About Jeanne

Jeanne Teleia teaches people how to be happy and about the importance of F.U.N. which is a Fundamental Universal Need.  She is a Life, Family and Wellness Coach and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for children, adolescents, individuals, and families.  Jeanne uses a combination of experiential, solution focused therapy and play therapy, making personal growth work more fun and easier to manage. She maintains a private practice in Hawai’i, Colorado and Worldwide via a virtual office.  Jeanne now offers online therapy, counseling and coaching for wellness, life and family issues.

Jeanne’s passion is facilitating wellness and healing retreats for humans who interact in a meaningful way with wild dolphins and whales (up close and personal both in and out of the water) all over the world.  What FUN!

Jeanne has over 25 years experience working with individuals, children and families as an advocate, educator and therapist, and is a graduate of the University of Maryland, University of Delaware and the Institute for Family and Play Therapy.  Among her areas of expertise are depression, anxiety, trauma, ADHD/behavioral/emotional problems, child abuse-past or present, divorce or separation, grief and loss, substance abuse, family violence, stress and anger, post traumatic stress, self esteem, as well as life, family and wellness coaching.

Jeanne uses an interactive, non-judgmental, compassionate therapeutic approach to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. With compassion and understanding, she works with each individual to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.


Post-Master’s Certifications in Family Therapy and Play Therapy, 2000

Master of Science from the University of Maryland, Family Studies, 1991

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Delaware, Criminal Justice, 1987

License, Certifications & Awards 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Hawaii MFT License Number 123; Colorado License Number LMFT 674

Certified Substance Abuse Counselor

Additional Training

Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)/Thought Field Therapy (TFT)


Mindfulness and Somatic Psychology

Trauma and Attached Focused Therapy

Professional Activities and Memberships

Hawaii Association for Play Therapy and The National Association for Play Therapy


Contact Jeanne for a FREE 15 minute consultation!



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