JFS Counseling Program

Counseling at Jewish Family Service focuses on recovery and healing for people with mental health challenges, physical or social stressors, addiction and past or current trauma.

Through individual and/or group therapy, counselors will work with you to address mental health symptoms, build skills around managing emotions and develop pathways toward resiliency.

We assist members of the Jewish community, as well as people in the general community impacted by trauma, poverty and disability.

Individual Counseling

  • We provide up to six months of counseling for each person. We will partner with you to create a tailored treatment plan, carefully identifying and addressing your goals.
  • Our counselors have training in a variety of therapeutic methods including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing. You and your therapist will decide on the tools and techniques most appropriate to meet your needs.

Group Counseling

Peers often learn as much or even more from each other as they do from professionals. This concept of community learning and social support is central to our philosophy. We offer groups focused on building skills around stress-reduction and mindfulness, as well as therapeutic support groups to help people find community with others facing similar challenges. 

Paying for Counseling

  • We are in-network with the following insurance providers:
    • Regence
    • Group Health PPO
    • Premera
    • Lifewise
    • First Choice PPO
    • Molina (Medicaid)
  • We offer sliding-scale rates for self-pay clients.


Please email or call (206) 461-3240 and ask to speak with our Intake & Assessment Specialist, who will work with you to perform a mental health screening and financial assessment to determine if our services are appropriate to meet your needs.

Upcoming Events

NAMI Family-to-Family Class

October 24, 2017

NAMI Family-to-Family Class

October 31, 2017

Kosher Food Bank

November 1, 2017

Navigating Turbulent Times Counseling Group

November 2, 2017

Families Fight Hunger

November 5, 2017