Project Community Pride

A Youth & Teen Counseling and Support Program

Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA is an important extension of youth development services for children, teens and their families throughout the Madison Area YMCA’s service area that was made possible through the collaboration of community leaders and a new partnership with the municipalities and School Districts of the Chathams, Florham Park and Madison. The partnership signifies a major step forward in furthering the Y’s commitment to youth development.

The COVID-19 pandemic has added layers of stress and continually evolving routines. Project Community Pride is currently offering telehealth appointments for clients and is ready to support children, teens and families who need additional assistance and resources during these challenging times.

See staff member descriptions below. For more information about Project Community Pride of the Madison Area YMCA, click here or call 973-845-6480. If you are experiencing a psychiatric or medical emergency, call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.

Christine McIntyre, LCSW, Director
Prior to joining Project Community Pride, Christine was in private practice in the community. She also worked in a group practice where she provided individual, family and group therapy. She has extensive experience working with children, adolescents and their families. Christine earned a Master of Social Work from Hunter College.

Mike Ecklund

Mike Ecklund, LAC, Clinician Mike began his career as a licensed counselor working with the State of New Jersey Department of Children and Families’ Children’s System of Care. He worked with families throughout the state, with children of all ages in schools, and adults with a range of intellectual and developmental disabilities. Mike has a background in psychology, applied behavior analysis, and mental health. Mike earned a Master of Mental Health Counseling from Monmouth University.

Tracy Koller
Tracy Koller, LCSW, Clinician Tracy is a licensed clinical social worker with training in cognitive behavioral therapy and specialized training working with children experiencing anxiety. She has prior experience working in schools and in private practice providing individual and group counseling to youths and adults. Additionally, Tracy worked in hospital and community based settings and is active on the safety committee in her children’s schools. Tracy holds a Master of Social Work from Fordham University.
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