Jewish Family Service of Saint Paul

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Jewish Family Service (JFS) has, since its inception more than 100 years ago, been renowned for its excellent and affordable child, adolescent, adult, couple and family counseling services.  At the broadest level, JFS therapists promote the emotional and behavioral wellbeing of the people they serve, assisting clients to overcome whatever life challenges they may face so that they can live the lives they desire.  Sometimes people need only a few therapy sessions to meet their needs, while others benefit from counseling support over the span of many years.

JFS has two professionally licensed and board-certified therapists:  Mitchell Wittenberg Ph.D. LP, a licensed psychologist and Beth Johnson LMFT, a licensed marriage and family therapist.  Both specialize in the assessment and treatment of a wide range of mental health issues for children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families.  Concerns addressed include, but aren’t limited to, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, family problems, parenting, abuse, aging, grief and loss, life adjustment problems, and childhood emotional and behavioral difficulties.  JFS counseling staff also offer premarital counseling for couples preparing for marriage.

While JFS therapists specialize in working with Jewish family life issues, they serve individuals and families regardless of religion, income, heritage, or circumstance; one does not need to be Jewish to be seen at JFS.  All services are confidential, and JFS adheres to the strictest privacy standards.  Counseling is offered on a fee-for-service basis and therapeutic services at JFS are covered by a wide variety of health insurance plans.  A subsidized sliding fee based on family income is also available for those without insurance.

In addition to providing direct mental health services, JFS counseling staff also assist those persons seeking referral to other psychotherapeutic, family service, or support resources in the community.

To learn more about JFS counseling services, please call 651-698-0767 or email

To learn more about JFS counseling staff members, click on the links below:

Mitchell Wittenberg Ph.D. LP

Beth Johnson LMFT


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