A Full-Service Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Toms River, New Jersey

Welcome, from the Clinical Director

It is my sincere pleasure to welcome you to The Counseling Center at Toms River, a full-service counseling center licensed by the State of New Jersey to deliver both state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment and a broad spectrum of mental health treatment options. The Counseling Center at Toms River is part of The Counseling Center network, serving Ocean County as well as Freehold, Fair Lawn, Clark, in New Jersey, and Yorktown Heights in New York State.

In the field of substance abuse treatment, a substance use disorder (or addiction) is treated while simultaneously arranging for treatment of commonly-associated mental health issues that may be causing, encouraging, or supporting addiction, or interfering with well-being (these are known as "co-ocurring disorders").

In the Mental Health field, these same situations are addressed with what is known as "dual diagnosis" treatment -- another name for making sure both substance abuse and mental health issues are simultaneously treated.

We Have What You Need

At The Counseling Center, we are privileged to be licensed for both Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Treatment. This allows us to focus on the individuals and the families, treating whatever conditions deserve attention, whether they are formally classified as mental health issues, substance use disorders, or addiction.

We seek to provide care for individuals as well as the families, loved ones, and the community impacted by alcohol or substance use disorder, and mental illness.

We treat adults and adolescence with substance abuse issues, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders including those with primary mental health diagnosis, and patients who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder only.

Our programs offer outpatient care tailored to fit your personal needs, and to support your journey into recovery, including day, evening, after-school, and Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP).

We are Ready when You Are

We believe that all individuals asking for help with mental health issue or substance use problems deserve qualified, competent, and compassionate help right at the moment they are willing to accept that help. We will answer calls for help 7 days a week, 365 days per year, to make our professionally-certified, experienced staff available to help when help is needed and wanted. It is our sincere policy that no call for help goes unanswered! You can call us right now (732) 736-6559.

A person asking for help with substance abuse deserves help at the moment they are willing to accept it. We answer our phone 24 hours a day, seven days per week, so we can be there for you (732) 736-6559.

We Will Help You Every Step of the Way

With evidenced based practices such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) and DBT (Dielectic Behavior Therapy), we learn together how patients’ thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors all affect one another. We learn how to identify negative thinking patterns, and how these influence us.

In our state-of-the-art addiction treatment programs, these evidence-based practices are combined with effective substance abuse disorder treatment methods to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms.

This road can be challenging and difficult, but we will commit to providing you the resources necessary and the assistance required, from myself and my staff of dedicated professionals. We are your loyal guides and coaches, as you journey into this process of recovery.

At The Counseling Center, caring, compassionate, and professional staff will assist you in identifying goals and areas to work on for personal growth and development. Recovery-based and peer supports will be available and encouraged, to assist you in establishing and managing a new way of life. A life free from the chains of alcohol, drug use, and mental illness.

Flexible Scheduling, Group Meetings

In addition to regularly-scheduled groups in Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Therapy programs in Toms River, our fully-licensed mental health substance abuse clinicians are available throughout the week. Please call for more information on groups, sessions, counselors, and scheduling options.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist you or your family. Feel free to contact us for any questions you might have, or to stop by in person and visit our brand new facility. Our center is framed to provide care in comfort and dignity.


Clinical Director
The Counseling Center at Toms River, NJ
(732) 736-6559

Getting Started
with a Clinical Assessment

The Counseling Center at Toms River is an outpatient addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment with 12 Step principles. The IOP is an intense, focused experience designed to enable sober and productive living.

IOP may be recommended for individuals who do not require medically supervised detoxification, and who live within driving distance of the center, and for individuals who have recently completed residential treatment (rehab) and are in the early stages of recovery.

Eligibility for the IOP is based on a clinical assessment. Treatment is individualized, and full information on program options, costs, and schedules will be available after assessment. Now offering Saturday assessments!

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