Counseling

Our therapeutic approach: affordability and individualized care.

*JFS is currently offering telemental health services to families, couples, and individuals, 14 years and older. Read our blog post about what to expect from telemental health counseling.

Our counseling services are designed to provide holistic guidance and psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and children of all faiths. Located in Metairie, our offices offer a private and supportive environment to build coping and self-care skills with your therapist. All JFS therapists are licensed mental health professionals or master’s-level interns. Clients and JFS staff collaborate to identify therapeutic needs and appropriate treatment modalities. We also offer therapeutic support groups.

Clients come to JFS for help with:

  • Addiction
  • Anxiety
  • Anger
  • Bullying
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Impulse Control
  • Parenting Skills
  • Social Skills
  • Stress
  • And more

Some examples of treatment available at JFS are:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychoeducation for diversion clients referred by the courts, to teach new decision-making skills
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Play therapy for children ages 5 and up
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Affordability

JFS believes mental health is a human right. We accept most major insurers (Aetna, United Healthcare, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Connect, Gilsbar, and Tricar), Medicare, Medicaid, and income-based payment.
Income-based payment is offered on a sliding-scale based on household income. These counseling services, with our master’s-level interns, range from $18-$120 per session. For eligibility, clients will need to provide pay stubs, tax returns, or other proof of income to be assessed on the sliding scale.

Individualized care

Our varied staff consider your individual needs and concerns when building a care plan with you. After completing the necessary paperwork, your initial therapy sessions will focus on information gathering as well as you and your therapist getting to know each other. Together, you and your therapist will identify your goals and create a treatment plan. Periodically, your therapist will check in with you to assess your goals and confirm that your work together is progressing to your satisfaction.

Take the first step: fill out a client intake form today, or call JFS at (504)831-8475