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February 9, 2018  RSS feed
Social Services

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Tampa Jewish Family Services expands counseling, testing and seniors services

Tampa Jewish Family Services has expanded its offerings at its newly launched Psychological and Social Wellness Center.

The Wellness Center will provide psychological testing, senior services and counseling for individuals and families of all faiths.

The catalyst for this growth is TJFS’ move to open offices at the Bryan Glazer Family JCC last year, while still keeping an office at the JCC’s Cohn Campus. With this expansion, TJFS has been able to grow a more robust program, offering services for those in all stages of life.

Last month the Wellness Center brought on two new therapists who will provide both counseling and testing for all ages as well as lead the senior care offerings.

Allison Haig, PsyD is a licensed psychologist and clinical director at Tampa Jewish Family Services. She has experience providing assessment and therapy services to children, adolescents and adults. Jennifer Bloom is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW). Bloom uses a tailored approach to work with adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors.

“Our expansion into South Tampa is a great thing as it gives us the opportunity to help even more people throughout the community,” said TJFS CEO Michael Barnett. “Our goal has always been to help anyone in the community, and with the Psychological and Social Wellness Center, we are able to do this in so many different ways.”

Under the Psychological and Social Wellness Center’s umbrella, TJFS offers child assessments including gifted program testing; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder; academic difficulties/ learning disabilities; behavioral and emotional difficulties; developmental concerns; and Autism Spectrum Disorder testing.

Counseling is available, including individual, couple, family and group counseling with expertise in the following areas: aging; anxiety; depression; domestic violence; economic issues; grief and loss; life transitions (including illness and unemployment); parenting; marital/family relationships; special needs/disabilities; and stress management.

Senior Services, include: a free initial phone consultation; an in-home assessment; senior care facility resident assessment; crisis intervention; continuing care management and counseling of a senior loved one; assistance with long-term residential placement; and support for family members.

In addition, the Wellness Center is planning a monthly parenting series led by Dr. Haig. The series will launch this spring and offer education and advice on topics including why and when to assess your child, self-care, and caring for aging parents.

The Wellness Center continues to offer services at a low-cost or with sliding scale pricing, helping anyone in need with no restrictions.

“This is a wonderful addition to the offerings provided by Tampa Jewish Family Services. Everyone faces struggles in life and we’re able to provide services that enrich individuals and families lives throughout every stage,” said TJFS Board Chair Beth Gemunder. “We currently serve more than 14,000 people …”

For more information on the Psychological and Social Wellness Center, visit

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