The Counseling Center to Honor Rosanne Welshimer at Annual Benefit Print


By Ellen Edwards, Member, Board of Directors, The Counseling Center

Apr. 10, 2019:  The Counseling Center is delighted to host its annual benefit on Friday, May 3, at the Bronxville Field Club from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.  

This year, we are thrilled to honor Rosanne Welshimer, whose many years of service have made an enduring contribution to The Counseling Center and to the Village of Bronxville. Guests will have the chance to enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres while participating in a raffle as well as in silent and live auctions for theater tickets, two nights in a posh Manhattan hotel, personalized museum tours, and many other luxury gift items and customized events.

Thanks to four generous families who are sponsoring this year’s benefit, all the proceeds will go to support the important work of The Counseling Center, a nonprofit community resource founded in 1971. 

The center’s exceptional staff of trained psychotherapists--a staff distinguished by its many years of experience--provides individual psychotherapy, marriage counseling, family and child therapy, and pastoral counseling. 

Funds raised at the benefit will also support The Counseling Center’s fee subsidy program, which allows it to offer reduced-fee treatment to people who qualify from Bronxville and its neighboring communities. The mission of The Counseling Center is to provide high-quality mental health treatment to all people in need who seek its services.

Rosanne Welshimer is well known for her many years of service in Bronxville, including at The Reformed Church of Bronxville, where in addition to assuming many top leadership roles, she has also taught fourth-grade church school for more than thirty-four years. She has also served as board president of the Bronxville Public Library and has served on the board of The Counseling Center, to which she gave her time and energy for many years, culminating as its president. She is equally well known for her chocolate chip cookies, which she baked for The Reformed Church’s soup kitchen for twenty-six years. Rosanne’s leadership, dedication, and warm friendship have helped ensure that The Counseling Center is able to continue its important work.

The upcoming benefit offers a reminder of what a valuable resource Bronxville has in The Counseling Center. The center specializes in serious mental health challenges, including major depression, anxiety/panic disorder, eating disorders, bipolar illness, self-injury, and addiction. In some of these cases, short-term, focused psychotherapy is appropriate; in others, longer-term, more intensive therapy is advised. Many other people seek help with the common challenges of life--troubled relationships, life transitions, or a desire for more meaning and balance. Sometimes in just a few sessions, clients find the clarity and reassurance they are seeking.

The Counseling Center offers a welcoming, comfortable, safe, and confidential place to get help. In addition to its offices in The Reformed Church of Bronxville on Pondfield Road, it has offices in Scarsdale, Riverdale, and New York City. 

For more information about services offered by The Counseling Center, visit or contact its clinical director, Dr. Jane Benjamin, PhD, at 914-793-3388, ext. 122. 

To purchase tickets to The Counseling Center's benefit, please contact Sue Perry at 914-793-3388, ext. 101, or click here.  

Pictured here:  Gail Cook (L) and Anne Coyle Lemberger, co-chairs of The Counseling Center Benefit Committee. 

Photo courtesy The Counseling Center

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