A Full-Service Mental Health & Substance Abuse Treatment Center in Middlesex, New Jersey

Welcome, from the Clinical Director

Welcome to The Counseling Center at Middlesex, a full-service counseling center licensed by the State of New Jersey to deliver both state-of-the-art substance abuse treatment and a broad spectrum of mental health treatment options. The Counseling Center at Middlesex is part of The Counseling Center network, with convenient local New Jersey outpatient clinics in Middlesex, Freehold, Toms River, Fair LawnClark, and Cherry Hill and Yorktown Heights in New York.

Treating the Whole Person, not just Addiction

In the field of substance abuse treatment, a substance use disorder (or addiction) is treated while simultaneously arranging for treatment of "co-occurring disorders". These are commonly-associated mental health issues that may be causing, encouraging, or supporting addiction, or interfering with well-being. In the Mental Health field, these same situations are addressed with what is known as "dual diagnosis" treatment -- another name for making sure both substance abuse and mental health issues are simultaneously treated.

The Counseling Center at Middlesex is dual certified to provide both Substance Abuse treatment and Mental Health treatment. This reflects our sincere commitment to helping resolve the true causes and supporters of substance abuse, using proven evidence-based treatment methods, while addressing the individuals and their unique personal, professional, family, and community relationships.  

Come in for qualified, professional help with substance abuse disorders, addiction and addiction disorders, Obsessive Compulsive & related disorders, Trauma & Stressor related disorders, Bipolar & related disorders, Depressive DisordersPersonality DisordersAnxiety DisordersMood DisordersADD (attention-deficit) and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactive) disorders, as well as most mental health/behavioral health issues.

We Have What You Need

At The Counseling Center, we are privileged to be licensed for both Substance Abuse Treatment and Mental Health Treatment. This allows us to focus on the individuals and the families, treating whatever conditions deserve attention, whether they are formally classified as mental health issues, substance use disorders, or addiction.

We seek to provide care for individuals as well as the families, loved ones, and the community impacted by alcohol or substance use disorder, and mental illness.

We treat adults and adolescents with substance abuse issues, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders including those with primary mental health diagnosis, as well as patients who are diagnosed with a mental health disorder only. 

Our programs offer outpatient care tailored to fit your personal needs, and to support your journey into recovery, including day, evening, after-school, and Intensive Outpatient Therapy (IOP).

Ready When You Are

We believe that all individuals asking for help with mental health issue or substance use problems deserve qualified, competent, and compassionate help right at the moment they are willing to accept that help. We will answer calls for help 7 days a week, 365 days per year, to make our professionally-certified, experienced staff available to help when help is needed and wanted. It is our sincere policy that no call for help goes unanswered! You can call us right now 732-893-2000.We will provide the professional resources, guidance, and assistance you need, as you recover a life free from the chains of alcohol, drug use, and mental illness.

The Counseling Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 9:00 pm. Saturday assessments can be scheduled between 9:00am and 12:00 noon. Please call  732-893-2000.

We Will Help You Every Step of the Way

While we won't actually carry you through your treatment,
our compassionate and dedicated staff is prepared to assist
everyone, regardless of faith or circumstance, at every
step of the recovery process. We will achieve together!

With evidenced based practices such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), MI (Motivational Interviewing), IMR (Illness Management and Recovery), and others, we learn together how patients’ thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviors all affect one another. We develop understanding of the important role our interpersonal relationships play in our mental wellness, and how our own behaviors foster or inhibit those essential relationships. We learn how to identify negative thinking patterns, and how thinking influences us.

In our state-of-the-art addiction treatment programs, these evidence-based practices are combined with effective substance abuse disorder treatment methods, to treat the whole person, not just the symptoms. We seek sober, productive lifestyles capable of joy and happiness, for ourselves as well as those who know and love us.

This road can be challenging and difficult, but we will commit to providing you the resources necessary and the assistance required, from myself and my staff of dedicated professionals. We are your loyal guides and coaches, as you journey into this process of recovery.

At The Counseling Center, caring, compassionate, and professional staff will assist you in identifying goals and areas to work on for personal growth and development. Recovery-based and peer supports will be available and encouraged, to assist you in establishing and managing a new way of life. A life free from the chains of alcohol, drug use, and mental illness.

Flexible Scheduling, Group Meetings

In addition to regularly-scheduled groups in Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Therapy programs in Middlesex, our fully-licensed mental health substance abuse clinicians are available throughout the week. Visit our local treatment groups schedule page, or call us for more information on groups, sessions, counselors, and scheduling options.

Improve Your Life with a Simple Phone Call

Thank you for the opportunity to assist you or your family. You can call us right now to schedule a clinical assessment. Feel free to contact us for any questions you might have, or to stop by in person and visit our brand new facility. Our counseling center is designed to provide care in comfort and dignity.


Elina Malamud, LCSW, Clinical Director
The Counseling Center at Middlesex, NJ   732-893-2000

Getting Started
with a Clinical Assessment

The Counseling Center at Middlesex is an outpatient addiction treatment center for adults and adolescents seeking treatment for addiction, alcoholism, and co-occurring disorders associated with addiction and substance use. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) combines evidence-based, state of the art treatment with 12 Step principles. The IOP is an intense, focused experience designed to enable sober and productive living.

IOP may be recommended for individuals who do not require medically supervised detoxification, and who live within driving distance of the center, and for individuals who have recently completed residential treatment (rehab) and are in the early stages of recovery.

Eligibility for the IOP is based on a clinical assessment. Treatment is individualized, and full information on program options, costs, and schedules will be available after assessment.

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