About Us


Dr. James T. Twerell

Dr. "T" as many of his clients refer to him, has over 20 years of experience providing counseling within a Christian perspective.  He works together with individuals and couples to restore emotional wellness, mend marriages, renew relationships, strengthen the spiritual journey, promote peace, and a return to whole hearted living. He was a Pastor for over 20 years as well as the Executive Director of the NYCCC college equipping clergy and many others to effectively counsel and meet the needs of those with emotional and situational struggles. 

Over the years, Dr. Twerell’s focus on the creative side of life brought him in contact with individuals who range from writers and actors to ballet dancers and jazz musicians. As an award winning author of both fiction and non-fiction, Dr. Twerell’s understanding and compassion for creative artist provides emotional help for those who choose to follow their dreams and passions in the arts.

Dr. Twerell has authored a number of books for professionals and clients including Inner Peace, Marriage and Family Christian Counseling Principals, and Rational Emotive Pastoral Counseling. He is a member of the National Christian Counseling Association, the National Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Association. and the American Psychological Association-Religion Division. Dr. Twerell has presented at National conferences and conducted regional workshops. His book INNER SPACE : A Guide to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy from a Faith Based Perspective is available at Amazon


Dr. Janetta Twerell

Dr. Janetta Twerell, Co-director of THE COUNSELING CENTER, received her Doctorate in Social/Personality Psychology and is a Licensed Clinical Pastoral Therapist. 

She joined the counseling center soon after its opening and has been providing counseling for over 15 years. Dr. Twerell provides counseling to individuals, adolescents and families.

She has a specialty in addiction counseling and has been trained in Motivational Interviewing, Prolonged Exposure Therapy and Rational Emotive Behavioral Pastoral Therapy. Dr. Twerell is both a researcher and a clinician and has authored numerous articles and continues to present her work at professional and provider conferences.

Among others, she is a member of the American Psychological Association, NYS Psychological Association, NYS Association for Substance Abuse Providers, National Cognitive Behavioral Therapist Association and the National Christian Counselors Association.

Dr. Twerell has a passion and commitment to work with adolescents and people struggling with addiction and participate in their transformation to emotional wellness and spiritual strength.



With over forty years of combined counseling experience, Drs. Terry and Janetta Twerell share thoughts about the Journey of Life. Designed as a series of short and practical meditations, the reader can find easily understood guides to better understand both personal and relationship problems, which may be part of the Journey of Life. Combining modern therapy concepts with spiritual understanding, the book is a useful source of insight on problems of understanding who we are as individuals and how do we can handle the often complex questions in relationships.

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