Experienced mental health counselor in New Jersey

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I have more than 20 years experience offering effective treatment for alcohol & substance abuse, sexual & process addiction counseling & mental health services. I also specialize in forensic psychology, clinical legal services and interventions for professionals.
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New Jersey counseling and mental health services. Service areas include Mercer, Somerset, Middlesex, and Hunterdon Counties in New Jersey, and the broader tri-state area.

Call (609) 333-1096, e-mail, or contact me online for an appointment.

Podcast appearance: Recovery Recharged with Ellen Stewart: Interventions – Do they work? An interview with Cliff Koblin

My story: struggles and success

“From the ashes comes new life.” I closely identify with that phrase. At one point I thought that my life was over with no one to guide me and no reason to live. I felt hopelessly trapped by addiction, depression and anxiety until I was able to set aside my pride and ask for help. I received the assistance I needed through counseling and self help communities. I clearly remember my isolation, loneliness and despair.

I have never forgotten those who guided me and instilled me with the passion “to pay it forward” and assist others.

My work and passion has always and continues to be focused on assisting individuals, couples and families to address, cope with and have acceptance with life’s challenges. It is my belief that “pain shared is pain lessened.”

Specialties include:

Addiction treatment

Addiction can manifest in the abuse of alcohol or other substances, or as a process addiction such as compulsive gambling, work, shopping or sex addiction.

Anger management

Treatment involves one-on-one counseling for those who experience episodes of anger that are disturbing because of their frequency, intensity or duration and are considered unhealthy for the individual or those with whom he interacts.

Clinical legal services

These evaluation and consultation services are used in civil, family and criminal court matters. Tests require specific measurement strategies, that produce a more in-depth account of information than is normally captured during a typical clinical evaluation.


Intervention preparation and action is a fluid, ongoing plan of action to address and resolve crisis situations that have overwhelmed family and friends. Intervention services cover the New Jersey and tri-state area.


I have known Cliff Koblin as the dedicated professional he is for over 20 years. He truly cares about the people with whom he works. Cliff is able to adeptly apply his natural empathy along with his ability to encourage clients to demand the best from themselves in living honest, sober and responsible lives.
– Dr. Jim Mastrich, Licensed Psychologist, Licensed Clinical Alcohol & Drug Counselor

Chris, from Jabin & Fleming, East Brunswick, NJ

As a criminal defense attorney, I always recommend to my clients with addiction and anger management problems that they see Cliff. I have repeatedly seen changes for the better in my clients. I highly recommend his services!
– Chris, from Jabin & Fleming, East Brunswick, NJ

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