Where Health Comes to Mind
The Mission of West Bergen Mental Healthcare is to promote psychological health and personal growth. Through comprehensive treatment and supportive services, we respond to the needs of our clients and the communities we serve.
If you have a question or concern, contact our ACCESS Center at (201) 934-1160.
EMERGENCY? Call 201-262-HELP (4357)
We are here for YOU!
What people are saying about West Bergen…
“West Bergen continues to provide me with the type of support I require to function!”
“Extremely pleased with the care, concern and professionalism of my therapist.”
“I really like West Bergen! Helps my son a lot!.”
“”My therapist is a caring, excellent therapist and my child loves coming to see her”.
“West Bergen is an excellent organization. I’ve been with several other programs but I have to say West Bergen is definitely the best.”
“West Bergen helps me with my emotional as well as physical needs and I cannot express my thanks to all staff for all they do for me.”
Watch an inspirational video of families who sought help in our programs: West Bergen Children and Teen Programs Video
Download the Mental Health back to school toolkit for parent/teens/educators – MHA Back 2 School 2015 Full Toolkit
The Super Raffle is underway! Download the flyer, fill it out and send it in! Good Luck! West Bergen Super Raffle Form – 2015
“The Highs and Lows of Life – A Man’s Journey with Mental Illness” – West Bergen is co-sponsoring this lecture in recognition of Disability Awareness Month. Hakeem Rahim, Ed.M., MA, who is a mental health awareness expert and trainer will share his 15 year journey with Mental Illness. October 7th at Ramapo College. Download the flyer here…The Highs and Lows of Life
Parent Forum: New Dates!! Download the flyer and registration form here: Parent Forum Flyer and Registration 2015 FALL
Two New Groups Beginning
School Refusal? Reluctance to participate in class activities? Frequent Absences? Excessive trips to the nurse? Social Isolation?
The High School Social Anxiety Group for high school teenagers will focus on understanding the cognitive, physical and behavioral features associated with social anxiety and applying this knowledge to exposure situations that the students will practice in the group as well as specific social environments. Parents will be involved at the beginning and at specific junctures throughout.
The group is scheduled to begin in the fall, 2015 at the West Bergen Center for Children and Youth, One Cherry Lane, Ramsey, NJ. Participation is limited. Please note: parents and teens will need to commit to weekly sessions for a six-month period to complete the entire program. Download the flyer…Social Anxiety Group for High School Teens-flyer
Our Middle School Anxiety Group focuses on understanding the cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of anxiety. Children entering 6th through 8th grade will learn problem solving strategies, relaxation techniques, assertiveness training, coping skills, to manage their anxious symptoms. Parents are involved in learning how the group functions and to reinforce the skills taught. We are now accepting referrals for the fall of 2015 group which will meet on Tuesdays from 5:00-6:00 PM.
• Anxiety and stressors
• Cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects
• Problem Solving skills
• Assertiveness training
• Relaxation techniques
• Coping skills
• Parent involvement
If you have any questions or wish to enroll in either of these groups, please call Eve Thaler, LPC, Staff Therapist, at (201) 444-3550 ext. 7135 or Julie Sisselman LCSW, Staff Therapist, at (201)-934-1160, x 7227. Here’s the flyer…Middle School Social Anxiety Group Flyer
Check out the NEW West Bergen News! West Bergen’s newsletter that provides information on our Programs, Groups, Events and other happenings at West Bergen. Check it out! October West Bergen News
Click on the link to see this month’s Spotlight highlighting October Mental Health Observances! – October Spotlight
Coping with Tragedy
West Bergen would like to offer some excellent resources materials, courtesy of the Traumatic Loss Coalition, for our readers and their family and friends. This information will be especially helpful to families, school staff and anyone helping children cope with their feelings and questions about tragic events and other traumas. As one of the trusted adults in children’s lives, you are one of their most influential “helpers.” Please contact us if West Bergen can be of assistance.
Helping Your Children Focus on the Good People in the World
When your children show signs of fear, grief and illness after being exposed to watching or hearing media reports of violence, there are many ways parents, caregivers and teachers can allay their fears. Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 732-235-2810 Read More