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Cornerstone at Mahwah Effective Schools Solutions


ESS provides innovative clinical and therapeutic programs for the in-district education of students with experiencing emotional and behavioral problems. They provide experienced clinical staff, proven programming, sound oversight, and a mature system of quality and risk management.

Our solutions include:

Wrap-Around Program – This program provides the structure and support that helps at-risk students be educated within mainstream and/or self-contained classes.

Services typically include:

  • Weekly individual therapy
  • Family therapy, available in the evening to accommodate parent schedules
  • Monthly evening parent psycho education and support group
  • Daily group therapy, including specialized protocols for problems such as substance abuse and impulse control
  • School refusal interventions, including home visits
  • An independent lunch period with ESS staff to avoid the stress of unstructured time in the cafeteria
  • Study skills class, typically co-led by an ESS professional and a district teacher


Federico Lucas

ESS Coordinator

ESS Licensed Professional Counselor


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Ani Mooney

ESS LC Social Worker


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