Substance Use Treatment in Fair Lawn, NJ
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Fair Lawn

Our Mission

At The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn, our objective is to give you the opportunity to better your mental health and treat the co-occurring disorders that often accompany alcohol and substance use. The team at our outpatient treatment center in Fair Lawn will provide the support you need to understand yourself better, develop healthy coping skills, and control substance use by dealing with the issues surrounding addiction. Everyone who contacts us will find the compassionate, expert guidance they need for successful addiction recovery.

Patients at The Counseling Center

Why Go To The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn?

For many patients, mental struggles or trauma lies at the root of substance use disorder. Dealing with these underlying causes offers a better chance of long-lasting recovery. Our highly trained substance use clinicians in Fair Lawn provide a wide range of methods to uncover and address the causes of addiction. Through therapy and other kinds of treatment, you'll learn new coping skills and discover how to boost your mental health. You can then implement these skills to maintain a sober life.

Depending on your unique situation, you can start one of the following programs:

You'll get individualized care tailored to you in each of these choices. Once you begin, you’ll complete a full appraisal and meet with our personnel to decide which type of care would suit your recovery targets best. We'll initiate a treatment plan with individual and group therapy to help you control your alcohol or substance use and put your life back together.

Our Staff

Kristie Ashe, MSW, LCSW, Clinical Director at The Counseling Center
Kristie Ashe, MSW, LCSW
Clinical Director
A 20+ year veteran working in substance abuse and mental health treatment, Clinical Supervisor and Director of Mental Health Treatment Programming, Kristie Ashe, earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Trinity College of Vermont and a master’s degree in Social Work from Our Lady of the Lake University. As the Director of Mental Health Treatment Programming, Kristie facilitates both the individual and group sessions. 
Marc Wurgaft Executive Director The Counseling Center
Marc Wurgaft, LCSW, LCADC, CCS
Executive Director
A New Jersey native, Marc Wurgaft is a graduate of The Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He began his career in social services as a psychotherapist with the Brooklyn Center for Psychotherapy, in Brooklyn, New York, where he assumed the role of Associate Clinical Director before leading the New Directions Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Treatment Program as Director. In 2013, he joined The Counseling Center to bring a modern Intensive Outpatient (IOP) program to Bergen County, NJ. 
Danielle Fethermen-MSW, LSW counseler at The Counseling Center
Danielle Fetherman, MSW, LCSW
Meet our counselor Danielle, who has been with The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn since November 2019. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Bloomsburg University and a Master's in Social Work from Fordham University. With her education and expertise, she has a great passion for counseling and helping people. 
Alicia Jennings Executive Director at The Counseling Center
Alicia Jennings, MSW, LCSW, CCSWS, DRCC
Executive Director
Executive Director, Alicia Jennings, started her career as a social worker with a passion for treating psychiatric and mental health disorders. Alicia earned a bachelor’s degree in social work from Ramapo College and a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Femy Garcia - MSW, LSW, is the Assistant Clinical Director at The Counseling Center
Femy Garcia, MSW, LSW
Assistant Clinical Director
Femy is a licensed social worker (LSW) and counselor with over a decade of experience providing therapy to adults and high-risk adolescents. Femy's educational background includes an MA in Educational Psychology from Montclair State University and an MSW from Rutgers University. 

About Praesum

The Counseling Center operates within the Praesum Healthcare family. Praesum began its original facility in 2004 once we identified a need for more individualized addiction and mental health treatment in East Coast communities. We now treat patients with exceptional behavioral healthcare at many facilities covering five states.

Our aim is to treat addiction with evidence-based methods customized to the individuals and families who need help. We know we are better positioned to help individuals achieve lasting sobriety by centering on their unique requirements and regarding them with respect. Each kind of facility in our operation is for a different step of the drug and alcohol recovery journey, but at each one, you'll find the same exceptional care and benevolence that Praesum has become well-known for.

Understanding Our Continuum of Care

In the event you need help regarding substance use, The Counseling Center is the preeminent outpatient treatment center in Fair Lawn. But it’s important to note, our mental health services are most beneficial after you have finished other treatment programs first, including detox and rehab. If you think you might require addiction services prior to or on top of enrolling into one of our programs, please ask about our affiliated healthcare facilities:

Our Accreditations

There’s no need to worry about the quality of your mental health care. The Counseling Center Fair Lawn is an approved, reputable behavioral healthcare provider. The Joint Commission has awarded us a Gold Seal of Approval for our commitment to the highest level of treatment and compliance to healthcare regulations.

Reach Out Now To Get More Information About The Counseling Center at Fair Lawn

When you’re prepared to discuss drug or alcohol use with a licensed counselor at The Counseling Center, dial 201-389-5326 or fill out the following form. We respond 24/7. We are here for you.

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