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Preferred Behavioral Health of New Jersey

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Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ, Inc. was established in 1978 to provide outpatient therapy and emergency mental health services to residents of Northern Ocean County, NJ. Since then, we have expanded to become a 501(c)3 comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, offering a full array of services in central New Jersey. These include both mental health and substance abuse treatment programs for individuals of all ages.

Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ is licensed in both mental health and addiction services by the New Jersey Department of Human Services. We receive funding from the State of NJ, the County of Ocean and the United Way. We accept Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurances, and a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.

Preferred Behavioral Health of NJ was selected as Outstanding Provider of the Year by the New Jersey Association for Mental Health and Addictions Agencies (NJAMHAA) for 2012.

Be sure to visit our partner Prevention First, an agency committed to improving the lives of Monmouth and Ocean counties' children by teaching them how to make healthy, responsible decisions.



Were you affected by Hurricane Sandy? Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Preferred Behavioral Health has counselors available to help with your specific needs following Hurricane Sandy. The Sandy Support & Counseling Project offers brief individual services, groups, psychiatric consultation, or longer term counseling services. We also have speakers available to meet with your organizations or interest groups to discuss coping skills, stress management, and community resources. Services will be provided at no cost to the participant.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call: 732-458-1700 ext.7147