The Ida Gurtman Therapeutic Children’s Program is a specialized, partial care/day treatment program for children between the ages of 2½ and 6 years whose emotional problems interfere with their daily functioning.

The program services children and their families in one of two three-hour sessions, either

9:00 am to 12 noon or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Monday through Friday.


The Ida Gurtman Therapeutic Children’s Program uses a multi-disciplinary approach to make a range of services available to all children and their families.  In a nurturing, structured, therapeutic environment children interact with peers and adults, learning positive, developmentally appropriate socialization skills. Families learn to function more positively, supportively, and effectively.


The Program has been in continuous operation year round since its inception.


Ida Gurtman Therapeutic Children’s Program (One)

35 Orange Avenue

Clifton NJ 07013

Telephone: 973-777-1403

Fax: 973-777-4021



Maribel Adamo, M.A, L.P.C.


Transportation to and from the Program may be arranged via program S-2 buses. Outreach and on-site sessions with parents/guardians are arranged throughout the day with Masters-level counselors. The unit psychiatrist is on-site for one day each week. Staff is fluent in English and Spanish.


The Program is licensed as a partial care /day treatment program by The New Jersey Department of Children & Families, Division of Children’s System of Care.


Medicaid, private insurance and individual fees based on ability to pay are accepted.




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