Masks are required when entering our building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.

Support Groups

All JFS support groups and therapeutic groups are facilitated by a licensed professional. Many groups are offered at no charge. Any group for which there is a charge is offered on a sliding-fee scale, and 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.


Abuse Support

Mondays, 5:30 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 Janelle Gibson, LCSW,  Director of Family Violence Intervention Services, at 469-206-1649.


Breast Cancer Support

No Fee
For Women

For women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer at any time in their lives. For more information, please contact Beth Broodo at 972-437-9950 or BBroodo@JFSdallas.org. We also offer Individual Counseling for Breast Cancer Survivors.


Caregivers Support

3rd Wednesday every month, 6:45 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 contact Harriet L. Cohen, PhD, LCSW at hcohen@jfsdallas.org or 469-206-1671


Caregivers Support Belmont Village

1st Tuesday every month, 10:30–11:30 am
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. Please join us for discussion and support. For more information and the Zoom link, please contact Abby Goodman, LCSW at agoodman@jfsdallas.org or 469-206-1688.


Caregivers Support Legacy Willow Bend

3rd Tuesday every month, 12–1 pm
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. Please join us for discussion and support. For more information—including times of other support groups for family caregivers—please contact Debi Weiner, LCSW at dweiner@JFSdallas.org or 972-437-9950.


Chronic Pain Support

1st Wednesday every month, 12–1 pm
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 and the Zoom link, please contact Abby Goodman, LCSW at agoodman@jfsdallas.org or 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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