The Counseling Program at Alpert JFS utilizes professionals to enable people experiencing emotional problems, relationship or family issues, or temporary stresses to stabilize or resolve these issues. Our experienced counselors and staff psychiatrist are here for you and your family.



The program serves families, individuals within a family and individuals living independently. Counseling  is available for people of all ages from children to older adults.  Counseling is offered in a number of different formats: individual, couples, family therapy, parent/child, and support groups. Counseling is part of Alpert JFS’ continuum of services.



All of the counseling staff hold Master’s degrees or Doctoral degrees in the behavioral health sciences, and are licensed as a Clinical Social Workers (LCSWs) or Mental Health Counselors (LMHCs), or would be under the direct supervision of the agency Ph.D. Clinical Director.  Most staff have years of varied clinical experiences and specializations, including working with the multiple challenges of ageing.  Confidentiality is an utmost priority of the counselors, as is their desire to help people meet their particular challenges.  You will be working in a safe, trusting environment with a caring professional.  The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation.



What are the ways counseling may help me?   

You and your therapist  will determine the goals for you to to work on together. The general purpose is to enhance personal growth and development, increase problem-solving and coping capabilities, and link people with resources and services to result in your feeling part of a larger community.


Can I afford to see one of your professionals for counseling?

Our licensed staff are on most insurance panels. We will check out your insurance for you in determining your charge, and bill your insurance for you. If you do not have insurance, we can base your fee on a reasonable sliding scale based on household income. Special subsidies are sometimes available; availability can be determined by our Intake staff.


What if my counselor recommends or suggests that I need additional services at your agency?

We consider our services seamless.  Because we have numerous other programs, it is very possible there may be another service which would be helpful for you  or your family. The counselor will facilitate your access to any other assistance(s) offered; you do not need to make another phone call or contact.  If our agency has a support group that may be beneficial, or you need to be evaluated for medication or an enhanced companion to help with daily needs, a referral can be made by the professional working with you.


Do I have to be Jewish to see a therapist at your facility?

Our agency welcomes people of all faiths.  You will be working in a safe, trusting environment with a caring professional. Funding from various sources allows us to open our doors to the general community.  Our staff are sensitive to cultural impact, values and traditions.