JFS Hartford Family Services

and Psychiatric Services

To provide psychiatric services, Jewish Family Services has both a board certified adult psychiatrist and a board certified child psychiatrist on staff.

Our psychiatrists provide initial diagnostic assessment for clients, prescribe medication if warranted, and provide ongoing medication management and monitoring, as needed.

A Collaborative Approach

Collaboration is fundamental to effective mental health treatment. All JFS psychiatry clients also work with a JFS social worker. Together, the social worker therapist and the psychiatrist operate as a treatment team on behalf of all psychiatry clients. Families are highly engaged in the treatment process for clients seeing our child psychiatrist.

In addition, the JFS psychiatrists consult with a client’s primary care physician and other medical professionals involved with the client’s care as needed, and with client permission.


Children, adolescents, and adults who have a history of multiple inpatient hospitalizations for psychiatric reasons or behavior that requires a structured program are NOT appropriate for treatment at Jewish Family Services.

For more information, please email or call Jewish Family Services at (860) 236-1927.