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Alice Miller and Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr. cut the riibbon at the dedication of "Pastor Aldridge "Pop" Miller Health Station."
Alice Miller and Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson, Sr. stand before memorial picture of Pastor Aldridge "Pop" Miller at the newly dedicated health station.  The station is equipped for medical emergencies.  
All photos courtesy of Don Small


Who are we? We are a vibrant team of volunteers who are licensed social workers, registered nurses, teachers, pastors, and community workers, who contribute time according to our mission.

The Bethesda Counseling and Wellness Services embraces Proverbs 11:14, Where there is no counsel, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

As a Christian community, Bethesda Counseling and Wellness Services endeavors to provide access to comprehensive social services for those who need medical, mental health, individual, and family counseling, and referrals.

Our mission is to meet people where they are, and to improve lives and strengthen families by pro-viding counseling services that will assist individuals and families gain a better understanding of their inner conflicts. With integrity, compassion, and efficiency, we support action that leads to a healthy and caring society. In addition, we have an on-site medical station where confidential counseling and hypertension screening is done by our registered nurses, and a counseling room where licensed so-cial workers see those who are in need. Confidentiality is important to us therefore, we protect your privacy.

We are ready for medical crisis situations with Automated External Defibrillators (AED’s) and first aid equipment that are located in our church. In case of emergency, services are provided by our reg-istered nurses and certified instructors.

Our goals are met by providing the following services:

  • Counseling
    • Medical
    • Individual and Family, 2nd and 4th Sundays following the 11:00 am service
    • Telephone
    • Nutrition
    • Bereavement
    • Palliative Care
    • Geriatric
    • Sexuality and Spirituality – Christian Teens Connecting
  • Hypertension screening every Sunday following the 11:00 am service
  • Referrals
  • Collaboration with health facilities and community organizations
  • Educational Seminars, Health Fairs, Forums, Workshops

     Bethesda Walking Warrors

Please contact us at 212-831-0301. Leave a message, or fax your request to 212-865-6150.

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