About
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Dr. Frank Mattiace
Founder and Executive Director of New Pathway Counseling

By combining his extensive knowledge of the addiction process, the insight he gained as a secondary schools counselor and coach, and his ability to motivate people and channel their physical prowess doing his years in professional football, Frank Mattiace Ph.D. has developed highly effective addiction treatment programs for teens, adults, and families.

Our Vision
Establish the most effective therapeutic modality in the treatment of addictive disorders.

Our Mission
Instill a desire, purpose and skills to overcome the disease of alcoholism and drug addiction in every client by providing the best functional integration of clinical practice.

Value Statement
Treat all clients with dignity and respect

“We make what was once dysfunctional, functional”- Dr. Frank Mattiace

Dr. Frank is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross where he earned All American Honors in Football. Dr Frank was a professional athlete from 1983-1987. He began his career as a free agent with the Green Bay Packers; he then went on to play with the New Jersey Generals of The United States Football League. His playing days ended in 1987 with the Detroit Lions.

Dr. Frank earned a master’s degree in counseling from Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ and his doctorate in philosophy and psychology, specializing in addictive disorders from Southern California for Professional Studies, Santa Clara, CA. A gifted teacher, motivator and lecturer; Dr. Frank is considered a pioneer in the addiction field with his functional integrated therapeutic model, SOARFIT.

While working on programs for professional athletes in the NFL, Dr. Frank began to integrate meditation, mental imagery and exercise in treating addictive and mental health disorders. During a pilot study of integrating mindfulness, exercise and 12 step therapies with adolescents; SOARFIT was created.

Dr. Frank continues to refine the SOARFIT program which has demonstrated much success in treating adolescents and adults with substance abuse disorders. He is implementing his Program at Behavioral Health of the Palm Beaches, and also working on a national accredited certification program.

“Several studies in neurobiology over the last decade reveal our body, mind and spirit suffer when we are in emotional pain. SOARFIT makes what is dysfunctional, functional. Our emotional life is physical and it imprints itself in our bodies. The ultimate goal, transform the client’s thought process, directing the individual inward increasing faith and strength of the body’s natural healing process.”

The functional Integration now includes: Somatic Stretching, breathing as meditation, 12 step orientation, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, neurofeedback and DBT therapy.

“As a professional athlete I encountered many tough opponents. Addiction has no boundaries and plays no favorites. It destroys everything in its path; it could care less who its victims are. SOARFIT is the most effective treatment for addictive disorders and It is my mission to establish SOARFIT as the nation’s leading advocate of the integration of physical, emotional and spiritual wellness in the treatment of addictive disorders.”

Referrals to New Pathway Counseling Offer Families a Pathway to a New Life

All forms of substance abuse, whether the addiction is to alcohol, drugs, or both, take a significant toll on all aspects of a family’s life. At New Pathway, our addiction treatment specialists work with adults, teens, and their families to heal their minds, bodies, and spirits.

At New Pathway Counseling, we offer adults, teens, and families suffering with addiction a broad range of evidence-based treatment options that end the cycle of substance abuse and support a clean and sober lifestyle. We offer traditional outpatient treatment services, relapse prevention therapy, as well as a partial day treatment program.

New Pathway Counseling accepts referrals for addiction treatment services from the following individuals

  • Self-Referrals and Their Families
  • Private Physicians
  • Attorneys
  • Clergy
  • Therapists
  • SAP/EAPs
  • School-guidance counselors
  • Parole and Probation Officers
  • And similar authorities

To make a referral to our addiction center, calling New Pathway Counseling at (201) 436-1022.

IF DRUGS or ALCOHOL ARE DESTROYING YOU OR YOUR FAMILY…WE CAN HELP

To learn more about our substance abuse treatment options available at New Pathways Counseling addictions treatment centers in Bayonne NJ, Jersey City, and Pine Brook, NJ, call (201) 436-1022 to speak to a member of our staff today.  

New Pathway Counseling’s  approach to substance abuse treatment centers on the principle that initial recovery from the disease of addiction requires physical, psychological and emotional rehabilitation in a caring and controlled environment.

New Pathway Counseling accepts referrals for addiction treatment services from the following:

  • Self-Referrals and Their Families
  • Private Physicians
  • Attorneys
  • Clergy
  • Therapists
  • SAP/EAPs
  • School-guidance counselors
  • Parole and Probation Officers
  • And similar authorities

Start to the road to recovery from addiction by calling New Pathway Counseling at (201) 436-1022. Most major insurance plans accepted.

Confidentiality

Federal law provides patients who enter substance abuse treatment extraordinary privacy protections, especially concerning their treatment records. With limited exceptions, the staff of New Pathways Counseling cannot identify a person as a patient of our program, or any drug and alcohol program, to anyone outside the program.

Some examples of the circumstances under which New Pathways may share patient records or information include:

  • The patient provides a written consent to release information
  • A court order mandates the disclosure of patient information
  • The disclosure is made to medical personnel in a medical emergency or to qualified personnel for research, audit, or program evaluation.
  • The patient threatens to harm to himself or others.
  • Federal laws and regulations do not protect any information about suspected child abuse or neglect from being reported under State law to appropriate State or local authorities.

During the admissions process, all patients receive detailed written information about New Pathways Counseling privacy policies.