Our Leadership Team
Jordan hold’s a Master’s Degree in Clinical-Counseling Psychology from LaSalle University. She is licensed in Pennsylvania as a Marriage and Family Therapist and is an Approved Supervisor for the AAMFT. After years of experience in family-based services, school-based services and outpatient mental health, Jordan assumed her role as Executive Director in 2013. She brings extensive knowledge from the field of family therapy and is responsible for the strategic planning, fiscal management and overall operations of the organization.
In addition to her work at CFAR, Jordan chairs the Turning Points for Children CUA 3 Advisory Board. Jordan is passionate about her commitment to building strong and resilient families throughout the Philadelphia region.
Ryan obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling from Chestnut Hill College in 2013 and holds a license as a Marriage & Family Therapist in Pennsylvania. Ryan began at CFAR as a Master’s Level Intern and has held various titles at the agency before achieving the role of Clinical Director. In this current role, Ryan oversees the programs and services provided by CFAR. He believes that true progress is obtained through connecting and believes that it takes a community to heal a community. Ryan is driven to keep CFAR as a community of healers and holds a strong passion to continue to see the training of Marriage & Family Therapists and other clinicians at CFAR grow and flourish so more families can be reached and lasting change can occur.
Rachel Pazder Bennett, M.D., is a lifelong Delaware Valley resident. She was raised in Bordentown, New Jersey and attended Drexel University College of Medicine. She completed her general adult psychiatry residency at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Bennett’s research interests have included autism spectrum disorders and attachment-based family therapy. She believes that each young person has a right to be seen, heard, and understood, and that working with families is the key to fostering recovery in young people. She has provided psychiatric evaluation and medication management at the Center for Families and Relationships since 2013 and is excited to contribute to the organization’s continued success as Medical Director.
Jamica graduated from LaSalle University with a Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology. She is also trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and Eco-Systemic Structural Family Therapy (ESFT). Jamica is passionate about family therapy because it helps to create stable communities. Her style of therapy is playful yet direct. She helps create an environment that is light and comfortable but is able to challenge clients and ask the tough questions. Jamica is fun, caring and passionate. She is all about self-care and putting my mental health and well-being first. For her that means traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Family Counseling Specialists
The Center for Families and Relationships is a not for profit counseling center serving the needs of individuals, couples, families and children.
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