Mental Health

The Bridge, Inc.
14 Park Ave.
Caldwell, NJ 07006
Phone: (973) 228-3000
Contact: Inya Chehade, Director

Non-profit agency provides a full range of mental health and substance abuse prevention and treatment services to troubled youth and their families. Programs include: substance groups; family support groups; individual, group, and family counseling; support for at-risk youth; and crisis intervention.

Type of service: Outpatient
Payment information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income.

See also: Addiction/Substance Abuse services

Cope Center, Inc.
104 Bloomfield Avenue
Montclair, NJ 07042
Phone: (973) 783-6655
Sue Seidenfeld, Exec. Dir.
Rose Maire, Clinical Dir.

Provides individual, group, and family counseling; crisis intervention; family Conflict Resolution/Violence; alcohol and substance abuse counseling and support groups; urine monitoring; AIDS support group; community educational programs; and child abuse prevention services.

Type of Service: Outpatient
Payment Information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income, Medicaid

The Family Center at Montclair
155 Pompton Ave
Verona NJ 07044

Phone: (973) 746-0800
Contact: Wally Weichert X 305

Recognizing that the family is at the core of who we are, The Family Center at Montclair takes a Holistic, Systems approach in providing psychiatric evaluations, medication monitoring, and individual, group and family psychotherapy by a licensed psychiatrist and licensed master level psychotherapists. For all children, the center works with the child's school, family and community in order to build a strong network of support for both parents and children.

Type of service: Family based counseling
Payment Information: Medicaid, Kid's Care, Family Care, Private Insurance and Sliding scale.

Family Service League, Inc.
60 S. Fullerton Ave. Suite 109
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 746-0800

Contact(s): Wally Weichert x305

A non-profit comprehensive social services organization providing family, couples, and individual counseling and psychotherapy; accredited childcare services; employee assistance program services for businesses; family and parent education workshops; social skills for middle school children; specialized community and school based programs. Offices in Montclair and Bloomfield, with a childcare center in Bloomfield (Family Day Nursery).

Type of service: Outpatient
Payment Information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income, Medicare

Main Street Counseling Center
8 Marcella Ave.
West Orange, NJ

Phone: (973) 736-2041

Contact: Steve Margeotes, Executive Dir.

Family problems, work issues, marital strife, change in life style, difficulty with close relationships, parenting, anger management, — these are some of the issues that can be addressed in therapy at Main Street Counseling. For over 23 years Main Street Counseling Center has provided effective, affordable counseling services to area residents. We offer high quality professional services in a comfortable, relaxed atmosphere, with fees based on income.

Type of service: Outpatient
Payment information: Sliding scale fees based on income, insurance coverage, Medicare.

See also: Conflict Resolution/Violence

Mental Health Association of Essex County
33 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 509-9777

Contact: Bob Davison

Information and referral service for mental health and related services including education on illnesses, family support and advocacy, family and youth counseling services. School based counseling, including individual and group counseling, explores a variety of topics such as anger management and self-esteem issues.

Type of service: Information and referral service, home-based individual/family counseling, school/community outreach.
Payment Information: As per referring agency.

Center for Low Cost Psychotherapy
Mental Health Association of Essex County
33 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 509-9777

Contact: Diane Travers

The Center for Low Cost Psychotherapy is open to individuals 16 year of age and older who can benefit from therapy but cannot afford to pay private practitioners' fees. Typical problems include anxiety, depression, family conflicts, and problems at work or at school and adjustment problems. There are currently 40 therapists on the CLCP panel of providers.

Type of service: Refers uninsured clients to mental health providers
Payment Information: Fees on a sliding scale, Medicare

Mental Health Resource Center
Division of Care Plus
60 S. Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 744-6522

Contact: Perry Iasello

Provides outpatient treatment for children and adults with mental, emotional, and behavioral problems. The professional staff provides a variety of therapeutic methods including: individual therapy; play therapy; family therapy; group therapy; couple therapy; stress management; follow-up to psychiatric hospitalization; and medication administration and monitoring.

Type of service:Outpatient
Payment Information: Private health insurance, sliding scale based on income, Medicaid

NJ Psychological Association
414 Eagle Rock Avenue
Suite 211
West Orange, NJ 07052

Phone: (973) 243-9800

Established over 65 years ago, the New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) has served as the professional organization representing over 2,300 psychologists throughout the State. NJPA is committed to educating the public on psychological issues and how to access psychological services.

Type of Service: Referral center
Payment Information:Per referred psychologist

Saint Barnabas Behavioral Health Access Center

24-Hour Hot line: (973) 429-6969
Phone: 1-800-300-0628

The SBBHN is electronically networked through a sophisticated behavioral health information computer system, which allows the Access Center staff to identify the most appropriate providers and schedule assessments during the initial call. Through the Priority Access Library (P.A.L.) information system, the Access Center staff has instant access to information on all Network programs. Callers are assessed and the appropriate level of care is determined.

Type of Service: Crisis referral center
Payment Information: As per referred hospital or agency. On the home page, click on Our Services and then click on Behavioral.

Special Service Bureau
Montclair Police Department
Juvenile Division
647 Bloomfield Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 744-1234

Counseling for school age children for issues ranging from homework and discipline problems to criminal activity.

Type of service: Counseling for children and teens
Payment Information: Free

Summit Psychological Services
94 Valley Road
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 857-8857

Also at

482 Springfield Ave..
Summit, NJ 07901

Phone: 908 273-5558

Summit Psychological Services, P.A. is a private psychological; group practice that is dedicated to developing and providing comprehensive professional services for adults, adolescents and children. By combining extensive experience, professional affiliations, and creative techniques, SPS is able to offer highly individualized counseling, psychotherapy, evaluation and testing, and other consulting services to individuals, groups, couple, and families.

Type of service: Psychological services for adults, teens, and children
Payment Information: Private insurance

United Way of North Essex
60 South Fullerton Ave.
Montclair, NJ 07042

Phone: (973) 746-4040

The United Way of North Essex is dedicated to building and maintaining healthy and caring communities. The United Way prints a resource guide that is also available on-line at: After you log on to the website, click the link; Finding Help; then scroll down and click on First Call Directory. This will take you to United Way's entire directory where you can find local resources. Click on Counseling/Mental health.

The United Way also lists other community programs for seniors, vocational/educational, and mentally/physically disabled services, adult day care, child day care and more.

Type of service: Referral service
Payment Information: As per referring agency.

Counseling/Mental Health Websites

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Many helpful articles covering all aspects of child mental health from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Books dealing with children's mental health issues including ADD, divorce, depression, death and bereavement and more. This website was created by a psychiatrist and her middle school daughter to promote awareness of the many books written addressing children's mental health.
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Lists hotline phone numbers, topics on children's mental health, school violence prevention, discrimination and stigma, national strategy for suicide prevention, consumer survivor, highlighted features and current mental health news.

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