Janet Edgette,Psy.D.

Janet Edgette,Psy.D.

Telehealth Available
Professions: Psychologist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Psychologist
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: Individual sessions, family therapy sessions, joint parent ~ teen sessions, and parent consultation sessions are $200 for 45 minutes and $145 for 30 minutes. I'll add that most of the teenagers I work with come every other week, not every week (unless requested or indicated). It just seems to work out better with a little space in between appointments, not to mention having to juggle all those schedules at home!
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412 Newcomen Rd
Exton, Pennsylvania 19341

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My Approach to Helping

I’ve been helping teens for 35 yrs and have a good read on the challenges they face and the strategies that are effective in relieving the anxiety, disillusionment, depression, anger, and disconnection that plague so many families. I help teens who are anxious, argumentative, defiant, withdrawn, moody, self-destructive, inattentive, depressed, or doing poorly in school and will help you decide whether the problems you're noticing are part of "typical" teen behavior or a sign of something more serious.

I'm also very sensitive to the fact that many children and adolescents aren't interested in counseling and will try to avoid going, even when they themselves know they need help. I believe, however, that by approaching kids with an updated model of therapy offering lively, thought-provoking conversation, genuine contact with a credible adult and a ton of respect, we can get their attention, their engagement, and their willingness to examine things with a fresh eye. That’s what led to my newest book, Therapeutic Conversations with Adolescents: Helping Teens in Therapy Thrive in an Ultra-Competitive, Screen-Saturated World, which reflects my belief that adolescent therapy has needed a new paradigm in order to appeal to today’s kids — something where they wouldn’t be hounded by dumb questions or talked down to, something where they’d find themselves actually wanting to talk.

Please visit my website - janetedgette.com - where you'll find many articles on parenting teenagers as well as the free download, "9 Things Your Teenager Wished You Understood Better." You can also check out some of my other books, including Stop Negotiating With Your Teen: Strategies for Parenting Your Angry, Moody, Manipulative or Depressed Adolescent and The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don't Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood, and my popular article, "Why Teens Hate Therapy."

Examples of the problems I treat: academic decline, moody or manipulative behavior, depression, withdrawal from family, anxiety, problems making or keeping friends, poor self-image or self-esteem, unexplained sadness, self-destructive choices, disrespect toward parents, avoiding responsibility, chronic conflict or tension or disagreements at home, emotional distancing from parents, poor conduct (aggressive, evasive, intimidating), among many other types of issues or conditions.

Call or write me. Let's see if I'm the right person to work with you and your family.

More Info About My Practice

My practice is located in a lovely, retreat-like setting that is relaxing and assures privacy. I offer a variety of session lengths, for example, 30 minutes (great for younger kids and follow ups), 45 minutes (typical session length), and 90 minutes (good for clients coming from out of town and complex family situations). In addition to meeting with clients, I teach other mental health professionals about working effectively with adolescents and providing practical support to their parents.

On a more personal note, I am the mother of three young men, love dogs (especially pit bulls), and have been training and showing horses (hunters and jumpers) for as long as I can remember. For more information about my equestrian sport psychology practice, check out sportpsychforriders.com.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

What I love about it: the possibility of relieving another person's distress; helping kids and their parents talk to one another about the things that matter; demonstrating the power of language and authentic relating to heal, console, and inspire.

What makes me passionate about mental health and therapy: knowing that when people feel unburdened, they are often capable of doing and feeling things that are simply extraordinary.

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Ages I Work With

  • Children
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Elders


  • Spanish

Groups I Work With

    Children, pre-teens, teenagers, parents (consultation and coaching), student athletes, college students.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Academic Concerns
  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Aggression and Violence
  • Aging and Geriatric Issues
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Bipolar
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Bullying
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Developmental Disorders (Autism, Aspergers, etc.)
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Abuse
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Helplessness / Victimhood
  • Inadequacy
  • Inattention, Impulsivity, and Hyperactivity (ADHD)
  • Irritability
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
  • Mood Swings / Mood Disturbance
  • Obsessions and Compulsions (OCD)
  • Oppositional and Defiant Behavior in Children and Teen
  • Panic
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Rejection
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Actualization
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Harm
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation and Behavior
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

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