Affordable Counseling for Kids & Teens in New Orleans

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Affordable Counseling for Children

JFS provides counseling to children as young as 5 years old at our private offices in Metairie, Louisiana.  JFS offers in-person individualized talk and play therapy as well as family therapy for this age group. Our Dora Ferber Family Foundation Playroom is specially designed to facilitate growth, development, and healing in a fun, safe, and creative environment. Telehealth therapy is available to teens aged 14 and older with a guardian on the premises.

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 fee 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.

Clients come to JFS for help with:

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

Some examples of treatment available at JFS are:

  • Play Therapy for children ages 5 and up
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Telehealth therapy for teens ages 14 and up
  • SPACE therapy program
  • Group Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Parents who participate in SPACE will learn skills and tools to help their child overcome anxiety, OCD or related problems. The treatment focuses on changes that parents can make to their own behavior, they do not need to make their child change. The two main changes that parents learn to make in SPACE treatment are to respond more supportive to their anxious child and to reduce the accommodations they have been making to the child’s symptoms.

The SPACE therapy program is now available at Jewish Family Service

SPACE stands for Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions and is a parent-based treatment program for children and adolescents with anxiety, OCD, and related problems. SPACE has been tested and found to be as effective as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for reducing childhood anxiety in randomized controlled clinical trials. SPACE can also be effective with children who are unable or unwilling to participate in traditional therapy.

Although children do not have to attend SPACE sessions – they are the patients! When SPACE treatment is successful, children feel less anxious and function better following treatment.

Some of the main anxiety problems treated with SPACE include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Fears and phobias
  • Panic disorder and Agoraphobia
  • Selective mutism
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans

Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans is a social service agency serving people of all faiths in the Greater New Orleans area. Our services work to preserve, strengthen, and enhance the well-being and self-sufficiency of our community.  Our programs and services focus on providing accessible and affordable mental health care, case management, teen suicide prevention, and special services for the Jewish community. Our Older Adult Services program offers personalized Senior Care Planning and management of a Personal Emergency Alert System

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