Princeton House Brings Greater Level of Service to Central Jersey Shore Area
EATONTOWN, N.J. — Princeton House Behavioral Health has doubled the size of its outpatient center here and added two new programs that will bring specialized, intensive services closer to home for Monmouth and Ocean County area residents.
Now a part of Penn Medicine, Princeton House is a regional leader in behavioral healthcare, providing inpatient services at its main campus in Princeton and partial hospital and intensive outpatient levels of care at five locations throughout southern and central New Jersey.
The Eatontown location first opened in 2015, exclusively featuring the Women’s Program, a premier Princeton House offering addressing the particular needs of women facing acute behavioral health crises involving trauma, addiction or life transitions.
Recent renovations at the site added 7,500 square feet of space, allowing Princeton House to offer two additional specialized services: The Young Adult Program, which serves individuals age 18 through the mid-20s struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues; and the Men’s Program, geared toward men who experienced traumatic events that affect their sense of well-being and overall functioning.
“Our Eatontown center was the first to offer this level of specialized behavioral healthcare in the Monmouth and Ocean county area,” said Richard Wohl, president of Princeton House. “The Women’s Program has provided care for hundreds of women in just a few years at Eatontown, and we look forward to extending services to men and young adults.”
The Men’s Program, originally launched in 2011, is also offered at Princeton House outpatient centers in Princeton, North Brunswick and Moorestown. This program was one of the first of its kind in the nation, providing a safe, trust-filled environment for men recovering from post-traumatic stress.
Treatment offered by the multidisciplinary team includes a comprehensive evaluation and medical management by a board certified psychiatrist, an individualized recovery plan, group and individual therapy, family sessions, coping and life-skills training, and education on maintaining physical and emotional health.
For more information, visit princetonhouse.org/men.
The Young Adult Program first opened in 2012 at Princeton House’s Hamilton location and has since been expanded to Princeton, North Brunswick and Moorestown, in addition to Eatontown.
This program was initiated to address the specialized needs of young adults, who represented the fastest growing population served by Princeton House. Many young people dealing with mental health or substance abuse issues are simultaneously struggling with life transitions and being able to function independently. Young adults tend to have better outcomes when they can be treated among their peers because they share common stressors and life experiences that are very different from adults in other age groups.
Group sessions in the program focus on age-appropriate topics such as school, work, relationships and substance abuse.
This program’s multidisciplinary and evidence-based treatment also includes a comprehensive evaluation by a board certified psychiatrist, individuals assessments and sessions, coping and life skills training, creative arts therapy, family groups and medication monitoring.
For more information, visit princetonhouse.org/youngadults.
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Princeton House Behavioral Health, a division of Penn Medicine Princeton Health, is a leading provider of highly skilled and compassionate behavioral healthcare. We offer relief at times when life becomes clouded by mental illness, emotional difficulties, or substance abuse. With both inpatient and outpatient care options, Princeton House Behavioral Health offers treatment programs that are customized to meet the needs of children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and older adults, along with specialized programs for men and women. Our inpatient services are located in Princeton, while our outpatient sites are conveniently situated throughout the region in Princeton, North Brunswick, Hamilton, Moorestown, and Eatontown.
About Penn Medicine Princeton Health
Penn Medicine Princeton Health is one of the most comprehensive healthcare systems in New Jersey, providing acute care hospital services through Princeton Medical Center; behavioral healthcare through Princeton House Behavioral Health; in-home nursing, rehabilitation and hospice care through Princeton HomeCare; primary and specialty care through Princeton Medicine Physicians; ambulatory surgery and wellness services. For more information, visit www.princetonhcs.org. Penn Medicine Princeton Health is part of the University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), which, together with the University of Pennsylvania’s Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine, forms Penn Medicine, one of the world’s leading academic medical centers, dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research and excellence in patient care.