Mrs. Smart oversees the Christian Wellness Center's ongoing operations and procedures in addition, to community relations and outreach.
Mrs. Smart hopes for Christian Wellness Center to be a dependable resource and support for the community especially with the launch of the Ernestine Winfrey Foundation, which provides counseling services for individuals who have limited access to healthcare.
Ms. Clark-Addison has over 35 years of experience providing clinical supervision, and licensure supervision.
She is certified as a Clinical Social Work Supervisor & instructor for NJ-NASW Clinical Supervisors’ Certification Course. Ms. Clark-Addison supervise LSW, LPC, and LAMFT toward full licensure.
Ms. Clark-Addison holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Rutgers University.
Mrs. Baker-Robinson graduated with a business administration degree from American International University. She has worked with Christian Wellness Center for twelve years. Mrs. Baker is in charge of billing, behavioral health insurance, and financial matters.
Mrs. Baker-Robinson is warm, and professional and is always willing to help clients as necessary to gain a sense of peace before counseling appointments.
Ms. Essex-Arline graduated from Wilmington University with a major in Business Administration. She currently attends Rider University pursuing a degree in Clinical Counseling and Sports Coaching Certification
Ms. Essex-Arline supports the clinical team.
Ms. Essex-Arline enjoys being athletic and participating in different sports (soccer, basketball, and track). She plays video games and every chance she gets it is spent outside in nature
Ms. Garcon graduated from Rutgers University with a major in Nutritional Sciences.
Ms. Garcon is the administrative assistant. She is the professional friendly voice that answers calls, questions, and scheduling appointments.
In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, trying new recipes, and reading poetry. in 2023.
Mrs. Hardy graduated from LaSalle University. She works with adolescents and families using a person-centered approach and also incorporates CBT and solution-focused techniques to meet the client’s specific needs.
Mrs. Hardy works with adolescents and families from a systems perspective to help them tackle the presenting problem and build communication, problem-solving and coping skills for the future.
Mrs. Hardy specializes in anxiety, depression, low self-esteem/self-worth, family conflict, and career readiness.
Ms. O'Connor-Johnson graduated from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling. She enjoys working with adults, families, and couples.
Ms. O'Connor-Johnson has an extensive background in healthcare as a Registered Nurse. She is dedicated to helping clients to move from brokenness to well-being using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Christian Integrative Treatment.
Her warm approach helps clients with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, and interpersonal/relational concerns.
Mr. Rim is s fluent in English and Korean. He graduated from Nyack College Alliance Graduate School of Counseling.
He has experience working with mental health and addictions. He is also the worship pastor at his church.
Mr. Rim's goal is to bring healing to those in the body of Christ.
Ms Crawley-Ojo graduated from Liberty University. She is trained in cognitive behavioral therapy. Her passion is working with couples and families building better communications.
Ms. Crawley-Ojo is currently volunteers at Focus on the Family providing hope and encouragement to those who are dealing with depression and anxiety.
Mrs. Laing attended Pillar University. She is passionate about helping her clients develop practical life skills.
Mrs. Laing embraces an Eclectic approach to counseling by using techniques and modalities customized to suit the individual and their personality.
Mrs. Dorsey graduated from Pillar College and received a BA in Psychology and Counseling.
Mrs. Dorsey has extensive training in grief and losses
Mrs. Dorsey is compassionate and empathic as she walks with people through their grief process.
Professionally, Mrs. Hendricks is a NJ certified K-12 Educator, Life Coach, and a Licensed Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (LAMFT) with experience providing individual and family-therapy services. Donna obtained her Master’s Degree in Marriage & Family Therapy from Capella University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Kean University.
As a Marriage and Family Therapist, Mrs. Hendricks practices Systems Therapy approach to create changes throughout the entire family system with an emphasis on Solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT) and Narrative therapy approaches. Donna’s background as a Middle-School Teacher serves as a strength when engaging adolescent clients through the therapeutic process.
Donna has many interests and has vowed to become a life-long learner, she understands that the world and her clients contribute equally to her growth both personally and professionally.
Interns are closely supervised by senior CWCNJ therapists. They meet with supervisors for several hours each week to discuss their work and to review recordings of their sessions. CWCNJ believes clients receive quality of care when sessions are recorded and viewed in supervision. Interns discuss this option with all their clients, who can opt out if they choose. Recordings are treated with the utmost care, protected as required by the law, and deleted following g review in supervision.