teen talk

THERAPY PRACTICE 

JOURNEY TO EMOTIONAL HEALING

 As adolescents develop, they are in a heavy brain development process that impacts their social skills and emotional intelligence to lead healthy, happy lives with appropriate decision-making skills. When adolescents experience emotions or engage in behaviors that interfere with their happiness and ability to thrive, they may benefit from meeting with a therapist to regulate their emotions. After all, that part of their brain is not fully developed yet. 

Teen Talk helps teenagers navigate their feelings on their journey of emotional awareness and responsibility. As a systems-based practice, our treatment is inclusive of all systems teenagers are apart of. 

HOW DOES TEEN TALK APPLY TO YOUR TEEN?

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INDIVIDUAL

Therapy with one participant that focuses on issues that are reported by the client and/or parent/caregiver. 

FAMILY 

This session engages the family to address conflict that are impacting their relationship. A systemic approach is utilized which focuses on process versus content. We will explore feedback loops and help the family communicate better. 

group 

Therapy with  multiple participants that focuses on issues that are based on a particular topic or age range. 

REDUCED

STRESS

STRONGER

BOND

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EMOTIONALLY

RESPONSIBLE

TEENAGER

 

Frequently asked questions

General Questions

What is teen therapy?


Teen therapy is therapy that is focused on the teen experience. Jaynay infuses experiential and person centered approaches to reach the teenager for a behavior and mind shift.




What teen issues do you specialize in?


Teen depression, suicidal ideations and self injurous behavior are the three preseting issues that I specilaize in. This does not mean that I do not support teen with other emotional stressors. A common neighbor to the three mentioned are anxiety. My treatment model supports anxiety well also.




What makes you the best for my teen?


I'm relatable, genuine, and teen-focused. I believe teens need a sacred space to explore all of their thoughts and emotions to help them along their journey. My ability to hold space for teens to encourage their growth while providing clinical care makes them enjoy their experience.




Where are you located and what are your hours?


We are a virtual practice. In January 2021, we will be open Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 1 pm- 6 pm.





About my sessions

I want to know everything my teen tells you. Are you going to tell me?


I know you're going to want to know what is going through their mind when they make certain choices. However, confidentiality is very important to the therapeutic process. I am a mandated reporter and in some certain instances, I will have to break confidentality. Those instances are allegations of abuse, suicidal ideation, homicidal ideation and abuse of elderly persons. I would encourage a family session if your heart is burning to know the answer to a particular question.




Do you see families?


Yes, I do see families. I will be sure to communicate how often family sessions should take place and if it maybe helpful to have a separate family therapist. Teens often get nervous with their family joining their sessions due to the feeling that the power differential will impact our therapeutic relationship.




Do you accept insurance?


I am not an in network provider at this time. You can follow up with your provider to ask about reimbursement opportunities and requirements for out of network benefits. I provide superbills for clients to submit. I will not communicate with insurance companies. You can also use flexible or health spending accounts.




How long are sessions and how much do they cost?


Sessions are 50 minutes long and cost $150 per session.




Do you offer a sliding scale?


We do, however, all of our sliding scale slots are filled. Check back to see when they are opened or get on our mailing list.





New Client

What is the cost for the intake?


The cost for an intake is $175. The intake can last two sessions although one session is the norm.




Do I join my teen for the intake?


Yes, for the beginning segment of the intake we love to meet our parents.




How long is the assessment?


The assessment is one hour and is scheduled on Wednesday afternoons.





book a

session

Do you like what you've read? Does your teen need support now? I am ready to help them.

If you are ready to book your session, you can now use the link below to find a time that works for your schedule. Appointments can be booked two weeks in advance. 

Trying to get your teen to listen?

A workbook designed to help parents fall in love with their teenager again. In this 14 page workbook you will learn four domains on understanding your teenager.