Individual, Family and Couples Therapy

We offer high-quality, integrated mental health and supportive services to a diverse population of adults, children and families in need.

Our therapists provide in-depth non-crisis individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy on a generous sliding scale. Thanks to our donors, government grants, and NCJW|LA’s Council Thrift Shop donations, our clinicians have the flexibility to tailor treatment to meet the specific needs of our clients, offering ongoing weekly treatment often free of charge.

All psychotherapy services are provided in English and Spanish, as well as in other languages when possible.

For general information about our Community Mental Health and Supportive Services and our Council House Talkline call (323) 655 3807 or toll-free at (877) 655 3807.

To inquire specifically about receiving our psychotherapy services please call (323) 556-3584.

To access our intake paperwork (to be completed once you schedule an intake appointment), click here.

Community Psychiatric Resource Program

To address the widespread need in our community for affordable, high-quality psychiatric services, NCJW|LA, with the support of the City of West Hollywood, created the Community Psychiatric Resource (CPR) program.  This program offers our ongoing psychotherapy clients a thorough psychiatric evaluation and a year’s worth of medication management appointments, as well as financial assistance for purchasing prescribed medications as needed.  The program is designed to stabilize clients while also connecting them with resources for ongoing psychiatric care.

At this time, theses services are only offered to our in-house psychotherapy clients.

Council House Talkline, Resources & Referrals

It’s good to have someone to talk to when the going gets tough.

Our Council House Talkline offers trained volunteers who are empathetic listeners that provide emotional support and resources to people struggling with life’s challenges, especially parenting and caregiving.

If you need help, please call (323) 655-3807 or toll-free at (877) 655-3807. The Council House Talkline provides services in English and Spanish.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Groups

We believe that healing and resilience can come from knowledge and connection. Our groups are an excellent way for participants to explore and share experiences, feelings, and hopes with others who are facing similar challenges. Participants develop coping skills and discover new strengths.

Our groups address transitions, relationships, healing, and self-care, while cultivating self-compassion and mindfulness.

We are currently offering a Women’s Process Group. For more details click here.

Workshops

We offer workshops for parents, teens and school-age children that explore topics such as parent-child and family communication, effective parenting, cultivating compassion and empathy, stress management, problem solving and the prevention of teen dating violence.

For information on groups and workshops please call the Council House Talkline at (323) 655-3807 or toll-free at (877) 655-3807.

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday  6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.

Emergency Survival Fund

NCJW|LA provides aid to community members who are in need as a result of poverty, loss of income, domestic violence, discrimination, health problems and related issues.

Our emergency survival fund offers:

  • Transportation assistance (bus tokens and taxi vouchers) for travel to local food pantries, medical appointments, work, school or job interviews
  • A holiday program that assists families in purchasing holiday gifts and meals
  • Rental assistance to people who live in the City of West Hollywood

Clothing Assistance Projects

Through our own programs and our partner agencies, NCJW|LA provides free clothing vouchers redeemable at our Council Thrift Shops. These vouchers enable people in need to buy essential everyday clothing as well as clothes suitable for work and job interviews.

Our annual one-day Clothing Giveaway provides clothing to over 2,500 individuals and offers a community resource fair that connects the participants to additional local resources and services.

For more information call the Council House Talkline at (323) 655-3807 or toll-free at (877) 655-3807.

MSW Intern Training

Our Masters of Social Work internships offer opportunities in advanced clinical training and practice, community-based program development, as well as leadership and supervisory responsibilities. Our MSW program provides focused training in the areas of mindfulness, self-compassion, and relationally-focused therapies.

Internships are available to MSW students in their second year of study at:

  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • California State University, Northridge
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of Southern California

For more information or to apply, contact Rachel Donaldson, LCSW at racheld@ncjwla.org or (323) 852-8521.

Adopt-A-Family

Our Adopt-A-Family Program supports families impacted by domestic violence, offering direct subsidies and necessities (such as food, clothing, beds, rental assistance, utility payments, etc.) as they transition to safety and stability.  In addition to helping with basic needs, the program also provides tailored gifts/clothes from wish lists established by each family member. To learn more about the families we supported this year, click here

ALL donations will go DIRECTLY to families at-risk or in-need

For more details on being a donor or on the Adopt-A-Family application process, please call Rachel Donaldson at (323) 852-8521.

To donate to the Adopt-A-Family Program, click here.

NCJW|LA’s Director of Community Mental Health & Supportive Services (CMHSS) Rachel Donaldson, LCSW discusses the various programs & services the CMHSS department offers to the Los Angeles community and surrounding area.