Counseling / Outpatient

Counseling Services

Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is a government funded county-wide support service for Bergen County families who have an adult relative with a mental illness.

Program Goal

The goal of IFSS is to improve the functioning and quality of life for families living with mental illness. IFSS helps families develop critical knowledge, skills, and community supports that can assist them by providing a variety of services that can be delivered in the family home, at the IFSS office, or at other sites throughout the family.

Specialized Services

  • Weekly support groups for family members 18+ year old
  • Individual family consultations available in choice of locations
  • Respite care available for primary caregivers
  • Educational workshops
    • Mental health
    • Strategies for coping
    • Community resources
    • Problem solving skills
  • Transportation (subject to availability)
  • 24 Hour telephone access to a mental health professional: (201) 646-0973

Cost of Services

  • Most IFSS services are free of charge
  • Overnight respite care fee is $25 (may be waived, depending on circumstances)

Office Hours

  • IFSS operates 7 days a week
  • Office hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

For more information, call (201) 646-0333 and ask to be connected to Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS)