Hope. Heal. Thrive.

Children & Family and Teen & Young Adult Services

Preferred Center Children-Families

Program Requires a Referral Through DCPP*

Program Director: Richard Miller LPC, ACS

732-367-4700 ext. 7195


Clinical Supervisor: Lauren Casas LPC, ACS

732-785-1900 ext. 3107

Our youth outpatient therapy program provides a safe, inclusive space for children and their families to build and maintain strong, healthy relationships within and outside the home. A diverse team of skilled and compassionate therapists addresses behavioral challenges and family dynamics. Medication management is available for youth with more significant concerns. Therapists collaborate with school counselors, physicians, and other resource providers in the life of the family to provide integrated and comprehensive care.

Empowering Family Unity

Fostering Healthy Family Relationships

Parent/child relationships can be complicated and conflicts can arise. From the stressors of everyday life to significant trauma, if these are not addressed, they can escalate and strain the family relationship to a breaking point. A variety of programs and support services are available at our Preferred Center for Children and Families.

Get The Help You Need

Make The Call

Call Access at 732-367-4700 x7550

What Happens Next?

Access will set up an intake appointment.

Our Preferred Centers

We’re Here For You

The journey from childhood to adulthood isn’t always easy.  The Preferred Center for Children and Families provides support services to children ages 4 to 18 and their parents or caregivers in Ocean and Monmouth counties. We understand that every child and family is unique, and we coordinate the best services to address their specific issues. We accept most insurance plans including Medicaid.

Preferred Behavioral Health Group currently operates the CPSAI Program in eleven counties: Bergen, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, and Warren, located in 20 DCP&P state offices.

We're Here To Help

Preferred Behavioral Health Group provides multiple youth and adult services to address emotional, mental, and behavioral health issues. However, some situations require different services. If your child is experiencing life-threatening danger or the immediate risk of harming themselves, you must take them to the nearest emergency room or dial 911 for immediate assistance.