Mental Health Services

Let us help you heal.

We are committed to your mental health and wellness. For more than 30 years, JFS has offered quality mental health and counseling services to meet the unique needs of individuals, families and children by providing an array of services.

Learn more about our mental health and counseling services. 

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Outpatient Mental Health Services

The skilled, professional Clinical Services staff of Jewish Family Services can help adults and children work through life issues and develop coping strategies for life transitions. Through our state certified outpatient mental health clinic, JFS clinical staff offer results oriented therapy to those struggling with mental illness or personal problems. Our multidisciplinary team is qualified to assess and treat a range of emotional problems from the common issues of adjustment to severe behavioral difficulties, relationship issues, domestic abuse, addictions and more. By ensuring access to the treatment and recovery supports that are proven effective, our clinical team is able to accelerate recovery by offering services and evidence based interventions designed to lessen one’s symptoms.

A comprehensive assessment is conducted to define the problem and to choose the most appropriate treatment interventions. JFS is committed to maintaining the utmost levels of confidentiality and have convenient locations at which to meet clients.

Counseling Services available for individuals includes:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Grief and stress reduction
  • Trauma-related anxiety and depression
  • Life transitions including separation and divorce or loss of a loved one
  • Relationship/ Marital issues
  • Conflict Resolution

Referrals for counseling come from primary care physicians, schools, members of the community who have used our services, as well as other agency programs. Individuals and families also may contact us directly. Our clinical services coordinator is always available to conduct a brief phone evaluation to facilitate scheduling the first appointment with the appropriate clinician. For more information, please call 414-225-1374 or email:

About Our Fees
JFS is certified as an outpatient mental health facility and insurance benefits may be applied to counseling services. Fee schedules and insurance reimbursement information is available. For those without insurance coverage, fee reductions and /or payment plans are available based on need. We also have therapy trainees available to provide counseling services at no cost. Major credit cards are accepted. Appointments and questions can be directed to the clinical services coordinator at 414-390-5800 during business hours.

You are not alone…

Are you in a relationship with someone who…

Keeps track of your time? Makes it difficult for you to see others, go to school, see the doctor, or go to work? Destroys your belongings? Hurts you, your children or pets? Controls your money? Mocks you or your beliefs? Forces you to be intimate?

Resources for Survivors

We offer services to support the emotional and physical wellbeing of survivors of abuse and their families.

We offer advocacy and case management services, free of charge and open to all people.

For people experiencing anti-Semitic hate crime, domestic violence, physical injury, and sexual assault, our advocate is available to provide resources and emotional support, regardless of location in Wisconsin. The incident does not have to have been reported to law enforcement and it could have happened years ago.

Help for Children Exposed to Violence

Check out this brochure for more information on resources to help children.

Survivor Services include:

  • Emotional support and Crisis Counseling
  • Access to transportation and immediate relocation to domestic abuse shelters
  • Access to mental health counselors
  • Safety planning
  • Assistance with victim compensation application process
  • Advocacy services in navigating the court process and the criminal justice system

We Believe You. Let us help you. Let’s Get in Touch.

To get started please share some information with us.

This form is confidential and will be viewed by our advocate and their supervisor.

You will be contacted within 24 hours.

VOCA Intake Form

VOCA Intake Form

First Name
Last Name
Address (This is not required)
Address (This is not required)
Address Line 1
Address Line 2
Zip Code
Do you feel safe at home?
Do you have children?
Relationship Status
Incident(s) Experienced: Check all that apply
Would you like to speak with a specific professional? (Check all that apply)

For more information, Call JFS at 414-225- 1374 or email

Our advocacy services are funded by the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For more information, please call 800-446-6564 or visit their website for more information about services for victims.

Every Thursday from 10:00-11:00am

Jewish Family Services has been helping individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence in our community through our collaboration with Sojourner Family Peace Center.

We are now offering support groups for survivors who want to understand and get support in their own healing journey.

This support group will be confidential and will be led by experts in the dynamics of unhealthy relationships.

For Information or Registration Contact:  Kat Blackwell at 414-225-1374 or email

Our advocacy services are funded by the Victim of Crime Act (VOCA) grant through the Wisconsin Department of Justice. For more information, please call 800-446-6564 or visit their website for more information about services for victims.

Jewish Family Services is committed to our work toward preventing the loss of life due to suicide. For 10 years, we have partnered with Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee and worked in solidarity to address the issue of suicide, a tragedy that impacts individuals and families for a lifetime.

Our efforts to decrease suicidal risk include community presentations and training, such as Question, Persuade, Refer (QPR) training that is offered to non-professional community members on the basics of early identification and intervention with an individual who may be at risk.

For more information on our suicide prevention efforts, or to schedule a QPR training, contact our Clinical Services Coordinator, at 414-225-1374 or email:

Jewish Family Services provides best practice mental health services in school-based settings in the Greater Milwaukee Area that support and enhance the mental and emotional health of students. These services include traditional mental health services, such as: assessment and diagnostic evaluations, individual therapy , family therapy, treatment planning, treatment coordination, and referrals to appropriate mental health/community services

In addition to traditional psychotherapy services, school-based mental health clinicians can provide additional services within the school setting, that may include: Class room consultation and observation, IEP/Student Services Team staffing, consultation with school staff, parent education, consultation with instructional staff, and in-service trainings.

For more information on our school-based mental health services, please call 414-225-1374 or email:

Our Late Life Counseling program provides seniors with convenient access to mental health counseling services in their own home, allowing seniors who are homebound or otherwise unable to access outpatient services. Depression, anxiety, isolation, loss of loved ones, declining health, and financial worries are some of the issues addressed. Must be a Milwaukee County resident, age 60 or older to receive services.

To schedule an appointment contact our Clinical Services Coordinator at 414-225-1374 and

Understandably, many older adults are dealing with loneliness and fear related to the COVID-19 crisis. Additionally, many older adults are self-isolating in order to reduce risk of exposure and illness, causing intense feelings of anxiety and depression and further exacerbating prior experiences of loneliness and isolation. “Friendly calls” are being offered to older adults in Milwaukee County who are at increased risk for depression and anxiety due to increased social isolation and stress related to the COVID crisis. Master’s prepared staff, clinical interns and volunteers are available to provide 15-30 minute calls to older adults in Milwaukee County identified by MCDA and community partners as in need of this service.

To refer an Older Adult for Friendly Calls:
Call: 414-225-1374
Text: 414-376-0711
Hours available for calls:
Mon. – Thurs. 8:30am to 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am to 2:00pm

Wednesdays from 2:00-3:00 pm 

Offering light and hope to those experiencing grief. Grief is a unique experience for everyone in the face of a significant personal loss. Someone can grieve the loss of family, friends, pets, relationships, marriages, jobs, health and independence. Having support during grief is critical to a renewed sense of living and letting go the roller coaster of emotions experienced by a life changing event. These grief groups are offered weekly on Wednesdays via zoom and are led by a highly skilled culturally competent mental health clinician.

In hourly sessions, participants learn how to accept the reality of their loss and are supported through the process of experiencing and acknowledging the physical, emotional and spiritual pain. During the course of group, participants find a way to positively adjust to their new situation, learning new skills and reaching out to others for help. Success is realized when participants are able to reinvest emotional energy into their life and reconnect emotionally with others.

The Grief Support Groups are free to attend to promote full inclusion and reduce any financial barriers to participation. These sessions are free and open to the community, regardless of race, religion, age, sexual identity, gender identity, ethnic origin, or ability.

Facilitated by Judy Strauss, LPC, and co-facilitated by a Masters-level social work intern.


Friendship Circle Cafe – Riverpoint Village Shopping Center
8649 N Port Washington Road, Fox Point, WI 53217

For more information and to register for the group, please contact Kat Blackwell at Jewish Family Services 414-225-1374, or email

Jewish Family Services is committed to providing quality mental health services and addressing the community’s need for continuity of care, regardless of an individual’s ability to pay. In order to meet the mental health needs of uninsured or under-insured individuals in need of services to support their mental and emotional well-being, student trainees under the close supervision of licensed, trained clinicians are available to provide counseling services free of cost to qualifying individuals.

Information for services provided by a student trainee can be obtained by contacting our clinical services coordinator at 414-225-1374 or email: