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With a focus on strengthening family life and individual growth, The YMCA of Greater Monmouth provides a comprehensive array of safe, confidential outpatient and psychiatric services to children, adolescents, adults and families in a caring and supportive environment.

Our highly qualified staff hold Master’s Degrees and are licensed practitioners or are pursuing licensure. Substance abuse clinicians are Certified Substance Abuse Counselors or are pursuing certification. Our team works closely with our psychiatrist to deliver outstanding care and treatment to those we serve.

Sliding scale fees are available based on income.

Services for Children


The Young People’s Outpatient Program serves children ages 3 to 18 and their families. The program is tailored to meet the individual needs of the child and offers an opportunity for change through play. Specialized groups are also offered throughout the year. The program addresses school difficulties, parent/child conflicts, trauma issues, anger management and, bereavement issues and adjustment to life changes.

The program provides individual and family counseling, play therapy, parent/guardian support and training and Filial Therapy.

Services are available at the following locations:

  • Eatontown – YMCA Counseling & Social Services Outreach Office
  • Freehold – VNA Freehold Family Health Center
  • Little Egg Harbor – Lighthouse Alliance Community Church
  • Manahawkin – Holy Spirit Lutheran Church
  • Matawan – YMCA Counseling & Social Services Outpatient Office
  • Union Beach – Union Beach Memorial Library
  • Wall – YMCA Camp Zehnder

The program is also available at the following schools, where the Y has contracted with school districts to provide services for children in a familiar environment:

Asbury Park School District
Asbury Park High School
Bradley Elementary
Thurgood Marshall Elementary
Upper Elementary School

Eatontown Public Schools
Margaret L. Vetter Elementary
Meadowbrook Elementary
Woodmere Elementary
Memorial Middle

Freehold Borough School District
Park Avenue Elementary

Freehold Township School District
C. Richard Applegate Elementary
Clifton T. Barkalow Middle School
Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School
Joseph J. Catena Elementary
Laura Donovan Elementary
Marshall W. Errickson Elementary
West Freehold Elementary

Howell Township Public Schools
Griebling School
Aldrich Elementary
Memorial Elementary

Jackson School District
Crawford-Rodrigues Elementary
Elms Elementary School
Lucy N. Holman Elementary School
Howard C. Johnson Elementary School
Sylvia Rosenauer Elementary School
Switlik Elementary School
Carl W. Goetz Middle School
Christa McAuliffe Middle School
Jackson Liberty High School
Jackson Memorial High School

Keansburg School District
Joseph C. Caruso Elementary
Joseph R. Bolger Middle School
Keansburg High School

Keyport Public Schools
Keyport Central School
Keyport High School

Lakewood Public School District
Clifton Avenue School
Oak Street School
Piner Elementary
Spruce Street School

Long Branch Public Schools
Amerigo A. Anastasia
Audrey W. Clark
George L. Catrambone
Long Branch High School
Long Branch Middle School
Morris Avenue

Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District
Cliffwood Elementary
Lloyd Road Elementary
Ravine Drive Elementary
Strathmore Elementary
Matawan-Aberdeen Middle
Matawan Regional High

Middletown Township Public Schools
Bayview Elementary
Fairview Elementary
Harmony Elementary
Leonardo Elementary
Lincroft Elementary
Middletown Village Elementary
Navesink Elementary
New Monmouth Elementary
Nut Swamp Elementary
Ocean Avenue Elementary
River Plaza Elementary
Baryshore Middle School
Thompson Middle School
Thorne Middle School
High School North
High School South

Neptune Township School District
Gables Elementary
Green Grove Elementary
Midtown Community Elementary
Neptune High School
Neptune Middle School
Shark River Hills Elementary
Summerfield Elementary

Old Bridge Township Public Schools
Carl Sandburg Middle School
Madison Park Elementary

Point Pleasant Schools
Memorial Middle School
Nellie F. Bennet Elementary
Ocean Road Elementary
Point Pleasant High School

Red Bank Borough Public Schools
Red Bank Middle School
Red Bank Primary School

Toms River Regional School District
Beachwood Elementary
Cedar Grove Elementary
East Dover Elementary
Joseph A. Citta Elementary
Hooper Avenue Elementary
North Dover Elementary
Pine Beach Elementary
Silver Bay Elementary
South Toms River Elementary
Walnut Street Elementary
Washington Street Elementary
West Dover Elementary
Intermediate East
Intermediate North
Intermediate South
High School East
High School North
High School South

Union Beach School District
Memorial School

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Mental Health Services

Mental health counseling is available for adolescents and adults experiencing difficult life issues that hinder their sense of well-being and interfere with personal growth. Treatment is provided in individual or family settings. Common issues requiring care include relationship conflicts, separation, divorce, bereavement and job and school performance.

Specific treatment may be obtained for anxiety, depression, anger management and other mental health complications.

Substance Abuse Services


The Y’s substance abuse Intensive Outpatient Program addresses addiction issues and also helps each individual explore the factors contributing to their illness and to identify all the measures necessary to sustain recovery, once it is achieved.

This is a step-down program starting at 3 times per week, which follows a drug-free model with a Twelve Step orientation. Participation in a self-help recovery program is an integrated part of treatment. Didactic and psycho-therapeutic methods are used and urine screening is administered on a random basis. Treatment is aimed a spirit, mind and body recovery.

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This program contracts with corporate and national employee assistance programs to deliver treatment to employees through a specific referral and evaluation process. All services are provided in a caring, supportive and confidential manner. The Y provides a variety of programs, which can relieve stress, promote individual growth, and enhance family life, to improve employee performance.

Services are available for mental health and substance abuse issues, and are offered in an individual, family or group setting.

Program is operated from the YMCA Counseling & Social Services Outpatient Office in Matawan.


The Y also provides the following services related to adults and adolescents for substance abuse issues including:

  • Complete Drug and Alcohol Evaluations (1-4 sessions)
    Medication Evaluation and Monitoring (for counseling clients only)
  • Treatment for Codependency and Related Issues
  • COSA (Children of Substance Abusers) Services
  • Intoxicated Driver Services
  • Urine Monitoring
  • Early Intervention
  • Drug Court Services and Parent Support

For more information on Outpatient Services
Call: 732.290.9040