Behavioral Health

Focusing on every individual’s journey to achieve their definition of health and well-being.

All of our programs are fully licensed and accept most insurances.

For information about any of our programs, call our Access Line at 877-272-2331.

Difficult Roads

Family TogetherLife can be difficult at times. At Family Service Association (FSA), we’re here to help you navigate through life’s challenges. Our professional team led by licensed and Master’s level clinicians are committed to providing excellent quality care in a comfortable and private environment.

FSA offers individual, family and group counseling for people of all ages to develop the coping skills necessary to address life’s challenges.

Counseling is a way to improve an individual’s quality of life which supports our mission. It involves developing skills in order to work out personal problems and joom. The goal of Outpatient counseling is to empower individuals and families to problem solve in a more effective way.

FSA is committed providing holistic, supportive and compassionate counseling for children, adults and families. We offer confidential counseling to individuals and families who are experiencing difficulties in their personal relationships, at home, work or school.

Our approach to therapy emphasizes building a trusting relationship with a therapist who can help develop the skill set necessary to create lasting positive change.

Therapists work with patients to individualize a treatment plan to meet their needs and goals. Individuals of any age, race, religious affiliation or sexual orientation are eligible for services. Our staff specializes in working with children, adolescents, adults, families and the older adult population. All of our Outpatient counselors have extensive experience.

We Address:

  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Anger and stress management
  • Behavioral issues
  • Cutting or other self-destructive behaviors
  • Depression and/or anxiety in children and adults
  • Family conflict
  • Grief and loss
  • Life transitions and changes
  • Marital/couple discord
  • Parent-child and/or sibling conflict
  • Parenting skills
  • Peer relational problems (Bullying)
  • Physical/domestic violence, sexual abuse, victimization and trauma
  • Poor school performance and adjustment issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Substance Abuse
  • Symptoms of Psychosis, or Symptoms of Bi-Polar and Schizophrenia

Program Components:

  • Individual, family and group counseling
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring, when needed
  • Case management

Treatment Options

Family Service Association provides a variety of short and long term treatment options for children and families facing emotional and behavioral challenges. Our goal is to provide hope and offer tangible treatment options that will provide the best outcomes.

Treatment Options:

  • Individual Counseling
  • Couples Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Group Counseling
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Wellness & Recovery
  • Access to Psychiatric Care
  • Connection to Community Resources


Why Choose Family Service Association?

  • Case management
  • Over 100 years in the community
  • Licensed and Masters Level Clinicians
  • Psychiatrist on staff
  • Continuum of services available – connection with other FSA programs
  • Competitive rates
  • Convenient locations and hours

Eligibility & Referral Information

For eligibility and referrals, please contact ACCESS at 877-272-2331.

Exclusionary Criteria:

  • Imminent danger to self/others
  • Imminent danger/seriously threatened by someone else
  • Actively psychotic

Our staff consists of therapists trained in several specialties and includes child psychiatry services. We have a genuine commitment to offering different types of evidenced based therapies. Our professionals are recognized for their ability to work creatively with the court system, Division of Child Protection & Permanency (DCP&P), schools and other organizations such as Cape Atlantic INK (Integrated Kids Network) in providing services for special needs children and their families.

  • CBT: We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in the treatment of anxiety and depression.
  • Nurtured Heart: We use the Nurtured Heart Approach® (NHA) which is a methodology that instills greatness, transforms negative into positive behaviors, increases inter-relatedness and connectivity.
  • Pre-Bariatric Support: Includes pre-surgical evaluations.
  • Groups: CBT for Depression and Illness Management and Recovery (IMR). New groups form as the need arises.

For your convenience, we accept Medicaid and a wide variety of commercial insurances. To make an appointment at either of our counseling center locations, please call 877-272-2331.


Family Service Association – East

312 E. White Horse Pike

Absecon Highlands, NJ 08201

Hours: 8 am – 7 pm M-Th, 8 am – 6 pm F

Family Service Association – Main Office

3073 English Creek Avenue – Suite 3

Egg Harbor Township, NJ 08234

Hours: 8 am – 6 pm M, Th, 8 am – 7 pm T, W, 8 am – 5 pm F


Types of Counseling

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling is private counseling between a client and a therapist. Counseling offers individuals the ability to build their coping skills, gain an understanding of life situations, and develop plans that will lead to positive change.

Family Therapy

Family therapy can be helpful in addressing family changes, concerns, conflicts and communication difficulties. Family therapy sessions can also be incorporated into individual therapy work with children, when appropriate.

Couples/Marital Counseling

This approach is for couples who are looking to better understand and improve their relationship. Areas to address may include stress management, communication, effective interactions and intimacy.

Counseling for Older Adults

Chronic illness, grief and loss, retirement and relocation are all situations which can lead to depression, estrangement and anxiety for seniors. An FSA therapist can help you recognize your feelings and provide support. Therapists are available to provide guidance to seniors facing the stresses of aging and navigating life transitions.

Psychiatric Services

FSA provides psychiatric evaluations and medication monitoring services, when needed, for individuals receiving counseling at the agency.


Our Team

The agency matches individuals and families with a therapist who is both approved for payment by their insurance company and specializes in the area of need. With a wide array of therapists on staff, all are licensed professionals with training in the areas of social work, counseling or psychology.


The outpatient therapy department is licensed by the State of New Jersey.

First Day

First Day provides psychiatric adult partial care services for individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness.
Participants share in a variety of therapeutic and life skills groups designed to support their recovery and wellness.

Our program aims to maximize each person’s potential and abilities using a Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) and Illness Management & Recovery (IMR) resource kits. These tools encourage self advocacy, personal responsibility and support to manage their illness, helping them to remain living in their community through:

  • Psychiatric evaluations
  • Medication monitoring & education
  • Group therapy
  • Treatment for co-occurring disorders
  • Preparation and tools for employment

First Day provides transportation, breakfast and lunch for program participants.

Children’s Partial Care: Rainbow Place and Safe Harbor

Family Service Safe Harbor

Provides structured and intensive group treatment to enable youth who are at risk of psychiatric hospitalization to remain in their homes. Rainbow Place, for children aged 6-12 and Safe Harbor, for adolescents aged 13-17 use evidence based curriculums to encourage youth experiencing emotional and behavioral challenges to make positive changes that will promote their healing and recovery.

During the school year, Rainbow Place and Safe Harbor meet Monday through Friday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. In the summer, programming hours are expanded to 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Program participants are involved in an active, structured treatment program.

For information about any of our programs, call our Access Line at 877-272-2331.