Children and Family
Therapy Services
A New Jersey Department of Children and Families Children’s System of Care and Medicaid Approved Provider of Intensive In- Community Services for youth ages 5 to 21 years old.

 

Heart Matters LLC's Intensive In-Community Services Program was founded in December 2016 on the belief of the power of therapy, community and harnessing the strengths and abilities of youth and families. Cultural diversity, integrity, and professional competency are at the heart of the services we provide.

Possessing over 20 years of combined experience in various community, educational, mental health, substance abuse treatment, correctional, hospital, and state-based agencies servicing adults, children and families, has set a solid foundation for our therapeutic work with the youth we serve. We are dedicated professionals who believe in compassionate and nurturing care, in addition to empowering youth and their families to lead their best lives.

We provide intensive in-community services in the youth’s home, school and within the community. Therapy services can be free of charge to the youth and family if approved by the NJ Department of Children and Families and CSOC. 

Contact Us Now at 908-514-8587 to find out more about receiving our services for your child and family. 

What are Intensive In-Community Services?

Intensive in-community mental health rehabilitation services are delivered in the youth's natural setting like home, school and/or informal places in the community. The goal of these services is to reduce symptoms, restore mental health functioning and prevent the need for inpatient or residential out-of home placement.  IIC services strive to strengthen the youth's ability to cope and function in the community. Providers of IIC services are state licensed mental health providers or practitioners whom develop an individualized plan of care and carry out  individual or family therapy,  consultation/evaluation, anger and stress management, parenting skills, psycho-education and counseling.

 

Our Services

Individual Therapy

Family Therapy

Behavioral Assistance

Mentoring/Tutoring

Youth Re-Entry Services

Military Family Life & Deployment Support

DD Interventions and Family Support

Our Specialties

Childhood Trauma

ADHD/ADD

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Life and Social Skills

Positive Behavior Intervention & Support

Anxiety

Depression

Art & Play Therapy

Grief and Bereavement

Confidence/Character Building

What is Behavioral Assistance?

Behavioral assistance is an intervention process that is intended to modify and reduce undesirable behaviors. These services are carried out with an individualized behavioral intervention plan, developed by a licensed IIC clinician, structured to address specific goals with the use of targeted techniques and strategies. The goal of behavioral assistance is to rehabilitate and restore positive behaviors, and improve the youth's relationships and ability to function within the community.

SOCIAL SKILLS UNIVERSITY

We are currently registering for our Spring 2018 Social Skills University program which will begin on May 5th, 2018 and conclude on June 23rd, 2018. This 8-week session is split into 2 groups:

Level 1 (Ages 5 to 8)- 10:30 am to 12 pm

Level 2 (Ages 9 to 12)- 12 pm to 1:30 pm

Children will learn social-emotion regulation skills to enhance their social functioning at home, school and within the community. 

Children will also learn: 

  • how to communicate their wants and needs effectively

  • how greet, work and play with others

  • how to build friendships

  • how to ask for help when needed

  • how to identify and handle teasing and bullying

  • following rules while at home, school and in the community

  • ways to manage anger, anxiety, and stress in social situations

Please note that there are a maximum of 10 children per group. New groups will be added as registration increases. 

Don't Delay! Sign Up Today!

Click on one of the buttons below to be taken to the online registration page for your desired session. The Program Director will then contact you and send a registration packet via email. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at 908-514-8587.