The Counseling Center
at Fair Lawn, NJ

Offering a full spectrum of Outpatient Therapy including Group, Family, and Individual Psychotherapy, Intensive Outpatient Therapy for Substance Abuse, Pharmacotherapy, Outpatient and Individual Counseling services for both Adults and Adolescents.

Joint Commission (JCAHO) Gold Seal Fair Lawn, NJ

Licensed by the NJ Dept. Mental Health, Office of Alcohol & Mental Health Services. Winner of the Joint Commission Gold Seal of Quality.

outpatient and intensive outpatient counseling in NJ

Moments of Change at The Breakers, in Palm Beach, Florida

The "Moments of Change" conference is an important annual event held at The Breakers in South Florida, for substance abuse treatment professionals to meet up and share ideas, experiences, and learn the latest about what is working in addiction and substance abuse treatment. We traveled to share info on intensive outpatient treatment in New Jersey.

Spreading the Word about IOP

Jason Humble (Fair Lawn) with author Sherry A. Gaba
of Celebrity Rehab in Malibu. Sherry is a Life Coach and
the author of The Law of Sobriety.

Several of us from The Counseling Center in New Jersey recently traveled to the "Moments of Change" conference in Palm Beach, Florida, to help spread the word about Intensive Outpatient Therapy as an important component of substance abuse treatment.

The Moments of Change conference is "Designed to supply professionals with the information, skills, and resources to address the growing needs of an ever diversifying patient base." The meeting is for rehabilitation and treatment professionals, and is said to "Help them stay informed on most recent behavioral health trends, current therapy methods, and best practices". 

We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to show counselors and administrators of rehab programs how IOP works at The Counseling Center.

The Importance of Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Treatment in the Home Community

It is essential that professionals working with families and individuals on the difficult battles associated with substance abuse meet and network with each other. In person, they can share insights and ideas, and discuss what works for treatment. In this case, we were very well received by counselors and adminstrators at inpatient rehab programs, because what we do at The Counseling Center is an essential part of the Continuum of Care for recovery and continuing substance abuse treatment. 

I was lucky to spend time with Dori Chippendale
of The Counseling Center at Freehold, and Dawn
Palilonis of Pocono Mountain Recovery Center.

Sometimes it is necessary to "go away" to an inpatient rehab facility, in order to focus on breaking the cycle of substance abuse and addiction. Inpatient rehab centers provide a complete environment for rehab, free of the stresses and challenges of home, work, school, and drug-using. But then what? 

Ira Levy, National Marketing Director for Sunrise Detox, which operates inpatient treatment centers in Fort Lauderdale and the Palm Beaches, noted that many people travel to Florida for the outstanding treatment centers, but still have to one day return to their home communities. At that time, it is essential that they continue their treatment whether it be counseling, regular meetings, or a combination of self-help and professional help in the local community. At Sunrise, Ira says, counselors work to start the process of building up a support community even during the intial detox stage. The support network is that important!

The Conseling Center at Fair Lawn is the local center of substance abuse treatment for residents of Bergen County and surrounding areas, because it is nearby, convenient, and professional, and we are all dedicated to the important Continuum of Care concepts that help those in need of ongoing support for living in recovery. Whether it is a primary rehab (treatment) program, or continuation of support and counseling after completion of inpatient rehab, Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP) and Outpatient Treatment are available and affordable, at The Counseling Centers in Fair Lawn and Freehold, New Jersey

by Tom Roskin on Sept. 30, 2014, 7:35 p.m. archive

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The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn is an outpatient treatment center for adults and adolescents. The Counseling Center is licensed by the State of New Jersey to provide a full spectrum of mental health and addiction services, for dual diagnosis, addiction, and co-occurring disorders associated with substance abuse.

Clinical mental health assessments, psychiatric evaluations, and individual, family and group psychotherapy are available for Adults & adolescents age 15 and older. Pharmacotherapy is available as appropriate.

Substance abuse treatment services include assessments, urine drug screening (UDS), psychiatric evaluations, adult Intensive Outpatient (IOP) groups, outpatient counseling, and adolescent individual & family counseling, as well as clinically appropriate pharmacotherapy.

Eligibility for all programs is based on a clinical assessment. Now offering Saturday assessments!

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