Support Groups

All JFS support groups and therapeutic groups are led by licensed professionals. Many groups are available at no cost.
For any group with a fee, we offer a sliding-fee scale, ensuring that no one is ever denied service due to an inability to pay.
Information

972-437-9950

For more details about any of these groups, please call us.

Location
5402 Arapaho Rd
Dallas, TX 75248

Unless otherwise noted, all groups meet at JFS Dallas 

Support Groups for Adults

Not all groups are currently meeting, so please be sure to inquire with your counselor about the schedule.


Women’s Trauma Group

Every other Monday, 4:306:00 pm
For Women

For women who have been impacted by trauma and abuse, this psychotherapy group incorporating expressive arts is facilitated by female therapists. For more information and to enroll, please contact Terah Culp, LPC-S, at 469-206-1642.


Breast & Ovarian Cancer Support

4th Wednesday of the month, 5:00-6:00pm
No Fee
For Women

A women-only support group that combines various therapeutic approaches to alleviate stress and anxiety while promoting overall well-being. Join us in a comfortable and supportive atmosphere where we uplift each other, and enjoy homemade soup and light refreshments. For women who have had a diagnosis of breast or ovarian cancer at any time in their lives.

We also offer Individual Counseling or Couples Counseling for Breast Cancer Survivors.

For more information, please contact Beth Broodo at 972-437-9950 or BBroodo@JFSdallas.org


Caregivers Support

3rd Tuesday every month, 12:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
No Fee

For spouses, adult children, and other family members coping with a loved one suffering from Alzheimer’s or other conditions requiring long-term care. For more information please contact Deborah Leibensberger at 972-437-9950 or DLeibensberger@JFSdallas.org.


Caring for the Caregivers

1st Tuesday of the month, 10:30–11:30 am
2nd Tuesday of the month, 12:00-1:00pm

Zoom Meeting
No Fee

For all family caregivers, this group, facilitated by an elder-care professional, will help you learn how to best care for your loved one—and yourself.

For more information please contact Abby Goodman, LCSW at agoodman@jfsdallas.org
or call 469-206-1688



Chronic Pain Support

1st Wednesday every month, 11:00am-12:00pm

Zoom Meeting
No Fee

For those who are dealing with physical conditions involving chronic pain, and their loved ones. Please join us for discussion and support.

For more information please contact Abby Goodman, LCSW at agoodman@jfsdallas.org
or call 469-206-1688


Dialectical Behavior (DBT) Therapy Class

Mondays, 6:30–8 pm

DBT is an evidence-based treatment shown to be effective with:

  • Controlling life-threatening and quality of life interfering behaviors
  • Regulating intense, painful emotions
  • Managing difficult interpersonal relationships
  • Fostering more life balance

The goal of DBT is to create a life worth living. Skill areas are:

  • Mindfulness
  • Interpersonal Effectiveness
  • Emotion Regulation
  • Distress Tolerance
  • Middle Path

Group Design: Adult Men and Women Candidates (must be pre-screened prior to start date of classes) and Candidate must be in Concurrent Individual Therapy.  Skills are taught in modules lasting six months and are open to new candidates at the start of a new module. For more information, please contact Nancy Hall, MA, LPC at nhall@jfsdallas.org or 214-887-1364 x 272


Grief Support Monthly

3rd Tuesdays every month, 12–1 pm

Zoom Meeting

For adults of any age who have suffered a loss through death.

For more information, please contact Deborah Leibensberger at 972-437-9950 or DLeibensberger@JFSdallas.org


Grief Support 6-Weeks

For adults of any age who have suffered a loss through death. The six-week session is offered twice a year at various locations. For more information, please contact Deborah Leibensberger at 972-437-9950 or DLeibensberger@JFSdallas.org


Men’s Therapy

Wednesdays weekly, 5:30–7 pm

This process-oriented therapy group covers a wide assortment of issues affecting men including interpersonal relationships, family conflict and violence, parenting, dealing with unpleasant feelings, coping with anger, abusive experiences, and living an honorable life. This group provides an opportunity for people to gain insight, self-awareness, and behavioral skill and practice. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Mike Ligocki, PhD at Jewish Family Service 972-437-9950 x307.


PLAN Family Support

Saturdays bi-monthly, 11 am
Zoom and On-site

The PLAN Family Support Group is for family, caretakers and others who have a loved one with severe mental illness, typically those diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorder. If you are interested, please contact, Ruth Josenhans, Director of PLAN (People Living Active Now) at 972-690-7526 or rjosenhans@jfsdallas.org.


Substance Abuse Support

Trying to manage substance use is sometimes like holding balloons underwater. It is a constant struggle and you feel as if you are never quite in control. If your use of alcohol, drugs or prescription medications is starting to feel out of control this group might be your first step towards getting your life back. For 8 weeks we will look at what substance abuse and addiction is and how it controls our lives. We will also look at options for recovery and help you design a plan that will start you on a path to health and wellness. Led by Janet Henson, LPC, LCDC and Karen Farr, PsyD. For more information and to reserve a spot, please call Janet Henson at 972-437-9950.


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