that provided gender affirming care, support and resources to families; as well as gender equity training for agencies and organizations nationwide. In addition to his expansive leadership capacity, Derrick is the owner and founder of DJordan Solutions, LLC, an organizational and clinical consulting company providing guidance and support to individuals and organizations navigating matters of identity development and mental health. His current scholarly endeavors include co-authoring a clinical book chapter on family resilience in gender affirming care, as well as work on understanding the impact, contemporary societal implications and treatment of religious trauma.

Derrick is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, Psychotherapy Networker, Philharmonic Symphony Society of NY, Inc., the Columbia University Club of NYC, Union Theological Seminary’s Alumni Council and is on the Board of Directors at the Psychotherapy and Spirituality Institute. In his leisure time, Derrick is a health and fitness advocate, avid reader, foodie, traveler and music enthusiast.

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