Clinic Counseling

Individual, couples and family therapy are provided to people of all ages at our clinic in Ventura. Our Counseling Services are non-denominational. Therapists see clients who are struggling with a variety of issues including depression, anxiety and trauma. Other issues include serious illness, divorce, phases of life and adoption.


All Counseling Services are confidential and provided in a warm and nurturing atmosphere. Counseling services are provided by Licensed Marriage Family Therapists (MFTs), and Associate Marriage Family Therapy (Associate MFT ). Associate Marriage and Family Therapists are supervised by our Clinical Supervisor.


JFS receives referrals from a wide variety of sources including Ventura County Behavioral Health, Medical Clinics and private physicians, other mental health professionals, 211 and satisfied former clients. Clients are typically seen weekly but may on occasion be seen bi-weekly or monthly. We are a cash only counseling center.  Client fees, are based on a sliding scale determined by the clients average monthly income.


If you are interested in starting counseling with Jewish Family Service, please contact our office at 805-641-6565.  You will be asked a few basic questions, and then will be contacted by our Clinical Supervisor to discuss the type of counseling you are looking for and determine the fee for counseling services.


JFS is available to provide free crisis counseling services to those who have been affected by the Fire disasters of 2017 and 2018.  If you or someone you know needs counseling, please call JFS, 805-641-6565, and speak to Carrie McGurn to start the intake process.