Adolescent and Family Treatment - AFT (Division of Family Guidance)

(201) 336-7350

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:

Eligibility Referrals come from families, schools, police, and other agencies, for families that are uninsured or underinsured
Age Groups
  • Adolescents
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
Outpatient Services
Payment Options
  • Free
Areas Served
  • Bergen County

Last Updated: 05/15/24