About Us

The staff of ExtraCare Health Services include:

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Licensed Certified & Master’s Level Social Workers
  • Licensed & Certified Drug & Alcohol Counselors
  • Consulting Psychiatrists
  • Pastoral Counselor
  • Certified Addiction Specialists

ExtraCare Health Services, founded in 1991 by Executive Director John Kelly, provides an individualized approach to treatment with a strong emphasis on building self esteem in our clients and helping empower them to take effective control of their lives. Our NJ based drug and alcohol counseling centers in Middlesex, Monmouth and Union counties have had an extremely high success rate because our counselors tailor a program just for you or a family member to help deal with and overcome alcohol or drug abuse.

In addition to being Director of ExtraCare, John Kelly is a National Board Certified Addiction Specialist, Board Certified Social Worker, Certified Forensic Examiner and Fellow of the American Board of Forensic Examiners. He is well known as a consultant, evaluator, and expert witness in the field of addictive illness and criminal profiling (and its relationship to addictive illness). Because of his expertise, John Kelly has been featured on numerous network television shows, has consulted for attorneys and has been a member of the Lee Brown/President Clinton National Drug Strategy Development Plan. He has also been a guest speaker on radio station WPLJ in NYC, has contributed to articles in numerous newspapers across the country and was featured in the opinion page of US News & World Report Magazine. In 2002, he co-authored the book, Warning Signs, because so many parents were unsure where or who to turn to when confronted with drug use (or the suspicions of) by a child.

John Kelly has had several national media appearances, including 48 Hours, Nancy Grace and the Investigation Discovery television show Dark Minds.


Below are some letters and articles featuring John Kelly.

Boston Herald

Boston Herald

Daily Targum

Lee Brown Letter

Neighbors Article

Worcester Telegram & Gazette