Bullying has always been a pervasive issue with young people. But, it can extend beyond the classroom and even into adulthood. It is a problem that is well-known and frequently discussed, but there is no catch-all solution because its roots can vary. Learn more and contact Innerspace Counseling today for more information or to make an appointment.more
When a senseless act of violence such as the one that took place in a Texas elementary school this week occurs, we feel for the families affected and fear such a thing happening much closer to home. There is no easy way to have a conversation with your child about such a tragic event, but it is recommended that you talk to your child. Between heightened police presence at schools, television, social media, and peer conversations at school,...more
Innerspace Counseling awarded Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program Accreditation from The Joint Commission
OLD BRIDGE, NJ, 3/23/22 – Innerspace Counseling has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Intensive Outpatient & Partial Hospitalization Program Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal is a symbol of quality that reflects a health care organization’s commitment to providing safe and quality patient care.
Innerspace Counseling underwent a rigorous review...more
Intensive Outpatient (IOP) and Partial Care Programs (PHP) provide short term, intensive treatment for various mental health conditions. Anyone suffering from moderate to severe anxiety or depression, mood disorders, OCD, bipolar, behavioral issues etc. may want to consider a program. Most programs such as those at Innerspace Counseling include several components, creating an all-inclusive mental health treatment experience. These programs...more
Parenting an Anxious Child by Melissa Maranzano, MA
Parenting a child with anxiety is challenging. When our children are anxious, we often become anxious ourselves. Our minds race with questions like, “Do I let my child stop doing everything that makes them feel anxious? Do I push them to keep going and just get over it? Is this my fault? At what point should I seek professional help?”...more
The practice of gratitude provides us with perspective, appreciation, and guides us toward hope. It has positive effects on our physical and emptional health and costs nothing to do and takes little to no. Taking stock in the positive and good that surrounds you can be grounding, making it possible to move and find joy.
2020 was a year like no other in our lifetime. We experienced a global...more
Written by: Lindsay Sowder, MA, LAC, NCC
Setting healthy habits keep you feeling motivated, create a sense of accomplishment for each day, and increase your confidence overall!
You might want to start off by asking yourself these questions:
- What about your current routine do you dislike?
- Why do you want to start a healthy habit?
- How will your new habits help...
Written by: Melissa Maranzano, MA
Social media posts can serve as warning signs of a person in a mental health crisis. We have seen the stories of suicidal individuals posting feelings of sadness, loneliness, or even posting goodbye messages. We have also seen news stories where shortly before committing a violent crime, the perpetrator posted messages of hate or rage to their social media accounts. Facebook now utilizes algorithms to...more
Innerspace Counseling is honored to have been voted Best of the Best 2020 in Central Jersey for Holistic Wellness. Thank you to all who voted. Innerspace Counseling strives to provide the highest quality care possible using a caring and empowering approach to help our clients regain the balance in their lives. Our team appreciates this acknowledgement and will continue working to improve the mental health of our community.
Written by Melissa Maranzano, MA
When the COVID 19 outbreak hit New Jersey in March 2020, mental health providers had to scramble to learn virtual platforms, establish procedures and protocols, and get immediately up and running so no patient was left behind. The clients of Innerspace Counseling and other intensive mental health facilities generally have difficulty functioning at home or in school or have emotional and/or behavioral...more
Founder/Program Director at Innerspace Counseling, LLC., Ajita Shah, MA, LPC, NCC, was recently interviewed by Betsy Wurzel and discussed the need for mental health treatment, stigma, and the differences in the levels of mental health treatment available. You can listen to the interview here: Click Heremore
A new Teen Partial Care Program helps teens find balance through care and empowerment.
September brought in a new school year filled with uncertainty. Few schools in NJ are fully open, many are a hybrid of in-person & virtual learning, while others have fully virtual learning plans in place. While no one can answer the question of when it will all go back to normal, it was important for our team to meet the needs of...more
Counseling Services Old Bridge
Individual Counseling Services Old Bridge
May 30, 2020
Talking to others about mental health isn’t always the easiest conversation to start. In an ideal world, everyone would be well educated on mental wellness. However, if you disclose…more