Lighting the Path for the Future

Community Mental Health Resources


Emergency Crisis Services

In the event of an immediate emergency or crisis situation please go to your nearest emergency room or dial 911 for assistance. 


  • Rutgers – University Behavioral Health Care  (855) 515-5700

Children’s Crisis Intervention/Acute Psychiatric Services

671 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ

  • Raritan Bay Medical Center Psychiatric Crisis Unit  (732) 324-5105

  • PerformCare,  Middlesex County Children’s Mobile Response & Stabilization System  (877) 652-7624


En Espanol 1877-924-4356

FAMILY HELPLINE 1-800-THE-KIDS (843-5437) 24 hrs, 7 days a wk

2nd Floor Youth Help Line: (888) 222-2228   Text: (908) 280-0235 

NJ Hopeline (855) 654-6735

Child Care Help Line 1-800-332-9227

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Outpatient Mental Health Providers

**indicates that they have Online Counseling (Telehealth through Zoom)

Outpatient Mental Health Services is a primary way of connecting with an outside therapist to provide talk therapy.  This can be done through an individual in a private practice setting or in an agency or therapeutic facility that provides a variety of therapists and services under one facility.  Here are some local providers.

**Innerspace Counseling, LLC

2433 Route 516

Old Bridge, NJ 08857

Cell: 732-307-5673                                                                 

Office: 732-332-8270 x 207


**Be Well Counseling

285 Durham Ave #2a 

South Plainfield, NJ 07080

(908) 548-8533

First Step Counseling (will do phone sessions)

15 Calvin Place, Metuchen, NJ

(732) 549-0401 (office #) 

(732) 549-4446 (fax #)


Crossroads Counseling

402 Main Street, Metuchen, NJ

(732) 635-9797


If you have health insurance, call the Member Benefits Phone Number on the back of your insurance card.  Ask what mental health benefits are available through your insurance carrier. Also, ask your insurance representative for a list of available therapists, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and/or other institutions which participate with your insurance plan.

If you do not have health insurance, please contact the following agencies which offer Charity Care and sliding-scales for payment.

Catholic Charities  (800) 655-9491 

Rutgers - University Behavioral Health Care Access Center (800) 969-5300


Other Resources

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Domestic Violence Hotline

1-800-572-SAFE (7233)

2-1-1 Information Line