About ExtraCare Counseling Centers

Overcoming an addiction is a difficult, but rewarding journey. In order to better prepare and understand your desire to put an end to substance abuse, it’s important to find the right facility to assist in your recovery. Take a moment to learn a little more about ExtraCare Counseling Centers in Matawan, NJ. We hope that our counseling centers can become a place you trust for the treatment you need.

ExtraCare Counseling Centers was founded in 1991 by Director Emeritus John Kelly. Our centers provide an individualized approach to treatment with a strong emphasis on building self-esteem in our clients and empowering them to take 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 for nearly 30 years. That’s because our counselors create a program just for you or a family member to help deal with and overcome alcohol or drug abuse. The staff of ExtraCare Counseling Centers includes:

  • Consulting Psychiatrists and Psychologists
  • Licensed Certified and Master’s Level Social Workers
  • Licensed and Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselors
  • A Pastoral Counselor
  • Certified Addiction Specialists
  • Mindfulness/Meditation Facilitator

About ExtraCare Counseling Centers’ Founder

In addition to serving as the 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, criminal profiling, and its relationship to addictive illness. Because of his expertise, John Kelly has been featured on numerous network television shows, consulted for attorneys, and 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, contributed to articles in numerous newspapers across the country, and was featured on 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 about their child’s drug use or the suspicions of it. 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