counseling sessions provided last year
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Most Insurances

accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid

JFS Orlando’s Counseling, Growth, & Development Program provides individual, couple, family and group mental health counseling in a trusting, reassuring and healing atmosphere. Clinical therapists help clients cope with major life problems in a timely and effective manner and guide people through major life transitions.

Here are many of the areas in which JFS therapists specialize:

  • ADHD

  • Addiction

  • Adoption

  • Academic Concerns

  • Alcohol Abuse

  • Anger Management

  • Bariatric Mental Health Evaluations

  • Behavioral Issues

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • Borderline Personality

  • Career Concerns

  • Child or Adolescent

  • Chronic Illness

  • Chronic Pain

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • DBT Informed

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Family Conflict

  • Grief

  • Infertility

  • Infidelity

  • Jewish Culture

  • Latinx

  • Life Transitions


  • LEO/First Responder Trauma

  • Loss of Faith Concerns

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Maternal Mental Health

  • Men’s Issues

  • Oppositional Defiance

  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Seven Day Adventist

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stage/Transition of Life Concerns

  • Spiritual Concerns

  • Stress

  • Substance Abuse

  • Trauma and PTSD

  • Weight Loss

  • Women’s Issues

Our goal is to ensure everyone is able to access counseling services. JFS is one of the few remaining agencies in Central Florida that operates on a sliding fee scale for those who do not have insurance or have an insurance we do not accept. If you do not see your specific insurance, please call to verify.

We accept the following insurances at this time:

  • Aetna (Commercial and EAP)

  • Allegiance (ORMC)

  • Ambetter

  • Avmed

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield (All plans accepted, all states, Medicare Replacement/Supplements EXCEPT MyBlue Plans)

  • Cigna (Commercial and EAP)

  • Florida Hospital (Commercial, Medicare)

  • Humana (Commercial, EAP, Medicare Replacement/Supplement)

  • Tricare Humana Military/CHAMPVA

  • Oscar Healthcare

  • United Healthcare (Commercial, Medicare, Medicaid)

  • UMR

  • Straight Medicare

  • Any Medicare Supplement

  • Medicare Replacement/Advantage:
    Wellcare, Freedom, Care Plus, CareOne, Simply, Aetna, Florida Blue, Humana Gold, Optimum, FHCP (POS/Triple Option Only, no HMO)

  • Straight Florida Medicaid

  • Staywell Medicaid

  • Simply Medicaid (Previously Amerigroup)

  • CMS Medicaid

  • Sunshine Medicaid

  • Magellan

  • Beacon Health Strategies/Health Options

Sliding scale as low as $55 per session.

Request an Appointment

To request an appointment with a JFS specialized therapist, please click the button below to complete a request form or call (407) 644-7671 to speak with our intake coordinator Monday through Thursday 8am – 5pm.

Counseling appointments are available through telehealth.

Hillel Students Make Your Appointment Here

JFS Orlando is partnering with Central Florida Hillel to bring counseling and programming to the UCF student community.
If counseling is the next step, students can schedule an appointment, in-person at Central Florida Hillel or through telehealth.

Meet Our Counselors

Ashlyn Douglass-Barnes, MSW

Clinical Director
Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Tania S. Gorham, MS, LMFT-QS

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

Laurie Hatcher, LCSW, MCAP

Licensed Psychotherapist

Jessica Manning, MSW

Registered Clinical Social Work Intern

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