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.
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We Believe You. Let us help you.
- 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.
For more information, Call JFS at 414-225- 1374 or email Kblackwell@jfsmilw.org or email@example.com
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 www.doj.state.wi.us for more information about services for victims.
Every Thursday from 9:00-10:30am
Jewish Family Services has been helping individuals who are experiencing intimate partner violence in our community for 5 years through our collaboration with Sojourner Family Peace Center.
We are now offering a virtual educational/support group for women within the Jewish community who want to understand and get support in their own healing journey.
This virtual support group will be confidential and will be using the Zoom platform to gather together while being remote.
These groups will be led by experts in the dynamics of unhealthy relationships.
For Information or Registration Contact: Kat Blackwell at 414-225-1374 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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 www.doj.state.wi.us for more information about services for victims
When a person has experienced violence, whether as a child or as an adult, the trauma of the events can have a lasting impact. Counseling can help people maintain safety and stability in their lives and heal from the impact of trauma.
Jewish Family Services offers counseling to survivors of trauma recently impacted by domestic and sexual violence at Sojourner Family Peace Center. Our therapists use a trauma-informed approach to facilitate a process of stabilization and healing for people impacted by violence, many of whom are suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Counseling often occurs in the recent aftermath of abuse and our therapists work collaboratively with their clients to identify where they currently are on their path of recovery and to determine the best course of action. Our therapists are trained in best practices for survivors of trauma, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).
In addition to counseling services for recent survivors of violence, our clinical staff at our main clinic offer ongoing counseling services to individuals suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, grief, and social isolation, as these effects of trauma can impact a person long after the violence has ended.
If you, or someone you know, may be in a violent situation, call the Sojourner Family Peace Center’s 24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline for information and support. All calls are confidential.
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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:
Hours available for calls:
Mon. – Thurs. 8:30am to 5:00pm
Fridays: 8:30am to 2:00pm
Every Wednesdays from 12:00-1:00 pm via Zoom
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 Liz Oettiker, a Masters-level social work intern. For more information and to register for the group, please contact Kat Blackwell at Jewish Family Services 414-225-1374, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting ID: 912 9502 0512
Dial by location: +1 312 626 6799
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: email@example.com