The mission of the Nutley Family Service Bureau is to strengthen the emotional and social well-being of individuals and families through affordable mental health counseling and social service programs.
NFSB has been a steadfast force in community outreach for over 100 years. The organization was founded in 1913 by a group of civic-minded Nutley women who recognized the need for improved social services “…to promote and improve morally and materially, the condition of the poor in the town of Nutley.”
The nature of the agency’s work varied to meet the diverse challenges facing local individuals in the first half of the twentieth century, including the Great Depression, Word Wars I and II. As services and programs offered through government and state agencies improved, NFSB shifted its focus to counseling for individuals and families. Presently, NFSB continues its characteristic responsiveness to the changing needs of the community and the times.
A professionally qualified staff is available for individual, family or group counseling. In addition, the NFSB staff engages in a broad array of community outreach programs and social service initiatives which impact the lives of individuals throughout the life span.
Over 100 years after its inception, NFSB continues to service Northern New Jersey as a non-profit organization providing mental health counseling, social service programs and community outreach initiatives to individuals and families.
Services are available to all, regardless of race, religious affiliation, gender, age or sexual orientation. Services are available on an affordable adjusted fee scale based on an annual taxable income. We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid and Medicare.
Nutley Family Service Bureau’s (NFSB’s) services range from individual, couple, family and group counseling, to employee assistance programs and community outreach programs. The agency provides services to individuals across the life span, from 3 years of age thru the geriatric population.
The Nutley Family Service Bureau also acts as an information and referral resource.
Individuals, Couples, and Families Counseling
• Evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning and case management.
• Contemporary therapeutic treatment modalities including, but not limited to, solution-focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, insight oriented, and or supportive therapy.
• Holistic health as related to mental health and counseling will be addressed.
• NFSB’s Program provides therapy to children, adolescents and adults. The program’s services include Bio-Psychosocial Assessment, Individual Therapy, Family Therapy, Couples Counseling, Psycho-Educational Services and Information and Referral. The frequency of appointments is adjusted to the needs of the individual and the nature of their problem, with sessions on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis. Please discuss these alternatives with your therapist.
• Group format designed to give maximum benefit to attendees to obtain insight, tools and coping skills to address their anger and impulsiveness.
• Input of other group members through sharing, building trust, and receiving insight through the feedback of peers, as well as counselors.
• Help attendees to replace destructive behaviors with more appropriate ones.
• Child focused intervention to address and promote mental health.
• Children from age three, and sometimes younger, through adolescents.
• We have a wide variety of Play Therapy items to help foster the healing process.
• Various group therapy/workshop options are available throughout the year which address needs specific to women, men, children, teens and seniors.
• Current group therapy/workshop options are available on the NFSB website.
We are a private, non-profit agency. As a part of your community, we are here to serve you at this time. As our client, we feel there are certain facts, policies and procedures that you have the right to know.
Monday – Thursday – 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Friday – 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturdays (third of the month) – 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
NFSB’s policy states that the client must call to cancel their appointment at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Failure to do so will result in a $25 service charge.
In the event of inclement weather, every feasible effort will be made to contact our clients prior to the scheduled appointment time. During “off hours”, nights, weekends, holidays and all other times when the agency is closed and staff is unavailable on site, please leave your name and number and your call will be returned the next business day.
In case of an Emergency, call 911, contact East Orange General Hospital at (973) 672-9685, or call the Psychiatric Crisis Line at (973) 266-4478 for assistance until you are able to speak to NFSB staff.