Jordan Ferranto, LCPC, ATR
Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist
I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist, currently pursuing advanced training in sexuality and relationships. I have been practicing for five years through which an emphasis on trauma, sex, and relationships has emerged.
My therapeutic style emphasizes relational-cultural and emotion-focused techniques with an arts-based bend. I work with individuals and couples who want to mend or enhance their intimate lives.
I conceptualize the therapeutic process as the intentional application of curiosity and attention. I invite my clients to develop an experimental mindset as a way to walk into deeper understandings of themselves. Establishing an authentic and unwavering relationship with oneself is the foundation of my work with clients as they explore their definitions of sexual and relational wellness.
My visual art practice is grounded in fiber arts. I am particularly passionate about the use of stitch-based processes as meditation as well as the implications of incorporating “soft arts” as an inroad to processing and healing our most tender wounds.
For survivors of sexual assault -who are navigating a nuanced process of regaining safety and autonomy over their traumatized bodies- the question of whether or not you want to have sex is one that often elicits a more complex response than a simple yes or no. The spectrum of consent is an effective tool to help solve that question.
Around Valentine’s Day, many of us start to evaluate either the abundance or the lack of love we feel in our lives. Most of us like to know who we can count on when things get tough, especially as we continue to collectively survive the COVID-19 pandemic. In our most intimate relationships, we often find ourselves asking a seemingly simple question – are they going to be there for me?
Something I often hear from folks is that they want to enjoy sex more. So I’d like to share some thoughts on how mindfulness can be an effective tool in working toward more enjoyable sex. Here are four ways in which mindfulness can improve your sex life:
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