JFS’s Counselling and Wellness programs provide therapy services to Jewish youth, adults, seniors, couples, and families, as well as the broader community.

We have an experienced team of therapists who have been trained in a variety of therapeutic disciplines such as family systems therapy, couples counselling, individual psycho-therapy, brief or solution-focused therapy, youth counselling and group therapy. We offer individual, couples, family and group therapy.


For over 50 years, we have been proud to offer counselling/therapy services on a sliding scale for the Jewish and broader community. Many of our clients report success in resolving concerns such as anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties. (Additionally, we have a low-cost counselling clinic for members of the Jewish community).

Fees: A fee ranging between $105.00 – $50.00 is set during the intake and is based upon client income from their notice of assessment.

For more information about our therapy services, please contact Lina Moskaleva, at 604.558.5717 or email lmoskaleva@jfsvancouver.ca.

Mental Health Outreach

JFS’s Mental Health Outreach Program provides mental health assessments, cognitive behaviour therapy, advocacy, reintegration programs, and accompaniment to social activities for those individuals living with persistent mental health concerns. Our mental health therapist provides outreach counselling services to members of the Jewish community in the Greater Vancouver region.

For more information on JFS’s Mental Health Outreach Program, please contact Kevin Campbell at kcampbell@jfsvancouver.ca.

Youth and Families at Risk

In Vancouver’s Jewish community, Jewish youth are reportedly at risk for various forms of behaviour, such as alcohol and drug misuse, unsafe sexual practices, unplanned pregnancy, violence, bullying, eating disorders, depression and anxiety.

JFS provides a unique program called YOU Matter that focuses on identifying and preventing these at-risk behaviours.

Over the last 5 years, our Youth at Risk Program has had a four-pronged approach, focusing on:

• Counselling – meeting with youth on the street, at home or in school as well as offering and/or providing in-office meetings at JFS;
• Education – e.g. training on how to deal with bullying;
• Providing outreach, collaborating with other professionals and/or organizations;
• Developing specialized programs at schools, such as workshops on “Youth and Depression” and “Development of Positive image”.

For more information on YOU Matter, please contact Nava Rozen at nrozen@jfsvancouver.ca.

Low Cost Counselling Service

As the cost of living in Vancouver rises, there is a growing need for low-cost counselling in the Jewish community. Our low-cost counselling service is a pilot project that offers vital services for those who need to access therapy and are unable to afford subsidized programs.

How it Works

Clients are seen by the Clinical Director for the intake process. This meeting will determine the goals of therapy. Clients are seen for up to 15 sessions. If this amount is insufficient to resolve the expressed concerns, further sessions will be provided.

Professional therapy with registered clinical counsellors may address a range of concerns including:

• Depression
• Anxiety
• Loss
• Bereavement
• Relationship or Family Issues
• Personal Growth and Wellness
• Health-related concerns
• Trauma
• Stress


A fee ranging between $10 & $20 is set during the intake. This fee is based upon client income and/or any financial hardship.

For more information or to arrange a consultation, please contact Leeya Schachter, Clinical Counsellor at 604.558.5718 or email lschachter@jfsvancouver.ca