Princeton House’s Eatontown site has now doubled in size, with brand new space designed specifically for Young Adult and Men’s Trauma programs. This nearly 7,500-square-foot area is on the first floor of Building 1B at 615 Hope Road, directly below the existing Women’s Program location.
“Until now, we have not had this type of dedicated programming for young adults and men in our area, so there’s a great need,” says Jessica Levy, LCSW, Director of Outpatient Services at Eatontown. “As we’ve seen this construction evolve, it’s thrilling to know that it will serve as a safe space to help countless people.”
With young adults ages 18 to the mid-20s at the center of the ongoing opioid epidemic, the level of care offered at the Eatontown site is critical. Likewise, the depth of men’s trauma services is unique to the area. Both programs feature partial hospital and intensive outpatient options for those struggling with behavioral health issues, addiction, or both.
“Princeton House is distinctive for the way we combine psychoeducation and intense psychotherapy groups,” adds Levy. “We’re providing tools that enable continued growth once patients leave our program.”
Part of this toolkit includes dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) skills that help improve day-to-day functioning and serve as a go-to resource if patients experience triggering situations. Group therapy is also particularly helpful for these populations, as they tend to share similar concerns within the context of varying backgrounds and experiences.
“In providing these specialized services, we’re also helping the community as a whole,” says Pete Maclearie, MSW, LCSW, Adult Clinical Manager at Eatontown, who is originally from the neighboring town of Tinton Falls. “We’re giving back an employee, a dad, a coach, a spouse, a son, or a daughter, helping to restore their place in the community.”
Both the Young Adult and the Men’s Trauma programs feature:
- Individual counseling with an on-site, board-certified psychiatrist
- Individual and group therapy with a team of licensed, trained therapists
- A full-time nurse dedicated to patients in these two programs
- Weekly family sessions
- Activity-based therapies, including art therapy, yoga, and movement therapy
For information about programs at Eatontown, visit the Eatontown location page or call 888.437.1610.
Article as seen in the Spring 2019 issue of Princeton House Behavioral Health Today.