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    Dealing with COVID-Driven Increases in Alcohol Use

    Posted on September 22, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Early in the pandemic during lockdowns, some people would joke about how many empty bottles of wine and other alcohol they would see in their neighbor’s recycling bin. Given the level of stress and anxiety brought on by the pandemic, we’ve seen firsthand at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) how jokes can quickly turn to […]

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    Meet the Counselors: Jessica Hauck LAC, ATR-P

    Posted on September 15, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Jessica Hauck, LAC (Licensed Associate Counselor), ATR-P (Provisional Registered Art Therapist) was always interested in art therapy as a modality when she was younger. When she went to the College of New Jersey, however, she decided to pursue her undergraduate degree in fine arts with the goal of becoming an artist. It wasn’t until a […]

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    The Value of Family Therapy When a Child Comes Out

    Posted on September 8, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    A young girl who we’ll call Grace was a familiar face at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB). Grace’s family sought counseling for her more than a year earlier when she was having difficulty at school. Over the course of her counseling, Grace developed such a close therapeutic relationship with her clinician that she shared that […]

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    Senior Outreach Program Shows How Youth Volunteers Are Making a Difference

    Posted on September 1, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Siri Bhat, a junior at Nutley High School and member of the local Girl Scouts, started volunteering at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) a couple years ago. Since then, she has been a familiar face at The Shop, The Pantry, and various NFSB events. When it was time for Siri to pursue her Gold Award […]

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    In-Person and Remote Counseling Available at Nutley Family Service Bureau

    Posted on August 31, 2021 by in News

    True to our philosophy of responsivity to community needs, Nutley Family Service Bureau adapted across the organization to the many challenges of operating in a time of pandemic. One of the major ways we maintained service delivery was via Telehealth counseling. Teletherapy, also known as online therapy, e-therapy, or video therapy, is delivered via secure virtual […]

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    The Anxiety of Returning to the Classroom and the Workplace

    Posted on August 18, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Humans adapt to the environment around them. When society was blindsided by the COVID-19 pandemic, people adapted. Children learned virtually and anyone who could work from home did so. People used different coping skills to adapt to a lifestyle spent mostly at home. As students return to school and adults return to work, many for […]

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    NFSB Helps Seniors Navigate Social Services and Overcome Isolation

    Posted on August 11, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    Seniors in our community have been affected more by COVID-19 than any other group. Need for social services in particular has never been higher, and the team at Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) is eager to guide seniors through what is often a complicated process. “When seniors get a letter from their insurance company, Medicare, […]

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    The Garden Party to Benefit NFSB Returns to Mountsier-Hardie Garden This Fall

    Posted on August 5, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    The return of popular live events in 2021 continues as Nutley Family Service Bureau (NFSB) presents The Garden Party at the spectacular Mountsier-Hardie Garden in Nutley. This year’s event will be held on Sunday, September 12 from 4 pm to 7 pm and feature food from top local restaurants, an eclectic mix of music and […]

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    Meet the Counselors: Kristen Petullo, MSW, LCSW

    Posted on August 4, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    From a young age, Kristen Petullo, MSW (Master of Social Work), LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker) knew she wanted to help people. She just wasn’t sure how until she went to college to become a teacher. “I remember the light bulb moment,” Kristen said. “I was in an educational psychology class and it dawned on […]

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    Nutley Bakeries Step Up to Provide Bread to Those in Need

    Posted on July 28, 2021 by in NFSB Blog

    In 2017, Dorothy Huey asked the person behind the counter at a local bakery what they do with their bread at the end of the day. The person said any leftovers are thrown out. “I know bakeries can only put out fresh bread each day, but I didn’t realize the bread that wasn’t sold was […]

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