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Affordable Mental Health Counseling

Our caring and compassionate counselors are trained to support and guide you through life’s challenges. Stress and anxiety can wear you down, eroding your spirit, attitude, and capabilities. Coping skills get lost when you are feeling overwhelmed and disempowered. We offer counseling and mental health services to individuals, families, and couples.

From dealing with grief and loss to life transitions, such as parenthood, retirement, or illness, our caring, licensed counselors can help you find hope and healing. Our services are offered on a sliding-fee/income-based scale. We provide the same high-level care for people who have financial means and for those who are in need of low-income or free counseling services.

All our counselors are licensed professionals with additional expertise in LGBTQ and aging issues. We also have on staff bilingual, native Spanish speakers.

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Educational Workshops

JFS offers a number of workshops and classes throughout the year to address specific mental health issues. From improved stress management skills to becoming a better parent, our programs offer help and support in difficult times.

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Pre-Loss Grief Group for Caregivers

Facilitators: Rachel Winward, CSW, and Katie Young, CSW

This FREE support group is offered to caregivers of people living with dementia or similar conditions, who are preparing for the loss of their loved one. During the ten-week group, caregivers can expect to see improvements in their pre-loss grief, feel better prepared for the death of their family member or friend, and practice valuable skills in self-care.

Next Workshop: March 9-May 10, 2024

For more information contact Katie.

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Mind Body Skills Stress Management Workshop

Facilitators: Mara Rabin, MD & Amy Edwards, CMHC

Gain improved wellness through this nine-week course that emphasizes mindfulness. Become more present with yourself and those you love through new skills for self-regulation and reduced reactivity. In a supportive, small group setting, you will learn skills, like different types of meditation, scientifically proven to improve physical and emotional health. This workshop model was developed by the Center for Mind Body Medicine and used internationally. Visit cmbm.org for more information. There is a fee for this program. Scholarships are available.

Next Workshop: March 26-May 21, 2024

For more information contact Amy.

Training Site

JFS serves as a training site for graduate students pursuing professions around mental health. Each profession requires a practicum or internship. For more information Contact Alle, our Director of Clinical Services for more information. Each student in the year-long program has a small case load of clients while being supervised by our Director. JFS has partnered with many students from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master’s in Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Utah and other local universities. Many of our current counselors came to JFS through this training program.