Behavioral Health

As the area's premier provider, Meridian Behavioral Health Services provides comprehensive mental health and substance abuse services to the residents of Monmouth and Ocean counties.

Meridian offers the following services:

  • Addiction Recovery services for adults who need treatment for substance abuse and addiction in an outpatient setting including an Adult Intensive Outpatient Program, 16-week DWI educational group, and continuing care for those in recovery.
  • Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Groups for those between the ages of 13 and 17 who are experiencing serious emotional and/or behavioral difficulties at home, in school, or in the community.
  • Adult Partial Hospitalization provides services to adults with severe and persistent mental illnesses who require more assistance than an outpatient service can provide but less structure than inpatient service entails.
  • Children's Partial Hospitalization provides treatment for children ages 7 - 13 who are experiencing serious emotional, and/or behavioral difficulties at home, in school, or in the community.
  • Children's Specialty Groups are offered for children between the ages of 7 and 12 addressing anger management, coping skills, social skills, and self-esteem.
  • Compulsive Gambling Counseling is offered in a professional and confidential setting for the compulsive gambler and their family.
  • Crisis Unit services including crisis intervention, assessments, linkage and referrals for adults, adolescents, and children experiencing an acute psychiatric emergency.
  • Inpatient Psychiatric services including an array of psychiatric, substance abuse, and medical services for patients age 18 years and older who are experiencing an acute exacerbation of a mental illness and require inpatient treatment for stabilization and safety.
  • Outpatient Mental Health Services, from short-term, solution-oriented psychotherapy to medication management, in individual, group, couple, and family settings.
  • Therapeutic Nursery includes treatment for children, between ages 3 and 6, who are having difficulties with aggression, impulsivity, disruptive behaviors, and social skills.
  • Transitional Medication Services and Medication Clinic offers outpatient services to adults with severe and persistent mental illness who are in need of psychiatric evaluation and medication monitoring.

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