Welcome to Christian Counseling in Somerset and local areas

We're Here to Listen

About Us

Venita S. Welcome, MS

Ms. Welcome is the President/Clinical Director, She is a  Licensed Professional Counselor, Board Certified Telehealth provider, and Approved Clinical Supervisor for newly licensed associate counselors.   Specializes in helping adults struggling with unresolved childhood  (depression, anxiety, anger) and relationship emotional injuries.  She provides counseling and education to  individuals,  marriage counseling,  groups, and on online.

Ernestine Winfrey, MSW

Ms. Winfrey is a Licensed Social Worker,  and Lcensed Drug and Alcohol counselor.  She provides supervision as a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Specializes in addictions, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, etc.) and building strong relationships.  She provides counseling to individuals and couples.

Danielle Jean-Pierre, MA

Ms. Jean-Pierre is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor.  Specializes in marital and family therapy. She provides online counseling and facilitates workshops for women.

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Latisha Torres, MSW

Ms. Torres is a Licensed Social Worker. As a Christian she is trained as an restorative yoga instructor.  Specializes in working with families and adults. She enhances her clinical treatment  with breathing techniques, gentle movement, and meditation to reduce stress and depression.  Ms. Torres facilitates groups on mindful living.

Gerald Bailey, MSW, MDIV

Mr. Bailey is a Licensed Social Worker and  retired Navy Chaplain .  Specializes in Men Issues, couples and individuals.  He facilitates a Safe Men Space group.

Beverly Baker, BA

Ms. Baker is the Office Manager.  She provides years of experience in caring for individuals.  Ms. Baker specializes in office management.

What We Do

Our Christian Counseling Practice

Our experience enables us to offer effective outpatient, individualized, psychological care. We use various mental health treatments including incorporating individuals Christian-faith.  We treat a number of mental health disorders, and provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and couples.   Although we are a Christian organization we welcome everyone.

Our Treatment Focus

Our focus is to help individuals heal, energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. We achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan. 

Our Client Promise

We promise to be there for you every step of your journey. Our goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life. 

Our Therapy

Depression & Anxiety

Depression, fear, and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. Through counseling and treatment, we are able to help you recover motivation, perspective, and joy that you once had in your life. 

 

Trauma & PTSD

Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. 

 

Relationships

Relationship counseling can be beneficial to couples who are looking to strengthen their emotional connection, in all stages of their relationship. Therapy sessions are held with both couples and is a supportive place to discuss issues and solutions to better strengthen your relationship.     

Our Services

Online/Video Counseling

It can be difficult to come to the office for individual counseling.  Using SecureVideo a HIPAA complainant software we are able to offer counseling via laptop, tablet or smartphone. 

Face-to-face Counseling

Counseling takes place when a counselor sees an individual in a private and confidential setting.  

Christian Counseling

Christian Counseling and secular counseling share the same desire to help people overcome their problems and find meaning and joy in their life.  The distinction between the two is that Christian Counseling incorporates faith and biblical prinicples.  

Spiritual Guidance

This is NOT counseling.  Spiritual guidance emphasis is on support and encouragement.  The goal is to discern God's voice amid all the other voices clamoring for attention.  Spiritual guidance help to recognize God's presence.  Using prayer, silence, listening, sharing, journaling, scriptures, personal retreats and other disciplines  provides ways to reflect on life experiences.  For information send me an email: venitawelcome@cwcnj.org 

Approved Clinical Supervision

 The Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) credential identifies those mental health professionals who have met national professional supervision standards.  Venita Welcome, MS, LPC, ACS provides supervision to Licensed Associate Counselors.  For information send email to venitawelcome@cwcnj.org with subject line SUPERVISION.

Insurances Accepted

We participate with many local and national insurance plans.  However it is your responsibility to understand whether your insurance plans has behavioral health care services.  Please feel free to contact our billing staff if you should have any questions.  

Insurances

  • Aetna
  • AmeriHealth
  • Cigna
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield 
  • Oxford
  • Qualcare
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare

Employee Assistance Programs

We are covered under most employee assistance programs (EAP).  Please contact your personnel department to determine your eligibility and limitations.

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • Compsych
  • St. Barnabas
  • Value Options

Ongoing Groups

Christian Books Club

December: Esther: A Woman of Strength and Dignity - Chuck Swindoll

January (2019) : Her Mother's Hope - Francine Rivers

February: Becoming - Michelle Obama

March: Long Time Coming - Vanessa Miller


We meet the last Thursday of every month from 6:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.   We discuss the current book and look for ways to apply principles to our lives.  The book club is FREE to attend.  

Grace to Empower Sisters - Women's Group

This group modeled from the Emotions Anonymous 12-step recovery program.  The group is for individuals experiencing anxiety, grief, depression, anger and other emotional difficulties.  The group meets Mondays- biweekly from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Registration is required.  Call Traci Cole for information and registration: 848-459-4941.

Men's Private Space

This safe space is for MEN ONLY.  It is a time to connect, reflect and relax with other men.  Come join us.  Meet on the third Saturday of the month from 10: 00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Insurance accepted - responsible for copays.  Call to register Gerald Bailey, (732) 632-7436

Meeting Place

All of the groups are held at 

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204

Somerset, NJ 08873

Office No. (732) 873-2777

Events

January 8-29th (Tuesdays)

Lyrics for the Soul- Hear and Listen that the Lord is Good!

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204, Somerset, NJ 08873

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January 8-29th (Tuesdays)

Lyrics for the Soul- Hear and Listen that the Lord is Good!

 Come and explore how music and lyrics affect our spirit and feeds our soul.  Music and the lyrics that accompany it can give hope, inspiration and encouragement in a time or moment when you think you just can't do it anymore.  We will learn how music from different genres (Hip Hop, Gospel, R&B, Contemporary) can address depressed moods, hopelessness, fear, doubt, faith and healing through the tools of meditation, listening, feeling and journaling.


Registration fee: $25.00  Insurance accepted - responsible for copays.  Facilitator: Danielle Jean-Pierre. Registration call (732) 873-2777

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204, Somerset, NJ 08873

February 7 - March 21st (Thursdays)

People with Addicted Loved Ones!

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204, Somerset, NJ 0883

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February 7 - March 21st (Thursdays)

People with Addicted Loved Ones!

This is a confidential support group designed to help the loved ones help themselves first. This can also fight the isolation that can accompany living with people with addictive behaviors.

When a loved one attends support group meetings and takes these other steps toward good health, the result is that the loved one gains clarity and strength. 


Insurance accepted - responsible for copays.  Facilitator: Stacey Cherifils.  Registration required call (732) 873-2777

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204, Somerset, NJ 0883

Contact Us

We're Here for You

Please contact us with questions.

Christian Wellness Center of NJ LLC

225 DeMott Lane, Suite 204, Somerset, NJ 08873, US

(732) 873-2777

Hours

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Mon-Fri:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Saturday and Sunday