Marriage Counseling/Divorce

On Campus

Hours: Monday through Saturday, with hours on campus by appointment.
Employee Assistance Program
Area Served: William Paterson University
Eligibility: Faculty, staff and their household members
Fees charged: Free

The EAP is a service for William Paterson University faculty and staff and their household members. The EAP offers confidential short term counseling and referral for problems ranging from work-related concerns to personal difficulties that affect an individual's everyday life. Trained counselors help with problems such as career issues, child care, elder care, family and workplace relationship problems, finances, health care, mental health, retirement, substance abuse, and Work/Life balance.

On Campus

Children's Aid & Family Services/Family Counseling Service
148 Prospect Street
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Phone: (201) 445-7015
Hours: M-F 9am - 5pm
Eligibility: Vary
Fees Charged: Determined by program, service, or workshop

Provides group and individual therapy; divorce and family mediation; family life workshops, eldercare services including identifying and addressing problem areas through in-home assessments; specialized counseling and referral service; substance abuse prevention, and social skills, a program for children and teens to help learn communication and problem solving skills to enhance self-esteem.

North Jersey Consultation Center
769 Northfield Ave., Suite LL2
West Orange, NJ 07052
Phone: 973-736-7696
Hours: M-Sat 7:00am-9:00pm
Area Served: New Jersey, Essex, Morris, Union, etc.
Eligibility: None
Fees Charged: Sliding scale

The North Jersey Consultation Center, NJCC, is a mental health resource which provides short- or long-term treatment services to the community with fees based on ability to pay. NJCC therapists work with people of all ages-children, adolescents, and adults-using a variety of modalities including individual, couple, family, and group therapy. At NJCC our aim is to help people improve the quality of their lives and their relationships with others. Necessary Documentation: may be self referred, person must call

Center for Life Transition
19 Washington Ave.
Chatham, NJ 07928
Phone: (973) 665-1782
Hours: As needed. Call for information.
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: Anyone who has suffered a loss or is going through a life transition
Fees Charged: Call for information.

Provides individual and group therapy for men, women, and children who are dealing with some type of loss: death of a loved one, divorce, adolescent transition, other major life change. Counseling is provided by licensed therapists, and short and long-term treatment is available. Groups are kept small and meet on a weekly basis. Periodically holds free, 6-week educational program about understanding and exploring loss and ways of coping with associated feelings

Barnert/Adult Outpatient Counseling Services
680 Broadway
Paterson, NJ 07514
Phone: (973) 977-6660
Area Served: Passaic County
Eligibility: None

Outpatient mental health services for adults include individual therapy, psychiatric evaluation, marital/couples therapy, and group therapy. Services are also available in Spanish. Evening hours are available.

BCDHS/Alternative to Domestic Violence
One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
Phone: (201) 336-7575 24 hour hotline, TTY (201) 336-7525
Hours: 9 am - 9 pm, Mon - Th, 9 am - 4 pm, Fri
Area Served: Bergen County
Eligibility: individuals and families experiencing domestic violence

Interventions for families and individuals experiencing domestic violence. Services include crisis intervention, counseling, case management, substance abuse evaluation and counseling, advocacy and legal assistance. Also helps with court preparation and accompaniment for domestic violence hearings. ADV also has preventive education and professional training on domestic violence and related topics.

NCJW Center for Women/Job Readiness Program/Displaced Homemakers
513 West Mount Pleasant Ave., Suite 325
Livingston, NJ 07039
Phone: (973) 994-4994 Job Developer
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon -Fri; workshop hours vary
Area Served: Morris, Essex counties and surrounding areas
Eligibility: Displaced homemakers, women undergoing divorce, separation, widowhood, or spouse has become disabled
Fees Charged: None

Offers job readiness workshops and placement services to displaced homemakers who are now in the position of being the sole wage earner in the family due to divorce, separation, widowhood or a disabled spouse. Addresses needs of those re-entering the job market, changing careers or finding employment for the first time.

Parents United for Equal Rights
10 Lawrence Drive
Brick, NJ 08724
Phone: (732) 714-1414
Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Anyone interested in parental rights or having problems as a result of a divorce
Fees Charged: $75.year

Parents United for Equal Rights is a volunteer, non-profit, parents rights organization. Dedicated to promoting the rights of children to have access to both parents after divorce or separation. They advocate nonsexist support and economic laws and advocate for grandparents' rights as well. They offer information and referrals on divorce and custody issues, special interests workshops and monthly meetings (currently in Lakewood/Brick area).

The Place/Men's Groups
31 Woodland Ave., Box 634
Summit, NJ 07902-0634
Phone: (908) 273-3058
Hours: Groups, hours vary. Men's discussion group 8 pm, Wednesdays.
Eligibility: Men needing support. Some groups are also available to women
Fees Charged: $3 donation for open groups; for other activities, fees vary.

Sponsors group discussions, lectures and workshops for men. Some open groups are also available to women. Groups take place at Interweave offices in Summit and at various other locations. Coordinator Larry Lima and volunteer Richard Poole also provide assistance by telephone to men in crisis over divorce or other life event. There is an open men's discussion group at Calvary Parish House (31 Woodland Ave, Summit) every Wednesday night from 8 pm - 10 pm.

NJ Association of Professional Mediators
203 Towne Centre Drive
Hillsborough, NJ 08844
Phone: (800) 981-4800
Hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Mon - Fri
Area Served: New Jersey

Professional association that provides listings of accredited mediators in the fields of divorce and family mediation, business and commercial mediation. Person can be referred to a mediator through web-site.

Bergen-Passaic Psychological Associates
552 High Mountain Rd.
North Haledon, NJ 07508
Phone: (973) 423-4900
Hours: 9 am - 10 pm, Mon - Fri, by appointment
Area Served: Bergen, Passaic, and adjacent counties
Eligibility: All individuals (including children) suitable for outpatient services. There is no affiliation with MD for medical services.
Fees Charged: Private pay; some insurance; sliding scale

Staff of licensed marriage and family counselors conducts workshops on and off site. Topics include relationships, parenting, anger management, stress management, and parent effectiveness training. Also offers home-based family therapy sessions. Hypnotherapy for smoking cessation, weight loss, and pain management are also available. Sponsors ongoing support groups including men's discussion group, children of divorced parents, and fatherhood program. Handicapped accessible facility.

F.I.T. - Families In Transition
PO Box 576
Branchville, NJ 07826
Phone: (973) 300-6761 Program Hotline, (973) 948-2795 Non-Custodial Parents support group
Hours: Events as scheduled
Area Served: New Jersey
Eligibility: Divorcing parents, divorcing parents in conflict, and their children
Fees Charged: None

F.I.T.- Families In Transition, Conflict Resolution Specialists is a non-profit agency specializing in Family Mediation, Divorce Mediation, Parent-Child Relationship Enhancement and parent-Child Reunification Programs. F.I.T. is dedicated to assisting divorcing parents, separated parents or any family in conflict resolution techniques that really work! F.I.T educates families to the benefits of shared parenting and cooperative parenting. F.I.T. works closely with parents in co-parenting and cooperating together even though the dynamics of the family structure has changed. F.I.T. educates separating/ divorcing families to utilize alternative services other than expensive and prolonged litigation by helping parents and their families through the use of mediation services, seminars, workshops and clinics at affordable rates or free to eligible families.

Family Service/Counseling/Morristown
62 Elm Street
Morristown, NJ 07960
Phone: (800) 984-1414
Hours: Appointments schedules evening and daytime as needed.
Area Served: Morris County
Eligibility: Live or work in Morris County
Fees Charged: Sliding scale; insurance; managed care contracts

Provides treatment to individuals, families, and groups in areas of marriage, parent/child relations, personality development, aging, mental illness, substance abuse, separation and divorce, and other related problems.