Adolescent and Family Treatment - AFT (Division of Family Guidance)
The Adolescent and Family Therapy Program (AFT) offers psychological outpatient services for Bergen County adolescents between the ages of 12 and 17½ who do not have medical insurance or the financial resources to pay for psychological or psychiatric treatment.
- AFT treats most psychological, psychiatric, social issues and problems of adolescence.
- All treatment is individualized and focused on helping clients reach their treatment and life goals.
- AFT offers short and longer term individual psychotherapy for adolescents.
- All AFT staff members are clinical professionals with advanced degrees and are experienced in working with adolescents and families.
- AFT services are provided free of charge.
- Referrals come from families, schools, police and other agencies.
- Referrals to AFT are screened by the Central Intake Program of the Division of Family Guidance to determine eligibility and suitability for AFT services and/or other Family Guidance programs.
- AFT is not a drop-in service, nor is it a program suited for immediate or ongoing crisis intervention. Crisis intervention services are provided by our Juvenile Family Crisis Intervention Unit (JFCIU). They can be reached 24/7 at (201) 336-7360.
- Family therapy offered by AFT is focused on addressing the concerns and issues related to the adolescent .
- Individual therapy
- Family therapy
- Referrals to other programs and agencies for additional services
AFT provides psychotherapy for most adolescent problems including:
- Grief and Loss - AFT now offers individual and group therapeutic services to children and adolescents experiencing grief and loss. These bereavement services are available to youth ages 7-17
- Anger Management
- Peer Relationship Problems
- Social Isolation
- Dating Issues and Problems
- Sexual Issues
- Family Conflict
- Conflict with Authority
|Eligibility||Referrals come from families, schools, police, and other agencies, for families that are uninsured or underinsured|
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Last Updated: 08/10/23