Rev. Adams joined Christian Wellness Center of NJ clinical team in 2016 as a pastoral counselor She previously worked as an Interim Protestant Chaplain & Chaplain in Residence at Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University. She formerly served as Associate Campus Pastor at Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and Director of Youth Ministries at First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey where she provided counseling for students, adolescents and families. Rev. Adams hold a graduate of Princeton Theological Seminary where she obtained a Master of Divinity degree.
Ms. Torres joined Christian Wellness Center of NJ clinical team in 2014 as the children and adolescent clinician. She has extensive experience of thirteen years of working with children, youth and families. Ms. Torres earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from St. John Fisher College in 1998. She obtained her Master of Social Work Degree from SUNY Stony Brook in 2000 and a Master of Special Education from The City College of CUNY in 2005. Ms. Torres has worked with children both as a Special Education classroom educator and as a school Social Worker.
Ernestine Winfrey, MSW, LCSW
Vanessa Bell, MA, LPC, LCADC
Ms. Bell joined Christian Wellness Center of NJ clinical team in 2016. She has nearly fifteen years of counseling experience which includes work in a Long Term Christian Substance Abuse treatment facility, Intensive Outpatient treatment, DCP&P Assessments and In-Home Therapy family. Ms. Bell earned a BA in psychology from Thomas Edison State College and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Licensed Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC)
Danielle Jean-Pierre, MA, LPC
Rev. Bailey joined Christian Wellness Center of NJ clinical team in 2017. Rev. Bailey earned his Masters of Social Work in 2016 from Rutgers University. Rev. Bailey formerly worked with Hyacinth Foundation as a Chaplain. And is retired from the US Navy as a Chaplain. He brings a wealth of experience in his role as individual, couple and family therapist.
Ms. Jean-Pierre joined Christian Wellness Center of NJ clinical team in 2013. Ms. Jean-Pierre earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hampton University in 1989. She obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Clinical Psychology from Norfolk State University in 1991. Ms. Jean-Pierre is a NJ Licensed Professional Counselor. She is trained in family therapy and is sensitive to race, culture, class and gender issues.
Ms. Welcome is the President and Clinical Director of Christian Wellness Center. Her dream was to provide a safe confidential place for Christians and Non-Christians that would facilitate healing from life challenges. Ms. Welcome is trained to incorporate clients' faith in the counseling sessions.
Ms. Welcome education includes a Master's degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University (formerly Philadelphia Biblical University). She is a doctoral candidate studying Pastoral Community Counseling. Ms Welcome is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).
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Latisha Torres, MSW, LSW
Venita Welcome, MS, LPC
Khristi Adams, Mdiv
Ms. Winfrey joined Christian Wellness of NJ clinical team in 2006. She earned a BA in psychology and a dual Masters Degree in Social Work from Rutgers and Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and has completed the course work for her Doctorate at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ms. Winfrey is a Licensed Clincial Social Worker (LCSW) and Licensed Ceritfied Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LCADC) and certified by the state (CCS) to provide supervision to those seeking license in those fields.
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Gerald Bailey, MSW, LSW