Interview with licensed therapist Jordan Green CEO of Remble

In healthy relationships, both partners encourage growth while nurturing self-love and personal development.

•Tell us about yourself and what you do

I’m a licensed therapist and the founder and CEO of Remble – a groundbreaking mental health app with hundreds of therapist-created tools and resources, available round-the-clock to everyone in need. My career began in the field of therapy, where I worked with individuals, couples, and families to help them navigate life’s challenges.

Over the last three years, I’ve found a creative outlet through my Instagram account,, where I share daily doses of free content focusing on relationships and mental health. My aim is to bring the insights I’ve gained as a therapist to everyone who needs them.

•Why do people tend to keep repeating the same patterns when it comes to relationships?

It’s quite common that despite our best efforts, we find ourselves caught in similar types of relationships, dealing with the same challenges over and over. There are a few key reasons behind this pattern.

Firstly, humans are creatures of habit. We naturally seek comfort and familiarity, even if the relationship pattern isn’t the healthiest. Stepping into the unknown can be tough because our brains are wired to resist uncertainty. Change often feels risky because we can’t predict the outcome. Interestingly, we can simultaneously desire change and also want to stay in our comfort zone.

Moreover, our brains are built for efficiency, which is a bit counterintuitive here. This efficiency leads us to repeat existing patterns rather than embrace change. We establish a kind of equilibrium, a steady state, in relationships, even if it’s not good for us. Our brain actually resists any deviations from this familiar state. This, coupled with the fear of the unknown, can make change quite daunting.

There are deeper factors at play as well. Unresolved issues from past relationships or childhood can unconsciously affect our choices, leading us to recreate familiar dynamics. Our self-esteem also influences us greatly. If we don’t truly believe we deserve better, we might settle for less, which perpetuates these repetitive patterns.

But, the silver lining is that breaking these cycles is entirely possible. It all starts with self-awareness, showing ourselves compassion, and having the courage to seek change. By understanding why these patterns exist in the first place, we can actively make choices that guide us towards healthier connections and relationships. In couples therapy, for instance, we work on disrupting these negative patterns and building positive ones. It’s a process that empowers us to overcome the gravitational pull of repetition and ultimately create healthier dynamics in our relationships.

•Self love seems to be a huge trend on Instagram. Some preach the idea that we need to fully love ourselves before entering a relationship. What is your view on this? 

It sounds great in theory, but it’s not the whole story. Sure, self-love is important, there’s no denying that. But what often gets overlooked is the profound influence of the love and care we receive from others in shaping our sense of self-worth and our capacity for self-care.

Think about it – from the moment we come into this world, the relationships we have with our caregivers play a significant role in shaping how we see ourselves and how we navigate the world emotionally. We’re wired for connection. We’re social creatures. Meaningful relationships act like mirrors, reflecting back to us our strengths, our worthiness, and our uniqueness. It’s the love and acceptance we experience from these connections that teaches us to recognize and embrace our individual qualities, which in turn nurtures a healthier sense of self-love and self-acceptance.

Rather than waiting for self-love to be perfect before entering a relationship, I encourage people to see it as an ongoing journey. We can nurture it through self-care practices, setting boundaries, and prioritizing our emotional and physical well-being. And, interestingly, the relationships we foster can serve as mirrors that reflect our progress in cultivating self-love. In healthy relationships, both partners encourage growth while nurturing self-love and personal development. It’s not about fully loving ourselves before receiving love; it’s about intertwining self-love with the care we get from those around us.

•What would be your top 3 tips for a healthy marriage? 

My first tip is to create daily rituals of connection. These can be as simple as sharing breakfast, taking evening walks, or dedicating a few minutes before bed for meaningful conversations. These consistent moments of connection build intimacy, understanding, and a strong sense of togetherness.

Another tip is to build a culture of appreciation. Life gets busy, but expressing gratitude shouldn’t take a backseat. Regularly acknowledging your partner’s efforts, whether it’s a chore they did or simply being there, goes a long way. It creates an environment where both partners feel valued and respected, nurturing positivity.

Lastly, I recommend creating a conflict plan. Conflicts are inevitable, but how you handle them matters most. Establishing a conflict resolution plan involves setting ground rules for fair discussions, active listening, and taking breaks when emotions run high. Equally important are repair attempts—those heartfelt gestures that mend emotional gaps after an argument. It keeps the lines of communication open, creates a safe space for addressing issues, and helps to maintain your bond through conflict.  

• Can you tell us more about the app Remble?

I built Remble to address the growing need for affordable and accessible mental health resources. On Remble, we offer over 150 therapist-designed courses to help people navigate various relationship and mental health challenges. We have a 24/7 AI chat named Mia, which is trained and monitored by our clinical team to provide immediate support. 

We also have a library full of therapeutic activities. These include not only coping skills, breathwork, journaling, and meditation but also activities that strengthen relationships. We have a fantastic selection of relationship-focused tools like conversation questions to spark meaningful discussions, creative date ideas to keep the spark alive, and compliments to help partners express appreciation and love.

We have a free version of the app that is available on iOS, Android, and Desktop that you can find at We currently have users in all 50 states and 158 countries. This year, we also started partnering with counselors, providers, payers, and government entities to address care gaps, enhance outcomes, and increase efficiency on a broader scale.

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Jordan Green, LCSW

Founder/ CEO Remble

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