Teen Talk is a concierge styled therapy boutique headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. We are a virtual practice that treats teens and their families in Pennsylvania and New Jersey where I am licensed. Teen Talk has been helping teens navigate emotional wellness since 2016 in a variety of settings. Of course, the passion I have for teens started well before 2016, yet, that is when it was stamped. My name is Jaynay C. Johnson, affectionately called "The Teen Whisperer" and I am the founder and clinical director of Teen Talk. Here at Teen Talk, I pride myself on having supportive service and availability for clients and their families outside of session time.
I believe teens can make healthy decisions with information and room to explore that information. I aim to give teenagers a safe space to explore while providing tools to replace harmful behavior. We will have achieved this when they can use skills learned in their everyday interactions. We know this approach has merit because there are rarely spaces where teenagers can just be. Therapy at Teen Talk is that space. You want your teen to be emotionally responsible and well even when you aren't around.
JAYNAY C. JOHNSON,LMFT
Therapist . Author . Speaker. Consultant
Jaynay C. Johnson, LMFT, is an award-winning teen therapist, school consultant, entrepreneur, author, and speaker. She owns Teen Talk, a premier therapy and consultation company. She is the co-founder of The Black Brain Campaign, which is a nonprofit geared to eradicate the stigma of black mental health and make black clinicians visible in the community. She was named in Huffington Post as one of the 10 black female therapists to know. She is a sought after speaker on teen emotional issues and featured as a media personality that has written or been featured by Black Enterprise, Thriveworks, Essence, Philadelphia Tribune, and more. She holds a BS degree from Delaware State University and an MA degree from LaSalle University. In 2017, Johnson was awarded the inaugural Phenomenal Women Award for her dedicated work with teenagers. Johnson made history as the second woman to give a keynote speech at a high school since opening in 2009. Johnson is the author of Dear Teen Self: Tips to help teenage girls navigate adolescence, My Dear Teen Self: Guided Journal to help teens explore feelings/social scenarios and Dear Mom, Dear Daugther: A journal for mother and daughter communication.
Jaynay has been featured on several podcasts, shows, and blogs, to discuss a variety of teen mental health issues. One of her most popular guest appearances is on the critically acclaimed podcast, Therapy for Black Girls.
As she continues to make her way across many platforms and the world, Jaynay still finds time to volunteer, mentor young girls, take long nature walks, and care for her growing plant collection with her dog Izzy. She is living proof that despite what the world tells you, your past does not have to dictate your future, and she does it all in pink heels.