Q: Can Dr. Jay be my therapist?
Dr. Jay maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Virginia. She works with cllients between the ages of 20 and 35. Dr. Jay does not do phone therapy, except in rare cases for local clients who move away.
Q: How can I find a therapist in my city who specializes in twentysomethings?
It is very unusual for a therapist to specialize in normal twentysomething development. Most therapists specialize in disorders, such as depression or anxiety or eating problems. Still, many fine practitioners have extensive experience with young adults. Perhaps the best way to find a skilled clinician is to call the counseling center at the college or university in your town and ask who they recommend in the community. Most colleges refer their college and graduate students to outside clinicians; these clinicians will know a lot about twentysomething life.
Q: Can I take classes with Dr. Jay?
Dr. Jay is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Virginia. She supervises doctoral clinical psychology students and trains them in the science and the art of the twentysomething years.
Q: Will Dr. Jay give me advice over email?
Dr. Jay cannot provide mental health advice or treatment over email.
Q: How can I be in touch about The Defining Decade?
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