Women's Program

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At Princeton House Behavioral Health, we have a long, proud history of helping women recover from acute mental health issues, and our Women’s Program is considered by many behavioral health professionals as the premier service of its kind in New Jersey. Utilizing evidence-based practices, our outpatient services address the special needs of women facing acute behavioral health crises involving trauma, trauma and addiction, or life transitions.

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Women can attend our partial hospital program from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. five days per week, or our intensive outpatient program from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. three days per week. A woman may enter treatment at any level, moving up or down the continuum as needed, while remaining with her clinical team and individual therapist.

Our multidisciplinary team of board certified psychiatrists and highly qualified counseling professionals provide comprehensive, compassionate care for women and their families.

Since its inception in 1991, the program has expanded to include:

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) – for women who have difficulty processing emotions, and who tend to respond to their emotions with self-harming behaviors and suicidal thoughts
  • Trauma – to help women understand the impact of trauma or early experiences in their lives
  • Trauma and Addiction – committed to helping women understand the relationship between trauma and substance abuse, and work on abstinence through random drug screens and relapse prevention plans
  • Emotion Regulation – which incorporates mindfulness-based compassion and DBT-based principles to increase coping and regain a life worth living
  • Emotional Eating – to help women understand the connection between emotional dysregulation and eating behaviors, while offering alternative coping strategies and healthier life skills


In addition, Princeton Health offers inpatient eating disorders care at the Princeton Center for Eating Disorders at Princeton Medical Center.