Substance Use Treatment in Middlesex, NJ
Now In Network with BCBS of NJ

Our Mission

At The Counseling Center at Middlesex, our objective is to provide the means to improve your mental health and treat the co-occurring disorders that often are part of drug and alcohol use. The professionals at our outpatient treatment center in Middlesex will help you understand yourself better, learn healthy coping strategies, and control substance use by dealing with the issues surrounding addiction. Every person who contacts us will be treated with the caring, expert guidance they require for a lasting recovery.

Patients at The Counseling Center

Why Go To The Counseling Center at Middlesex?

For some people, mental illness or trauma heavily contributes to alcohol or drug use disorder. Confronting these underlying causes gives you a greater chance of an enduring recovery. Our highly trained substance use clinicians in Middlesex provide a wide range of techniques to pinpoint and treat the origins of your addiction. By using therapy and supplemental types of care, you'll cultivate new coping skills and discover ways to boost your mental health. You can then use these tools to maintain a sober life.

According to your specific situation, you can join one of the following programs:

You'll receive personalized care adjusted to you within every one of these options. As you begin, you’ll undergo a thorough evaluation and meet with our staff to determine which level of care would suit your recovery goals most effectively. We'll design a treatment plan with different types of therapy to help you manage your substance or alcohol use and move forward in your life.

Our Staff

Sheri M Bhirdo, MSW, LSW, Clinical Director
Sheri M Bhirdo, MSW, LSW
Clinical Director
Sheri earned her bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University in Writing and Rhetorical Studies and her master’s degree in Clinical Social Work from New York University. She is originally from Beijing, China, but has lived in New Jersey since the age of five. Sheri chose to become part of the solution to the opioid epidemic by working in substance abuse treatment. 
Spencer Mullen, MA, LAC
Spencer is a licensed associate counselor specializing in substance use and mental health counseling. He has honed his skills in facilitating group and individual therapy sessions, conducting biopsychosocial assessments, and formulating and reviewing treatment plans. 

About Praesum Healthcare

The Counseling Center operates within the Praesum Healthcare network. Praesum opened its original facility in 2004 after we identified a necessity for more personalized substance use and mental health care in East Coast communities. We currently offer exceptional behavioral healthcare at dozens of treatment centers across five states.

Our aim is to treat addiction with proven methods customized to the individuals and families who need help. We know we can better help individuals accomplish lasting sobriety by centering on their specific needs and regarding them with respect. Every kind of facility in our network is for a specific stage of the addiction recovery process, but despite where you go, you'll find the same outstanding service and compassion that Praesum is known for.

Learn More About Our Continuum of Care

In the event you are looking for therapy for substance use, The Counseling Center is the preeminent outpatient treatment center in Middlesex. But it’s important to note, our mental health services are most valuable after you have concluded other treatment programs first, such as detox and residential rehab. If you are considering addiction services in advance of or on top of joining one of our programs, you should inquire about our additional healthcare facilities:

Our Accreditations

You won’t have to worry about the level of your mental health treatment. The Counseling Center Middlesex is an accredited, reputable behavioral healthcare facility. The Joint Commission has awarded us the Gold Seal of Approval for our commitment to exceptional treatment and compliance to healthcare regulations.

Call Today To Get More Information About The Counseling Center at Middlesex

When you’re ready to discuss alcohol or drug use with an experienced expert at The Counseling Center, phone 732-629-9510 or complete the following form. We answer 24/7. Get the help you need today.

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