We want to ensure all children and teens can learn, grow, and develop to realize their fullest potential.
Childhood and adolescence can be a difficult time that is often intensified by social and familial complexities. Our clinical staff help youth navigate life’s challenges by teaching coping skills, building self-confidence, and managing emotions.
Individual & Group Youth Counseling
Our highly skilled therapists provide individual and group counseling sessions to help children and teens cope with challenges in their lives. Clinicians help teach self-confidence and social skills, manage anger and emotions, and develop other essential life skills.
Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT)
PCIT is a fun, interactive therapy for children ages 2 to 8 and their parents. We help parents learn effective ways to get a child’s undesirable behaviors to stop. Undesirable behaviors exhibited by children include disruptiveness, acting out at school or home, failure to pay attention or follow simple directions, and having frequent temper tantrums.
Autism Spectrum Disorder Groups
Acenda offers social skills groups which teach appropriate social interaction. Five different social skills groups are available based on a child or adolescent’s age and needs.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
DBT is designed to help change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and substance use. It has been called the “gold standard” for treating non-helpful and harmful behaviors in teens and adults.
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
TF-CBT is an evidenced based treatment for children and adolescents who have been impacted by trauma.
Pre and Post Adoption Support
Skilled therapists trained in the unique needs of foster, adoptive, and birth families work to ease all stages of the adoption process.
Sessions focus on issues related to sexual and gender identity and orientation, discrimination, family relationships, stress management, and the coming out process.
Together, we are facing truly unprecedented circumstances. COVID-19 is affecting our families, our communities, and our way of life. Our top priority is providing additional care for those experiencing stress and anxiety due to these extraordinary circumstances. Acenda is now accepting new clients for counseling services via telehealth—a remote phone or online therapy & counseling solution.
Click here to learn more about our expanded Telehealth Services.
Counseling & Wellness Center Locations
Egg Harbor Township