Jayna  Klatzker

Jayna Klatzker

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW

Not accepting new clients (updated October 23, 2019)

Specialties & Expertise

  • Gender complexities
  • Transgender topics
  • Life transitions
  • 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.

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.


LBGTQQIA - Includes coming out, relating to others, identifying and communicating needs, relationships, and family issues

Gender complexities - Experiencing varying and multiple aspects of gender identity that can lead to emotional and environmental barriers

Transgender topics - Coming out, advocacy, body adjustment issues, getting needs met in the school community, safety, relationships, health care, family issues

Life transitions - Adjusting to college, career transitions, and new relationships

Existential issues - Supportive exploration of meaning and purpose in one’s life; finding one’s path in the face of existential anxiety, dread, and feelings of meaninglessness

College-related challenges - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression

Eating issues - Including anorexia nervosa and bulimia

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

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

Family issues - Includes helping young adults navigate family issues, coming out, aging parents, and adoption related topics

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 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

General expertise

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $125 (50min)
  • Initial session: $140
  • Family sessions: $140 (50min)


1 Richmond Square

Suite 132C

Providence, RI 02906

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Work and Education

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


  • English

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