Irena Pergika

Clinician, MS, LPC

BlueCrest Recovery Center staff headshots- Irena Pergika

Irena Pergjika is a Licensed Professional Counselor in New Jersey and New York State. She earned her master’s degree from Touro College School of Health Sciences and completed her clinical internship outpatient at Zucker Hillside Hospital where she worked closely with the substance abuse population. Ms. Pergjika continued her clinical work on the inpatient units at Zucker Hillside Hospital where she further developed her clinical skills. Ms. Pergjika utilizes evidence-based interventions and tailors her approach with each patient. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness Based Therapy and Person-Centered Therapy. Certified as a Yoga Instructor, Ms. Pergjika incorporates movement, meditation and breathing techniques with clients. She has treated patients from adolescents to older adults, and her experience working on an inpatient unit, makes her uniquely qualified to treat patients with complex presentations.

Irena is interested in the person as a whole and considers the body, mind and spirit connection in order to learn the individual’s view of self and of the world, increase insight and challenge ambivalence, as well as discover links between thoughts and behavior. Irena facilitates a safe, judgment free, and warm environment for patients to openly express themselves, diving within and re-discovering themselves.




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Yes, all information provided is kept confidential and once engaged in treatment; all aspects of treatment are confidential unless otherwise noted by a signed release of information.

We accept most major private insurances. If you do not have insurance, private pay options can be discussed.

At BlueCrest Recovery Center, you will receive a comprehensive multifaceted approach to treatment that includes both group therapy sessions and individual one-on-one therapy sessions based on your unique needs.

Yes, we offer both family support and education groups run by a licensed clinician as well as individual family sessions. Every family and every person is unique, our clinicians will work with you to determine the best approach to healing for yourself and your family.

BlueCrest Recovery Center will conduct an assessment, or level of care evaluation. The goal is to determine the appropriate level of care to meet the client’s individual needs and to provide a recommendation.

Yes, in fact clients with co-occurring illnesses tend to be very successful in our program. Every client that comes to BlueCrest receives a comprehensive psychological evaluation to determine what specific mental health needs they have. From there, a personalized treatment plan that addresses both the substance use and mental health concerns.

BlueCrest Recovery adheres to the highest treatment standards established by its accrediting agencies. BlueCrest is currently accredited by Joint Commission and   The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities also known as CARF. These governing agencies certify that our services are consistently meeting rigorous treatment standards and to ensure the highest quality of care is always being provided.

Group schedules for all treatment days are outlined by a clinical curriculum that integrates a multitude of the treatment modalities we offer. Our therapists will conduct weekly individual sessions with each client. These one-on-one sessions most often occurs during treatment hours in lieu of a group session. BlueCrest’s clinical schedule offers comprehensive and diverse therapeutic approaches including, among many others, process (discussion) group, 12-step education/didactic groups, yoga and meditation sessions and life skills training.

Transitioning from treatment to independent living is a common relapse trigger. BlueCrest’s multiple levels of care are intended to gradually “step-down” clinical structure as clients build independence and grow their 12-step program. Clinicians and our Case Manager will assist in making any necessary aftercare referrals for continued care including but not limited to psychiatrists, doctors and therapists.