SJFS welcomes director Judith S. Huober, LP-MHC, to clinical staff

Widened version of syracuse jewish family service at menorah park logoSJFS Director Judith Huober has joined the therapy staff of the agency, in addition to her other duties, having completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2019 and recently receiving her limited permit to practice in New York State. Judith is accepting referrals for individual, couples, and family counseling.

Emerging from her work at SJFS and Menorah Park, Judith’s core practice centers around issues of aging, including the challenges not only for older adults but for people of all ages. With experience in trauma and bereavement, developmental challenges, relationship concerns, and other life struggles, she works from a theoretical framework called Constructivism.

“I am less interested in psychopathology and am much more focused on compassionate and practical empowerment of people to know themselves and to grow,” Judith commented. “Constructivism emphasizes living the realities we create through relational involvement with other people, living our values, and harnessing the innate human tendency to cycles of order, disorder, and re-ordering to establish meaning and purpose.

Judith adopts counseling strategies and modalities ranging from Cognitive Behavioral, Solution-focused, Motivational Interviewing, and Existential and Humanistic Therapy to expressive arts and narrative approaches, spirituality, and mindfulness. She emphasizes multidimensional wellness as the goal of the therapeutic enterprise, and believes that change is not only inevitable but also central to the facts of being human – involving adaptation, growth, and resiliency along with the challenges of loss and grief.”

“Having studied and done fieldwork over more than four years, I am excited to add formal counseling to the many ways I’ve come to know and been privileged to serve individuals, families, and other providers in our community over the past 10 years,” she said.

Payment is out of pocket on an accessible sliding scale. For more information or to seek services, call 315-446-9111 x234, or email

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