Meeting you where you are

JFCS’ Counseling program provides compassionate, person-centered trauma-informed mental-health services to children, teens,  couples and families facing life’s challenges. Our priority is to provide support based on trust, empathy and understanding to ensure that our clients feel safe, empowered and able to make progress toward their goals.

Our Counseling team and program:

  • Include licensed and master’s level providers (MSWs and LCSWs)
  • Provide culturally competent, confidential and effective services
  • Offer our clients as many treatment options as possible
  • Accept private pay, sliding scale, Medicare and secondary insurance, as well as commercial insurance according to plan provision.

For more information, contact Douglass Ruth LCSW, CCTP, our Clinical Director, at 503-226-7079, ext. 124 or by email at

Mental Health SpotlightAs the pandemic continues, so does the challenge of prolonged social isolation.
JFCS is here to help with the introduction of our Mental Health Spotlight.

Click here to learn more about this important new program.

Upcoming Events

Cancer Support Group

The 2nd Wednesday of every month
Beginning April 13, 2022
11 am on Zoom

Community is important. Cancer is lonely. Jewish Family & Child Service has combined these two truths to create this support group open to anyone with a cancer diagnosis. Click here to learn more or to register.

Walking Beside You: A Grief Processing Group

April 28, May 5, 12, 19, and 26, June 2, 9, and 16
11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Grief affects every part of our lives and can be a lonely road to travel on. JFCS and the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland invite you to join us for an 8-week grief processing group for adults. In our virtual sessions, we will have the opportunity to share our own experiences with grief, connect with others, and learn strategies for moving through loss. Click here to learn more or to register.

Weekly Video Chat

Every Friday at 10 a.m. on Zoom

Join JFCS for weekly conversations on Zoom about the challenges and anxieties of pandemic living.

Click here to join the Weekly Zoom.

Modified Services in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic

  • Community Connection Zoom meetings occurring weekly to talk about the challenges and anxieties of pandemic living.
  • All counseling services are being offered remotely through either telephonic or Zoom telehealth, to ensure the safety of our clients and staff.
  • Our Intake Portal is accessible 24/7 for new clients interested in JFCS counseling services.

Re-entry 101: How parents can help kids transition

The world is opening back up. How can parents and caregivers help kids transition after being socially distanced? Dinah Gilburd, LCSW and collaborator with JFCS, provides some important guidance.

Font Resize