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 Bayville, Manahawkin, and Brick.

Bayville

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

Manahawkin

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

Brick

Monday 8 am – 9 pm
Tuesday 8 am – 9 pm
Wednesday 8 am – 9 pm
Thursday 8 am – 9 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.

Intensive Family Support Services

At Ocean Mental Health Services we understand the importance of Family Support—as well as the anxieties and insecurities that can accompany that role. There are many factors that can affect the families whom provide support to their loves ones with serious persistent behavioral health difficulties: isolation, anxiety, lack of knowledge or understanding, inadequate communication, financial distress, limited family coping strategies, and concerns for the future. Intensive Family Support Service is a program of Ocean Mental Health Services that provides education and support to Ocean County families who are caring for a loved one. This program has over 25 years of experience in helping families to provide the best care and support to their loved ones.
IFSS offers individual/family consultations, family support groups, and psycho-educational programs at no cost to families enrolled in this program.

For more information about IFSS please call our Access Center at 732-575-1111 or call the program directly at 732-606-9573 x7012.

The IFSS group meeting times and locations are as follows:

Monday

Family Support Group
9:30-11:00 AM (3rd Monday)
Ocean Mental Health Services
81 Nautilus Drive
Manahawkin
Family support groups are open to IFSS enrolled families only.
Please note that a families loved ones does not have to be enrolled at
Ocean MHS for the family to enroll in IFSS.

Wednesday

Family Support Group
11:00-1:00 PM (1st Wednesday)
Ocean Mental Health Services
160 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville

Family support groups are open to IFSS enrolled families only.
Please note that a families loved ones does not have to be enrolled at
Ocean MHS for the family to enroll in IFSS.
PsychoEducation Group
Ocean Mental Health Services
(Ocean Academy)
Third Wednesday
160 Atlantic City Boulevard
Bayville
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
Bayville

Family support groups are open to IFSS enrolled families only.
Please note that a families loved ones does not have to be enrolled at
Ocean MHS for the family to enroll in IFSS.
NAMI Group
6:30-8:30 PM (Second Wednesday)
Ocean County Courthouse
Cafeteria (Near Parking Garage)
Hooper Avenue

Friday

Family Support Group
10AM-12 PM (3rd Friday)
Presbyterian Church of Toms River
1070 Hooper Avenue
Toms River

Family support groups are open to IFSS enrolled families only.
Please note that a families loved ones does not have to be enrolled at
Ocean MHS for the family to enroll in IFSS.

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we will help you to find a volunteer opportunity that matches your skills and interests