JFS Perspectives

Welcome our Newest Therapist: Matthew Newbury

Tuesday, June 09, 2020

Matthew NewburyMatthew Newbury, LCSW, our newest member of the JFS Mental Health Specialists team, joined JFS three weeks before we closed our offices due to the pandemic. Along with the other therapists, he quickly shifted his practice to teletherapy and is working with clients of all ages through video and phone sessions. He is passionate about helping children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families meet their behavioral health needs. Noted for his down-to earth and non-judgmental approach, Matthew uses education, skill-building, emotional focus, and a touch of humor to assist clients in addressing their issues. 

Read More


Virtual Groups and Classes

Tuesday, June 09, 2020
Virtual Groups and Classes

To support the community while everyone is staying home during the COVID-19 pandemic, JFS is offering several virtual groups and classes. We will continue to update this page as more are added. 

Read More


How to Find Counseling for Kids During a Global Pandemic

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
How to Find Counseling for Kids During a Global Pandemic

We are all facing a bit more stress than usual these days – as our world has completely changed over the course of just a couple months. While many people have been talking about the fear and uncertainty that adults are facing, there hasn’t been as much conversation around how children have been doing during these times. 

Read More


5 Benefits of Using Teletherapy for Mental Health Counseling

Monday, May 11, 2020
5 Benefits of Using Teletherapy for Mental Health Counseling

We often talk about how the internet has transformed the way we live and perform daily tasks. Whether it is having virtual doctors’ visits, watching shows, buying household goods, ordering prescriptions, or connecting with friends and family, the internet has made all these activities super convenient and easily accessible. 

Read More


Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

Tuesday, April 07, 2020
Caring for Our Community During the COVID-19 Crisis

While our physical locations are closed and programs have been canceled, we are serving more people than ever during this pandemic. Thank you to our incredible staff who is working tirelessly and in creative ways to serve the community through a variety of services. Below are a few highlights of our COVID-19 response: 

Read More


Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
Client Spotlight: Jewish Family Service in a Class by Itself

We pride ourselves on providing professionally delivered integrated services that empower individuals to overcome difficult challenges. We love to hear from clients who have been impacted by the care they have received. One of those clients is John, who shares his experience and gratitude.  

Read More


JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Tuesday, March 03, 2020
JFS KidSuccess: Addressing Trauma in Children and Adolescents

Childhood trauma is a social problem that is present in every community. It is a problem surrounded by so much stigma that it is often left undiscussed. Many therapists on the KidSuccess team have worked with children who have experienced trauma. Two-thirds of American children and adolescents report at least one trauma. With the devastating outcomes that stem from childhood trauma, a successful treatment model needed to be developed, studied, and implemented.
 

Read More


Therapy Dog Offers Joy, Comfort, and Reflection for High School Students

Friday, February 21, 2020

Rachel Uslan and ColfaxSarah* walked into the Success Center at George Washington (GW) High School crying, looking for a mental health professional to talk to. To her surprise, she was guided into a therapist’s office by a dog! 

Read More


Summer 2019 Family Matters

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Summer 2019 Family Matters

The Summer 2019 issue of Family Matters focuses on mental health. Learn more about play therapy, counseling for older adults, school violence, work stress, and how JFS therapists are helping children in schools. Also check out information about past and upcoming events and meet our volunteer of the year. Read some of the articles through the links below or view the whole newsletter.  

Read More


Work Stress—The Silent Epidemic

Wednesday, May 29, 2019
Work Stress—The Silent Epidemic

In recognition of Mental Health Month, this article addresses a common form of stress for Americans which can lead to significant mental health problems—work stress. 

Read More


1 2 3 4 5 Next