East Rutherford, NJ
(646) 505.7099

About Us

At Bard Behavioral Health East Rutherford, we have built a business providing high value integrated services to individuals suffering from a wide range of psychiatric illnesses and disabilities concentrating on mental health treatment in Rutherford, NJ. Over the years, we have developed a wide range of services to address the specific needs of service users creating pathways to allow individuals to move towards their recovery.​

Bard Associates is committed to a recovery-oriented mental health service system that empowers consumers to take charge of their own lives and make the decisions that affect them. Bard Associates supports each individual in their personal journey to achieve self-determined goals towards leading an independent and meaningful life.

Dr Anwar Ghali, MD

Dr Anwar Ghali is a board certified psychiatrist and licensed as such in the state of New Jersey. Dr. Ghali also maintains certifications as Psychiatric Administrator, Masters in Public Administration (Health Services Management), NYU. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow, American Psychiatric Association, Joint Commission Surveyor, Senior Examiner on the Baldridge Award board of Examiners and Past President, New Jersey Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Ghali is the Clinical Director of Psychiatry, Christian Health Care Center and is Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. His immediate previous professional appointments include: Chairman of Psychiatry, Trinitas RMC and Acting Chairman of Psychiatry, Seton Hall University School of Health Sciences.

Dr. Ghali treats adults and geriatric population performing Psychiatric Evaluation and Psychiatric Medication Management. Read More

Ms. Nirala Bard

Ms. Nirala Bard, LPC, LCADC, ICADC, ACS,

is a clinical psychotherapist with more than 19 years of experience in providing mental health services to adults, children and families. A champion for the rights of those with mental illness, Ms. Nirala Bard has also served as the Director of New Jersey Mental Health Services for a few non – profit organizations, Hospital settings – ER, DETOX, Inpatient, IOP, outpatient services and has also worked with the Superior Courts of NJ advocating for the needs of children, adolescents young adults and families in crisis.

Ms. Bard received her MA in Counselor Education from Siena Heights University. She has the distinction of being recognized for delivering exemplary mental health services by the Bergen County Executive, Mayor Wayne Smith of Irvington, and former Governor of N,J Richard J. Codey.

The main psychotherapeutic models I use are Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and systemic therapy. I have particular interests in working with clients with eating disorders, or who deliberately self-harm, or who experience recurrent depression and anxiety. I specialize in treating people with mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief and loss, relationship and interpersonal difficulties, sexuality and gender concerns, substance abuse and addiction. In addition to my direct patient care, I offer consultation and case management advice and clinical supervision to colleagues with LAC.


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