My practice in Santa Barbara is devoted to work with children, adolescents, and young adults with learning, medical, or neurological concerns. The heart of my practice includes both neuropsychological and psychological evaluation, as well as psychotherapy and behavioral interventions. In addition to my practice, I consult with local school districts and Cottage Hospital, and have directed a program for children with difficulties in attention and executive skills (Achieve Santa Barbara). My treatment philosophy is eclectic in that it combines understanding both the developmental and psychodynamic roots of concerns, and relies on both insight/self-knowledge and cognitive and behavioral changes to increase happiness and improve functioning.
Dr. Witt's Background
Dr. Witt has had a broad and extensive training and career in clinical psychology. He grew up in California, attended UC as an undergraduate, and moved on to graduate training in New York City. Through clinical positions in several clinics and hospitals he worked with a broad range of individuals with psychiatric and medical conditions. He then completed an internship and fellowship at St. Vincent's Hospital of New York, followed by a behavioral medicine and neuropsychology residency at Miami Children's Hospital. In Miami he worked with children and adolescents with pediatric cancer, head injuries, epilepsy, and other neurological conditions. In addition, he broadened his training in family therapy, and psychoeducational evaluation with children with attention and learning disorders. Since moving to Santa Barbara 20 years ago, he has held clinical staff positions at UCLA and both the Cottage Rehabilitation Institute and UCSB Hosford Clinic, where he supervises students in psychological assessment. Dr. Witt is a past-president of the Santa Barbara County Psychological Association. In addition, he has been a consultant for many community organizations, schools, and physicians in the community.
Jordan loves the outdoors, including skiing, hiking, and biking with his family.