For the third consecutive year, we are partnering with Lady Jade/Project 16 to offer Time to Talk, a mental health initiative that provides therapy services to teens in DFW--at no cost to them.
Time to Talk is a collaborative effort: Project 16 raises the funding and provides media support while Kinnect administers the program via a team of vetted, licensed therapists.
Process - completed by legal guardian
Applications open January 9!
Spaces are limited. We will close January 20 or once we reach capacity.
Please pay careful attention to the instructions and FAQs to be sure your application is completed properly.
We understand how difficult it can be to maneuver through these type of losses, however, we would ask that you please provide proof of incarceration or the death certificate.
If you are a minor or if your child is under the age of 18 seeking Mental Health Counseling Services, Texas State Law (Texas Family code, Section 32.004)* requires that a parent or guardian grant permission for treatment unless any of the following circumstances in the below options apply.
We understand that the therapeutic relationship is important. While it does not happen often, if the teen client feels uncomfortable, this can first be discussed with the therapist. If you still wish to work with a different therapist, please contact us. We ask that you do so as soon as possible so that services can be completed within the program dates. If you have already begun services with a therapist, sessions attended will count against your free sessions; however, you can use the remainder of your free sessions with a new therapist.
The program will pay for 8 sessions within the program dates.
Therapy sessions will be attended weekly or biweekly (every other week) according to the therapist's availability and professional judgment of what is appropriate for the teen.
Many past participants connect with their therapist and do continue after the 8 sessions provided by the program.
Kinnect therapists participating in the Time to Talk program agree to honor a rate of no more than $110 per 45-minute session for self-pay clients. If you have insurance benefits, you can also speak with your therapist who can let you know if they take your insurance, what your insurance eligibility and coverage is, and any other information that may help you decide to move forward.
Yes, we do ask that parents are reachable during the scheduled sessions. There are times where your therapist may need to meet with you before or after the session to discuss the treatment plan or your child’s safety.
However, privacy is important for clients to be vulnerable and experience the therapeutic benefits of confidentiality. Parents should not attend or listen in to the session without an invitation by the therapist.
While therapy can have many benefits, it is important that clients have some level of readiness to being the counseling journey. We do recommend speaking with your child to see if they are interested in speaking with a therapist before signing them up.
When having this conversation, consider letting them know that what they share will be held between them and the therapist unless they share:
These are the times we want to ensure safety (and may be mandated to report by law) and would walk them through our next steps of who we have to alert.
Yes, you may. You will need to fully complete separate applications for each of them. Please note that your children will likely be matched with different therapists. As a reminder, they each need to meet the eligibility criteria for this program.
The Time to Talk program is specific to teens. As a reminder, Kinnect Wellness Network is an organization that connects you to professionals, and while we are founded and run by therapists, Kinnect itself is not a therapy provider. You can reach out directly to a professional on our resource page to discuss services however.