Associates in Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (AMHDD)

(973) 762-2020
West Orange

Associates in Mental Health & Developmental Disabilities, Inc. (AMHDD)

We currently provide outpatient, individual and group counseling, mobile IN-HOME outreach support services, information and referral support services, psychiatric evaluations, and psychological testing.

Individualized Community Supports and Services for Adults and Children Through DDD Self Directed In Individual / Residential Supports, Provider Managed Individual Supports, Housing / Development, Medical Levels 1-6, and Behavioral Levels. Adults transitioning from Developmental Centers to the community. Adults returning to New Jersey from out-of-state placement. Children referred to the Children’s Placement Enhancement Project (CPEP) and Stand Alone Behavioral Supports.

Intensive In-Home Services
In-home services are provided on an outreach basis to work with individuals and their families in the home and community. They are designed to avert treatment in residential or inpatient settings or to facilitate the earlier return of individuals receiving inpatient or residential care. Services are multi-faceted and include therapy, supportive counseling, skills training, and facilitation of access to other needed services and supports. Some in-home approaches are limited to short-term, intensive approaches with the goal of stabilizing and connecting the individual and family with ongoing services within a few weeks. We also provide longer-term interventions with the service intensity varying with clinical needs.

Behavioral Assistance & Mentoring Services
Our Behavioral assistance program is designed to augment Partnership for Children Initiative services through the use of trained behavioral Assistants working directly with children and adolescents and their families in a home, school/work, or other community settings to carry out elements of treatment or service plans. Services are generally time-limited and focused on specific goals used to aid in the transition between levels of care or to facilitate adjustment to developmental tasks.

Parent Advocate Services for parents who are developmentally disabled, parenting skills, and pregnant women issues to provide a safe and nurturing environment for their children to grow.

Children & Youth Development Services, education, health, clinical, crisis intervention, dual diagnosis program services, employment services, arts to help with self-expression, and psycho-educational and communication skills training services.

Other Services
Summer Camp Explosion Extravaganza & Recreation program, Community Education, A fee-for-service for Community Agencies, Professional Consultation Services Training, Clinical Training, Food, and Clothing Support Services Unit, An Internship/Externship Program, Community Partnership Program, and a Volunteer Support Services Program.

Our clinical Department presents itself programmatically as an Invisible Force that assists our clients towards independence in alignment with the goals set forth. The supports provided to our clients comes from an array of clinical training in specific treatment modalities to cover a broad spectrum of disorders and/or specific presentations or conditions.

Depending upon the services requested, our Clinical Department assesses and advocates for the specific supports needed for clients. The specific services are provided in the most positive and proactive fashion to enhance success. Clinicians may be involved specifically but not limited to assisting clients through the development of coping skills that improve problem-solving. There are times when assistance through medication monitoring with outside clinical providers as well as behavior modification to increase or decrease specific behaviors is warranted.

We also assist programs by providing training to effectively communicate with the population of clients we are serving in providing specific information in regard to psychiatric disorders and management of specific crisis situations. Some members of the Clinical Department work diligently with our clients to overcome emotional and behavioral obstacles. This careful balance of services may involve the school personnel, family members, and other agency departments such as outside providers to synergistically move towards a healthier lifestyle in terms of emotional stability and independence.

The following are additional AMHDD specialty therapies that are provided to children, adolescents, adults, families, and couples:

Bio-psychosocial assessments, needs assessments, psychological assessments, psychiatric assessments, outpatient counseling, individual/family/group therapy, crisis intervention, rape counseling, problem-solving solution therapy, certified psychiatric screening therapy, social development skills, cognitive interventions / RET/values clarification, behavioral interventions, contingency management/shaping, behavior modification/parenting skills, communication skills/anger management skills, developmental disabilities intervention skills, client-centered therapy / existential therapy, Gestalt therapy / individual therapy skills, directive therapy/insight therapy, group therapy skills, supportive therapy, case conceptualization, and diversity issues in therapy.

Professional Staff
Our Qualified Experienced Professional Staff: Doctoral, Masters, (Licensed & Certified), Bachelors, AA Degreed Level Clinicians, Para-Professionals, and Behavioral Assistants provide quality supervision to address the needs of clients along with addressing the many needs of their family members. Our staff is committed to serving our clients in a caring and competent manner. The overall goal though is to assist with the normalization process and community adjustment, which is the key to Productive Services. Our agency invests in the professional development of its staff to promote effective Mental Health practices, interests, and talents.

Services include:

  • Intensive In-Community (IIC)
  • Behavioral Assistance (BA)
  • Psychiatric Evaluations
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Specialized Therapy
  • Outpatient (Individual, Group, and Family)
  • Mentoring
  • DD Services
  • Parent Advocate Services
Current Active MOU
  • Capitol County Children's Collaborative (Mercer)
  • Coordinated Family Care (Middlesex)
  • Families and Community Together (Union)
  • Monmouth Cares
Age Groups
  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Seniors
Community Services
Arts & Recreation
Employment / Training
Family & Support Services
Seasonal Programs
Health Services
Behavioral / Mental Health
Crisis / Safety
Intellectual and Developmental Needs
Treatment Services
In-Community Services
Out-of-Home Services
Outpatient Services
Treatment Settings
  • Home
  • Hospital / Clinic
  • In Community
  • Office / Practice
  • Outpatient, Hospital / Inpatient
  • School
  • Telehealth
Payment Options
  • DCP&P Contracted Service
  • Medicaid
  • Self Pay
  • Sliding Scale / Payment Plans
  • State Funding
  • State-Public Contracted Service
  • System of Care (CSOCI Medicaid / FlexFunds)
Language Spoken
  • Arabic
  • Creole
  • French
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Areas Served
  • Bergen County
  • Camden County
  • Cape May County
  • Essex County
  • Hudson County
  • Hunterdon County
  • Mercer County
  • Middlesex County
  • Monmouth County
  • Morris County
  • Passaic County
  • Somerset County
  • Union County
  • Warren County
  • State-Wide

Last Updated: 05/28/24