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.
EMERGENCY? Call 201-262-HELP (4357)
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 TWO NEW GROUPS ADDED! 6-8 year olds and 13-15 year olds. Download the flyer here - Siblings Support Group – 2 new groups
Middle School Group – New Group Beginning! 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
The West Bergen Beat is a newsletter that provides information on our Programs, Groups, Events and other happenings at West Bergen. Check it out! The West Bergen Beat – April
Click on the flyer to learn about this month’s Spotlight highlighting April is Autism Awareness Month – April Spotlight
The Parent Forum – 2015 Dates
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 2015
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. Download the flyer…SocAnxGrp
If you are interested or have a referral, please contact Julie Sisselman, LSW at 201-934-1160 x7227 or Eve Thaler, LPC at 201-444-3550 x7135.
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 2014 Customer Satisfaction Survey process. We’ve created a brochure that highlights some of the data we compiled following the survey. 2014 Customer Satisfaction Outcome Survey
Renowned Dr. Bruce Perry to Present on the Effects of Trauma on Child Development in Paramus
On April 20th, acclaimed speaker Dr. Bruce Perry, M.D., Ph.D. will be presenting at Bergen Community College for the Care Plus Foundation, Inc. (“CarePus Foundation”) 2015 Annual Conference held in cooperation with West Bergen Mental Healthcare. The presentation, entitled “Addressing the Effects of Trauma in Mental Health and Education: A Discussion of the Neurosequential Model”, will expose professionals to a developmental approach in working with at-risk youth. CLICK HERE FOR MORE…
Addressing the Effects of Trauma in Mental Health and Education: A Discussion of the Neurosequential Model