Adding Meaning to Life

VBS Counseling Center

VBS Counseling Center was established to fulfill a need in the community forty years ago. Its sustaining premise is that trained, experienced and dedicated volunteer counselors can help and guide individuals, couples and families through many of life’s challenges. Our trained counselors help solve a myriad of emotional and psychological issues, by offering wisdom, insight, education and creativity. The Center is committed to offering low fee treatment to our congregation and the community at large, regardless of ethnicity or religious affiliation. We treat all with dignity and respect, preserving confidentiality and following standards that insure quality service and professionalism. 

CLICK HERE to visit the VBS Counseling Center website. 

We offer help for:

  • Depression
  • Relationships
  • Grief/Bereavement
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Parenting
  • Marital/Family Problems
  • Communication Issues

All sessions are confidential.  Fees are based on a sliding scale.

VBS Counseling Center is located on the first floor of Valley Beth Shalom.

Contact the VBS Counseling Center at (818) 784-1414 or CLICK HERE to contact via e-mail.

Counseling and Support Groups

Discuss issues helping to get you through the first difficult months.
Monday evenings, at 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.  Led by Judie Cotton

Mondays 4:45 - 6:15 PM.   Led by Jan Dann

Monday’s 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Facilitated by Barbara Weitzberg, LCSW and Gloria Siegel, counselor/para rabbinic. Please contact Barbara Weitzberg at 818-703-3176 for further information and to register for the group.



Provides an opportunity to place a marriage on solid ground by helping to prevent disruptions. This course will 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 group sessions; the fee is $150 for the five-session course.

All groups are $15.00 per session

All groups meet in the VBS Counseling Center, located on the first floor of Valley Beth Shalom.

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

Contact the VBS Counseling Center at (818) 784-1414