Sometimes, our family members need a little help and support from psychological health professionals.

Rales JFS is here to help.

We offer counseling services for individuals, couples, and families, including children, adolescents, adults and seniors. We have therapists who specialize in providing age appropriate psychotherapy to help people of all ages overcome personal challenges.

Assistance is provided for many issues, including but not limited to the following:

  • Anxiety or depression

  • Bereavement

  • Blended family issues

  • Caregiving

  • Child abuse and family violence

  • Couples communication skills

  • Financial and job-related issues

  • Grief

  • Health-related issues

  • Interpersonal relationships

  • LGBTQ+ issues

  • Parenting

  • Retirement

  • Personal growth and adjustment

  • Pre-marital, marital and intermarriage issues

  • Separation and divorce

  • Trauma

For more information: Contact Behavioral Health at (561) 852-3333


Rales JFS offers psychiatric evaluations, as well as medication management for children, adolescents and adults. Clients have access to cost-effective, quality psychiatric services with minimal wait time for appointments. Psychiatric evaluations and medication management are performed by providers who are experienced in treating, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit Disorder, mood and psychotic disorders.

Through our partnership with the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine’s residency program, Supervised by a Pediatric and General Licensed Psychiatrist Dr. Ashley Beattie, Rales JFS is able to expand our psychiatry services to include treating children and adolescents.

Rales JFS is happy to announce the onboarding of our two Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Vivian Thomas and Margaret Gorelick, who have joined our Psychiatry team in response to our continued community need for Psychiatry.

Vivian Thomas has dual certifications as Medical and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She holds a Doctorate of Nursing Practice in Psychiatric & Mental Health from the University of North Florida and an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Gainesville University. Vivian has been committed to delivering patient-centered, quality care for over a decade. By possessing strong clinical skills heightened by the ability to forge strong relationships with patients and their families, she cares for and acts as an advocate for patients and families in need.

Margaret Gorelick joins us from Stamford Hospital in Connecticut where she diligently served as a psychiatric APRN for 5 years, working on the inpatient psych unit as well as completing psychiatric consults on the medical floor and ER. Prior to Stamford Hospital, Margaret worked as a psychiatric nurse at Yale New Haven Hospital inpatient psych. She has expertise in geriatric psychiatry, as she has worked alongside and collaborated closely with the geriatric team in Stamford. She also has 5 years of med-surg nursing background at Georgetown Hospital in Washington DC.

For more information: Contact Behavioral Health at (561) 852-3333

Psychological Testing

Rales JFS offers psychological evaluations comprised of a series of tests designed to gather information on an individual’s cognitive, academic, behavioral and emotional strengths and deficits. Evaluations are vital in determining the individual’s need for further assistance or accommodations.

Evaluations Offered at Rales JFS:

  • Adaptive functioning

  • Autism

  • Gifted/IQ evaluations

  • Neuropsychological

  • Personality

  • Psychoeducational

  • Psychosocial

  • Vocational aptitude

Assessments offered at Rales JFS:

  • Early-stage intervention for dementia

  • Extended-time accommodations for testing

  • Memory issues including dementia

For more information: Contact Behavioral Health at (561) 852-3333

Support Groups

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Please click below for the Rales JFS Virtual and In-Person support groups current schedules.

Divorced Women Support Group

Rales JFS now offers a support group designed for women struggling with the emotional effects of divorce and separation. Untying the knot can be a difficult and emotional roller coaster.  Facilitated by one of our therapists the group provides a supportive and therapeutic environment for you to turn inward and begin to create a sense of balance in your life. Some of the topics include Beginning the Healing Process, Managing Emotions, Reconciliation, Single Parenting, Co-parenting and more.

LGBTQ+ Support

Rales JFS is sensitive to the needs of the LGBTQ+ community. Our counseling department assists the LGBTQ+ community and their families by providing:

  • Individual Counseling

  • LGBTQ+ resources and referral services

  • On-going LGBTQ+ staff training and education

  • Participation in LGBTQ+ community events

Other Support Groups Offered at Rales JFS:

  • Caregiver Support Group

  • Parent Caregiver Support Group

  • Grandparent Support Group

  • Bereavement Support Group

For additional information about Support Groups, please call (561) 852-3333