child and adolescent behavioral health

 About Us 

A Premier Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care Company

Cooperative Counseling Services (CCS) is a privately-owned Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Care Company.  It was founded by Leslie Moorman, LCSW.  Leslie worked within Children’s Behavioral Health Services for ten years before venturing out on her own in 2005.  Her professional history includes managing Child/Adolescent Partial Hospital and Therapeutic Nursery Programs; Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services; and developing programming around the needs of our Community.


Leslie founded Cooperative Counseling Services in 2005 to create programs for children and families that aligned with her vision for all children to reach their full potential.  Leslie began as an Intensive In-Community Provider within the Children’s System of Care.  As she witnessed the increased demand for highly qualified clinicians, she began recruiting colleagues to join her Company. 


In 2010, Leslie’s husband, John, decided to leave Corporate America to help grow CCS to serve children and families across New Jersey.  Soon after, Leslie and John opened a state-licensed mental health clinic for children and families in Mountainside.  Our Outpatient Program has a talented, multi-disciplinary counseling and psychology team which offers Individual, Family and Group Therapies to children and their families.  Psychiatric Evaluations and Medication Management are also provided.  Services are offered in English and Spanish. In 2016, our Outpatient Services opened a second location in Union Township and in 2017, a third location in Middlesex Borough. Cooperative Counseling Services’ Outpatient Program has served thousands of children and their families since its’ formation.


In 2015, Cooperative Counseling Services partnered with DCP&P to provide Supervised and Therapeutic Visitation Services to children and their families in Union County. This program helped children and families remain in contact throughout the difficult process of Resource Home placement. In 2017, we expanded our Visitation services into Middlesex County. It has been an honor partnering with DCP&P and serving so many children and families. Effective March 2019, CCS is no longer accepting Visitation referrals.


Today Cooperative Counseling Services, provides Intensive In-Community Services in most of New Jersey, utilizing a talented team of Clinicians and Behavioral Assistants.  We provide evidenced-informed care in a short-term, solution-focused model.  Since the inception of Intensive In-Community Services, we have helped stabilize thousands of children in their home communities. 


Cooperative Counseling Services remains a premier provider of Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health Services in New Jersey.  We are committed to helping children and their families function to the best of their abilities and we are committed to supporting children and their families on their journey toward reaching their self-determined goals. We appreciate you spending your time to learn more about us and hope that you give us the opportunity help the children you know reach their full potential.