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Maslow Family Counseling Center

We’re Here to Listen

Anxious about the myriad of changes that a new baby will bring into your life? Sleep deprived and wondering when the crying will stop? Wondering if your child is reaching his milestones “on time?” Is your child being bullied at school? Are you wondering if certain behavior is “normal?” Are you having difficulty letting go of that college-bound teen? And what about when your child comes back home after college? Being a parent is a 24/7 job that never ends.

Addressing a Range of Issues

From pre-natal anxieties, to postpartum depression, to concern over the loss of personal space and autonomy, JFS social workers can help you adjust to new parenthood and deal with pre-school issues such as separation anxiety and tantrums through parent-child psychotherapy. JFS social workers can help your school-age child who is struggling with social relationships and guide your teen through the anxiety of the college application process and upward achievement push.

Children Exposed to Trauma

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Adolescent Services

All teens face a challenging environment for making healthy decisions, including those in suburban MetroWest NJ.  Staff with expertise in adolescent development and trauma based cognitive therapy offer counseling services to adolescents with a range of mental health issues from typically developing teens who are testing boundaries, to teens who have experienced trauma and are acting out with worrisome self-destructive behaviors. Workshops and groups encourage positive decision making and social skills development.

Issues commonly faced by adolescents and their families

Emotional and Social Challenges

  • Anxiety
  • Defiant behavior
  • Depression
  • Impulsivity
  • Social anxiety
  • Social – communication
  • Grief, loss and bereavement
  • Identity issues


  • ADHD/Executive functioning difficulties
  • Autism and related disorders
  • School refusal
  • Behavioral challenges at school


  • Adjusting to change
  • New schools
  • Move to new home
  • Bullying
  • Stress

Family and Relationships

  • Conflict resolution
  • Parenting
  • Communication
  • Divorce
  • Family dynamics
  • Domestic Violence

Teen Depression and Anxiety:  More than the occasional bad mood or worry

Warning Signs your adolescent may need help

  • Withdrawal from family and friends/Isolating
  • Unexplained aches and pains
  • Irritability, anger or hostility
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Changes in eating and/or sleeping
  • Restlessness
  • Sadness or hopelessness
  • Tearfulness or frequent crying
  • Irresponsible behavior
  • Worrying excessively
  • Self harm
  • Thoughts of death or suicide


Using Proven Methods

Counseling services are facilitated by licensed clinical social workers who provide confidential individual, group and/or family counseling. Modalities used are evidence-based, with documentation proving success. Consulting psychiatrists may complement the scope of this service.

Payment Options

All JFS services are offered on a non-discriminatory basis. JFS of MetroWest NJ is licensed by the State of New Jersey as a provider of outpatient mental health counseling services. We have managed care contracts with most insurance companies. Insurance plan benefits vary, and our intake specialist can help you to determine your level of insurance coverage. JFS accepts Medicare and Medicaid plans. Clients can self-pay for services, and we offer a subsidized sliding scale for those requiring financial assistance.

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