Counseling & Support Groups

Newly Separated & Divorcing

Mondays 6:30 - 8:00 PM 

A place to share the difficult emotions, gain support and feel less alone. 

For more information, call 818.784.1414 ask for Judie Cotton, LMFT.

Special Marriage Enhancement Course

Fee: $150 for a 5-session course

Provides an opportunity to place a relationship on solid ground before marriage or after by addressing the common issues known to cause difficulties in a marriage. This course will also be of value, regardless of a couple's age, gender issues, religion, or the number of previous marriages. You are urged to spend a few hours investing in strengthening this most precious relationship. The course includes five 90 minute sessions with a trained relationship counselor.

New!  Women's Group

Mondays 12:15 - 1:45 PM

A place to share, learn, grow and gain insights through conversations with other women. Topics can include: launching millennials, exploring what’s next, reconnecting with your partner and caring for aging parents.

For more information, call 818.784.1414

ask for Susan Samuels or Gail Gold, LMFT. 

Caregivers Support Group

Wednesdays 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A place to share the trials and rewards of taking care of a loved one.
For more information, call

818.784.1414 ask for Marcie Howard or Eileen Sudeck, LCSW.

Woman in Transition

Mondays 4:45 - 6:15 PM 

Led by Jan Dann.

Spousal Loss Support Group

Mondays 10:15 - 11:45 AM

A place to share, grieve and discover strength. Facilitated by Barbara Weitzberg, LCSW.

For more information contact Barbara Weitzberg, LCSW or Heather Silver, LMFT at 818.703.3176 and to register for the group.

We ask for $15 per session.

Groups meet in the VBS Counseling Center, located on the lower level of the main Valley Beth Shalom synagogue building.

Group participants are pre-screened at the VBS Counseling Center. Groups will be formed according to need.

Contact the VBS Counseling Center at 818.784.1414 for more information.

Lower Level at Valley Beth Shalom

15739 Ventura Boulevard

Encino, CA 91436

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