Jay Tekulve Jackson-Vann
He/Him/HisLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT Practice: Two Brothas Counseling Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
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."
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
Years of Experience: 16 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