Teen & Young Adult Counseling

We are not accepting counseling clients or requests for mental health educational offerings at this time. If you are experiencing a crisis, please contact King County’s local crisis clinic, Crisis Connection’s 24-Hr Crisis Line at (866) 427-4747. You can also call the new national 9-8-8 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline. If it is an emergency, please go to your nearest emergency room.

Our Teen & Young Adult Counseling focuses on improving the mental and emotional health for Jewish teens and young adults as they work through life issues and develop coping strategies for life transitions.

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  • Individual Therapy
    Through our teen and young adult work, we serve individuals beginning in their teenage years (13+) through early 30s, addressing a variety of challenges that can arise in this period of life. Our therapists have expertise in navigating questions and exploration of identity (including sexuality and gender), challenges with transitions, struggles with launching into adulthood, relationships (with peers, family), as well as other issues impacting mental and emotional health.
  • Parent Coaching
    We recognize that parents themselves are often seeking assistance on how to best support a child navigating adolescence and young adulthood. In response to this need, we offer 1- 3 coaching and referrals sessions specifically for parents. These sessions are available with a therapist trained specifically in mental health issues related to teens and young adults. If you are interested in parent coaching, please begin the intake process by emailing cas@jfsseattle.org that you are interested in parent coaching.
  • Hillel
    One of our JFS therapists is based out of Hillel at the University of Washington campus in Seattle This partnership between the two organizations (JFS and Hillel UW) is in recognition of the value of having a therapist directly on-site available to college, graduate students, and young people connected (directly or indirectly) to the Hillel community. Teens and young people, 16 to early 30s (whether they are affiliated with UW or not) identifying as Jewish and / or connected to the Jewish community, can inquire about support with our Hillel therapist either through reaching out to the JFS team, or inquiring directly through Hillel at UW.

Teen &Young
Adult Initiative

Mental health counseling for teens and young adults.

Crisis Information

    • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

      800-273-TALK (8255)

      • Press “1” for veterans
      • For Spanish callers dial 1-888-628-9454
      • Hotline available 24 hours a day. Telephone calls are transferred to trained counselors in more than 164 crisis centers in 49 states. Call is always confidential and free.

      National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

    • King County Crisis Connections
      (866)-427-4747 (866-4CRISIS)
      (206) 461-3222 (Local 24 hours)
      (800) 621-4636 (community information line)
      King County Crisis and commitment services provide evaluations for possible involuntary treatment of people with mental health conditions. (206) 263-9200
      King County Crisis Connections

    • Teen Link
    • LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline

      (866) 488-7386

      • 24-hour, confidential suicide hotline
      • Multimedia support network for LGBTQ youth providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention


      • Online TrevorChat
      • TrevorText: text START to 678678 available 7 days a week between 3:00am-10:00pm PST
    • Crisis Text Line

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