Counseling Services

A wide variety of family and mental health problems are addressed by the counseling services offered by JFS to children, adolescents, adults, seniors and families. Services include psychosocial assessment, all the varying and different types of counseling services, educational workshops, and support groups, such as our Bereavement group, along with pre and post adoption services. Let our counselors help make a change in your life of someone you know. Talk with a counselor to get an assessment for help with depression, anxiety, relationships, and stress, grief or marriage issues. We also sponsor a Jewish Self-Help Group called JRecovery, to complement 12-Step Programs. If you or anyone you know can benefit from JFS counseling services or therapy groups, call 732-777-1940/609-395-7979 or email office@jfsmiddlesex.org.

Personal Growth & Family Counseling

Professional JFS therapists provide counseling and support for adults, children, adolescents, and families dealing with a wide range of issues at our Personal Growth and Family Counseling Center. Services include one-on-one counseling, consultation and referrals, group counseling and support groups, and marriage counseling. Adoption counseling, education, home study and post placement services are also available. Services are licensed by the NJ Department of Human Services

Adoption Services

The legal process of adopting, from application to finalization, can be a lengthy one. It is very common for families to need support and service before and after adoption. Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County offers adoption counseling, home studies, post-placement supervision, and post-adoption counseling.  Adoption counseling can help families with a wide range of issues. JFS has been providing post adoption counseling and intensive family counseling services to individuals, couples, and families throughout Middlesex County and we are an Accredited Nonprofit.

JRecovery Support Group

A Jewish Self-Help Group to complement 12-Step Programs, sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Middlesex County, JRecovery meets every Monday, 7:30 – 8:30PM in our Milltown office at 32 Ford Avenue, Second Floor. The purpose of the group is to support recovery from various addictions using spiritual insights from Jewish tradition by nurturing the spiritual needs of those with active addictions or in recovery, and their families and friends. Individuals who attend may suffer from alcoholism or drug addiction, gambling, overeating, sexual addiction, and other addictions. Meetings are often attended by their relatives and loved ones together or on their own. Group discussions focus on the challenges of recovery. Participants’ anonymity is protected. For more information call 732-777-1940 or confidential email to irvinrevak@yahoo.com

Bereavement Support Groups

In a culture that often avoids talking about death, grief and bereavement, support groups provide an opportunity to share and process your grief, and connect you with others sharing the same experience. The five stages of bereavement are: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance are a part of the framework that makes up our learning to live with the one we lost. They are tools to help us frame and identify what we may be feeling. But they are not stops on some linear timeline in grief. Bereavement support groups are increasingly being recognized as an effective way to promote healing through education and support after the loss of a loved one or close friend. The Bereavement group at JFS offers support and encouragement after the death of a loved one and aims to help people cope with their grief and mourning. It is a place where you can find help and soothing words for the hurt of losing someone close to you. People meet together to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide emotional support for one another.

Benefits of participating in our bereavement support group may include feeling less lonely, isolated or judged. Talking openly and honestly about your feelings may reduce distress, depression, anxiety or fatigue. It may help you gain a sense of empowerment and control to improve your coping skills and sense of adjustment. Often members bond with one another and form lifelong friendships.