JFCS Counseling expands to meet community needs

Our reality is staggering, just like these statistics for the 31,100 Jewish households in greater Portland:

JFCS has been aware of the reality and now has the numbers to back it up. In response, JFCS’ Counseling—now in an updated, brightly lit office space—has been expanding its mental-health services and, as always, decreasing barriers financial, geographic and cultural to receive them.

  • Clinicians see clients one day a week in a dedicated office at the Eastside Jewish Commons and at Maayan Torah Day School of Portland
  • JFCS accepts a variety of insurance plans and Medicare
  • Sliding-scale options based on income are readily available
  • Therapists sensitively approach clients’ background and needs
  • JFCS is partnering with PDX Hillel, whose students expressed immediate need for mental-health support following the Oct. 7, 2023, Hamas terror attacks on Israel

JFCS’ Counseling program provides compassionate, person-centered, trauma-informed mental-health services to adults, 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.

Statistics courtesy of the Jewish Community Study provided by the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland and Brandeis University Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies.


Our Counseling services include:

  • Psychotherapy for adults across the lifespan
  • Specialized geriatric psychotherapy
  • Counseling for children, teens and families
  • Short-term solution-focused therapy
  • Processing and support groups
  • Staff training and development

CLICK HERE to contact JFCS Counseling