Counseling

By Appointment – Call 609-494-1554
Monday & Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday through Thursday, 9 AM to 9 PM
St. Francis Counseling Service provides individuals, couples and families with affordable, professional psychotherapy services addressing a wide range of issues. Services are available to all regardless of race, sex, age, disability, income or religious affiliations. Master-level therapists provide all professional counseling services.

Individual, Couples & Family Therapy
Counseling for residents of southern Ocean County from Lacey to Tuckerton.

Victims of Crime
Therapy is offered to Ocean County residents who are a victim of a
crime. There is no fee for this program.

Journey Through Grief
This program is designed to help men and women, of all ages, work through the normal stages of grief with education and group support. The program stresses that grief is a journey, a natural and normal reaction to a significant loss in our lives. Education and support can ease our way on this journey. The group is open to all members of the community regardless of religious affiliation. Registration is required. There is no fee for this program.

Sexual Abuse & Assault Program
Hot Line (609) 494-1090
For victims of sexual abuse and their family members who are residents of Ocean County: Ongoing Therapy, Community Education Programs, 24-Hour Crisis Hotline. There is no fee for this program.

Rape Survivors Group
A support group for survivors of recent or past sexual assaults. Referrals are being accepted. There is no fee
for this program.

Adult Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse
A support group which focuses on how childhood sexual abuse affects current living.
Referrals are being accepted. There is no fee for this program.

Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate
The Sexual Abuse and Assault Program of St. Francis Counseling Service is recruiting volunteers to work on the 24-hour hotline, and to provide support to rape victims at area hospitals. Mature adults with related work or life experience will be considered. Bi-lingual (Spanish) advocates are needed. Training workshops are held periodically. Upon completion, volunteers will be certified as Rape Advocates and will volunteer three 12-hour shifts each month (scheduling is flexible). Please call 609-494-1554. Application form.
This program requires a 40 hour training, a minimum 1 year commitment to the program along with background checks.  We are always looking for compassionate volunteers to be supportive during a Survivors time of need.