Frequent Questions

Mental health and substance abuse were the top concerns among New Jersey local health departments and regional hospital systems in their most recent community health (needs) assessments and improvement plans, according to the New Jersey Department of Health. Given that one in four American adults has or has experienced a mental health condition, understanding the signs and treatments for mental health conditions is very important. 

We hope these answers help you better understand how to identify and get treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues, and to engage with CBH Care.

  • Is CBH Care licensed by the State?

    Yes! CBH Care is licensed by the New Jersey Department of Mental Health Services and the Division of Addiction Services.

  • How can CBH Care help?

    CBH Care is a leading agency in providing mental health care to the seriously, chronically mentally ill in Bergen County. In addition to being passionate advocates for individuals with complex psychiatric disabilities, we provide expert mental health and wellness services to people of all ages, along with support for their families. We are unique in the community for providing safe, supportive housing services as well as urgent care and early crisis intervention.

    CBH Care's highly qualified credentialed staff assists clients with identifying the source of their problems and we help to develop a short term, solution-focused approach to resolving these emotional and behavioral difficulties.

  • What kinds of concerns do clients bring to CBH Care?

    • Parent-child conflicts
    • Interpersonal relationships
    • Depression
    • Anxiety and phobia
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Marital conflict and divorce
    • School phobias
    • Attention-deficit disorders
    • Unresolved grief
    • Work-related conflict and stress
    • Sexual trauma and dysfunction
    • Sexual orientation issues
    • Stress of single-parenting and step-parenting
    • Childhood behavioral and interpersonal problems

  • How do I arrange an appointment?

    Call CBH Care's Access Center at 201-646-0195 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday or 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday to speak to an access staff member. Your access staff person will speak with you about your concerns, schedule a convenient appointment and describe what information you need to bring to your first appointment.

  • What will happen at my first outpatient visit?

    Our receptionist will greet you and have you complete a few brief forms. The fee counselor will review your insurance coverage and answer any questions about your coverage, or your fees. We strive to never have fees be a barrier to care. You will then meet with a counselor to complete an intake.

    When appropriate we will arrange for you to see one of our psychiatrists for a consultation. Your case will then be assigned to a therapist and treatment will begin promptly.

  • What types of therapy does CBH Care offer?

    The CBH Care treatment review team provides wrap-around care and advocacy on an individualized basis to promote wellness in every area of a person’s life, including physical and social services when suitable. Consumers, families and customers count on us to follow through with comprehensive care that goes above and beyond conventional expectations, this includes providing a wide range of therapeutic services such as:

    • Individual counseling
    • Family counseling
    • Group therapy
    • Child therapy
    • Couples counseling
    • Parenting skills workshop
    • Medication for alcohol abuse
    • Psychiatric Services
    • Medication monitoring