We have counseling offices in Berlin, MD and Salisbury, MD. Our general method of counseling is based on humor and common sense approaches to solving problems.



Our Philosophy

When life seems chaotic and confusing, we are here to help guide and direct you to find peace and transformation. God is in the business of transformation and we are here to help!

Through counseling, we walk alongside you in the process of rising from frustration, anxiety, depression and hopelessness to developing a clear plan to a better life with tools learned in sessions.

We provide a safe and confidential environment in which to develop trust and confidence. We have a diverse staff willing to walk alongside you in whatever journey you are on. If life has you down, please look us up!

**Amid ongoing concern about the coronavirus COVID-19, Lighthouse Counseling Christian Ministry’s top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our therapists and our patients. We understand the concern and uncertainty you may be experiencing around the evolving situation, and we’re committed to being responsive and flexible to our customers’ needs and the needs of our therapists. We are offering video and/or phone-conferencing to any client that may need to cancel due to illness, or who just doesn’t feel comfortable leaving their home at this time. If you are interested in this option, please contact our office directly so we can get you set up in the patient portal to access this option. Please, if you are experiencing any symptoms of the cold or flu, stay home as to not pass it on to others in the office. Our office number is 410-973-2211 for any questions or concerns. Thank you!

Services We Offer

Our counselors provide many services for those in different walks of life – from the toddler years, through the years past retirement. Some of our specialties include:

Individual Counseling

For those looking to find healthy ways to feel better and to do better. Counseling can aid in treating specific mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and ADHD. In addition to these conditions, clients can benefit from counseling who are going through life changes, trust and relationship issues, stress, financial issues, managing anger, or many other emotional life experiences.

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Couples/Marriage Counseling

For individuals or couples looking to resolve conflict and improve their relationships. You can use counseling to navigate through your relationship and gain a better understanding of your partner and yourself.

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Addictions Counseling

Addiction therapy helps clients find healthy ways to cope with their problems. Therapy can help clients suffering from many types of addictions, including drug and alcohol use/abuse, gambling, sex, and internet addictions. We provide programs that offer guidance outside of your sessions that you can use in everyday scenarios.

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Youth and Adolescent Counseling

Just like adults, adolescents and children can benefit from counseling. Many need help dealing with school stress, bullying, and peer pressure. Others may need help working through their feelings about family or social issues, particularly during a major transition, like divorce or death. Counseling focuses on building self-esteem and improving relationships and communication.

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Meet Our Counselors

Christopher W. Tabb III, LCPC, MBA

Specialties Include: Individual Counseling (ages 12 and up), Couples/Marriage Counseling, Addictions Counseling


Scherell Simonet, LCPC

Specialties Include: Individual Counseling, Youth and adolescent CounselingSupervisor and Registered Play Therapist. Scherell is multi-state licensed and has serviced individuals between the ages of 5 and 65 years of age for 8 years, specializing in disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety, ODD, and Depression.

Jane Whetstine, LCPC

Specialties Include: Individual Counseling (ages 14 and up), Couples/ Marriage Counseling


Veron Johnson, LCPC

Specialties Include: Adolescent Counseling (ages 12 and up), Individual Counseling, Addictions Counseling, Couples Counseling

Debbie Remines, LCSW-C

Specialties Include: Youth/Adolescent Counseling, Individual Counseling



Jackie Rutkowski, LCPC

Specialties Include: Individual Women’s Counseling, Youth and adolescent Counseling (ages 12 and up)



Frequently Asked Questions

How do I pay for Counseling?

Understanding how counseling is covered can be confusing. To make things easier, we take a variety of insurances, and will verify for your benefits for you to let you know how it will be covered. For those with insurances out of network, or without insurance at all, we provide a self-pay option. Contact our office so that we can walk you through the process of getting started.

Is Counseling Confidential?

We take confidentiality very seriously. Not only is counseling protected by Federal Law, but we go well beyond what is required. We would love to tell you more if you have any questions!

I’m not religious, can you still help?

We have a service unique to our community in the fact that we provide an extra helping hand in an individual’s journey with their faith. However, we welcome all clients who are seeking help, and it is not based on their religious views. No one will feel discriminated or unheard by our counselors.

Contact Us

Phone Number: (410) 973-2211
Fax Number: (443) 782-0350
Email: info@lighthousecounselingcm.com

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Berlin Office: 10026 Main Street, Bldg. 1, Berlin, MD 21811


Salisbury Office: 120 B Arlington Road, Salisbury, MD 21801


Testimonials: See what others have to say about our counseling services:


I’m incredibly grateful for the treatment I’ve received at Lighthouse. I feel like my treatment with them has been very beneficial to my sobriety and I actually look forward to my appointments. I find myself telling my counselor “I see why you’re a professional,” at every visit. Whatever you may be struggling with, reach out to them. I guarantee they can help. Request to see Jane at their Berlin office. She’s fabulous!     -Kaity B.

I can’t say enough great things about the ladies in the Salisbury office!! They are so kind, considerate and genuine. Even though they are a church based business they respect everyone’s beliefs and never push religion or judge. Even though I was very hesitant to go and I felt I didn’t need therapy…. I went. It’s the best thing I ever did for myself. After leaving the office it’s as if the weight of the world is lifted off my shoulders. I didn’t even realize before attending therapy I had so much pinned up stress and lack of direction. Now its like a gift to myself each week. They encourage me to do different exercises throughout the week to help me decompress. They have taught me tools and outlets to maintain focus and help deal with different situations that may arise. I have learned so much about myself and how to use the skills I have to be the most productive. I know now, if I don’t take care of myself I can’t possibly take care of anyone else. I am learning to manage my life rather than my life managing me !!! And most importanly…I finally stopped existing and started living. I encourage everyone to go even if your life seems on track. Your worth it !!!!!!!      -Leslie S.