Clinics

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Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health offers community clinical services that provide a continuum of coordinated developmental support and outpatient psychotherapeutic services to children and families prenatally through 10 years old, with group options for those up to 12 years old. Through family-centered, play-based, multidisciplinary services, we aim to foster the developmental and psychological well-being of children and families, and to support and enhance the relationship between children and their caregivers. Services include:

  • Play-based family therapy for toddlers, preschool and early elementary aged children and their families,
  • Comprehensive infant-parent (dyadic) services,
  • Interventions for children with developmental difficulties and children diagnosed on the autism spectrum,
  • Support for pregnant mothers,
  • Groups (for children up to 12 years old).

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health also offers special contracts for mental health promotion in schools; Lamaze childbirth education, breastfeeding, and pre/perinatal clinical support; and pediatric sensory treatment.

More information about the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health

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Community Counseling Clinic

Individual and group adult counseling
We are here to help you to grow personally and to deal with personal or social concerns such as relationships, depression, anxiety, grief, stress management, career concerns, life transitions, decision-making and stress.
Individual and group adolescent counseling
We provide activity and talk-based counseling for preteens and teenagers (ages 8-17). Just a few examples of reasons for counseling include personal, social, career, identity, school concerns, sadness, anxiety, academic stress and family conflicts, and learning to understand and express emotions appropriately.  Children seven and under may be seen through the Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health.
Career counseling
Services are available for people who are undecided about what they want to do, for those wanting to change careers, and for those happy in their career choice but are dealing with workplace issues (e.g., stress, issues with co-workers). Career counseling includes exploring personal values, interests, and cultural factors affecting one’s career decisions; identifying strengths and career goals; participating in career searches; and maneuvering through career transition.
Couples counseling
Couples counseling helps couples to develop communication and relationship skills for managing concerns and adjustments common in committed relationships.
Family counseling
Family counseling is focused on developing communication and relationship skills for managing concerns and adjustments common in committed relationships. ‌

If you are a Montclair State University student seeking mental health services you need to contact the Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) on campus. Students seeking career counseling services may contact the Community Counseling Clinic without a referral from CAPS.

More information about the Community Counseling Clinic

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Psychoeducational Services Clinic

The Psychoeducational 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 as needed. Clients receive evidence-based recommendations for school, home and/or outside interventions. Typical reasons for referral to our clinic include suspected learning disabilities, emotional-behavioral problems, establishing baseline performance, eligibility for accommodations at the elementary, secondary and college level, and eligibility for Gifted and Talented programs, and private school admission.

More information about the Psychoeducational Services Clinic