Children & Teen Counseling

Sometimes life is challenging and children can struggle with how to move forward or deal with problems.

Jewish Family Service Houston's (JFS) children’s mental health program provides counseling to children, adolescents and their families. Therapy helps children and teens learn and identify solutions to handle life’s obstacles. We provide children and teens ages 2 to 17 with a variety of services such as individual, play, expressive, family and group therapy, as well as academic advocacy, psychoeducation, parent coaching and support and referrals.

Therapy can help with:

  • Social withdrawal and bullying
  • Sleep problems or nightmares
  • Frequent tantrums or defiance
  • Refusal to attend school
  • Suicidal statements or actions
  • Intentional self-harm
  • Aggression, violence and/or threatening behavior to others
  • Loss of a family member or pet
  • Relocation/adjustment issues
  • Significant changes in mood
  • Change in academic performance
  • Excessive worrying and anxiety

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We help you manage:
  • School issues and behavior
  • Loss of a family member or pet
  • Suicidal statements or actions
  • Trauma
  • Mood regulation

Free Virtual Support Groups

Teen Groups

High School

Meetings: Mondays, 5:00-5:45 PM

Teens discuss their new normal and engage in activities together.
Topics covered: increasing social connections, positive communication skills and self esteem, learning to manage conflict, navigating academic challenges and discussing family dynamics and conflict.

Children's Group

Upper Elementary

Meetings: Wednesdays, 4:30-5:15 PM

Participants virtually connect with peers while learning self-growth, self-care and social skills.

Pre-Teen Group

Middle School Age

Meetings: Tuesdays 4:30-5:15 PM

Participants find support with other tweens while learning coping skills and making friends.  

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JFS is a resource for all residents, regardless of faith or background, living in the zip codes of the service area map, as well as the broader Jewish community.
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