Intensive In-Community Services

Cooperative Counseling Services is an Intensive In-Community Service provider within the Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC).   Services are delivered to youth with behavioral health needs and are designed to help maintain children in the least restrictive setting and to preserve their home environment.  Services are also provided to youth who are returning from out-of-home care or psychiatric hospitalization and require intensive community-based services, or are at imminent risk of placement due to mental health issues, emotional disturbance, or substance abuse.

What is Intensive In-Community Services?

The intent of this service is to provide the clinical intervention and support necessary to successfully maintain each child in his or her home or community.  The goal is to provide a degree of clinical care and supervision in the home and community setting that is appropriate to children discharged from a more restrictive setting (e.g., residential, psychiatric hospitalization), or as an alternative to a more restrictive setting. All treatment, care and support services must be provided in a context that is child-centered, family-focused, strength-based, culturally-competent and responsive to each child’s psychosocial, developmental, and treatment care needs.


A team of highly dedicated licensed clinical therapists and certified behavioral assistants are matched with families and youth who request services and work to help them meet their individualized goals.  Service plans are developed with the family and youth to ensure that goals are measurable, short-term and solution-focused.


When working with Cooperative Counseling Services’, Intensive In-Community program; a family should expect to work with highly skilled, clinically licensed professionals; and CSOC-Certified Behavioral Assistants.  Families are informed when the clinician is not yet fully licensed and under the clinical supervision of a clinically licensed professional. 


Our clinicians have expertise in various areas such as: ​

  • Trauma-Focused CBT & Trauma-Informed Care

  • Substance Use

  • Family Systems

  • Adoption

  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

  • Developmental Disabilities

  • Play Therapy

  • Grief Counseling

  • Nurtured Heart Approach

  • Stabilization of Resource and Extended Family Placements.

  • Behavior Modification and Conflict Resolution

  • Psychiatric, Behavior and Emotional Disorders

  • Child Psychology


Cooperative Counseling Services' Clinical Team provides:

  • Individual and Family Therapy

  • Biopsychosocial  (BPS) Strength and Needs Assessments

  • Substance Abuse Evaluations

  • Case Management Coordination & Recommendations

Referrals are typically received directly from the Division of Children’s System of Care (CSOC) Contracted System Administrator (PerformCare) or from CSOC system partners: Children’s Mobile Response and Stabilization Services and Care Management Organizations.  If you would like to request services or make a referral, please click on “Accessing Services” here.

Our Intensive In-Community Program currently serves the following counties:

  • Bergen

  • Burlington

  • Camden

  • Essex

  • Hudson

  • Hunterdon

  • Mercer

  • Middlesex

  • Monmouth

  • Morris

  • Ocean

  • Passaic

  • Somerset

  • Sussex

  • Union

  • Warren


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1139 Spruce Drive, 2nd Floor

Mountainside, NJ  07092

Hours: M-F 8a-6p

Tel: (908) 731-7099 

Fax: (908) 731-7102


407 Chestnut Street

Union, NJ  07083

Hours: M-Th 9a-8p   F 9a-7pm

Tel: (908) 731-7100

Fax: (908) 731-7102


147 Union Avenue,

Middlesex, NJ 08846

Hours: M-Th 9a-8p   F 9a-7pm

Tel: (908) 731-7099 x2000

Fax: (908) 731-7102