north ward behavioral health center

About North Ward Behavioral Health Center

At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we recognize that behavioral health plays a pivotal role in overall well-being. Our dedicated team of professionals provides comprehensive care, addressing a wide array of mental health disorders and emotional disorders. We serve the Essex County, New Jersey, area, a region where such vital services have historically been underserved. Our healthcare team prioritizes preventative measures to ensure our patient’s long-term well-being.

Personalized Medicine for a Spectrum of Mental Illnesses

Our approach to healthcare is rooted in the understanding that every patient is unique. We believe in providing personalized medicine tailored to individual needs and personal preferences. As a leading behavioral health center, we treat a range of mental illnesses, including anxiety disorders, depression, and various emotional disorders.

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Expert Care for Eating Disorders and Addiction Issues

We understand the complex nature of eating disorders and addiction issues, recognizing that they often stem from mental health issues, environmental stressors, or unhealthy eating habits. At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, our professional practice extends beyond providing medical care; we offer support in managing these conditions to promote healthier lifestyles.

Comprehensive Care for Developmental Conditions

Our healthcare services also cater to patients with developmental conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). We believe in fostering an organizational culture that respects and understands the unique challenges faced by individuals with such conditions.

Caring for Patients with Sleep and Insomnia Issues

Sleep is crucial to both physical and mental health. We offer specialized services to patients struggling with sleep and insomnia issues. Our team is committed to helping patients improve their sleep patterns and, in turn, their overall health and well-being.

Support for Patients with Gender Issues

At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we believe in providing a safe and supportive environment for all our patients. We extend our services to individuals dealing with gender issues, ensuring they receive the respect, understanding, and professional care they deserve.

Personalized Treatment and Prevention for Behavioral and Mental Health Disorders

Just as with physical ailments, prevention is integral to behavioral health. Our goal is to ensure our patients experience better outcomes by not just treating their current mental health issues but also providing them with the resources and strategies needed to prevent future complications. Our approach allows individuals to pursue a healthier, more balanced life.

Through our counseling services, we empower patients with strategies for better managing their mental illnesses, improving personal relationships, and handling environmental stressors. Our therapists provide reliable treatment methods for individuals needing general assistance navigating challenging circumstances, as well as specific counseling for grief and loss, couples and marriage, families, and other personal relationships.

Telepsychology Services at North Ward Behavioral Health Center

We understand that due to various circumstances, not all of our patients are able to physically come to our practice setting for counseling or therapy. To cater to these individual needs, we are proud to offer telepsychology services. Through our telepsychology service, patients who are unable to visit our office in person can receive the necessary assistance, support, and guidance in managing their behavioral and mental health issues from the comfort and convenience of their own homes. This innovative approach ensures that our patients have access to the care they need, regardless of their location or mobility, ultimately promoting greater accessibility and convenience in their mental healthcare journey.

Pioneers in Community Healthcare

Rooted in the rich legacy of Nirvana Healthcare Management Services, North Ward Behavioral Health Center has a long-standing tradition of offering patient-centric care to the residents of Essex County. Since its inception in 2001 under Salerno Medical Associates, our primary objective has been to continually expand and adapt our services to cater to the evolving healthcare needs of our community.

In 2002, Dr. Alexander G. Salerno breathed new life into the house-call program initiated by his father, Dr. Alphonse Salerno, by launching the Senior Healthcare Outreach Program (SHOP). This initiative later evolved into the Community Healthcare Outreach Program (CHOP Health), expanding its scope to support individuals grappling with mental health concerns. Further, in 2010, Dr. Salerno established the Urban Healthcare Initiative Program (UHIP) to bridge the gap in healthcare outcomes for patients in urban communities.

To enhance our primary care services, we opened Metropolitan Medical Group in 2014. Dr. Salerno joined hands with his father-in-law, Dr. Raouf Elias, to provide comprehensive care at Roseville Medical Society. Upon Dr. Elias’s passing in 2016, Dr. Salerno and a dedicated team of physicians continued to honor his legacy by maintaining high standards of care.

In 2021, North Ward Medical Arts was founded along with several specialty practices, including Newark Vein and Vascular Center and Prospect Spine and Pain, to deliver much-needed care services in areas traditionally underserved in Newark. These initiatives marked a return to the communities where Dr. Svetlana Salerno first began serving patients.

In line with our commitment to continually enhance patient care, Nirvana Healthcare Management Services added the Department of Population Health in 2022. This development allows us to respond more effectively to the diverse healthcare needs of the communities in Essex County, NJ. Further, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) awarded Nirvana Healthcare Management Services a $500,000 grant, making us the only medical practice in the area to receive such funding. This grant will enable us to expand our primary and specialty services further, fostering better health and wellness throughout East Orange and Newark, NJ.

About Nirvana Healthcare Management Services

We strive to improve the patient experience by standardizing care across all our locations. As a family-run healthcare organization, we prioritize fostering long-term relationships with those we serve, seeking to promote better health outcomes and overall wellness for the residents of Essex County, NJ.

Schedule an Appointment With North Ward Behavioral Health Center

If you live in or around Newark, NJ, and are seeking compassionate and reliable therapists skilled in addressing various behavioral and mental health issues, North Ward Behavioral Health Center is here for you. Our providers work closely with patients, taking into consideration their unique healthcare needs and preferences.

Nirvana Healthcare Management Services is your one-stop resource for physicians in Essex County, NJ. Our network includes multiple locations throughout Newark and East Orange, NJ, such as Salerno Medical Associates, Metropolitan Medical Group, Roseville Medical Society, North Ward Medical Arts, Armenti Medical Group, and CHOP (Community Healthcare Outreach Program). We offer house visits for eligible patients, making us a comprehensive network for patients in Essex County, NJ, who require providers for different medical concerns. Schedule an appointment today!