Contemporary Counseling Center is a private counseling center directed by Bernice Garlfield-Szita, MS LPC TEP, and Robert Szita, MS LPC TEP. Bernice and Bob Share a vision of providing quality service to each person they work with, As Licensed Professional Counselors they draw on their over forty years of combined counseling experience to custom design treatment plans for individuals, couples, families and groups. ActionArtz Training Institute, a division of Contemporary Counseling Center, is dedicated to creating powerful training programs that expand professional skills and assist organizations in team building, diversity, and effective communication. They are international trainers in psychodrama and interactive creative arts group programs that stimulate learning in education, healthcare and business settings.
Call or Email Contemporary Counseling Center for a free phone consultation now - (732) 955-4132


  • Years in Practice: 30+ Years
  • School: Brooklyn College
  • Year Graduated: 1973
  • License No. and State: 37PC00093600 New Jersey


  • Sliding Scale: Yes
  • Accepts Insurance: Yes
  • Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check

Accepted Insurance Plans
  • Out of Network
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Additional Credentials

  • Certificate: Group Psychotherapy & Psychodrama
  • Certificate Date: 0

Contemporary Counseling Center's Groups

WE: Women Evolving

Join us for a unique monthly opportunity to collaborate with high functioning women who are interested in learning and sharing strategies to create the most satisfying personal and professional life possible. Please call or email to register.

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Playing Your Finest Role - Psychodrama Workshop

PLAYING YOUR FINEST ROLE will use Psychodrama and other action methods. This workshop will explore and enhance the world we live in, both internally and externally. It will allow us to heal the past, clarify the present, and imagine the future. * Explore personal relationships * Develop deeper dramatic insight * Review professional roles * Experience playful spontaneity * Enhance directorial and other leadership skills * Enjoy the company of others who are interested in examining their lives while discovering their creative energy

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The Mourning After - Grief Counseling Group

Healing takes place in the company of others who understand & care. This grief counseling program is designed to assist people with recent and not-so-recent losses adjust to the powerful emotions of grieving and the long term changes in the months and years that follow. It will help participants to: understand predictable reactions to loss, express powerful emotions such as anger, guilt or a sense of abandonment, cope with the demands of new roles, initiate positive personal growth, find comfort learning that they are not alone. Meets first Friday of the month. New attendees please contact us in advance.

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  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Relationship Issues


  • Academic Underachievement
  • Adoption
  • Alzheimer's
  • Anger Management
  • Behavioral Issues
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality
  • Career Counseling
  • Child or Adolescent
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Family Conflict
  • Grief
  • Infertility
  • Internet Addiction
  • Life Coaching
  • Narcissistic Personality
  • Obesity
  • Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance
  • Parenting
  • Peer Relationships
  • Pet Bereavment, Crime Victim, Singl
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sex Therapy
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexual Addiction
  • Sleep or Insomnia
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Video Game Addiction
  • Weight Loss

Mental Health

  • Dissociative Disorders
  • Elderly Persons Disorders
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders


  • Bisexual Issues
  • Gay Issues
  • Lesbian Issues
  • Transgender Identity

Client Focus

Alternative Languages: Spanish, Yiddish


  • Children (6 to 10)
  • Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13)
  • Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19)
  • Adults
  • Elders (65+)


  • Cancer
  • Gay Clients
  • Heterosexual Clients

Treatment Approach

Treatment Orientation

  • Eclectic
  • Family / Marital
  • Humanistic
  • Interpersonal
  • Psychodrama
  • Psychodynamic


  • Individuals
  • Couples
  • Group
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2015
Contemporary Counseling Center, MS, LPC, TEP in Freehold

Contemporary Counseling Center