Where Health Comes to Mind
The Mission of West Bergen Mental Healthcare is tmhmcmteo 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) 485-7172
EMERGENCY? Call 201-262-HELP (4357)
We are here for YOU!
New Clinical Director for West Bergen’s Autism/Asperger’s Program!
West Bergen is happy to announce that Dr. Alain Mollinedo, LCSW has accepted the position of Clinical Director of the Level 1 Autism Disorders Program (formerly Asperger’s Related Services) and will begin this month.
Dr. Mollinedo comes to us from Straight & Narrow, Inc., where he was the Clinical Director of their Adolescent Program. Dr. Mollinedo has extensive experience in the special education/school system and is a graduate of New York University, Seton Hall University and Nova Southeastern University. He has recently completed a doctoral degree in special education and has taught graduate level clinical social work classes.
Jeanne Marron, PhD, Appointed to Clinical Specialist, Community Educator We are pleased to announce that Dr. Jeanne Marron was recently appointed as Clinical Specialist/Community Educator, a new position created by West Bergen in order to fulfill the growing need for community outreach and education. In her role as Community Educator, Dr. Marron will provide outreach, educational and consultative services to the general community. She will work closely with schools, municipalities, county affiliates, clergy, business groups, community service groups and other healthcare providers. As a Clinical Specialist, she will serve as a resource clinician to provide expertise in diagnostic evaluations for complicated/diagnostically challenging cases. In addition to that, she will also participate in trauma related activities such as the Traumatic Loss Coalition, responding to crisis related traumatic events within the community.
Before beginning this new position, Dr. Marron had been the Clinical Director of Asperger’s Related Services for the past 17 years. Under her guidance and direction, West Bergen’s Asperger’s Program became a foremost provider of services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders in Northwest Bergen County and beyond.
We are very happy and fortunate to have Dr. Marron in this position.
Coping with Tragedy
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. Contact the Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth 151 Centennial Avenue, Piscataway, NJ 08854 732-235-2810. You can also click here for information on Talking to Children
Check out the West Bergen News!
West Bergen’s newsletter that provides information on our Programs, Groups, Events and other happenings at West Bergen. Download it here! West Bergen News – July 2016
Monthly Spotlight: July is National Minority Mental Health Month. Learn more about it here…Monthly Spotlight
Worry-Free Middle School Group
The middle school group will take place at the Center for Children and Youth, 1 Cherry Lane, Ramsey. It is open to males and females 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 here…Middle School Flyer Spring 2016
Watch an inspirational video of families who sought help in our programs: West Bergen Children and Teen Programs Video
Sibling Support Group For siblings and cousins of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Social (Pragmatic) Communication Disorder, Nonverbal Learning Disabilities, Social Anxiety and associated social/behavioral difficulties. This workshop will cover a range of topics, such as tolerance, coping strategies, focusing on your sibling’s or cousin’s strengths, disclosure, fairness, creating quality time, and finding common ground. Download the flyer here…Siblings Support Group 2016
Project Child Find – download the flyer to learn more about if you are concerned your child is developing or learning differently. Project Child Find
West Bergen is Proud to Announce…
We Have Been Awarded #1 in Customer Satisfaction in the Mental Health Corporations of America’s 2015 Nationwide Survey! (compared with similar agencies)
West Bergen received awards for:
Overall Best Practices
Overall Best Practices in Mental Health
Best Practices in Mental Health Outpatient Care
We’d like to thank our clients who took the survey and enabled us to win this Prestigious Award!
Learn more and read our 2015 Customer Satisfaction Outcome Survey brochure!
New Office Opens! The West Bergen Counseling Group at 860 Wyckoff Avenue, Mahwah, is OPEN FOR BUSINESS! IMPORTANT INFO: The new phone number for our Access Department is 201-485-7172 if you need to contact us for services or information.
Worried that you or a loved one may have a mental health issue? Click here to review warning signs and symptoms. Warning Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness