Our mission is to provide high quality mental & behavioral health services.

Our mission is to provide high quality mental & behavioral health services.Our mission is to provide high quality mental & behavioral health services.Our mission is to provide high quality mental & behavioral health services.

We're Here to Listen

Who We Are


Our Story

M&S was established in 2008 with the mission of providing culturally competent and evidenced based  mental health services to our clients as well as high quality customer service. Since our humble beginnings in a small basement of a house with no other employees than the founding members M&S has established itself as a highly respected provider for mental health services in northern New jersey. 

Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychiatric and psychological  care. We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral and nurthured ground to individuals, families, and couples.  M&S In-Home Counseling Division offers culturally competent visiting clinicians that work with children and adolescents throughout the state of New Jersey in the comfort of the families home. 


Our Services

  • Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric and Psychological Evaluations 
  • Medication Monitoring
  • Culturally Informed Therapy
  • Trauma Sensitive Treatment  Individual Therapy
  • Group Therapy   
  • Family Therapy   
  • Bilingual Psychiatrists and Clinicians  
  • Court mandated Alcohol and Substance Abuse evaluations 
  • Juvenile JSO treatment and evaluations  
  • IIC / BA Services under New Jersey  Children System of Care (CSOC)
  • Nurtured Heart Approach guided treatment


In-Home Therapy Services (IIC, Intensive In Community)

  • Services for children between 5 and 21 years of age 
  • Bilingual and culturally informed care 
  • Biopsychosocial Strength and Needs Assessments and Substance Use Evaluations
  • Individualized Clinician and Behavioral Assistant Treatment Plans 
  • Highly skilled team of licensed psychologists, counselors and social workers. 
  • Serving Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Essex, Union, Middlesex, Morris and Sussex Counties 
  • Areas of specialty: Trauma Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Substance Use, Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Nurtured Heart Approach, DBT, Grief Counseling, Developmental Disabilities, Immigration Informed Therapy

Outpatient Mental Health Services


Outpatient Mental Health Services


Individualized, strength-based Psychiatric, Psychological, and Counseling Services for children, adolescents, adults, the geriatric population, and their families.  State licensed by New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services.

•Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management conducted by Bilingual Board Certified Psychiatrists and Advanced Practical Nurses (APN)   

•Psychological Evaluations and Counseling   

•Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Therapy provided in a culturally informed, family friendly setting  

•Medicaid approved  

•Evening appointments available in two convenient locations

School Based Counseling Services


Outpatient Mental Health Services


Satellite Counseling Services offered to Schools in need of  augmentative support for students with behavioral and mental health challenges.     

Specializing in ADHD, Anxiety, Bullying, Conflict Resolution Therapy and more! 

We are looking to partner with schools and can assist in referring to the NJ Children's System of Care for comprehensive care management services.





M&S has expanded to 320 Lafayette Avenue in Hawthorne, NJ. We are taking new clients for outpatient psychiatric, psychological, and clinical therapy services. To make an appointment please call our main line at 973-341-9869.

Client Frequently Asked Questions

Client Frequently Asked Questions



• What Kind of Insurance do you accept?  M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling accepts Medicaid and self-pay currently.   

• What do I need to bring?  Photo ID, insurance cards.  If no insurance coverage proof of income. Proof of guardianship as appropriate.   

• Do you have appointments after 5pm? Yes, our practice is open until 9 pm on weekdays.  

• What is the right program for me? We have several different services and programs at our practice.  Upon your first visit, you will receive an intake assessment that will help determine what treatment services may be best for you.  You can consult with a service provider about all the services offered at M&S. We have a diverse team of experts ready to serve you.

• Is your staff multilingual? Yes, we have Spanish (and other languages) speaking staff and clinicians.  We also provide culturally informed treatment at our practice.  

• What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist? One major distinction is that a psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor who can prescribe medication and a psychologist cannot. There are differences in their training and preparation.  Both have advanced specialized training in the practical application of psychological knowledge which focuses on psychotherapy.  Our practice also has other clinicians, including nurse practitioners, social workers, and mental health counselors who have additional training after they obtained their clinical license. 

We are hiring!

Client Frequently Asked Questions

We are hiring!


Intensive In-Community Clinician needed to provide individualized mental health treatments to address emotional and behavioral challenges in children and youths. Work to empower families to more effectively manage the home environment and maintain children within their home settings. Prepare Individual Service Treatment Plans. Assist clients in additional clinical needs which may include, but are not limited to: referral, assessment, emergency plan development, and discharge planning.    

Requirement: Master’s degree in Counseling, Social Work, Counseling Psychology or related field. Plus one year experience in providing individualized mental health treatments, preparing and implementing treatment plans. Proficiency in using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), behavioral modification strategies and DSM-V. 

Full Time and Per Diem Positions available.

Interested candidates please send resume to MS Integrated Psychotherapy & Counseling LLC d/b/a M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling at


Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling, treatment, and medication we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and the joy that you once had in your life. 



Trauma & PTSD


In the past the psychology community has thought of trauma as the experience of direct physical harm or violence. This definition now includes threats of violence and the witnessing of violence toward others. You can imagine how we all may experience traumatic stress throughout our lives.

After experiencing a traumatic event, there are factors that prevent us from developing PTSD such as a supportive social network, immediate mental health intervention, and using other coping strategies.



Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both partners and are a supportive place to discuss issues and learn skills to strengthen your relationship.     

Contact Us

We're Here for You

Please contact us with questions.

M&S Psychotherapy and Counseling, LLC

1157 Main Avenue, Clifton, NJ 07011, US

(973) 341-9869


Open today

09:00 am – 09:00 pm

Mon-Fri: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat: Closed
Closed Sunday

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