JFS Therapist Receives Award

JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, recently received the Founding Mother’s Award from Minnesota Women in Psychology, an organization of women in the field of psychology established in 1977. The award is given to a person who has “made a difference in the field of psychology, in the MWP organization and in the lives of women […]

Conversations around the Second-Generation Experience

JFS will offer “Conversations around the Second-Generation Holocaust Survivor Experience,” Thursday, June 10, 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. via Zoom. The event will improve Second Generation members’ understanding of their parents’ traumatic reactions and how these reactions influenced their development. Participants will learn how facets of their childhood experiences might continue to impact them as adults. […]

Mental Health Conference Recordings Available

Nearly 500 people “attended” the 2020 Virtual Mental Health Conference via Zoom in October. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, presented “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, But Why Do I Feel So Sad?” Nearly 65 people watched Lynn and Tara’s presentation that helped participants […]

Next Chapter Series to Meet in October

We are excited to offer another session of the Next Chapter Series on Sunday, October 25 from 10:00 to 11:30AM via Zoom. The topic will be Moving Forward. As the high holy days are now behind us, we have committed to starting a new year. You may be wondering how do I begin to move forward, how […]

JFS Professionals to Present at Annual Mental Health Conference

JFS will be well represented at the Twin Cities Jewish Community VIRTUAL Annual Mental Health Conference on Sunday, October 18. Join any of the sessions via Zoom from 9:30AM to 3:00PM. JFS mental health practitioner and PEARLS counselor Tara Burns, MA, and JFS Community Chaplain Rabbi Lynn Liberman, BCC, will present “COVID-19: I’m Doing OK, […]

JFS Therapist Offers Perspective During COVID in Professional Organization Newsletter

An article entitled “A Buddhist’s Perspective of COVID,” written by JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, was recently published in the Minnesota Women in Psychology newsletter. Beth has worked with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families in a variety of settings for the past 20 years. Beth has extensive experience working with grief and loss, recovery […]

New Year Resolution: Increase Contentment and Delight

by JFS Therapist Beth Johnson An article recently landed in my inbox from a therapist I highly respect. A lot of articles about mental health come my way via social media and email. This article really caught my eye. It shares a very interesting and different way of looking at emotions, thoughts and mental health in general. It […]

Declaration of Interdependence in Relationships by Beth Johnson, LMFT

Although our culture emphasizes independence, romantic love is often portrayed in songs and movies in which partners are inseparable and can’t live without each other. There is a lot of discussion in the psychology world about what is a healthy or unhealthy relationship. The most often used terms are interdependent and co-dependent. These words can be […]

2018 a Very Good Year for Mental Health in MN

In October of 2018, a report that ranks the mental health and access to care of all states in the US was released by the MHA, Mental Health America. MHA is the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and to promoting the overall mental health of […]