Resolve Community Counseling Center

Founded in 1974, RESOLVE COMMUNITY COUNSELING CENTER is a private, nonprofit* mental health agency in Scotch Plains, New Jersey dedicated to providing quality and affordable counseling, advocacy and educational programs for children, adolescents and adults, individually and in groups.
Resolve provides psychotherapy and counseling by psychologists, social workers, and mental health counselors for the people of Scotch Plains, Fanwood, Plainfield, and surrounding areas in Union County. Resolve provides empathetic and sensitive care by highly trained and caring professionals. Although a not-for-profit agency, Resolve’s services are highly confidential and based the latest therapy research. Additionally, Resolve Community Counseling frequently offers low-cost and sliding scale fees for those in need.

(908) 322-9180for an appointment
or information.
Services are available in English and Spanish

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Our highly accredited staff works with group programs, school intervention programs, employee assistance programs, family agency consortium, as well as individual and family counseling. Our clients’ concerns cover a wide range from substance abuse to depression, suicide, family problems, behavioral problems, eating disorders, panic attacks, to sexual abuse. Click here for more information.We provide counseling, psychotherapy, and psychological services for people from all social and economic backgrounds. We offer the most researched approaches for psychotherapy and counseling. This include cognitive behavior therapy, interpersonal therapy, family therapy, couples counseling, and rational emotive behavior therapy. Our fees are determined on a sliding scale basis, according to ability to pay. We are, therefore, always appreciative of volunteer and financial support which is essential for us to maintain our current level of high quality service.

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Resolve counselors advocate Cognitive Behavioral Techniques which are modern adaptations of the stoic philosophers who discovered that emotional distress is more a function of perceptions of the here and now than of the past.  For example:

If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.— Marcus Aurelius

For freedom is not acquired by satisfying yourself with what you desire, but by destroying your desire.— Epictetus

Consequently, Resolve works to help bring peoples beliefs into harmony with their actions, life challenges, and relationships. This method does not require a recapitulation of a person’s life to effect change. Instead it requires helping a person see that that they are indeed operating with irrational beliefs or dysfunctional cognitions. Once this is deeply accepted, the individual need only work on changing them through changes in behavior and perspective.


Resolve notes that The 2014 Noble prize for medicine was awarded to three psychologists for research into the means by which the brain records, retains, and processes a person’s location in physical space.  This award underscores the need for all psychological approaches to be based on science.  A psychologist or psychotherapist cannot treat people with methods that he or she simply “believes” in, unless that belief is derived from the best available evidenced based principles.  Psychotherapy must be held to the same standards as any health intervention.  It can only be an art when there is no available science to draw on.  The art comes in in the process of forming a therapeutic relationship and engaging the client, factors which have been shown to be major factors in the efficacy of therapy.  Resolve uses state of the art techniques along with the caring human factors which are so very important as well.