Behavioral Health Services

Behavioral health services in NJ

If you or a loved one is struggling with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other behavioral health conditions, the experienced team of behavioral health specialists at Mountainside Medical Center can help. Our doctors provide comprehensive behavioral health services to patients in Montclair, New Jersey. This includes inpatient and outpatient services, counseling services, psychiatry, and treatments for eating disorders, bipolar disorder, addiction, and more. We also provide 24/7 access to emergency psychiatric services as well as geriatric behavioral health care. Our behavioral health staff are committed to your well-being, which is why we treat every patient with the compassion and expertise they deserve.

Behavioral health conditions we treat

Our behavioral health doctors provide comprehensive, personalized treatments for a wide range of behavioral health conditions and disorders. We treat children as young as 6 and 7, adolescents, adults, and senior citizens. Our licensed behavioral health specialists commonly treat the following conditions and disorders:

  • Adjustment disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Other mood disorders
  • Paranoid personality disorder
  • Psychosis
  • Schizophrenia

Our doctors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide emergency psychiatric services. You can speak with our counselors by calling 973-429-6963. However, if you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.

Our behavioral health clinic accepts most insurance plans, including Medicare and Medicaid.

Inpatient therapy

Inpatient therapy is a great option for patients who need intensive care. The inpatient behavioral health adult unit has 30 beds, including four involuntary beds. Our psychiatrists are specially trained to provide geriatric psychiatry services and treatment for addictions. The inpatient team includes nurses, social workers, activity therapists, counselors, and healthcare technicians.

Outpatient therapy

Our outpatient programs provide individual and group therapy for children age five and above, adolescents, adults, and seniors. We also offer intensive outpatient services as a step-down treatment for patients who don’t qualify for partial hospitalization, but require more frequent care than what is available in a standard outpatient program. The intensive outpatient program operates three mornings per week with group and individual therapy, as well as medication intervention. These services are available Monday through Friday.

Appointments can be scheduled by calling (973) 429-6775.

Partial hospitalization

Our acute partial hospitalization program (PHP) is available to adults Monday through Friday from 9am to 2pm. We offer limited free transportation. Daily admissions are welcomed. Please call (973) 229-6260 to learn if you qualify for our partial hospitalization program.

Geriatric behavioral health services

At Mountainside Medical Center, we are proud to offer integrative geriatric services for seniors with behavioral health disorders and conditions. Our program provides high quality, short-term intervention, assessment, and treatment delivered by a team of compassionate geriatric specialists. Our goal is to stabilize each patient so they can safely return to their residence.

Dementia and other behavioral conditions can impede a patient’s quality of life and create safety issues. Our geriatric psychiatry program is designed to address the complex needs of older patients, holistically treating all underlying medical conditions to provide the highest standard of care. While at our hospital, our geriatric patients have access to:

  • Cognitive therapy
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Polypharmacological assessment
  • Recreational and occupational therapy
  • Treatment for underlying medical conditions
Senior intervention helpline

Our senior intervention helpline provides consultation for support of older patients who may be experiencing behavioral health concerns. Support is provided by a clinical team specializing in the field of geriatric mental health issues. Our hotline is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (973) 429-6073

For more information about our program, please call 862-253-8615 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. or 973-429-6963 at all other times.

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