Child Psychiatric Services

In collaboration with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care (UBHC), The Gateway School offers The School Based Program.

The goal of School Based is to create a healthy environment for learning that promotes academic and life success for all of our students. UBHC and Gateway partner to develop prevention and intervention strategies to meet this goal. This service, at no charge to the parents, allows us to better address the mental health and psychiatric needs of some of our more challenging developmentally disabled students.

The School Based Program provides a range of free and confidential mental health services including:

  • Medication Management with Child Psychiatrist
  • Individual Counseling
  • Family Counseling
  • Case Management/Referral Services
  • Staff Consultation
  • Crisis Intervention
  • And More

Dr. Raymond Chong, Child Psychiatrist, visits once a week to meet with families/students for medication management of specifically-identified students.

Mrs. Alejandrina Batista, LCSW – Mental Health Clinician II, works collaboratively with Dr. Chong, and the Gateway Staff, families and students. She observes students, advises teachers, develops behavior plans, and monitors student progress. Mrs. Batista provides individual and family counseling, and facilitates crisis intervention as needed to support the positive mental health of our students.