Counselling Services

JFSA’s Counselling Department provides services in three different areas:

Therapy Services: to Jewish youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families through the West Coast Wellness Group. These services are provided on a sliding fee scale to clients based on income.

Mental Health Outreach Services: assists people in achieving improved mental health.

Youth & Family at-Risk Outreach Program: addresses high-risk behaviour among youth in our community.

Our staff are well qualified registered therapists with degrees in counselling, social work and related disciplines. We offer individual, couples, family and group therapy.

 

Therapy Services

JFSA’s Counselling Department provides therapy services through the West Coast Wellness Group.

WCWG has an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, EMDR, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling, life-coaching and group therapy practices.

Our staff are well qualified registered therapists with degrees in counselling, social work and related disciplines. We offer individual, couples, family and group therapy.

We are proud to offer services on a sliding scale to the Jewish and non-Jewish community, including a low-cost counselling clinic.

For more information about our therapy services, please contact Alan Stamp, Director of Counselling, at 604-637-3309 or astamp@jfsa.ca

 

Mental Health Outreach

JFSA’s Mental Health Outreach Program provides mental health assessments, cognitive behaviour therapy, reintegration programs, and accompaniment to social activities.

For more information on JFSA’s Mental Health Outreach Program, please contact Kevin Campbell at kcampbell@jfsa.ca

 

YOU Matter

In the Vancouver area’s Jewish community, Jewish youth are reportedly at risk for various forms of behaviour, such as alcohol and drug misuse, unsafe sexual practices, unplanned pregnancy, violence, bullying, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

JFSA provides a unique program called YOU Matter that focuses on identifying and preventing these at-risk behaviours.

Over the last 4 years, our Youth at Risk Program has had a four-pronged approach, focusing on:

  • Counselling – meeting with youth on the street, at home or in school as well as offering and/or providing in-office meetings at JFSA;
  • Education – e.g. training on how to deal with bullying;
  • Providing outreach, collaborating with other professionals and/or organizations;
  • Developing specialized programs at schools, such as workshops on “Youth and Depression” and “Development of Positive image”.

For more information on YOU Matter, please contact Nava Rozen at nrozen@jfsa.ca