Our Mission

Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, comprehensive, non-sectarian agency serving the counties of Northern New Jersey and surrounding communities.

 

Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. provides a variety of mental health services to families, children and individuals regardless of age, race, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation for the purpose of promoting wellness.

 

We are a New Jersey state-certified mental health agency. We do accept most major medical insurance plans. We service Medicare and Medicaid clients. We also offer a fair ability to pay program for individuals without insurance who qualify.

Our History

Pathways Counseling Center, Inc. (formerly known as St. Mary's Counseling Services) informally began in 1980 with two volunteer counselors and a pastor's vision and untold compassion for his parish and the community at large.

 

Since then, the Center has grown to include a doctoral-level Clinical Director, fifteen licensed counselors and an experienced, compassionate clerical staff. Pathways Counseling Center offers professional counseling to individuals and families across the region.

Our Staff

All Pathways Counseling Center staff are professionals holding advanced degrees in various mental health fields. In addition, many have received further training in specializations such as:

  • Couples and family therapy

  • Parent/child communication

  • Divorce counseling

  • Bereavement

  • Anxiety/depression

  • A host of other psychological disorders

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Types of Counseling

Pathways Counseling offers a variety of therapy and counseling services including:

  • Pathways Counseling offers a variety of therapy and counseling services including:

  • Individual Counseling

  • Marital Counseling

  • Family Counseling

  • Separation and Divorce Counseling (for adults and children over 5)

  • ADHD/School Related Problems

  • Blended/Family Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Career Counseling

  • Pastoral Counseling

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Please note that we do not provide a psychiatrist on staff. However, we are happy to interface with your current psychiatrist or psychiatric care facility.

For those seeking help with any type of addiction issue:

Please be advised that we have established a positive working relationship with Blue Crest Recovery Center which focuses on Mind, Body and Spirit.  They are located in Woodland Park. NJ . We have an identified outreach coordinator there for intake named John Plunkett who can be reached directly and confidentially at 973-902-6116.  You may identify as a referral from St. Mary’s.  Please understand that while St. Mary’s cannot endorse any one specific treatment facility, Dr. Hall and Anne Silversey did personally tour this facility and found it to appear to be a professional and competent facility.  Mr. Plunkett expressed a very warm and welcoming attitude towards the St., Mary’s community and expressed a desire to help with anyone in need of addiction services.    

 
 
 
 

Testimonials

 

The following testimonials were received from a Semi-Annual Client Survey answering the question "What do you like most about Pathways?"
“ I feel safe here.”

“Everyone is very nice and they are great at pairing you up with the correct counselor.”

“ Wonderful counselors.”

“ Cordial and professional”

“I feel comfortable coming here and discussing my stress.”

“The treatment provided by all staff the minute you walk in, you feel relaxed.”

“ Best counseling I’ve received.”

“ I have access to a great therapist who is reliable and available.”