How does it work?

Joelle Jacobson, M.A., L.M.F.T., P.P.S., Neurofeedback Clinician, Treatment Placement Specialist, is available by appointment in her private practice, in- home, via phone or videoconference; TeleHealth. For clients seeking phone or videoconference sessions, if geographically possible, it is preferred that your first session be held in Joelle’s office.

If you are interested in a phone or videoconference session, the length of time is entirely up to you. This is not a hotline, so you need to book your appointment at least 48- hours in advance. Your credit card will be billed at the time of your session and will be billed if the session is missed without a 48-hour notice.

The session is based on 20-minute intervals. You choose the amount of time you want and pay through a secured site on the computer with a credit card. Joelle will call you or contact you via videoconference at your scheduled appointment time. If you decide you want more time during a phone or videoconference session, the call will not disconnect during the session. Teen Talk Line suggests that you buy double what you feel you will need in case you want to continue speaking. If you are done in 20-minutes and you paid for 40-minutes or paid for 60-minutes and are done in 20-minutes or 40-minutes, the remaining time can be saved as a credit or credited back to your credit card.

For referrals, you will receive a 15 minute credit towards the session of your choice.


Individual and Group Session Rates:

Private Practice and Televisit (on one line): $300.00

Home visits: $425.00

Groups (10 or less): $575.00


Joelle may decide to adjust her fees at any point, but will give the client advance notice of these changes.


Teen Talk Line does not take insurance.


There is a 24-hour cancellation policy. If you are not available for your appointment when Joelle calls or you cancel the day of your appointment, your credit card will be charged the amount you signed up for.


Teen Talk Line Issues

  • Depressive disorders
  • Suicidal ideations and prevention
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Self-injury
  • Eating disorders and Body Image
  • Addictive Disorders
  • Physical, Sexual and Emotional Abuse
  • Relationship issues
  • Divorce
  • Children of Divorce
  • Sexual Orientation and Identity issues
  • Friendship issues and Mean girls
  • Bullying and Cyber-bullying
  • Sexting
  • Internet Safety
  • Self Esteem issues
  • Children of Addictive Parents
  • Sex Education
  • Prevention information on STDs/STIs and HIV
  • Grief and Loss
  • Parenting issues
  • Healthy Communication
  • Academic Pressure
  • SAT, Subject test and ACT information
  • Learning differences (not diagnosing)
  • Academic Scheduling
  • Psychological Assessments for Individualized Education Plans (IEPs)