The Center for Healing and Wholeness is an interfaith and inter-disciplinary Ministry Center dedicated to serving the community. We provide our services regardless of age, race, gender, ethnic background, or religious affiliation. Staff members are trained, certified, and/or licensed in their disciplines. The Center is within the First United Methodist Church in Tuckerton and was founded in 1994. It is in Faith, Love and Peace that the CFH&W provides counseling, workshops, support groups, and community formation to help all people create a Mind, Body, and Spirit Connection. We believe in the holistic formation of every human being.
Director - Victoria Eddy CHSC, CARC
The Center for Healing and Wholeness Director, Victoria Eddy CHSC, CARC, came to the Center in 2012 with over 25 years experience dealing with addiction and meditative spiritual healing. Victoria's certifications in Holistic Spiritual Counseling (CHSC) and Addiction Recovery Coaching (CARC), her passion for behavioral health, and her life experience have prepared her for and enabled her to create and faciltiate workshops, support groups, wellness seminars and healing retreats, in areas including effective communication, domestic violence and the twelve step recovery process.
Victoria presently coaches those with addiction, teaches and leads meditation classes and facilitates twelve step study groups. Her primary purpose here at the Center is to bring a mind, body spirit connection to the community, by providing families, seniors, and those effected by addiction and a safe secure place to connect. She is honored to help create a center for healing for all people.
Lynn Beriont-Virginia, LMFT
Lynne A. Beriont-Virginia, LMFT, completed her studies at Lebanon Valley College in Pennsylvania and Kean University in New Jersey. A public school teacher for 31 years, Lynne has a BS in Elementary Ed., a Masters Degree in Early Childhood, a second masters in Behavioral Science, and a Professional Diploma in Marriage and Family Therapy. She has counseled at Bridgeway Rehabilitation Center, the YWCA outreach Program for Domestic Violence, completed an internship at Great Bay Counseling Center under the supervision of Dr. Mary Roberts, and worked at the psychiatric hospital in Toms River. Her psychotherapy experiences include families, children, adolescents, adults, and couples with marital concerns.
Laurie Carney - Treasurer Liaison
Laurie Carney, has been helping alcoholics and those with addictions get on the path to recovery for over 35 years. She is currently an Administrative Assistant at a local accounting firm, and also owns a local business with her husband. Laurie is motivated to bring her experience to the Center and helping others to have a mind, body and spirit connection.
Eileen Foster - Secretary
Eileen Foster, has lived in our community for over 22 years. During this time she has raised to children and has been an advocate for mental health, as it directly relates to her family. Eileen has worked for a major hospitality company for 25 years, she is looking forward to bringing her years of experience into the community helping those achieve overall wellness.
Marissa Giuliano, MSW
Marissa is a Master's Level Social Worker who specializes in eating disorders and adolescent self-esteem. She received her BSW at Stockton University and her MSW at Fordham University. Marissa has been active in public speaking about eating disorders and self-esteem for eight years as well as leading eating disorder and self esteem groups in the community. She completed both her internships at a hospital working on the behavioral health unit. Marissa has also studied Reiki, yoga and meditation as a Master Level Reiki practitioner. She is dedicated and passionate about bringing healing through a holistic approach to her clients. Marissa will with her personal experience and her therapeutic knowledge help facilitate change in individuals who have given up hope. Marissa is married, raising her children in L.E.H.
Colleen Tola Dopkin, Reiki Master, BS, MPH
Colleen has been practicing Reiki since 2012. She became a Reiki Master Teacher because of her own profound healing experience. Colleen had suffered with a connective tissue disorder most of her life, that was compounded by injuries sustained in a car accident. She had tried other healing modalities, still experiencing debilitating pain. With little hope she tried Reiki while waiting six months for a double fusion surgery. Within four months she was completely free of pain. To the amazement of her surgeon and other physicians she canceled the surgery and continues to live free of debilitating pain. Colleen began studying Reiki and quickly realized her passion was to assist others to achieve healing and live pain free lives as she now does. Colleen's background is in health related studies, with a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and a Master's Degree in Public Health. She is married raising two sons, while providing Reiki treatments at Living Acupuncture in Barnegat N.J.
Past Executive Directors
Dr. Mary Roberts
Dr. Roberts comes to us with a long career in treating children, their families, and people with anxiety and a history of trauma. Dr. Roberts completed her education at Duke and Stanford Universities. She holds Post-doctorate Degrees from the Deveraux Foundation and Temple University, with further studies at the Maudsley Hospital in London, England; The University of Colorado; and the University of Pennsylvania. She retired from Children’s Seashore House of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2002. She has maintained a private practice since 1977.
Dr. Reverend Rollo Michael
Reverend Ed Carll
(1994 - 2002)