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:
SOAR Experience 2014
The SOAR Experience (Social Skills, Outdoor Fun, Arts & Crafts and Relationships) is a Therapeutic Social Skills program in a summer day camp-like environment, rich in social skills for children with Asperger’s, HFA, PDDNOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other disorders affecting social communication and interpersonal skills. The CIT program is for individuals, ages 14-24, with Asperger’s, HFA, PDDNOS, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities and other disorders affecting social communication and interpersonal skills. CIT’s will gain a valuable vocational experience including completion of applications, interviewing experience, extensive training and daily guidance and support as they develop their work related skills. The program is set to begin on July 7th and will run through August 15th. To download information and applications please click here!
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.
To schedule an appointment please contact our ACCESS center at 201-934-1160. Read More
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 – April2014
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 under the age of 13 and one for parents of children who are 13+. 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
Also… • 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. We are now accepting referrals for the group
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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)
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
Want to learn about the AUTISM RIBBON? Read our April Monthly Spotlight!
May is Mental Health Month! West Bergen has several activities planned in observance of Mental Health Awareness Month, which begins on May 1st. Please check our website and Facebook Page to see what we have in store! You can click on the Green Ribbon below for more information on Mental Health from Mental Health America.