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Individual and Family Counseling

At one point or another in our ever-changing lives, we may become stuck or frustrated and need some help to get moving forward again. JFCS Counseling Services is home to a unique and highly qualified team of therapists who offer compassionate care with particular attention to your personal needs, values, traditions and expectations.

If you’re challenged by any kind of recent stressor in your life or grappling with an ongoing issue you’ve been unable to resolve on your own, our experienced therapists can help.

How We Help

We provide counseling in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, depression, anxiety, self-image or self-worth, relationship problems, family stress, anger management, grief and loss, and parenting issues, including single parent and blended families. Specialists in the challenges of aging are available for older adults; in-home sessions are an option.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

Our therapists are sensitive and supportive as they work with you and your partner to resolve ongoing problems and develop a greater level of intimacy and understanding.

How We Help

We can help you make progress on a wide range of issues including but not limited to communication, infidelity, navigating faith differences, parenting conflicts, inability to resolve ongoing issues, and marriage preparation.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, CMC, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

We recognize that children and adolescents have unique needs, and we have therapists who are specifically qualified to help them. Our therapists can help young people who are having trouble adjusting to changes in family or school, as well as those suffering from depression, loss and more.

How We Help

Children can talk openly about their feelings with a caring, nonjudgmental professional. We help children and adolescents deal with a wide range of issues including but not limited to problems adjusting to recent changes in family or school, behavior problems, academic trouble, social problems, depression, self-image or self-worth, and grief and loss.

Play therapy is available for young children who have difficulty putting their feelings into words.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

The dynamics of living in a family can be stressful at times. Whether as an addition to individual therapy or on its own, our experienced therapists will help your family resolve conflict, communicate more effectively and find strength and support in one another.

How We Help

Family therapy creates space for everyone to talk openly about their thoughts and feelings with a caring, nonjudgmental professional. We cover a wide range of areas including but not limited to communication, step- and blended family adjustment, interfaith issues, parent-child conflict, caregiving for older adults or special needs children, and grief and loss.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

If you’re facing a stressful life issue, you may feel less alone when talking with people who are facing similar challenges.

How We Help

We currently offer support groups for people who are caring for an elderly spouse or parent, who have Multiple Sclerosis, or who struggle with raising a child adopted internationally. A professional facilitator and group members will offer you emotional support, practical information and tips on how to cope with your unique situation. We also can refer you to many other support groups throughout the community.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

If you have a child between the ages of 6-18 who struggles with social relationships, impulsive behavior, or emotional wellbeing, our Quest Therapeutic Camp and After School program, using a unique system that combines recreational activities, behavioral therapy and group psychotherapy, can help to dramatically improve his/her behavioral, emotional and social functioning.

How We Help

JFCS Counseling Services, in collaboration with Quest, offers this unique therapeutic day camp and after school program for children with mild to moderate emotional and social challenges. Contact us or visit the Quest Camps website for more information on the Quest system and outcomes.

Children are grouped based on age and ability; each child receives an individualized treatment plan. A mix of small group therapy and fun activities strengthens social skills and improves daily functioning. Parent meetings and frequent feedback keeps parents in the loop and provides valuable guidance and tools for reinforcing behavior at home.

The Quest After School program offers three 10-week sessions: fall, winter and spring. Group therapy may be reimbursed by your insurance company. Registration is handled online through Quest Camps. Feel free to call us for more information.

Pricing & Details

CONTACT US TODAY
April Artz, MS, NCC, LPC, Quest Director | 412-877-7528 | aartz@jfcspgh.org

Radical changes in family life – a new diagnosis, unexpected development, unforeseen consequence – not only create stress but require information, support and resource referral quickly. We can help.

How We Help

ADHD, dementia, chronic illness, learning disabilities – when families suddenly find themselves facing issues such as these, they often don’t know where to turn or what to do. Whatever the age or issue, our experienced staff can help guide and inform decisions about individualized learning plans, resources, government programs, and community support.

CONTACT US TODAY
For older adults: Maxine Horn, Information & Referral Specialist for AgeWell Pittsburgh | 412-422-0400 | mhorn@jfcspgh.org

For children and younger adults: April Artz, LPC | 412-521-3800 | aartz@jfcspgh.org

If you, or someone you know, are experiencing mental, physical or emotional abuse by an intimate partner or family member, we offer a safe, confidential environment for you to come forward and seek help. Please note that we are not an emergency service but can connect you with one. You deserve better; let us help.

How We Help

Our assistance is completely confidential. Whether or not you are ready to leave, we offer help without judgment. Services are available at no cost. We can refer you to shelters and other relevant services.

CONTACT US TODAY
Bari Benjamin, LCSW, BCD, Psychotherapist | 412.521.3800 | bbenjamin@jfcspgh.org

Families in the Orthodox Jewish community who are experiencing great stress can turn to Project Shifra, a partnership between JFCS Counseling Services, the Aleph Institute and Women’s Center and Shelter of Pittsburgh.

How We Help

Project Shifra helps strengthen families and prevent child and domestic abuse by connecting at-risk families to resources and support in a culturally appropriate manner.

Our sensitivity to this community helps to overcome a reluctance to utilize social services due to religious and cultural issues.

CONTACT US TODAY
Stefanie Small, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services | 412-422-7200 | ssmall@jfcspgh.org

Rabbi Moshe Mayir Vogel | 412-421-0111 | rabbivogel@alephne.org