Probably the most well-known of JFS’s available services in Omaha is Counseling. Our Licensed Mental Health Practitioners represent a combined experience of over 60 years in the field of mental health. Each is prepared to meet the needs of individuals, couples, families and children. With a Certified Play Therapist and an Expressive Arts Therapist on staff, JFS is uniquely positioned to provide counseling to children in a way that meets them on their level and garners the trust that is essential to healing.
Counseling is provided to all clients regardless of religion, gender, ethnicity or ability to pay.
We accept most major insurance plans.
We are prepared to provide counseling by developing an individualized treatment plan in partnership with the client.
Your first appointment is called a Diagnostic Interview Exam at a cost of $185. This initial appointment will last one hour.
Depending on your course of treatment thereafter, counseling sessions will cost between $90 to $185. Each session’s duration varies from 30-60 minutes in length.
(See specific costs for therapy sessions under Good Faith Estimate). It is important to know which services are covered under your specific insurance plan, as plans vary.
JFS works with most insurance companies including Medicaid. We also offer lower fees for those without insurance, called a Sliding Scale Fee.
To qualify for this reduced fee you will be required to show proof of income and proof of total household income. In addition to income, the qualifying fee is also determined by the number of people living in the household.
You will be asked to present two recent paystubs and documentation of household income.
Please contact our office directly at (402) 330-2024 with all sliding scale fee inquiries.
Privacy is our top priority. All client records and services rendered are protected in strict confidence and adheres to all HIPAA regulations.
Teresa Drelicharz, Interim Executive Directory / Therapist / Adoption Coordinator, MS, NCC, LIMHP, RPT
With over 25 years as a mental health provider, Teresa works with all age groups to address a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, and unresolved trauma. As a registered play therapist, she has extensive experience in treating children’s issues including trauma, physical and sexual abuse, neglect, and issues related to parental separation and divorce.
Teresa is trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), TF-CBT (Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and CPP (Child Parent Psychotherapy). She is also a Mental Health Consultant for the Sarpy County Head Start Program. For over 20 years, Teresa has acted as the JFS Adoption Program Coordinator (see our Adoption section for more information on this program).
Dr. Hillary Rubesin, Expressive Arts Therapist, MA, LIMHP, REAT
Hillary received both her MA and her PhD in Expressive Therapies, a field that incorporates arts-based processes within psychotherapy to deepen healing and insight. She has worked with clients across the lifespan—including children and adults with developmental disabilities, refugee families from over 40 countries worldwide, adults living with severe and persistent mental illness, and older adults living with dementia. Beyond her work at JFS, Hillary supervises new clinicians, teaches graduate students at Lesley University, and works in private practice. She is also involved in cross-cultural initiatives bringing arts-based mental health trainings and support to Ukraine and to the US-Mexico border. Hillary is trained in EMDR and other somatic, trauma-informed practices.
There are many counseling agencies in the Omaha area, but JFS is unique.
We have the luxury of delivering our services in ways not always measured by how clients pay for our time.
We make an extra effort to create a treatment environment that includes extensive communication with doctors, caseworkers, foster parents, school counselors and parents.
Our success is measured not by our reimbursement, but by a thoughtful collaboration that develops personalized treatment necessary for a client to improve.
Jewish Family Service is a family-centered agency and our goal is clear: we maintain our focus on the client and the family, not on the dollar.
We welcome you to experience what Jewish Family Service has to offer.
Welcome to Jewish Family Service! We sincerely appreciate your interest in our agency and wish to serve you in the most effective way possible.
When you are ready to set up your first appointment, please call our office at 402-330-2024. You will receive your Intake Paperwork online and will be able to fill out and submit them to us from the comfort of your own home, using a smartphone, tablet or computer.
If you choose to fill out paper forms in our office, please arrive at least 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment time.
The information requested of you in the Intake paperwork is thorough. Please know that we are asking necessary information required by your insurance company, to assist us with understanding your current symptoms and resulting diagnosis and for non-identifying data occasionally used for our funding partners.
Below you will find the documents, terms and conditions that you are agreeing to when signing your intake forms, including our cancellation policy. Please read those documents thoroughly before signing your consent form.
Thank you, and we will see you soon!
Call JFS at 402-330-2024 to request an appointment. Upon confirmation, you will receive the intake paperwork via email to fill out. If you do not have access to a smartphone or computer, you can fill them out in person before your appointment.
PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS:
Client Rights and Responsibilities
HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices