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 help 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 individual counseling for each person, adults and children starting at age 10. We will partner with you to create a tailored treatment plan, carefully identifying and addressing your goals.

Our counselors, including an addiction specialist, 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, trauma-coping, mindfulness, and interpersonal connection.

Addiction Counseling

Addiction services at JFS are designed specifically to increase awareness, expand understanding and offer a culturally sensitive therapeutic response to addiction within the Jewish community. In addition to individual and group counseling, our addiction services include family consultation and counseling, drug and alcohol assessment and referral, case management and community outreach.

Paying for Counseling

We offer sliding-scale rates for self-pay clients and are in-network with the following insurance providers:

  • Regence
  • Kaiser Permanente PPO (formerly Group Health PPO)
  • Premera
  • Lifewise
  • First Choice PPO
  • Molina (Medicaid)

Community Outreach
Invite us to come speak at your school, organization or company about topics surrounding mental health. Our goal is to help expand community awareness and compassion about addiction, domestic violence and mental health concerns. We offer a personalized approach to education and therapeutic support through partnering with communities (both Jewish and beyond) on tailored groups, workshops and trainings.

Contact Us

Please contact our Intake & Assessment Specialist at or (206) 461-3240. This specialist 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

Parent Support Group

December 13, 2018

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

Kosher Food Bank

January 2, 2019

NAMI Family Support Group

January 2, 2019

Exploring Dignity – Tu B’Shvat: Renewal & Rejuvenation

January 7, 2019