Jay Tekulve  Jackson-Vann
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Jay Tekulve Jackson-Vann

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Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Practice: Two Brothas Counseling Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Utah, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, Florida Accepting Online
Orem Accepting In-person
Updated January 5, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Family issues
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Clinical supervision

Professional statement

J. Tekulvē Jackson-Vann is a Licensed Marriage & Therapist, practicing in Utah, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, and Florida. He is the founding clinician and Chief Clinical Officer of Two Brothas Counseling at the Utah Center for Connection.

Tekulvē works primarily from a Narrative Therapy approach, focusing on the impact of language on an individual's ability to recognize their authorship of their personal narrative as a means of creating and maintaining change. He works with clients of various ages and backgrounds, with a special focus on the BIPOC and LGBTQ+ populations.

Tekulvē provides in-person therapy in his offices in Orem, Utah and Spanish Fork, Utah and telehealth services to clients in Utah, Georgia, Nevada, Michigan, Colorado, and Florida with plans to expand in person services to location outside of Utah. In addition to providing clinical services, Tekulvē is also an AAMFT Supervision Candidate and offers clinical supervision and consultation to Associate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (subject to individual state regulatory statues).

Tekulvē's approach to therapy is best understood in these words, which he offers a mantra to his clients, "The narrative I am about to create is both a comedy and a tragedy. Those who have been chosen as characters in this story have the capacity to laugh with me and cry with me, recognizing that all that has happened, is happening, and will happen to me will enable me to discover, embrace, and celebrate all that is me."


Message to clients

Hello! I'm Tekulvē (Tee-COLE-Vee) Jackson-Vann, and I want to acknowledge your strength in taking the first steps towards improved mental health and well-being. Therapy can be scary, even for therapists, so I wanted to give you a sense of what to expect. During our first meeting, I will ask questions about your background such as where you were born and raised, who was in your family, any experiences of abuse, domestic violence, or addictions. I will ask questions regarding the symptoms you have been experiencing and how your experience of those symptoms resulted in your decision to see therapy at this time. I will also ask about your goals for therapy and how you will measure if those goals are being accomplished. (side note: when thinking of goals, remember to set "SMART goals", that is, goals that are subjective, measurable, attainable, relevant and realistic, and time sensitive).

Initially, we will meet weekly and eventually transition to bi-monthly and then monthly sessions are demonstrate the ability to maintain progress in between sessions. You are always in the driver's seat, and I am in the passenger seat as the navigator making sure we are following the map to our destination. I look forward to working with you!


Specialties

Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Family issues - Promoting communication and supporting family members to address challenges and reduce conflict and distress

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Clinical supervision - Offering professional supervision services for clinicians




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Couples
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Curalinc
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Health Plans Inc.
  • Meritain Health
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • United Healthcare Student Health Plan

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (60min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $150

Location(s)

Online Sessions (Utah)
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Online Sessions (Michigan)
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Online Sessions (Colorado)
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Orem practice
250 West 540 North, Orem, Utah 84057
Accepting new clients in-person
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  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
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  • Mon 10am - 9pm
  • Tue 10am - 9pm
  • Wed 10am - 9pm
  • Thu 10am - 9pm
  • Fri 10am - 9pm
  • Sat 10am - 2pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 17 years


Valdosta State University, MS- Marriage and Family Therapy, 2007
Brigham Young University, BS - Marriage, Family, and Human Development, 2004
Georgia Military College Prep School, HS - Graduate with Distinction, 1999


Licensure

Utah: 6707480-3902

Georgia: MFT001145

Nevada: 4253-R

Michigan: 4101007287

Colorado: MFT.0002259

Florida: TPMF826


Languages

English