Our Story

Blue Counseling & Wellness Center was birthed from a value of service to the Black community.  Creating a space where Black families can receive quality holistic care physically, mentally and spiritually is the goal.  BCWC strives to provide culturally relevant, body-positive, and pleasure-based health and wellness services that promotes wellbeing in all aspects of one's life.

Meet Our Team


Chanta Blue, LCSW, CST

Co-owner/Director of Therapeutic Services

Kayla Ligon

Administrative Assistant

Kayla B. Ligon is a New Jersey native and is a product of the Hackensack Public Schools District in Hackensack NJ.  Kayla is an Alumna of the Delaware State University where she received her bachelor's degree in Social Work. 


Kayla is truly passionate about serving and helping young people that are currently struggling with stability, mental health and behavioral challenges and daily serves as a Case Manager at Youth Consultation Services. Kayla is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. 


Kayla loves to share her gifts in being a young positive example to others.  She loves her life, her family and friends, and serving the community with grace.


Chesney Blue, MPH, RDN

Co-owner/Director of Physical Wellness Services

Olivia Shorter

Counseling Intern

Olivia is a graduate student in the accredited CACREP counseling program at Kean University. She is at the tail end of her studies, once completed she will be Licensed Associate Counselor Looking to gain certification to become a  Licensed Professional Counselor and gain a LMFT certification  soon after.


Since setting out on this academic journey in 2020, she has gained membership into two honor societies (Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society and Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society). Olivia has a B.A. in English from Bloomfield College. Olivia has volunteered at local food pantries preparing lunches for the homeless and Wreaths Across America.