Behavioral Health

Crystal Lake's behavioral health division has earned a reputation of excellence in New Jersey's medical community and beyond.

Our team of professionals assesses each resident to define realistic behavioral goals, and develops an individualized program of care to help achieve those objectives. Crystal Lake's emphasis on positive reinforcementas a powerful behavior modification tool has yielded remarkable results, and has helped improve the lives of hundreds.

Crystal Lake is equipped to accommodate a full spectrum of behavioral patients, including those considered unmanageable by other facilities. Even patients with severe behavioral challenges have benefited greatly from our integrated therapy programs, achieving stability and control.

Our geriatric psychiatrists are able to perform services such as diagnosing disorders, checking medication, counseling, and training staff.

Crystal Lake, along with S-COPE, also form a behavior committee focusing on problem behaviors in the resident. It helps staff assess reasons for the behavior and develop appropriate responses to behavior. It can also promote staff education on dealing with problem behaviors.


Crystal Lake's mental health program provides:

  • 24/7 admissions
  • Psychiatric and psychotherapy services
  • Psychiatric nurses/social workers
  • Individual and group therapy
  • Methadone maintenance
  • Exercise room
  • Separate smoking room
  • Broad range of activities
  • Weekly excursions to parks, malls etc.
  • Free visitor transportation provided

Our goal is for any resident in the Crystal Lake behavioral program to receive integrated behavioral health services and show an improvement in both mood and behavior during their stay.