Counseling & Consultation
At JFCS, helping people successfully meet life’s challenges is part of our enduring tradition. Among the many services we offer is individual and family counseling in each of our regions: San Francisco, Marin, Sonoma, and the Peninsula.
JFCS’ counselors and therapists are highly trained clinicians with the experience and expertise to provide effective mental health services to clients who may be experiencing conditions such as:
- Anxiety disorders
- Grief or loss
- Significant life transitions, such as divorce, separation, job loss, or illness
- Difficulty forming meaningful relationships
- Other conditions relating to emotional well-being
Knowledgeable about the best practices in the mental health field, our clinicians take a practical approach to helping clients with their particular concerns. Our multidisciplinary team includes licensed clinical social workers, marriage and family therapists, psychologists, and psychiatrists.
Contact an Intake Counselor:
San Francisco: 415-449-1212
Marin County: 415-419-3638
Sonoma County: 707-303-1500
Counselors (by region)
Karley Anchill, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: psychotherapy for adults and family; individuals and families experiencing grief and loss; mental health disorders, substance abuse, and relationship issues
Basia Leaffer, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: psychotherapy for adults in English, Russian, and Hebrew; issues of loss; immigration; and family dynamics
Ulla Andrewson, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: Child and adult therapy, separation and loss, anxiety, depression, mid-life and older adult transitions, recovery, codependency, grief work, wellness, and life/work balance
Rebecca Breen, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: couples/families, children, adolescents, parenting, behavioral issues
Julia Chu, PhD
Areas of Expertise: aging and transition, individuals and couples 65 and older, disabled adults, caregivers to the elderly. Emphasis on clients with diagnosed medical conditions.
Alyse Clayman, LCSW
Areas of Expertise: General parenting issue, children and families coping with significant life changes, acting-out behaviors, attention struggles, depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic disorder
Carrie Eagles, MSW
Areas of Expertise: Medical social work, homelessness, and aging
Marla Bourgea, MFT
Areas of Expertise: child, adolescent, adult, and family therapy; play therapy; attachment theory
Liana Unger, MSW
Areas of Expertise: anxiety, depression, mood disorders, relationship issues, and drug and alcohol addiction
Mimi Ezray, LCSW
Children, adolescents, families: children with special needs, school issues, depression, anxiety, grief, single parenting, adoption parenting issues, life transition issues.
Naama Lugasi, MSW
Children, adolescents, and families: effects of substance abuse and family conflict on teens, co-dependency issues, depression, self-esteem issues, individual and group therapy.
Ellie Pelc, PsyD
Early child (0 – 5), latency-age child (6 – 12), adolescents (13 – 17), and families: anxiety, depression, impact of family adjustments or trauma, disruptive behavior, anger, conflict, adoption/attachment issues. Psychological assessment and testing for learning issues, attention and memory challenges, and emotional functioning.
Kirk Stuepfert, MSW
Children, adolescents, and families: anxiety, conflict, anger, oppositional behavior, trauma, social skills, and family transitions; individual and group therapy.