Ottawa-Carleton, ON
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Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (JFS)
A full service, non-sectarian agency serving residents of the greater Ottawa area. Serving all ages.

Services include:
* Counselling (on fee-for-service basis);
* Anger management groups,
* Employment assistance
* Services for Jewish seniors;
* Settlement program, with Russian speaking staff;
* Shalom Bayit program for Jewish women in abusive relationships;
* Student support for Jewish students;
* Outreach;
* Financial assistance for low income Jews
* StreetSmarts for homeless clients

JFS is a United Way agency.
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes
Area Served: Ottawa-Carleton

Programs/Services Include...

Online sessions offered by counsellors who have been specially trained to provide this type of text-based therapy. The program supports access to care from anywhere with an internet connection.
Sliding scale fees available within Ottawa.
Physical address not provided
613-722-2225 x391
Ages served: 18 years and up
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (Sliding scale fee may be available)
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
Social Skills Groups for Children
This Social Skills Group for children ages 8-10 is offered through Jewish Family Services Ottawa. It is a small, specialized group program designed to help your child grow in a number of key areas:

* Breaking down barriers in making friends and socializing
* Conflict resolution strategies
* Anxiety and stress-reduction techniques
* Engaged listening and problem-solving skills
* Recognizing and managing emotions
* Enhancing self-esteem, assertiveness and confidence
* Self-care and coping

In addition to these important skills, it provides you with a unique opportunity to connect with your child and learn more about their thoughts and feelings.

The program is based on the principles of Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness and is facilitated by a child and family counsellor with expertise in social-emotional development. It is designed to assist children with a variety of challenges including difficulty with peers, anxiety, emotional regulation and impulsiveness.

Our next group begins Tuesday October 29, 2019 and concludes Tuesday December 10, 2019. It runs on Tuesday nights from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm.

Cost: $290 (covered under many extended health plans).

For more information about this program, contact: Gabrielle Wilson at
300-2255 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
613-722-2225 x395
Ages served: 8 - 10 years
Languages served: English
Fees: Yes (Please contact us for a description of the group fee)
To be seen: Clients/families may self refer
Syrian Refugees and Mental Health: Training, Case Conferencing and Counselling/Jewish Family Services(JFS) (English)
Settlement workers, Sponsors, ESL Teachers, Volunteers, and Interpreters have been the front line support for Syrian Refugees. As the main source of support and guidance we are well aware of the many challenges they have experienced in identifying mental health related issues offering and accessing mental health services. To support the Settlement sector and those who are working directly with Syrian Refugees, Jewish Family Services is offering a free training workshop, case conferencing meetings and direct referrals to Arabic speaking counsellors with the aim of improving mental wellness and quality of care of the Syrian Refugees.

Arabic and English counseling is also available for front-line workers if they are experiencing difficult or hard to serve cases or feel the need to speak to someone. On demand phone consultations with JFS mental health team is also available to offer support in case of a crisis situation requiring additional assistance.
Nadeen Almubarak
cell 613-762-8585

The training aims to offer a comprehensive tool kit to empower individuals and offer them ongoing support.

Workshop topics to be covered include:
- Syrian cultural competency training and how the culture contributes to the barriers in accessing support
- Impact of the migration journey on well-being
- Syrian refugees’ mental health struggles: Signs and Symptoms of emotional distress
- How to help
- Self-care strategies and tools to ensure the well-being of settlement workers.

Location: Jewish Family Services of Ottawa (2255 Carling Avenue, 3rd floor)
Registration Contact: Lamia Al Ansari
Telephone: 613-722-2225 ext. 302
2255 Carling Avenue, Suite 301
Ottawa, ON, K2B 7Z5 Map
Ages served: All ages
Languages served: English, Arabic
Fees: None
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Family, Marital, and Couple Therapy
Separation and Divorce
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ)
Parents, Families & Caregivers
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Trauma and Abuse
Counselling and Therapy
Supportive Counselling
Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT)
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