Mental Health and 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

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
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. 
Christopher Rienas, Psychiatrist, M.D.

Dr. Christopher Rienas brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role as a Medical Director at Praesum Healthcare. Double board-certified in both Addiction Psychiatry and General Psychiatry, Dr. Rienas continues to elevate our programs treating substance use and mental health disorders with his deep understanding of addiction and psychiatry.

Stephen Cook Head Shot
Stephen Cooke
Born in Stratford-upon-Avon, England, Stephen Cooke brings over a decade of experience in international and American healthcare communications to Praesum. A prolific writer and published author, Stephen has dedicated his career to promoting health and recovery across various organizations.

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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