Affordable Mental Health Counseling
Our caring and compassionate counselors are trained to support and guide you through life’s challenges. Stress and anxiety can wear you down, eroding your spirit, attitude, and capabilities. Coping skills get lost when you are feeling overwhelmed and disempowered. We offer counseling and mental health services to individuals, families, and couples.
From dealing with grief and loss to life transitions, such as parenthood, retirement, or illness, our caring, licensed counselors can help you find hope and healing. Our services are offered on a sliding-fee/income-based scale, and in some cases, may be covered by private insurance or Medicare. We provide the same high-level care for people who have financial means and for those who are in need of low-income or free counseling services.
All our counselors are licensed professionals with additional expertise in LGBTQ and aging issues. We also have on staff bilingual, native Spanish speakers.
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JFS offers a number of workshops and classes throughout the year to address specific mental health issues. From improved stress management skills to becoming a better parent, our programs offer help and support in difficult times.
Mind Body Skills Stress Management Workshop
Facilitators: Mara Rabin, MD & Amy Edwards, CMHC
Gain improved wellness through this nine-week course that emphasizes mindfulness. Become more present with yourself and those you love through new skills for self-regulation and reduced reactivity. In a supportive, small group setting, you will learn skills, like different types of meditation, scientifically proven to improve physical and emotional health. This workshop model was developed by the Center for Mind Body Medicine and used internationally. Visit cmbm.org for more information. There is a fee for this program. Scholarships are available.
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Parent Plus-Emotion-Focused Parenting Workshop
Facilitators: Margarita Arteaga Alcantara, ACMHC, and Roxana Cordova, LCSW
This FREE six-week parenting program is perfect for any couple or family who want to strengthen their family relationships. The workshop is based on John Gottman’s Emotion Focused Parenting Program and the University of Melbourne’s Tuning in to Kids Program. In a skills-based learning environment, parents will learn about emotion-based styles in parent-child relationships and how to create better communication with their children. Participants must commit to all six classes.
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Strengthening the Couple Relationship Workshop
Facilitator: Alle Salazar, LCSW
This FREE six-week online program for couples is based on John Gottman’s “The Seven Principles for Making a Marriage Work,” which was a New York Times best-seller. These principles teach partners new approaches for resolving conflicts, creating new common ground, and achieving higher levels of intimacy. The workshop offers strategies and resources to help couples collaborate more effectively to resolve any problem. Participants must commit to all six classes.
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JFS serves as a training site for graduate students pursuing professions around mental health. Each profession requires a practicum or internship. Contact Alle Salazar, our Director of Clinical Services for more information. Each student in the year-long program has a small case load of clients while being supervised by our Director. JFS has partnered with many students from the Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master’s in Social Work and Doctor of Nursing Practice programs at the University of Utah and other local universities. Many of our current counselors came to JFS through this training program.