Where Health Comes to Mind
In these stressful times, West Bergen is committed to meeting the needs of our clients with sensitivity and responsive, innovative therapeutic services at the highest possible standard. We strive to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve…one life at a time.
If you have a question or concern, contact our ACCESS Center at (201) 934-1160.
Groups, Forums, and More
About West Bergen’s Groups and Workshops: Many West Bergen programs conduct group therapy as a method of treatment. Group therapy is a powerful venue for growth and change. Not only do clients receive tremendous understanding, support, and encouragement from others facing similar issues, but they also gain different perspectives, ideas, and viewpoints on those issues.
The following are some of the groups/forums/programs we have to offer:
ADHD and Disruptive Behaviors Social Skills Group West Bergen Mental Healthcare provides social skills groups for children ages 4-18 presenting with ADHD/ADD, ODD, and other Disruptive Behaviors. The Social Skills Groups teach positive relationship skills and helps build confidence to manage conflicts within a safe and supportive circle of peers. All groups are led by a professional clinician and provide an opportunity for the children to discuss and practice skills for a variety of social situations including: school, play and extracurricular activities. We are accepting referrals at this time. For additional information on social skills group please contact Alan Koenig, LPC at 201-934-1160 ext. 7243. Read More
Sibling Support Group – For siblings of children with Asperger’s Disorder, HFA, PDD, NOS and Nonverbal Learning Disabilities. This support group will cover a range of topics, such as tolerance, coping strategies, focusing on your sibling’s strengths, disclosure, fairness, creating quality time, and finding common ground. Download the flyer here: Sibling Support Group 2014 Flyer
Middle School Group – Beginning in the Fall! Open to boys and girls in 6-8th grade. Over twelve weeks, the group will cover: Anxiety and stressors, Cognitive, physical, and behavioral aspects of anxiety, Problem Solving skills, Assertiveness training, Relaxation techniques, Coping skills, Parent involvement. Download the flyer! Middle School Flyer 2014
To schedule an appointment please contact our ACCESS center at 201-934-1160.
The West Bergen Beat is a newsletter that provides information on our Programs, Groups, Events and other happenings at West Bergen. This month’s focus is Autism Awareness Month. Check it out! The West Bergen Beat – July2014
The SUPER RAFFLE is back! Download the Flyer and purchase your tickets today! Drawing to be held on November 10th at the Fall Night of Fine Dining.
September is National Recovery Month. Other awareness events relate to the Prevention of Suicide. Check out the September 2014 Spotlight for more information.
The Insights Newsletter announces our latest main event and contains other publicity for the Agency. You can view the latest one here: INSIGHTS Winter 2014 (4)
Thanks to your input, we were Voted #1 by the Mental Health Corporations of America!We are very proud of our Award of Excellence for Best Practices from the Mental Health Corporations of America. We’ve created a brochure that highlights some of the data we compiled following the survey. 2013 Customer Satisfaction Outcome Survey. West Bergen understands that quality of care, as measured by customer satisfaction, is the key to success in healthcare service delivery. Annually, we survey our clients and tabulate our results with the Mental Health Corporations of America (MHCA), who process our data comparatively to similar mental health agencies across the United States. The Staff at West Bergen would like to thank you for participating in the 2013 Customer Satisfaction Survey process.
Partial Care Consumers Art Show to be held at the Ridgewood Library! Click here to learn more…Partial Care Consumers Art Show
The Parent Forum
This monthly support group is scheduled to run on Monday evenings from 7:30-8:30 p.m. We will be running two sections of this workshop, one for parents of children 12 and under and one for parents of children 13 and over. The support group will have a two-part focus. The first aspect of group will explore the challenges of parenting individuals with Asperger’s and related disorders. The second aspect of each group will allow participants to share and process their own experiences within their families. Parent Forum Flyer and Registration 2014
Teen Girls Empowerment Group
We are now accepting referrals for the Teen Girl’s Empowerment group. In group numerous issues are addressed including: Depression, Body Image
, Relationships, Parent-Child Relationships, Anger, Anxiety, Responsibility, Self-esteem, Emotional Wellness and Stress Management
.Empowerment Group Flyer
School Refusal? Reluctance to participate in class activities? Frequent Absences? Excessive trips to the nurse? Social Isolation? This student may benefit from West Bergen’s Social Anxiety Group. Clients must be between the ages of 14-18 and present with symptoms of social anxiety i.e. school refusal, fear of social situations and limited peer relationships. Read More
The following Asperger’s Related Services workshops will be held in September: (Download the flyer!) Asperger’s Workshop Flyer Fall 2014
Asperger’s 101; Soon to be Autism Spectrum Disorder
This first workshop is designed for the professional, paraprofessionals and parents new to the diagnoses and others interested in better understanding Asperger’s Disorder and the changes being made to the diagnosis. The attendee will learn the diagnostic criteria, associated features, and strengths of the population. Monday September 8, 2014 – Time: 7:00-8:30pm – Cost: $25.00
Therapeutic Social Skills for Individuals with Asperger’s and Related Disorders
This workshop will educate the individual on understanding the scope of social skills thereby enabling the development of successful programs that meet the individual with Asperger’s or Autism Spectrum Disorder, interpersonal and social development needs. The nature and complexity of social skills, various techniques and tools, how to target social skills development within the natural environment, and how to implement therapeutic social skills groups for children through adolescents will be examined. Wednesday September 10, 2014 – Time: 1:00 – 2:30pm – Cost: $25.00
Two or Three for One: The Complexity of Co-Morbidity (additional diagnosis) in Asperger’s and Related Disorders
Individuals with Asperger’s, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other social communication disorders often experience additional symptoms associated with various diagnostic categories. Sometimes the symptoms are significant enough to warrant a formal co-morbid diagnosis which may require equal if not more attention in the ongoing treatment process and daily functioning of the individual. This workshop will review the symptoms and criteria for the most commonly experienced co-morbid disorders and examine various treatment options. Tuesday September 16, 2014 – Time: 12:00-1:30pm – Cost: $25.00
The SOAR Experience just wrapped up its 6th year! Read more…SOAR Recap 2014