Masks are required when entering our building. We will continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.
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.
For more details about any of these groups, please call us.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.