Greater Essex Counseling Services CONTACT OUR TEAM TODAYSubstance Abuse Treatment & Support Services Greater Essex Counseling is proud of our holistic integrated approach to behavioral health. We believe that recovery is more than overcoming the addiction. Physical, Mental, & Emotional Equilibrium are achieved when life habits are healthy habits Substance Abuse Treatment & Support Services INQUIRE ABOUT OUR SERVICES TODAY Immigration ServicesGET MORE INFORMATIONDo you require a medical exam by a Civil Surgeon? We provide USCIC compliant physicals and associated medical services.
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Patients attend either for up to 8 hours per week (OP), or up to 15 hours per week (IOP) for substance abuse treatment services. Patients enrolled in our program attend group counseling sessions, weekly individual sessions and are monitored during collection of random urine samples for laboratory testing. Patients attending these services may also have the opportunity to attend 1 or more of the 2 Anger Management sessions run during the week.
Individuals mandated to attend services related to Anger Management by a court or other legal entity can enroll in treatment with GECS and complete our program to satisfy the State of New Jersey mandate. The conditions of the State mandate that patients must attend group sessions once per week for 12 consecutive weeks. GECS must abide by these required conditions and cannot ignore unexcused or repeated absences from the Anger Management program.
Are you seeking residence or citizenship status? Do you require a medical exam by a Civil Surgeon? We provide USCIC compliant physicals and associated medical services. You will need to: bring payment in the form of cash, cashier’s check, major credit card, or money order. Make an initial appointment for intake and bloodwork. Make a second appointment for results and a physical exam. Call Today To Make An Appointment 973-623-7878.
As Executive Director, Elie DeFranca, LCSW,LCADC, DRCC has worked as a clinician supervisor and a clinical director in the field of substance use for over a decade. He has worked treating recovering adults, adolescents, and their families from addiction and emotional problems as a licensed addiction professional and a licensed clinical social worker.
As Clinical Director, Ms. Kristin Burden is an LCADC who supervises counselor interns, CADCs and LCADCs all working as part of our clinical team. She maintains ongoing review of patient file documentation submitted by the clinical team while coordinating the hiring and other decisions
As Administrative Director, Ms. Nicole Guarducci provides supervision of all front end administrative staff. She is responsible for all patient referrals, intake scheduling and coordination of treatment with referral sources and other GECS staff.
Mr. Keith Williams is a CADC and helps supervise CADC interns. He maintains a full caseload of patients providing individual counseling sessions, treatment planning and the ability to maintain contact with referral sources and write monthly reports.
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OP/IOP and Psychiatric Evaluations
Patients with legal or other requirements to complete a needs assessment for outpatient substance abuse treatment can be referred to GECS for an OP/IOP evaluation.