Community Clinical Services for Children Now Available

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health in the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University is proud to announce the opening of our Community Clinical Services.  Community Clinical Services aims to foster the developmental, psychological and relational well-being of children ages birth through eight years and their families through developmental support and counseling services rooted in the interdisciplinary fields of study of infant mental health, early childhood mental health, and the DIR®/Floortime™ approach.  Under the direction of Gerard Costa, PhD, an interdisciplinary staff of licensed professionals and graduate student trainees provide:

  • Play-based individual, dyadic and/or family therapy
  • Infant-parent (dyadic) therapeutic services
  • Interventions for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum or with other developmental challenges
  • Support for pregnant mothers
  • Therapeutic groups, including groups for mother-baby dyads, children, and parents
  • Comprehensive assessments and evaluations, including child psychiatric assessments

Inquiries or referrals can be made to Associate Director, Kaitlin Mulcahy, LPC at 973-655-6692 or, subject line: “clinical referral”.

The Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health serves Montclair State University and neighboring communities as a resource on the issues of autism, infant and childhood development and mental health through professional development and consultation, post-graduate certificate programs, research and clinical services.