"When I arrived home after drinking with my buddies, my wife was sitting at the kitchen table with a suitcase beside her. She asked me to sit down and told me that it was over. I didn't blame her, but felt ashamed of myself.
I walked straight to the phone, called the Counseling Center and my recovery began. The counselors helped me a lot."
An intensive outpatient program (IOP) allows you to participate in treatment while living at home, maintaining your job, and managing personal responsibilities. Outpatient treatment is designed to give you coping skills for life — while you're out there living it.
You can choose daytime or evening sessions, and private or small group (8 - 10 people). You and your counselor will decide on the number of days to come each week, and the length of program that will work for you.
You'll start with an in-depth assessment to ensure that your program offers the least restrictive level of care necessary that best meets your recovery needs and fits your schedule. Treatment is provided by experienced, licensed Counselors who guide you in exploring important aspects of substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems, in a safe and accepting environment.
Our number one goal is to help clients abstain from alcohol or drugs and avoid cycles of relapse. We provide the support system comprising of trained and knowledgeable counselors, peer support and an affiliation with the 12-Step AA/NA programs, so each client can continue to overcome the patterns and triggers of addiction.
Clinical Director, Jennyfer Pierre, LPC, LCADC, earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from College of St. Elizabeth and her Master’s Degree in Counseling and Education from Seton Hall. A ten-year veteran working in substance use and mental health treatment, she has worked in all levels of care in various positions including Assessment Counselor, Clinician, and Primary Therapist.
As Clinical Director, Jennyfer oversees the day-to-day operations of the facility, is involved in every client’s treatment plan and sees clients individually. Between her professional and personal experience, Jennyfer understands the process and transitions throughout the journey to recovery and does everything in her power to ensure that each client can have a success story.
Paul Mehaffey is a licensed professional counselor with 35 years of clinical experience in suicide assessment, crisis intervention, and therapy for depression, anxiety, substance abuse, psychological trauma, life transitions, and other women and men’s issues. Paul earned a Master of Arts degree from the City University of New York, and a Master of Science degree from New York University.
Myra Samdy, MSW, LSW, earned her Bachelors Degree from Farleigh Dickinson University in Clinical Psychology and her Master's Degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. She has worked in substance use and mental health treatment for the last five years and is a member of NASW (National Association of Social Workers).
After seeing loved ones struggle with addiction, Myra decided to dedicate her career to helping people recover from substance use. Although her preferred method of treatment is CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) which is a goal-oriented form of therapy that is a hands-on practical approach to recovery, she strives to build a rapport with each client as an individual to determine the exact method of treatment that would benefit them on their road to recovery.
Stephanie Thomas, BS, CSAC, is a fifteen-year veteran working in substance use and mental health treatment. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Addictions Sciences Counseling from Drexel University in 2003 and began her career working with the Philadelphia Health Management Corporation.
Being a CSAC (Certified Substance Abuse Counselor) she brings another level of expertise in assisting local treatment providers, families and individuals find the proper level of care. She gives back by helping people find substance use and mental health treatment to begin their recovery process.
Tom Roskin is the Marketing Representative for The Counseling Center throughout New Jersey and New York. Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and was born Roslyn, NY, giving him a dedication to the New York/New Jersey area that can only come from being a part of it. A dedicated family man Tom likes to spend his free time, playing golf, tennis, and working out, along with catching up on some reading, and of course spending quality time with his family.
Tom Roskin brings a sincere commitment to trustworthy support to his work at The Counseling Center, where he represents the outpatient treatment clinics as reliable partners in the Continuum of Care for patients and clients in New Jersey. Contact Tom with any questions you have about referrals, programs, or access to care in Monmouth and Ocean counties.