Adolescent and Family Treatment Bergen County, New Jersey

Adolescent and Family Treatment Bergen County

County of Bergen

Department of Human Services

Division of Family Guidance

One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ 07601

(201) 336-7350

Fax: (201) 336-7370


*The Adolescent and Family Therapy Program (AFT) offers psychological outpatient services for Bergen County adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17 1/2 who do not have medical insurance or the financial resources to pay for psychological or psychiatric treatment.

*AFT treats most psychological, psychiatric, social issues and problems of adolescence.

*All treatment is individualized and focused on helping clients reach their treatment and life goals.

*AFT offers short and longer term individual psychotherapy for adolescents.

*All AFT staff members are clinical professionals with advanced degrees and are experienced in working with adolescents and families.

*AFT services are provided free of charge.


*Referrals come from families, schools, police and other agencies.

*Referrals to AFT are screened by the Central Intake Program of the Division of Family Guidance to determine eligibility and suitability for AFT services and/or other Family Guidance programs.

The phone number for Central Intake is (201) 336-7360.

*AFT is not a drop-in service, nor is it a program suited for immediate or ongoing crisis intervention. Crisis intervention services are provided by our Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention Unit (JFCIU). They can be reached 24/7 at (201) 336-7360.

*Family therapy offered by AFT is focused on addressing the concerns and issues related to the adolescent.


*Services may include:

*Individual therapy

*Family therapy

*Referrals to other programs and agencies for additional services.

*AFT provides psychotherapy for most adolescent problems including:




-Peer Relationship Problems

-Social Isolation


-Dating Issues and Problems

-Sexual Issues and Problems

-Family Conflict

-Conflict with Authority

County of Bergen

Department of Human Services/Division of Family Guidance

Mission Statement

Bergen County’s Division of Family Guidance provides clinical, residential, educational, correctional, case management and monitoring services to at-risk children, adolescents and families, particularly those who are other wise unable to receive needed services.

The Family Guidance Vision:

The Division of Family Guidance is Bergen County’s resources for youth and families in need.


*Collaborative, Creative and Empirically Driven Programming

*Safe, Respectful, Dependable and Therapeutic Environments

*Developmentally Appropriate Expectations

*Empowerment through Opportunity Community Safety

Adolescent and Family Treatment

One Bergen County Plaza, 2nd Floor

Hackensack, NJ  07601

Phone : (201) 336-7350

Fax: (201) 336-7370

Disclaimer: This information was taken directly from the Bergen County’s Adolescent and Family Treatment pamphlet and I give them full credit for it. Please call them directly for more information.




About jwatrel

I am a free-lance writer and Blogger. I am the author of the book "Firehouse 101" ( 2005) part of trilogy of books centered in New York City. My next book "Love Triangles" is finished being edited and should be ready for release in the Fall. My latest book, "Dinner at Midnight", a thriller is on its last chapter. My long awaited book explains the loss of the 2004 Yankee game to Boston. I work as a Consultant, Adjunct College Professor, Volunteer Fireman and Ambulance member and Blogger. I have a blog site for caregivers called 'bergencountycaregiver', a step by step survival guide to all you wonderful folks taking care of your loved ones, a walking project to walk every block, both sides, of the island of Manhattan "MywalkinManhattan" and discuss what I see and find on the streets of New York and three sites to accompany it. One is an arts site called "Visiting a Museum", where I showcase small museums, historical sites and parks that are off the beaten track both in Manhattan and outside the city to cross reference with "MywalkinManhattan" blog site. Another is "DiningonaShoeStringNYC", featuring small restaurants I have found on my travels in this project, that offer wonderful meals for $10.00 and under. So be on the lookout for updates on all three sites and enjoy 'MywalkinManhattan'. The third is my latest site, "LittleShoponMainStreet", which showcases all the unique and independent shops that I have found on my travels throughout and around Manhattan. I have started two new blog sites for the fire department, one "EngineOneHasbrouck HeightsFireDepartmentnj" for the Hasbrouck Heights Fire Department to discuss what our Engine Company is doing and the other is "BergenCountyFireman'sHomeAssociation" for the Bergen County Fireman's Association, which fire fighters from Bergen County, NJ, go to the Fireman's Home in Boonton, NJ to bring entertainment and cheer to our fellow brother fire fighters quarterly.
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1 Response to Adolescent and Family Treatment Bergen County, New Jersey

  1. jwatrel says:

    Please call the service directly for more information.

    Liked by 1 person

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