Jayna Klatzker

Jayna Klatzker

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

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


Specialties & expertise


  • Gender complexities

  • Transgender topics

  • Life transitions and existential issues

  • College related challenges

  • Eating issues

  • Learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Family issues

  • Loss and grief

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Stress management

  • Transgender individuals on the Autism Spectrum

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 LBGTQQIA 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.


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
Gender complexities – Experiencing varying and multiple aspects of gender identity that can lead to emotional and environmental barriers
Insomnia – Sleep issues caused by anxiety and other concerns
Learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum – 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
LBGTQQIA – 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 topics – Coming out, advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues
Transgender individuals on the Autism Spectrum – Identifying and understanding more about how being on the Spectrum affects individuals personally and socially; learning how to advocate and/or adapt to situations that need improvement


  • Aetna

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • Brown University Student Health Insurance

  • First Health / Coventry

  • Johnson & Wales University

  • Neighborhood Health Plan

  • RISD Student Insurance

  • Roger Williams University

  • URI / University of Rhode Island Student Insurance

  • United Health

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Initial session: $140 (intake, including feedback and planning)

  • Ongoing sessions: $125/session (50min)

  • Family sessions: $140/session (50min)

Sliding scale: A sliding scale of $70 - $125 is offered to clients who need a reduced fee to receive therapy. 

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 and work 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