The Center for Therapy & Counseling Services is committed to helping people meet life's challenges. We can make a difference in your life! Whether you are looking for therapy, career help, a mediator, a coach, consultation, a group, or an evaluation, we will work with you to find the best solution for you and/or your family.
We have a long history of success and our goal is to help you address challenges in your life and to work closely with you to seek and find wellness.
We are proud to offer day, evening, weekend and online appointments to accommodate busy schedules.
While The Center for Therapy & Counseling Services works with a wide variety of clients, we know that every individual or family and situation is unique.
We believe that people who seek therapy have the courage to face life's challenges and the strength to seek assistance. We provide therapy in a safe, professional and confidential setting. By combining extensive experience and creative techniques, our therapists provide specialized, high quality treatment of various emotional, behavioral and relationship issues.
Co-therapy is a kind of psychotherapy conducted with more than one therapist present. You have the option available to work with two therapists in the room with you.
As research shows that human minds wander on average 47% of waking hours, and greater inattention predicts more unhappiness, mindfulness-based interventions can help you better manage your moods and ways of cognitively processing your experiences.
On top of effectively reducing common depressive and anxiety symptoms, mindfulness-based interventions can enhance your ability to concentrate for prolonged time periods despite distractions in your environment.
Mindfulness-based interventions cultivate improvement in observational skills as well as nonjudgmental acceptance.
Mindfulness is purposefully paying attention to the present and treating thoughts with an attitude of acceptance and curiosity. It's essentially focusing on 'now' and being kind to yourself.
Private mindfulness instruction involves personal guidance via online video sessions. Sessions are scheduled with the instructor at mutually convenient times.
Support Groups -Available Online
- Share openly in a nonjudgmental space to help combat feelings of lonliness and isolation.
- Develop skills to cope with various challenges.
- Motivate each other to remain positive.
- Reduce distress, anxiety and depression.
- Discuss the unique factors contributing to your current stressors.
6:30-8:00 PM (ET) Men only
|Tuesdays||7:00-8:00 PM (ET)|
|Wednesdays||2:00-3:00 PM (ET)|
|Thursdays||10:30-11:30 AM (ET)|
|Fridays||3:00-4:00 PM (ET)|
|Weekly registration is required for all support groups.|
|Click link below to register for a support group.|
Addiction Counseling and Evaluation
People with alcohol or drug dependence problems can and do recover.
Alcoholism, drug dependence, and other addictions are complex problems. Addiction can affect anyone: rich or poor, any gender, employed or unemployed, young or old, and any race or ethnicity.
We can help you learn the skills and strategies needed to regain control of your life and begin repairing some of the damage done. Counseling plays an important role in addiction recovery.
Substance use evaluations are available with recommendations if necessary. The substance use assessment will determine whether or not education or treatment is recommended. Whether you are going through the court/legal system, employer, or just addressing substance use concerns of your own, a substance use evaluation is a great starting point to help you decide your next steps, set goals, and determine your future.
Life Coaching - Available Online or By Phone
Looking for a way to change what isn't working? Want to improve on something that is working? Let us help you take steps outside your comfort zone. Let us help you see your world differently. because when you see your world differently, your world changes. When you see your world differently you show up differently. Let's get to work!
CJ Higgins, Certified Life Coach
CJ Higgins will help you get the fulfillment, clarity, and confidence you need to be more like the person you want to be.
Career Coaching - Available Online
You can get assistance with any part of the career planning process that you need. We help clients assess career values, interests and skills; investigate career options and envision a career path. We use a variety of tools to help identify appropriate options for consideration. We also help clients identify obstacles impeding progress toward the establishment of career plans and coach clients on ways to overcome these challenges.
Career coaching can benefit people of all ages:
- High school students approaching the next stage in their education.
- Adults returning to the workforce after an absence.
- Mid-life career changes.
- Post retirement second careers.
Michael Marino, MA, Ed.M, LAC
Mike Marino provides high quality career coaching services, including career assessments to determine your vocational and/or educational path. He helps you determine direction based on the strength of your personality type, interests, and values. He integrates these factors to develop options for you.
Parent Consultation - Available Online
We can help you find a better approach when facing the common parenting obstacles of everyday life. At the end of each Parent Consultation session (approximately 2 - 6 sessions), you will have useful information and strategies that are immediately helpful in addressing your concerns. Parent Consultation is offered to parents/caregivers of children who are any age.
We will work together with you to figure out solutions that are realistically doable and work effectively within your family. Parent consultations are available to parents/caregivers anywhere in the United States of America.
Drop-In Counseling - Available Online
Drop-in counseling sessions are 30-minutes long, are free for the summer and are confidential. Available via telephone or video. To schedule, call the main number and request a free drop-in counseling session or send an email to [email protected]. Please note, drop-in counseling is not a substitute for therapy or psychiatric care.
Center Talkline - Free - (908) 441-8871
If you need someone to talk to, we listen. We won't judge.
Call us any day between 5-11 PM (ET). Whatever you are going through, you can call us.
The Center Talkline is for people who are dealing with every kind of problem, situation, illness, trauma, or loss and want someone to talk to. This includes being overwhelmed or isolated; experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, a loss, chronic or terminal illness, or substance abuse; being a victim of violence, sexual assault, or bullying; dealing with issues tied to sexual identity, unemployment, or break-up of a relationship, etc.
Sometimes you may need just to talk, or hear a kind voice. We're here. You deserve to be heard. You deserve respect, support, and acceptance.
The Center Talkline does not provide diagnostic assessment, medication management, or psychotherapy.
If you are experiencing a mental health emergency or have thoughts or killing yourself, please call 911, go to the nearest emergency room or call 1-800-273-8255 (1-800-273-8255) in the United States to reach a 24-hour crisis center.
Teletherapy - Online Video Therapy
Online Video Therapy provides flexibility for clients to interact with our therapists in the privacy of their homes or offices, at times that are mutually convenient.
No travel and no waiting rooms. Research suggests that online therapy is just as effective as face-to-face visits.
It's Time To Get Outside and Take a Walk!
Rather than being enclosed in an office space, this therapy session takes place outside while we walk.
Naturally, exercise creates endorphins, those feel-good hormones. So if you are experiencing depression or grief, just being outside can help improve your emotional and mental state. And then adding the therapy on top of that can help you.
These therapy sessions are conducted outdoors while walking in a park, and somehow the simple act of walking while talking out life's issues, creates an environment of possibility and change.
Besides exercise's proven ability to combat depression, anxiety, insomnia, weight gain and other health and mental health conditions, combining it with therapy has benefits of its own. It can provide a bridge to help you actualize your exercise resolutions and ease rapport.
Available in the following towns:
|Avon By The Sea||New Brunswick|
|East Brunswick||Perth Amboy|
**Other locations are possible
In a comfortable and supportive atmosphere, The Center for Therapy & Counseling Services offers a highly personalized approach tailored to each of our clients needs.
*The Center for Therapy & Counseling Services does not prescribe medications.