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Counseling Services

The Women's Center understands that life can be difficult. Sometimes we begin to feel helpless, frantic, or simply overwhelmed. Problems in intimate relationships, conflicts in families or stress at work can often create havoc in our lives, leaving us depleted and confused, feeling uncertain and alone. The Women's Center of Jacksonville offers help.

The Women's Center is a safe place where you can speak freely about your feelings, your problems, your life. We are a helpful place where you can find answers. We are a supportive place where you can make productive changes. We are a nurturing place for the mind, body, and spirit. Our highly trained staff are dedicated to providing sensitive and supportive help in individual, couples, and group therapy sessions. Because we are committed to serving all women, fees for counseling services are offered on a sliding-scale basis.

Individual Therapy
With the help of a Women's Center of Jacksonville therapist, you will begin to gain insight about yourself, clarify problem areas, explore options, and develop solutions that are right for you. You can discover ways to regain control of your life. We offer assistance with issues such as:

  • Family Conflicts
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Loss of a Loved One
  • Separation or Divorce
  • Physical Abuse
  • Parenting Problems
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Issues
  • HIV/AIDS

Group Therapy
Psychotherapy Groups, guided by a counselor, help women who are struggling with special issues. Women come together to gain a deeper understanding about themselves as they connect with each other in a supportive environment.

A sampling of the groups we offer includes:

  • Surviving Incest or Abuse
  • Relationship Issues
  • Self-Esteem

Please call us at 904-722-3000 for a complete list of the psychotherapy groups we offer.

Sexual Violence Counseling Program
This special program assists victims of childhood sexual abuse as well as victims of recent sexual assault. Highly trained therapists provide treatment for those experiencing Acute Stress Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:

  • Free counseling is available for recent sexual assault victims and their family members.
  • Both individual and group sessions are offered.
First Coast News' Keitha Nelson highlights WCJ's Mental Health Counseling.


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