Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)

(800) 730-2762 x2

Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth (Bergen New Bridge Medical Center)

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth (the Center) is a clinic-based mental health program meeting at-risk adolescents’ unique mental health needs. The Center provides “step-down” treatment for adolescents discharged from inpatient or acute partial hospitalizations or “step-up” treatment when traditional outpatient services are not meeting the needs of an adolescent. The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth offers a more structured level of intervention in both the frequency and the variety of services provided in traditional outpatient treatment. The Center offers a broad range of treatment services to meet the needs of adolescents and their families. This treatment setting allows adolescents to continue to attend their schools during the day and return to their homes in the evening while still receiving a high level of treatment, structure, and support.

Call the Access Center at 800.730.2762 extension 2 for more information or assistance with a referral. Referrals can be made by, but are not limited to, primary care providers, case managers, school personnel, and community agencies.

*For Professionals: A referral sheet needs to be completed and sent to our Access Center. Please specify which program you are referring the patient to, the Children’s IOP (mental health-based program) or Teen Thrive (addictions program). The referral can be scanned and emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 201-967-4754.

Treatment Services
From the evaluation process, the treatment team, adolescent, and family collaborate on an individualized treatment plan. The treatment plan focuses on:

  • Stabilization of the adolescent from the crisis leading to admission
  • Medication evaluation and monitoring
  • Developing individual and family problem-solving skills
  • Identifying and changing negative behavior patterns through cognitive behavior therapies

The Hope & Resiliency Center for Youth provides group, individual, and family therapy for comprehensive treatment. The treatment team also offers psycho-educational skill groups, medication management, and monitoring as part of our treatment services.

The Body Positivity Program in the Hope and Resiliency Center for Youth 
We offer a new program, Body Positivity, focusing on healthy body image for adolescents ages 13-17. Body image refers to how individuals perceive their bodies and how it affects how they feel about themselves. The Body Positivity program aims to help adolescents create a new understanding of their changing bodies and concept of self. This also allows adolescents to feel more secure in sharing their feelings about themselves and their bodies, free of stigma and judgment. 

Our specialized program gives adolescents the tools to build healthy self-esteem, increase self-acceptance, and engage in healthier behaviors. In our program, we offer: 

  • Groups promoting positive self-esteem and positive self-talk skills
  • Safe scrolling and building healthy social media habits
  • Psychoeducation groups with a nutritionist to educate on promoting a healthy relationship with food
  • Medication management
  • Family and Individual therapy
  • Groups are facilitated Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:00-7:00 pm. 
Eligibility Adolescents ages 13 to 17 with a DSM-V diagnosis or behavioral problems interfering with their ability to function optimally in family, school, or community settings are eligible. We consider children ages 11 to 12 years on a case-by-case basis.
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
Community Services
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Treatment Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Setting
  • Outpatient, Hospital / Inpatient

Last Updated: 12/13/23