About Us

At Synergy Strive, we are a team comprised of solution-focused clinicians and life coaches, and is our goal to help you, your child or your family uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. While we cannot change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. If you're looking for extra support and guidance through a challenging situation or you're just ready to move in a new direction in your life, we look forward to working with you to achieve your goals.  

Our Mission

Our mission at Synergy Strive is to facilitate change in our client’s life by building hope and activating their resilience while they strive for determination towards their future. We do this using our personalized model of resiliency, ultimately assisting our clients to uncover their true potential.

Our Vision

To restore intrinsic HOPE; bringing the world together by activating resilience.

Our Values

The team at Synergy Strive is your ally to guide you on the bridge of your journey from where you are to where you would ideally like to be.

Our Goal

Our team’s goal at Synergy Strive is to assist our clients over the bridge towards life success, fulfillment and overall happiness.

Meet the Team


Steven M Gordon, PMHCNS/NP-BC, Director, Owner

Steven M. Gordon is a licensed and registered Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner and Nurse Therapist who has over 25 years’ experience treating children, adolescents, adults and families; specializing with young adults. He has worked in leadership positions at the Regional Institute of Children and Adolescents, Children’s National Hospital and University of Maryland Department of Community Psychiatry. Mr. Gordon has been recognized and spoken nationally about his model of Hope and Resiliency of treatment. Mr. Gordon is presently writing about how Life Coaching can be a vital part of the mental health continuum, ultimately preventing emotional crisis.  Using a combination of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mr. Gordon’s extensive psycho-pharmacological knowledge, Mr. Gordon is able to fully treat a wide demographic of patients and the issues they are facing.


Jennifer Jones, Assistant Director and Life Coach Team Coordinator

Following a successful 20-year career in medical sales, Jennifer left the business world to become a life coach.  After completing comprehensive coursework in life coaching, she became a Certified Life Coach from the International Coach Federation in 2018. Jennifer welcomes all types of coaching clients-- professionals who seek executive goal coaching; individuals who want guidance through life or career transitions; students who need help with executive functioning; and anyone who wants to improve a relationship. 


Shelli Jarvis, Life Coach

Shelli Jarvis received her B.S. from Abilene Christian University and has over 25 years’ experience developing volunteer leaders for nonprofit organizations.  She received her coaching instruction at the Institute for Life Coach Training, an internationally accredited coach training program.




Erica Goodridge, M.ED, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker

Erica Goodridge is passionate about people and empowering others to live life on purpose! Using her talents as an author, professional speaker, certified coach and professional trainer, Erica empowers her clients to succeed. Erica has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a master’s degree in education with a specialty in administration and supervision. Erica has been a well-known and trusted life coach, speaker and educator for more than 15 years.