Providing Social, Educational,
and Capacity Building Services.

PROCEED is such a great school for my daughter. She developed in a lot of areas for her first year of school.

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// Yasmine T., Parent of Student in Early Childhood Development Center

Mental Health and Substance Use Treatment Services

Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

For over twenty-five years, PROCEED has provided both in-home counseling services and one-on-one counseling for children and parents affected by child abuse and neglect. We believe that child abuse and neglect are often the manifestations of other problems within a family, and therefore must be acknowledged and addressed by the family. In light of this, PROCEED takes a holistic approach to addressing these issues.

Not only do we take concrete steps to first ensure the protection and safety of the child, but our experienced counselors also help families work through problems that may be disrupting how the family functions. As part of our case management strategy, both adult and child family members are either individually referred to additional services or recommended for group family counseling, as appropriate. 

For more information about PROCEED's child abuse and neglect prevention services, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Piñeros at (908) 351-7727 ext. 251. 


Outpatient Substance Use Treatment

Dealing with drug addiction or alcoholism is not easy, but recovery starts with admitting that you have a problem, and then taking steps to seek help. If individuals are committed to quitting, it is possible to recover from any degree of alcoholism, substance use or abuse. If you have a pattern of drinking or using drugs that negatively impacts you from carrying out major responsibilities at work, school, or home; if you are facing legal problems because of drugs or alcohol; or if your continued use is affecting your relationships with other people, then is time to seek professional help begin working towards a lasting recovery. 

Alcohol and drug use and abuse does not only affect an individual; it disrupts the dynamic of the individual’s family, as well. For this reason, family members and loved ones are highly encouraged to participate in the treatment program, both through formal family counseling sessions and informally at home by providing the individual in treatment with a support network as he or she moves into sobriety.

How do I access these substance use treatment services?

Individuals can request services themselves (or they can be referred by the Intoxication Drivers Resource Center, their parole or probation officers, a detoxification program, hospitals, or other service providers.

Services are available for both youth and adults. 

What other services can I expect to receive at PROCEED?
Services that are always provided include:
  • Individual counseling sessions with NJ Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselors
  • Drug use monitoring, as lapses during treatment do occur
  • Educational workshops
  • In-house HIV testing
  • Referrals for Hepatitis B and C, Tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases testing
  • Risk reduction counseling that teaches you how to modify or change behaviors that place you at risk of contracting or spreading infectious diseases.
For more information about PROCEED's substance abuse treatment services, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Piñeros at (908) 351-7727 ext. 251. 


Outpatient Youth Counseling

Adolescents have different perspectives, goals, and priorities than adults, and it is important that any counseling offered to them be age-appropriate and sensitive to these differences. Our counseling staff have extensive experience working with youth, and a passion for mentoring and guiding them.

Our counselors work with the youth to develop plans that directly address the needs they identify. The goal of these counseling sessions is to foster positive youth development, and instill healthy habits that will last well beyond adolescence. Counselors address the emotional, social, educational, and family needs of the individual in a private, one-on-one setting, group sessions, or case management sessions, as appropriate.


Other FAQs

What do I need to know about seeing accessing any of these mental health or substance use treatment services?

  • Services are available for youth as young as 10 years old
  • Sessions are scheduled between the hours of 12pm and 7pm
  • Walk-ins are welcome 
  • Please visit us during our office hours to complete the initial intake paperwork
 What topics are discussed within group counseling sessions?
 Group counseling sessions are available, but not limited to the following topics:
  • Gang involvement prevention
  • Substance use prevention
  • Anger management
  • Life skills
  • Parenting (also available in Spanish)

What do I need to bring to complete the intake paperwork?

  • Health insurance
  • Proof of income
  • Photo identification

 To complete the data collection form in advance, please click here.

 Office Hours: Monday through Friday; 9am - 7pm


For more information about any of PROCEED’s mental health counseling and substance use treatment services, please contact Dr. Elizabeth Piñeros at (908) 351-7727 ext. 251.