Transform pain into purpose,
wounds into wisdom
inspire others to do the same.
2022 Bio update: Pronouns: She, her, hers. Telka's brief, solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral treatment model and her 11-week program were approved as a 22 credit in continuing education for clinical social work in 2006.
In 2007, after working 23 years at hospital-based outpatient mental health, Telka established a private practice with her spouse, also a mental health professional.
Questions? Email Telka at Therapy@TelkaArend-Ritter.com
2022 Service Update: Telka's services are now exclusively Telemedicine for current and former clients only.
Telka offers free training for therapists as a "give back and rise up" to the profession she loves.
2022 update: Unvaccinated people become targets for the virus to mutate and spread. Vaccinating the entire planet is necessary to end this pandemic. Masking and social distancing also reduce the spread. Thank you for all that you do to save lives. Please continue to monitor safety measures. Resources on this website are offered to assist with the growing mental health and wellness needs of our community.
Telka's tools, resources and recommendations are not a substitute for mental health treatment or intended to be used as medical care. This site is not intended to diagnose or treat psychiatric or medical conditions. Always consult your own health care professional for the treatment of mental illness. Report to the nearest emergency room when you have a mental health emergency. Telka does not offer emergency services or crisis intervention. Telka is not a physician, does not prescribe medication. Suicide Prevention Hot line