JFS SV provides professional therapeutic counseling to individuals and families facing a range of issues and life challenges. We provide support to children, adults, and families during times of crisis or periods of transition.  Our counseling services are conducted Monday through Friday and are available on a sliding scale.  We provide:


  • Individual counseling services in a supportive, respectful and confidential environment
  • Counseling and support for families in crisis or dealing with relationship issues
  • Emotional support during times of transition (relocation, career change, divorce, empty nest, etc.)




















Our professional counselors on staff, include:


Lisa Warner, LCSW
Lisa is the Director of Clinical and Social Services here at JFS.  Lisa is a Licensed Clinical Social worker with over 25 years of social work experience with children, families and adults. She has an extensive background working with older adults; especially with issues such as depression and anxiety.  She has done individual grief counseling and facilitated groups; worked in hospice and palliative care; worked with domestic violence victims and victims of child abuse; and counseled couples around relationship issues. Lisa takes a client-centered approach and believes strongly in an individual’s resiliency and capacity for change.


Contact Lisa at (408) 357-7456, lisaw@jfssv.org


Sandra Pannell, MA

Sandra is JFS' Project NOAH Social Worker.  She has a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology and 26 years of experience working with youth and adults in a variety of crisis settings.  She is an experienced case manager and client advocate; and helps connect people with low incomes to the services to the services they need.  Sandra uses a variety of techniques to move individuals to positive change.


Contact Sandra at (408) 357-7425; sandrap@jfssv.org



For more information on all our counseling services, please contact:

Lisa Warner, LCSW

Director of Clinical and Social Services​
lisaw@jfssv.org
(408) 357-7456


Counseling for Individuals & Families

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Grief Support Group






Lisa Warner, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS, is now facilitating a Grief Support Group at JFS.


The group is for adults who are grieving the loss of parents, children, a spouse or friends.  It is a safe environment to talk about grief and obtain support and feedback.

The group meets 2 times a month on the 2nd and 4th Sundays from 10:30am to noon at JFS.


If you are interested, please contact Lisa at (408) 357-7456, or lisaw@jfssv.org.


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NEW Mental Illness Support Group Starting in October!


JFS is beginning a Mental Illness Support Group for those whose lives have been impacted by mental illness.  The group will be held the third Thursday of each month at 7:30-9:00 PM beginning October 19th at Congregation Sinai in San Jose.  The group will be co-facilitated by Rabbi Josh Berkenwald and  Lisa Warner, LCSW, Director of Clinical and Social Services at JFS. 


Mental Illness Support Group

When:  Every third Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 9:00PM

(beginning October 19, 2017)

Where:  Congregation Sinai, 1532 Willowbrae Avenue, San Jose, CA


For more information, please contact:

Lisa at lisaw@jfssv.org or call (408) 357-7456.