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Innerspace Counseling cordially invites you to join our clinical and outreach teams in a pivotal webinar centered around our groundbreaking Perinatal Wellness Program.

As the pioneers of the first and only Perinatal Wellness Program featuring Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) in New Jersey, specifically designed for those navigating pregnancy and postpartum. We are eager to share valuable insights and forge productive partnerships....


Delivering Comprehensive Mental Health Support from Pregnancy to Postpartum


In 2021 over 12.3 million Americans seriously considered suicide, according to data collected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But for many people, talking about suicide is still taboo — if not outright inappropriate in most settings outside a mental health professional’s office.

Suicide does not care if it is “taboo” to talk about — it takes and takes, indiscriminately, quietly, violently, leaving broken hearts and destroyed lives in its wake. Talking about suicide with your loved ones or listening to someone speak candidly about their own experiences with mortality is more important than ever before.

At Innerspace Counseling, we believe that human life is more important than taboo, and we want you to know that if you or a loved one are struggling with...


At Innerspace Counseling, our mission revolves around transformative healing and delivering exceptional care. Our unwavering commitment to providing effective therapeutic interventions is evident in the remarkable progress achieved by our clients.

A central area of our expertise lies in assisting individuals dealing with depression. Through our evidence-based and compassionate approach, we are pleased to report that our clients with moderate to severe depression experience significant improvement. Within just 8 weeks of treatment, 100% of these clients witness a reduction in severity, with 83% reporting a reduction to mild depression. At Innerspace Counseling, we firmly believe that everyone deserves the opportunity to lead a fulfilling and joyful life. Our aim is to equip our clients with the essential tools to reach their goals.

The cornerstone of our clients' success lies in the caliber of our clinicians. Our team of dedicated professionals takes immense pride in their work, offering expertise and unwavering commitment in every therapeutic interaction. In client...


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 over three days that concluded on February 2nd, 2022. During the visit, a team of Joint Commission reviewers evaluated compliance with Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Program standards spanning several areas including: emergency management, environment of care, infection prevention and control, leadership, medication management, national patient safety goals, performance improvement, and rights and responsibilities of the individual.

The Joint Commission’s standards are developed in consultation with health care experts and providers, measurement experts and patients. They are informed by scientific literature and...


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.

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We are thrilled to share that our own Ajita Shah, Owner and Program Director, and Melissa Maranzano, Director of Program Planning and Quality Assurance, were recently featured in an enlightening podcast discussion on Chatting with Betsy. Both leaders from Innerspace Counseling and Serene Mind shared their invaluable insights on imental health care for all ages, starting from 8 years old. You can listen to their full podcast discussion on Spotify and other podcast streaming services such as Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music (and more).

In this engaging interview, Melissa and Ajita delved into the critical signs of mental health issues in young...


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 Here