Feel That You Might Need Help? JFCS Is a Good Place to Start

Empowering people to transform their lives

Bereavement, anxiety, stress, phase of life transitions, post-partum depression, prolonged sadness… many of us have experienced these issues.

Asking for help takes courage. The question is from whom or from where? And what can be expected if you contact Jewish Family & Children’s Services?

If you live in Northern NJ, JFCS is a great place to start.

JFCS is a non-profit organization where we empower individuals to transform their lives. We employ high quality psychotherapists who have been well educated and trained. Our psychotherapists have experience in a multitude of issues and work at a frequency of one meeting per week, where the goal of therapy is to:

  • Address the concerning and underlying issues with you (the client).
  • Identify and implement coping skills and help alleviate your symptoms.

During the course of treatment, the expectation is that clients will, over time, feel empowered and enabled to integrate what was learned during therapy into their lives, and successfully end treatment.

JFCS provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, families and couples and accepts all insurance including Medicare and Medicaid. Appointments are available at three convenient offices in Teaneck, Fair Lawn, or Wayne, NJ. All information is kept strictly confidential.

So if you call JFCS what is the process? What can you expect?

First dial 201-837-9090 and ask to speak to someone in Intake and Referral. Sometimes Intake workers are on the phone assisting other clients. If you reach voicemail, please leave your full name and telephone number, and you will receive a phone call back within 24 hours.

When you reach Intake, JFCS will conduct an assessment on the telephone that includes a brief history. We will ask for your name, address, telephone number, date of birth, and insurance information including insurance ID numbers and primary insureds name and date of birth.

If you do not have insurance, JFCS will ask you to contact our billing department to work out a fee that may be affordable. Those in billing will ask you for some more extensive financial information to establish an affordable fee.

JFCS will ask for your schedule availability and flexibility for meeting times. The JFCS offices are open:

  • Monday to Thursday from 9am to 9pm
  • Fridays 9am-3pm
  • Sundays in Teaneck from 9am-1pm.

Once the intake process has been completed, JFCS will assign a therapist to you. Many factors are taken into account when identifying the optimal therapist.

This assigned therapist will then call you directly to schedule your first therapy appointment which is called a “psychosocial assessment.”

If you have any questions whatsoever, please reach out and call JFCS Family & Children’s Services of Northern NJ

Empowering people to transform their lives