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

Please reach out today (713) 667-9336 or childrensmhp@jfshouston.org

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 5:15–6:00 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: Thursdays 4:00–4:45 PM

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

Artsy Support Group

5th to 8th grade

Meetings: Wednesdays 4:30-5:15

A free group is for tweens seeking to learn creative ways to communicate, express themselves, understand themselves and connect with others.  Participants find support, learn coping skills and make friends while doing art projects.  

Participants required to provide their own art supplies; a list of supplies given upon registration.

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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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