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Krista Jordan PhD


Licensing & Certifications:

  • Texas license #26883 from the Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council
  • Board certified through the American Board of Professional
  • Psychology with a specialty in Clinical Psychology
  • ”Level 3 Trained” status in the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy
  • Appointed to the PACT Institute as Research Faculty

Professional Background

Dr. Jordan is highly experienced with treating relationship issues using an attachment approach. She also has extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy for issues of self-esteem, personality disorders, behavioral addictions, family of origin issues including alcoholism and other substance abuse problems, recovering from a dysfunctional childhood, and re-patterning adult attachment. Dr. Jordan also incorporates Interpersonal Neurobiology into her treatment and teaches a course in Interpersonal Neurobiology to high school students in Austin as a way to “pay it forward” and help teens learn good mental health habits.

While working exclusively with adults at this time Dr. Jordan was also trained to work with children and worked at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, the Dallas County Juvenile Department, and the Texas Youth Commission. These experiences, as well as seeing children and teens for play and talk therapy in the first half of her career, gave her a keen insight into attachment and personality development as well as family dynamics.

Dr. Jordan has also studied personality assessment/testing extensively at the graduate and post-graduate levels. She taught assessment at Texas State University in the Masters’ program and also and teaches individual and couples therapy and personality assessment at the post-doctoral level. She is an international sought-out consultant for attachment-based couples therapy using the Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy. Dr. Jordan has gained experience working with challenging clients through her private practice, teaching at the university level, publishing in peer-reviewed academic journals, and providing consultation to medical and mental health professionals.

Dr. Jordan has published numerous journal articles on various topics including the connection between chronic pain and mental health.


  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas – Summa Cum Laude
  • BA in Psychology, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs – Summa Cum Laude

Why I Write for Choosing Therapy

I enjoy writing for Choosing Therapy because of its high professional standards. In a world where AI can now write mental health content that on the surface may look like it’s from a professional, there is no way to replace the years of training and expertise of a real psychologist. Choosing Therapy knows that and takes the time to cultivate relationships with contributions based on the professional’s credentials. With Choosing Therapy you know you are getting good content that has been reviewed by editors who are medical professionals.

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Area of Focus

Specializing in a holistic therapeutic approach, Dr. Jordan expertly navigates complex relationship dynamics, including couples therapy for LGBTQ+ and non-monogamous partners, and offers deep healing through attachment-based, psychodynamic therapies, and interpersonal neurobiology. She provides compassionate support for individuals facing life transitions, such as parenthood, divorce, or retirement, aiming to improve mental health, emotional regulation, and overall well-being.

  • Couples therapy including LGBTQ+ populations and consensual non-monogamous partners
  • Attachment-based therapy for healing growing up in a dysfunctional home and to correct poor relationship templates that cause repeated unhealthy relationships
  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, self-esteem, existential concerns, personality problems
  • Interpersonal neurobiology for learning better stress management, emotional regulation, and improved physical health
  • Life transitions support for new parents, people post-divorce, empty-nesters, and aging adults adjusting to retirement
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Your wife may have a low sex drive for various concerns, including chronic health issues, medication side effects, hormone imbalances, or other situational factors. Regular sex can support good health, decrease physical pain, help partners build trust and intimacy, and much more. For these and other reasons, regardless of gender, coping can be difficult when one partner wants more sex or has a more active sex drive than the other. Professional support can help you and your partner determine the next best steps in getting your relationship back on track.

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“I believe in therapy because I have found it helpful as a client at many different stages in my life. I know how hard it is to get started with a new therapist and “tell your story.” What I also know, both personally and professionally over the past 25 years and hundreds of clients, is that therapy works. Whether you are trying to learn to have healthier relationships, heal damaged self-esteem, manage chronic depression or overcome anxiety, it works. Having a safe place to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement, but with guidance, strengthens your internal compass and skills to manage life. Whether you are new on this journey or coming back for another round, I applaud you for giving therapy a shot and wanting more for yourself. We all deserve a life well-lived but many of us could use some help creating it. ”