Jourdan Travers, LCSW: The Role of Acceptance in Healing from Romantic Rejection | Reloscope #23

In this episode, host Aditi Kutty is joined by Jourdan Travers who is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in treating anxiety, mood, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders

When you’re in love, it often feels like a dream, but the sting of being “dumped” can leave you feeling absolutely devastated. According to research by Finkel and Baumeister in 2019, romantic rejection can profoundly affect mood, behavior, and cognitive functioning.

Meet Jourdan Travers

Jourdan Travers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a specialized focus on the treatment of anxiety, mood disorders, substance abuse/dependence, and personality disorders. She earned her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from The University of Maryland and holds a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in psychology from California State University Northridge. Ms. Travers is a highly regarded psychotherapist, extensively trained in various therapeutic modalities, including Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical-Behavior Therapy (DBT), Trauma-Informed Care, Mindfulness, and Psycho-Education.

With a wealth of experience, Ms. Travers has contributed her expertise to esteemed treatment centers such as Promises Treatment Center and Malibu Vista in Malibu, California, as well as the Lindner Center of Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her professional background encompasses a broad spectrum of patient populations, ranging from individuals with severe mental illness to those with less acute diagnoses.

Ms. Travers adopts a holistic approach to mental health treatment, employing a diverse range of therapeutic techniques to assist clients in navigating distressing thoughts, managing overwhelming emotions and urges, and harnessing their inherent strengths to achieve sustainable, long-term improvements. Currently, she holds the position of Clinical Director at Awake Therapy, where she continues to provide valuable guidance and support in the realm of mental health and well-being.

About the episode

In the podcast, Travers talks about romantic rejection and how to get past it by forgiving and healing. Before she gets into that, she tells us a bit about herself. She’s the Clinical Director and co-founder of Awake Therapy, an online therapy service that wants to make therapy affordable for everyone.

During the talk, Travers says that relationships are the emotional or spiritual bonds we have with people. She says romantic relationships are special connections, different from other kinds. These kinds of relationships have changed over time and still affect how happy we are.

Travers says that romantic rejection is when someone you like doesn’t feel the same way or when a relationship ends because it’s not working. It can happen at any time in a relationship, and there’s no surefire way to avoid it. Lots of things, both inside and outside us, affect how we feel in romantic relationships. Travers says we should think about our feelings and talk openly to deal with these problems. This episode sets the stage for more talk about forgiveness and healing after romantic rejection.

In conclusion

Romantic rejection, whether from unreciprocated feelings or breakups, can occur at any relationship stage, influenced by various internal and external factors. It is important for individuals to do self-reflection and open communication in addressing these challenges, setting the stage for further discussions on forgiveness and healing within the context of romantic rejection.

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