Professional counseling services are offered for individuals from all religions and backgrounds and at every life stage–from young children to seniors!  Let us guide you through life’s difficult times and help you to manage challenges, gain strength and move forward. Our trained professional staff can help you define goals, manage conflict, build communication skills and teach you skills to manage stress and worry.


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  • Individual counseling
  • Couple’s counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Support groups
  • Separation and Divorce


  • Individual and family counseling
  • School issues
  • Socialization Groups
  • Play therapy

JFSGNH has both an adult and a child psychiatrist on staff who work collaboratively with the counseling team. Children, adolescents, or adults with a history of multiple inpatient hospitalizations for psychiatric reasons or behavior that requires a structured program are NOT appropriate for treatment at JFSGNH.

Parent Education
The Parent Education Program (PEP) helps couples going through divorce or separation to support their children. Skilled therapists reinforce positive behaviors and identify negative behaviors to help parents focus on their children’s needs during the challenge of separation or divorce. The curriculum includes information about children’s development stages, healthy adjustment to separation, cooperative parenting, conflict management, dispute resolution techniques, visitation guidelines, and stress reduction. The program is offered as a six hour educational workshop.

PEP is mandated by the State of Connecticut for divorcing parents of children under 18. Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven is an authorized PEP provider through a State of Connecticut contract administered by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies.

Offered as a six-hour educational workshop, participants must complete all six hours in order to meet requirements. Class options include a one day (6 hour class) in New Haven; two (2) three-hour evening classes in New Haven; two (2) three-hour evening classes in Guilford; or two (2) three-hour morning classes in New Haven. Pre-registration and payment (money order only) is REQUIRED. To receive an application to register, call (203)389-5599, ext. 142 and follow the prompts; or you can stop into the office to pick up instructions and a registration form.

See our calendar for all upcoming dates.

Focus on K.I.D.S.
The FOCUS on K.I.D.S. program is for parents having trouble co-parenting, or for parents in high-conflict separations or divorce. Our facilitators work to resolve issues before they escalate to a level in which a judge must intervene. We provide parents with knowledge and insight, enabling them to make good decisions which will lead to solutions that are in the best interest of their children. Parents are taught how to interact in positive ways that are focused on what their children need, not on old hurts, resentments, and anger. JFSGNH is an authorized Focus on K.I.D.S. provider through a State of Connecticut contract administered by the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA).

Safety Net Services Program
The Safety Net Services/Empowering People for Success Program (EPS) is dedicated to empowering families to succeed by identifying and reducing the effects of barriers to employment, increase access to community resources, and minimize risk to children. Our staff works with clients to identify family strengths and acquire the necessary tools to help them succeed in education, employment and community building.

EPS is a statewide welfare to work initiative of the Connecticut Council of Family Service Agencies (CCFSA),  funded by both the CT Department of Social Services (DSS) and the Department of Labor (DOL). This referral-only program is designed to assist recipients of Temporary Family Assistance (TFA) achieve self-reliance and healthy inter-dependence through intensive, solution focused case management and care. Operating on a nontraditional work schedule, it provides home-based services in order to meet the needs of our families. For more information contact CCFSA at (800) 505-9000.