Newark Children and Adolescent Outpatient Services

A full range of outpatient services is offered to children and adolescents ranging in age from 4 through 17, and their families.

Referrals are accepted for a range of presenting problems, including but not limited to anxiety, depression, reactions to stress and trauma, attentional difficulties, learning difficulties, behavior problems, and social skills problems. Appointments are made by calling the Access Center (1-800-969-5300). Our multi-disciplinary and bi-lingual (English-Spanish, English-Portuguese) staff consists of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, and mental health specialists.

During the initial appointment, the assigned clinician takes a history and makes an assessment of the nature of the problem. Children are then assigned for one or more of a variety of treatment modalities: individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, medication evaluation and monitoring. In addition, full psychological evaluations may be recommended by the child's clinician to further assess the child's educational and treatment needs.

Assistance is available in providing referrals for other services, and staff work closely with other agencies, including the schools, to develop a plan that best meets the needs of the child. Parent/caregiver participation is expected and welcomed in all aspects of treatment. The unit also provides some community education programs; requests for this service can be made by calling Evelyn Orozco at (973) 972-6939. The Clinician Supervisor for Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services is Dr. Rinku Arora 973-972-4317.

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