Counseling and Mental Health
Problems big or small, you matter.
Life can be overwhelming. Things don’t always go as planned. Health, work, or relationships present challenges and heartache. At some point, all of us have problems that are difficult to handle alone. Knowing you are not alone when you need support can make all the difference.
Whether facing challenges in everyday life or times of crisis, JFS’s caring and experienced counselors and therapists are ready to help. Through support and guidance, we help you gain a clearer understanding of your situation and work with you to create an individualized plan specific to your needs.
JFS takes the “whole person” approach to counseling, recognizing that many struggles are intertwined and one issue may compound another. Links to other JFS programs and referrals to community resources are utilized to address the complete person and their needs. If there is an issue or mental illness we aren’t equipped to handle, JFS will provide a qualified referral.
Trained therapists and clinicians have the experience to provide confidential, effective and life-changing assistance. We’ve successfully counseled people through:
- Mental health conditions, including anxiety and depression
- Relationship challenges, including family issues, divorce, grief and loss
- Behavioral health problems, such as substance abuse, trauma and eating disorders
- Aging issues, including caregiving, spiritual well-being and end-of-life concerns
Visit each area for more information:
Professional, licensed social workers and therapists provide individual and group counseling for children, families, adults, and in-home counseling for homebound seniors. Learn more.
A coalition of community organizations working together to combat the stigma of mental illness through media campaigns, public outreach and special events. Learn more.
Helpful phone numbers, websites and information for depression, suicide and mental health issues. Learn more.
The Priya Fund supports local Jewish couples struggling with infertility or adoption. The word Priya means “fruitful” in Hebrew and comes from one of the first instructions that G-d gave to humanity. The Priya Fund was established to help those in our Jewish community create families. Learn more.
YouBeYou is a teen mental health campaign that was created in response to the rising suicide rates among teens and seeks to spread a message of self-acceptance. The campaign was developed by Bernstein-Rein Advertising in collaboration with the Greater Kansas City Mental Health Coalition and Jewish Family Services of Greater Kansas City. Learn more.
Our services are available to all members of the community, regardless of faith, age, culture and lifestyle. Counseling services are on a fee-for-service basis. We offer a sliding-fee scale with confidential financial assistance available for those unable to pay. Daytime, late afternoon and evening appointments are offered for your convenience in our Kansas and Missouri offices.