Outpatient Services

There are many things a in a person’s life that may cause stress or a disruption in their routines and without seeking help their situation may become worse.  These situations may include interpersonal relationship issues; excessive worry or feeling on edge; a loss of a loved one, divorce or separation; financial difficulties or unemployment; depression; child or adolescent behavioral or discipline issues; recent discharge from an inpatient behavioral health facility; difficulties managing anger; and many other reasons.

While traditional therapy and counseling often include talking through issues and looking at root causes of the difficulties people are facing, OceanMHS therapists and staff offer Solution Focused Brief Therapy as an alternative choice.  Solution Focused Brief Therapy looks more towards solutions.  With Solution Focused Brief Therapy, therapists show people that they can learn new skills, and use those skills now and in the future to better cope with, and move beyond, the problems they face in their lives.  Ideally, treatment should last about 8-12 sessions and at the end people will KNOW what they learned in the course of treatment.

We have outpatient clinics in Bayville and Manahawkin available for persons of all ages offering affordable, comprehensive, and easily accessible behavioral health care.

Our knowledgeable staff provides services in a comfortable, friendly setting.  We remain respectful of each person’s individuality, cultural background and religious affiliation.

Our clinicians work with you to develop treatment goals. Their continued support and guidance help you to achieve those goals and improve your outlook.  Our goal is to create a partnership, where each individual receives the support they need to overcome life’s obstacles and achieve lasting success.

The Outpatient Department offers a full spectrum of mental health services for adults, teens, and children including:

  • Solution Focused Brief Individual, Family and Couples Therapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Monitoring, Education and Counseling
  • Group Therapy
  • Case Management

Treatment Services are provided by clinicians from a variety of disciplines including Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Counseling, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurses

Service Availability

Services are provided in both Bayville and Manahawkin.


Monday 8am – 9 pm
Tuesday 8am – 9 pm
Wednesday 8am – 9 pm
Thursday 8am – 9 pm
Friday 8 am – 5 pm


Monday 9 am – 8 pm
Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm
Wednesday 9 am – 8 pm
Thursday 9 am – 7 pm
Friday 9 am – 5 pm

OMHS accepts many third party insurance companies, Medicare, and Medicaid.  We also provide assistance for those who have financial difficulties.

Please call our Access Center at 732-575-1111 or 877-621-0445 to make an appointment or a referral.

Path to Renewal

OceanMHS is offering a new service for individuals experiencing trauma as a result of Hurricane Sandy.  This trauma specific service may be offered an a one-to-one basis or in a group setting, depending on individualized needs.

We also have speakers to meet with groups including parent/teacher organizations, workplace in-serivces, Hurricane Sandy volunteers, community centers and more.  These presentations will include information regarding signs of trauma, coping skills, stress management, and community mental health resources.  Topics can be added upon request.

For more information or to schedule an appointment please call Alexis Giambona at 732-221-1492 or Heather Bense at 732-228-0486.

This program is being funded by a grant from the NJ Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund.

Intensive Family Support Services

At Ocean Mental Health Services we understand the importance of the role of caregiver, and the stress and worry that often accompanies that role. Issues such as isolation, frustration, lack of knowledge and understanding, insecurity and anxiety can all affect the care you are providing. Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) is a specialty program of Ocean Mental Health Services, which provides support and education to the caregiver of a person with mental illness. The IFSS program has over 20 years experience in providing these supports.

For more information about IFSS please call our Access Center at 732-575-1111 or call the program directly at 732-606-9573 x1013.

The IFSS group meeting times and locations are as follows:


Family Support Group
9:30-11:00 AM (3rd Monday)
Ocean Mental Health Services
81 Nautilus Drive
(Caregivers Only)


Family Support Group
11:00-1:00 PM (1st Wednesday)
Ocean Mental Health Services
160 Atlantic City Boulevard
(Caregivers only)
PsychoEducation Group
Ocean Mental Health Services
(Ocean Academy)
Third Wednesday
160 Atlantic City Boulevard
Time changes to accomodate speakers – Call for more information
Family SUpport Group
7:00-9:00 PM (4th Wednesday)
Ocean Mental Health Services
Ocean Academy
160 Atlantic City Boulevard
(Caregivers only)
NAMI Group
6:30-8:30 PM (Second Wednesday)
Ocean County Courthouse
Cafeteria (Near Parking Garage)
Hooper Avenue


Family Support Group
12:30-2 PM (3rd Friday)
Whiting Town Center
108 Lacey Road
(Caregivers only)

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