Description of the program
The Counseling Program at AJFCS utilizes professionals to enable people experiencing emotional problems, relationship or family issues, or temporary stresses to stabilize or resolve these issues. Our experienced counselors and staff psychiatrists are here for you and your family.
Who would benefit from our program
The program serves families, individuals within a family and individuals living independently. Counseling is available for people of all ages from children to older adults. Counseling is offered in a number of different formats: individual, couples, family therapy, parent/child, and support groups.
Counseling is part of AJFCS’s continuum of senior services.
All of the counseling staff hold Master’s Degrees or Doctoral degrees in the behavioral sciences and licensure as a Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) or Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) or would be under the direct supervision of the agency Ph.D. Clinical Director. Most staff have years of varied clinical experiences and specializations, including working with the multiple challenges of ageing. Confidentiality is an upmost priority of the Counselors as well as is the desire to help a person meet their particular challenges. You will be working in a safe, trusting environment with a caring professional. The agency is accredited by the Council on Accreditation which means standards of service have been met and exceeded.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the ways counseling may help me?
You and your therapist will determine your unique goals to be working on together.
The general purpose is to enhance personal growth and development, increase problem-solving and coping capacities , link people with resources, services and opportunities and hopefully result in a person feeling part of a larger community.
Where are you located?
The agency maintains offices in West Palm Beach, Lake Worth and Palm Beach Gardens.
The offices have been strategically located to reach our entire community, easy driving distances from Wellington, Boynton , North Palm Beach and Jupiter .Various support groups are held at the branch offices in order to make services more convenient for you. In-home counseling can sometimes be provided when medically needed and with staff availability.
Can I afford to see one of your professionals for Counseling?
Our licensed staff are on most insurance panels. We will check out your insurance for you in determining your charge and bill your insurance for you. If you do not have insurance, we can base your fee on a reasonable sliding scale based on household income. Special subsidies are sometimes available and can be determined by our Intake staff.
What if my counselor considers I need additional services at your agency?
We consider our services seamless. Because we have an estimate of 30 other programs , it is very possible there may be another service which would be helpful for you or your family. The counselor will facilitate your access to the other service and you do not need to make another phone call or contact. If our agency has a support group that may be beneficial, or you need to be evaluated for medication, or an enhanced companion to help with daily needs, a referral can be made by the professional working with you.
Do I have to be Jewish to see a therapist at your facility?
No! our agency welcomes all faiths. We receive funding from various sources which allows us to open our doors wide in our general community. Our staff are sensitive to cultural impact, values and traditions.