Adolescent Services

New Directions Program

COMPREHENSIVE THERAPEUTIC SERVICES FOR BERGEN COUNTY ADOLESCENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

New Directions is a therapeutic after-school program for adolescents, ages 12 through 17, who are in need of intensive structured therapy to address serious emotional and behavioral issues. This program provides community-based therapeutic services that may eliminate the need for more restrictive out-of- home interventions and placements.

Details:

Highlights of the New Directions programs include...

  • Psychiatric evaluation and on-going assessment
  • Medication monitoring
  • Individual, Family and Group Therapy
  • Parent Education Groups and Workshop groups
  • Grief and Loss, Trauma, and Anger Management groups
  • Point and Level System to chart treatment progress

Program Specifics:

  • Mondays through Thursdays from 4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
  • Family therapy sessions, intakes, evaluations, and psychiatric appointments may be scheduled outside of regular program hours
  • Transportation is available on a limited basis and is subject to availability
  • Optional week-end recreational outings available
  • Coordination of all services for one fee
  • Immediate response to all referrals
  • Over 25 years experience providing specialized clinical services for children and adolescents