Jayna Klatzker

Jayna Klatzker
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients (updated June 9, 2017)

Jayna has been consistently effective for me as a therapist... She has a great sense of humor, and it is clear that she holds high value to her work and the people that she serves...

- Brown University student (2015)

    About Jayna

  • Sees many LGBTQ & transgender community members (young adults through seniors)
  • Expertise in addressing sexuality issues, gender identity, anxiety, depression, learning differences, transitions to and from college, relationships, family issues
  • Dedicated to helping clients feel empowered while addressing life's challenges
  • Provides an eclectic approach as an active listener, offering feedback and interventions that best fit the individual

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Chat briefly to ensure a good match before a full appointment. (Free)

1 Verify insurances & fees.

2 Book a phone call!

If you are a prospective client, please schedule a phone consult above. For other inquiries, you can email Jayna here.


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PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Jayna received her Masters in Social Work from Boston University, and her BS in Psychology and Social Work from Eastern Michigan University. She serves many young adults from senior year of high school through college graduation, as well as adults of all ages.

Jayna's expertise in seeing young adults developed when she founded Andover Psychotherapy, a therapy practice serving high school students from the community and those attending Phillips Academy and other nearby private schools. She sees clients for a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, learning difficulties, and life transitions, and has a strong focus on LGBTQ and transgender topics.   

Jayna provides a solution-focused therapy approach offering therapeutic homework as needed to help clients see progress and experience small changes right away. She runs a private practice in Providence, RI, and enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time. 

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MESSAGE TO CLIENTS

"It takes a lot of courage to walk through the door. It says that something isn’t going well, and I really honor that in each person. As a solution-focused therapist, my goal is to help you discover a better sense of self. While we can't change difficult situations of the past, we can work together to better understand and resolve challenges in your life. By applying complementary therapy approaches and techniques, we can work together to achieve a sense of balanced resolution that is more fulfilling for you, and for others in your life.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

Private Practice, Providence, RI, 2012 – Present
Delta Consultants-Providence, Clinician and Consultant, 2007 – 2012
Placement Solutions, Clinical Director, 2004 – 2007
Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Department, Clinician, 2005 – 2007
Andover Psychotherapy, Founding Director, 1987 – 2004
Tri-City Mental Health, Clinician, 1984 – 1987
Cambridge/Somerville Mental Health, Clinician, 1981 – 1984

Boston University, MSW, Social Work
Eastern Michigan University, BSW, BS, Social Work and Psychology

specialties

SPECIALTIES

Anxiety – Generalized anxiety, panic disorder, phobias
Depression – Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Eating issues – Including anorexia nervosa and bulimia
Family issues Includes helping young adults navigate family issues, coming out, aging parents, and adoption related topics
Insomnia – Sleep issues caused by anxiety and other concerns
Learning difficulties and Asperger syndrome – Helps individuals feeling frustrated and overwhelmed in classes explore study habits for maximizing effectiveness; offers access to evaluation processes to identify undetected learning differences and works with colleges to access appropriate class adjustments and academic support
LGBTQ issues – Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues
Life transitions, existential issues, and challenges – Adjusting to college, career transitions, and new relationships
Loss and grief – Working through the process of any significant loss, and processing grief in a meaningful way
Relationship difficulties – Includes dealing with breakups, friendships, and dating
Stress management – Coping with the stress of life and change, school, and work
Transgender issues – Coming out, advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues

clientele

CLIENTELE

Young Adults / College Students (ages 16+)
Medical students
Adults
Families
Parents

Languages

LANGUAGES

English


Initially, I started seeing Jayna to help manage some familial issues after coming out to my parents. After starting college, I began meeting with her again to help manage anxiety.

Jayna has been consistently effective for me as a therapist. She is a great listener, and she is genuinely invested in you and her work. She is down to earth, and maintains a high level of professionalism in her practice. She has a great sense of humor, and it is clear that she holds high value to her work and the people that she serves.

I have been seeing Jayna for over five years and would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. I have discussed various issues with her and she has been knowledgeable in all of them. While I was struggling with anxiety, Jayna did not hesitate to connect with me with the resources I needed to receive more intensive care. She continues to help me to this day, and is still helping me to discover new things about myself and helps me find ways to help myself in times of need.
— Univeristy of Rhode Island alum '14, Psychology (2015)
I saw Jayna at 16 for sexual assault, continued seeing her (I’m 20 now) for general help with stress, relationships, whatever I’m going through at the moment.

Jayna is a great listener, helps me see things from a different perspective, and feel good about my position in life. I’d recommend her to anyone who has suffered trauma as well as anyone who needs general support. Also LGBT friendly!
— College sophomore (2015)