Mt. Olive Counseling and Clinic
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Mt. Olive Counseling and Clinic


The Basics

Mt. Olive Counseling and Clinic (MTOCC) provides outpatient substance abuse treatment for adults and adolescents in Morris County and surrounding areas. Located in Ledgewood, New Jersey, just 90 minutes east of Manhattan, this small town facility has over 20 years of experience helping individuals who struggle with the disease of addiction. It’s philosophy for recovery is a blend of psychological concepts, 12-step principles and biblical precepts. In addition, the facility is very comfortable and homey, unlike the traditional clinical setting of many outpatient centers.

Treatment and Staff

The Adult Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) at MTOCC meets three evenings per week from 6 pm to 9 pm. The philosophies of the 12 steps are integrated into group therapy and didactic presentations. While basic tenets of Christianity are discussed and presented, they are not necessarily imposed. The principal focus is to teach clients skills that will help them to maintain abstinence from alcohol and drugs. Group topics include spiritual empowerment, stress management, relapse prevention, addiction studies and positive attitude exercises. CBT, sober recreation, process groups and gender specific groups are part of the treatment protocol. People with co-occurring disorders attend groups focusing on anxiety, depression and anger management.

The program typically lasts for 16 weeks, but could go longer for those who test positive for drugs or alcohol—urinary analysis is used as a measure of compliance. The next step down in treatment is Outpatient or Partial Care, which meets two evenings per week from 5 to 7 pm for eight weeks. Group topics are similar to IOP with less frequency. While the 12-step philosophy is integrated into the treatment plan, outside 12-step meetings are not required.

The MTOCC Adolescent IOP is intended as a step-down in care from residential treatment or a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), or conversely, as a means to prevent hospitalization. The program is designed for young people who are able to remain in regular school, living at home, while being treated for chemical dependency. Treatment includes group sessions and individual therapy. The program includes peer process groups, addiction education, CBT, Motivational Interviewing (MI), 12-step principles and family dynamics. Clients meet four days per week for three hours, typically for 12 weeks. The goal of adolescent IOP is to achieve abstinence, strengthen the family system and to provide both the parents and their children with the tools for successful recovery.

The treatment team consists of MFTs, psychiatrists, CADCs and clinical social workers. Group size in all programs is limited to 12. MTOCC is open Monday through Friday from 9 am to 9 pm and on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.


MTOCC has an extensive family program, where family members meet once a week for  family education night from 7 to 9 pm. The discussions on these Monday evenings include addiction in families, group communication, spirituality and healing. For the parents of adolescent clients, there is a separate parents group in which parents are provided with education, support and guidance on how to handle their child’s problem. Individual sessions are available for loved ones who would like one-on-one counseling.

The Adolescent Substance Abuse Prevention Program aims to demonstrate how alcohol and drugs affect mind and body while providing skills to make informed decisions. The program consists of group process in peer groups, parent groups and multi-family groups and the therapeutic approach utilizes MET and CBT.

In Summary

At MTOCC, clients are not required to study the Bible, but spirituality is a strong component of recovery here. Clients aren’t the only ones taking part in group and individual therapy either; family members are expected to be significantly involved in the treatment process. Treatment here makes sense for those who embrace the idea that addiction is a spiritual illness and a family disease—both commonly accepted beliefs in the recovery community.

Mt. Olive Counseling and Clinic
1278 Rt. 46 East
Ledgewood, NJ 07852

Mt. Olive Counseling and Clinic Cost: Most insurance accepted. Reach Mt.Olive Counseling and Clinic at (973) 584-6700 or by email at

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