Client speaking with receptionist in the Center for Clinical Services.

Center for Clinical Services

A Community Resource

Are you or a family member in need of counseling services? Could you use some guidance or assistance in caring for a child with autism or other special needs? Are you or a loved one facing nutritional or weight control issues? The Montclair State Center for Clinical Services can help. Located on the University campus, the Center provides affordable clinical programs and services to residents of New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area.

The innovative Center for Clinical Services embodies the University’s commitment to making positive, meaningful contributions to its larger community, by providing the public with access to affordable clinical services and by serving as a hub for collaborative, cutting-edge research.

Services Provided

Community Counseling Clinic

The Community Counseling Clinic offers compassionate, professional counseling services for children, adolescents and adults.

Counseling with a trained professional may include help with a difficult decision or addressing issues related to:

  • Relationships
  • Grief or loss
  • Everyday stress
  • Life transitions
  • Career decisions
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Other concerns

Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

A leading resource in New Jersey, the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health fosters the development and psychological wellbeing of children and families, and aims to support and enhance relationships between infants and children and their caregivers. The Center provides psychotherapeutic services – delivered by licensed psychologists and counselors, and supported graduate students – to children from birth through age 12 and their families, including:

  • Support for pregnant women
  • Comprehensive infant-parent (dyadic) services
  • Intervention for children with developmental difficulties
  • Intervention for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum
  • Play-based family therapy for toddlers, preschool and elementary-aged children and their families

Psychological Services Clinic

The Psychological Services Clinic offers assessments of cognitive, academic, behavioral, social, emotional and other areas of functioning. Clinicians may also work with parents and school personnel to obtain additional information needed. Evidence-based recommendations for school, home and/or outside interventions are provided.

Clients are typically referred to the Clinic for:

  • Suspected learning disabilities
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Establishing baseline performance
  • Determining eligibility for accommodations at the elementary, secondary and college levels
  • Determining eligibility for Gifted and Talented programs and private school admission

Clinic for Evidence-Based Practices in Schools

The Clinic for Evidence-Based Practices in Schools offers services that include academic and behavioral assessments and interventions for children ages 5 to 21, as well as professional development, coaching and training for school staff.

The Clinic also provides coaching and training support to help schools establish effective systems that facilitate the successful implementation of evidence-based practices. Services are provided at the Center and on-site at schools, based on need and type of service.

Nutrition Counseling

The Department of Health and Nutrition Sciences offers nutrition and weight control counseling for adults. Counselors are advanced nutrition students who offer client-centered, motivational counseling during five one-hour weekly sessions.

The program is seeking adult volunteers for free, individualized Nutrition and Weight Control Counseling. Register today! Sessions start on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Summer Literacy Program

The Summer Literacy Program provides literacy development and support, as well as:

  • Individualized instruction
  • End-of-term conferences
  • Formal and informal assessments
  • Written progress reports

The Department of Early Childhood, Elementary and Literacy Education, which is part of the nationally recognized College of Education and Human Services, developed the Summer Literacy Program. The program ensures that reading and writing are fun and meaningful, and provides a balance of instructional support to keep children engaged in literacy experiences throughout the summer months in preparation for the start of a new school year.

Client Information

Fees are low-cost and calculated on a sliding scale, based on annual income, special circumstances and the number of family members seeking services.

Clients may pay session-by-session using cash, check or credit card. Currently, the Center does not accept private insurance, Medicaid or Medicare. Questions or concerns about payment may be discussed with individual counselors.

About the Clinicians

Services at the Center for Clinical Services are provided by Montclair State University professional staff and faculty, advanced master’s, and doctoral students under the supervision of program faculty. Clinicians adhere to high ethical standards and maintain the confidentiality of all client records.

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Center Hours and Contact Information

Appointments are required. To make an appointment, call 973-655-3600. The Center is open 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday.


The Center for Clinical Services is located at 147 Clove Road in Little Falls, just off Routes 46 and 3 East (across from New Jersey Transit’s Montclair State University Station). The GPS address is 35 Clove Road, Little Falls.

The Center has easy access to mass transit (via bus or train) and free parking is available on-site. For parking directions and parking pass requirements, please call 973-655-3600.