Category Archives: Counseling Services

You can give the gift of summer camp to a struggling child

Client’s name changed to protect confidentiality.Photos are of Quest campers from various years. A child diagnosed with autism, ADHD, or other social or emotional challenges may struggle with making friends and handling social situations. For Mark*, a home-schooled child diagnosed … Continue reading

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Back to school tips for special kids

While going back to school can be stressful for everybody, kids with conditions like autism,¬†anxiety or ADHD may have more difficulties coping with the changes of schedule, expectations and routine. April Artz of Squirrel Hill Psychological Services is a therapist … Continue reading

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Meet Our Staff: Stefanie Small

JF&CS is pleased to announce the recent promotion of Stefanie Small from Clinical Services Supervisor to the position of Director of Clinical Services, which became effective July 1. She will add supervision of all psychological services, previously overseen by Dr. … Continue reading

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How to cope when your child leaves for college

It’s almost that time in August, when many young adults will start heading off to college for the first time. While the experience is filled with excitement, Gila Lux, a licensed clinical therapist with Squirrel Hill Psychological Services (SHPS), says … Continue reading

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Quest Camp combines summer camp and therapy for children with social and emotional challenges

Parents of children with Autism-related challenges or other diagnoses such as Attention Deficit Disorder or anxiety may hesitate when considering¬†summer camps. They may even forgo the idea altogether because many camps do not address their child’s unique needs. For children … Continue reading

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Upcoming JF&CS and community events this April

The ongoing work of Jewish Family & Children’s Service and our partner agencies provide many possibilities and opportunities. As we strive to provide our community with comprehensive services, support and help every day, JF&CS and our community partners are offering … Continue reading

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Creating a community for grandparents of interfaith grandchildren

The Grandparents Circle is a free five-session course that supports and educates participants in their efforts to nurture the Jewish identities of their interfaith grandchildren while respecting the choices of their intermarried adult children. Participants learn techniques for listening to … Continue reading

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