Support groups provide an opportunity for people with similar personal experiences to express feelings and share coping strategies with professional guidance.
Groups are valuable as they provide individuals with a common need, concern, or experience a place to share and support with each other under the guidance and skill of an experienced, empathetic licensed professional therapist. Groups can be effectively utilized in addition to other counseling services or independently. JFS offers group counseling and support groups in the JFS offices as well as in community venues, including local synagogues and schools.
Please call (973) 765-9050 for current offerings and screening requirements, group availability is limited. Most insurances are accepted.
Examples of JFS Support Groups:
Happily Even After: Beyond Separation & Divorce – Divorce support group
A Journey Through Grief – Bereavement group for older adults who have lost a spouse or significant other.
Social Skills Group – Group for children 8-11 to refine and practice social skills.
Spousal Bereavement Group – Bereavement group for adults under age 65, who have lost a spouse or significant other within the last 5 years and are struggling with their grief and sorrow.
Playgroup with a Purpose – Free weekly group for parents with their babies age 0-16 months to share and connect.
LICENSING – JFS of MetroWest NJ is a licensed provider from the State of New Jersey, Department of Human Services, Office on Licensing, for the provision of Outpatient Mental Health Counseling.