The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling

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The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling is located in Irvington, New Jersey. The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling provides individual, group and family counseling to individuals who are struggling with substance abuse, family crises and mental health challenges.

The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling Focus:

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Addiction Treatment Centers specialize in supporting those recovering from opioid addiction. They treat those suffering from addiction to illegal opioids like heroin, as well as prescription drugs like oxycodone. These centers typically combine both physical as well as mental and emotional support to help stop addiction. Physical support often includes medical detox and subsequent medical support (including medication), and mental support includes in-depth therapy to address the underlying causes of addiction.


The goal of treatment for alcoholism is abstinence. Those with poor social support, poor motivation, or psychiatric disorders tend to relapse within a few years of treatment. For these people, success is measured by longer periods of abstinence, reduced use of alcohol, better health, and improved social functioning. Recovery and Maintenance are usually based on 12 step programs and AA meetings.

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

A combined mental health and substance abuse treatment center has the staff and resources available to handle individuals with both mental health and substance abuse issues. It can be challenging to determine where a specific symptom stems from (a mental health issue or an issue related to substance abuse), so mental health and substance abuse professionals are helpful in detangling symptoms and keeping treatment on track.

Rehab Services:

Psychotropic Medication

Psychotropic medications (aka psychodynamic medication) are any medicines used specifically to affect and/or alter a patient’s mind, emotions, and behaviors. Such psychiatric medicines are often used to change chemical levels in the brain that impact a person’s mood and behavior. These medications include mood stabilizers, antidepressants, anti-ADHD drugs, and anti-anxiety medications.

What does The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling offer?

Intensive Outpatient (IOP)

Clients attend a structured twelve-week program which is designed for chemically dependent adult clients who require treatment that is more intensive than traditional outpatient counseling and less intensive than residential treatment. This program consists of 10 hours (3 evenings of 3 hours each per week of group therapy and one hour a week of individual therapy) and includes assessment, urine screens, group and individual sessions as well as didactic presentations.

Outpatient (OP)

Outpatient programs are for those seeking mental rehab or drug rehab, but who also stay at home every night. The outpatient program at The Bridge for adults consists of one hour of counseling per week for chemically dependent adults and includes assessment, individual counseling, urine screens, and family counseling if necessary.

Intervention Services

Intervention Services helps family or friends of addicts stage an intervention, which is a meeting in which loved ones share their concerns and attempt to get an addict into treatment. The Family Crisis Intervention Program provides short-term crisis intervention services to referred juveniles and families to stabilize the current crisis and divert the case from family court and prevent the development of more serious substance abuse problems in adolescents.

Treatment Types:

Individualized Treatment

They provide a number of specialized group counseling programs including a program for boys ages 11-14 with ADHD, social skills program for girls ages 11-14 and a combined yoga and group counseling program for girls ages 11-14 experiencing anxiety. Group counseling programs can be developed and tailored to a variety of needs for children, tweens, teens, and adults.

Family Program

Research clearly demonstrates that recovery is far more successful and sustainable when loved ones like family members participate in rehab and substance abuse treatment. Genetic factors may be at play when it comes to drug and alcohol addiction, as well as mental health issues. Family dynamics often play a critical role in addiction triggers, and if properly educated, family members can be a strong source of support when it comes to rehabilitation.

Therapies Offered:

Individual Therapy

In individual therapy, a patient meets one-on-one with a trained psychologist or counselor. Therapy is a pivotal part of effective substance abuse treatment, as it often covers root causes of addiction, including challenges faced by the patient in their social, family, and work/school life.

Group Therapy

Group therapy is any therapeutic work that happens in a group (not one-on-one). There are a number of different group therapy modalities, including support groups, experiential therapy, psycho-education, and more. Group therapy involves treatment as well as processing interaction between group members.

Couples Treatment

Whether a marriage or other committed relationship, an intimate partnership is one of the most important aspects of a person’s life. Drug and alcohol addiction affects both members of a couple in deep and meaningful ways, as does rehab and recovery. Couples therapy and other couples-focused treatment programs are significant parts of exploring triggers of addiction, as well as learning how to build healthy patterns to support ongoing sobriety.

The Bridge - Outpatient Counseling Highlights:

The Bridge offers a DUI program that works with individuals who have been mandated by the court to receive counseling as a result of a driving under the influence of intoxicants offense.
The Bridge offers a host of workshops to parents, students, school staff, and community members on a range of topics.
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Residential Area


  • Facility for Adults, Young Adults, Children And Teenagers
  • Men and Women Allowed
  • Smoking is allowed as part of the treatment


  • Private Health Insurance plans accepted
  • Medicaid may cover part or all of your addiction treatment costs.
  • Cash payments accepted

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