Serving Cabarrus, Catawba, Davie, Iredell, Lincoln, North Mecklenburg, Rowan and Stanley counties
Formerly known as Samaritan Counseling Services, we are a compassionate, spiritually-integrated and community-based care organization affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. As one of eight regions in the CareNet Counseling family, our two centers in Statesville and Mooresville are committed to improving the mental health of our region and the counties we serve, including: Cabarrus, Catawba, Davie, Iredell, Lincolnton, North Mecklenburg, Rowan and Stanley.
CareNet provides health and hope for those facing personal struggles, the loss of a loved one, career concerns and additional mental health issues. We want to help you on your journey toward a more abundant life. We deliver specialized, spiritually-integrated care, education, training and consultations for a variety of mental health issues through the compassionate presence of professionally trained, state licensed and certified professionals.
We are supported in our mission by a highly-engaged board of prominent religious, business and professional leaders with one driving goal – making sure everyone in our community has access to our counseling services and educational programs regardless of their ability to pay.
Recognize the Signs – Depression Screening
In conjunction with the nonprofit, Screening for Mental Health, all of us at CareNet would like to encourage you to take advantage of this free online screening. And remember, dealing with depression is a road no one should have to walk alone. To take your free screening, click here.
Throughout the year, we host and co-host a variety of highly informative presentations and talks on various topics in mental health. Please check back regularly to learn more about our upcoming presentations and talks.
We offer a wide variety of programs & highly informative workshops on various topics for faith communities, civic organizations and businesses. Please contact us to request availability and fees for a workshop tailored to your needs. Topics include:
Mental Health First Aid- Coming soon! We hope to offer this in 2018.
Cindy Hickman Ray, MS, LPC
Cindy graduated from Loyola University Maryland with a Master of Science in pastoral counseling in 2004. Her undergraduate work was in dental hygiene. She taught at the community college level and practiced in health care for over 20 years before receiving her counseling degree. She is now a seasoned Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and is on most insurance panels offered in NC. After completing her counseling degree, Cindy earned the Basic Graduate Theological Studies in the United Methodist Church from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC. Cindy’s calling and passion is pastoral counseling, a process which seeks to understand the human search for meaning and purpose in all of its complexity. She embodies her role of living and practicing by encouraging her clients to live simply, intentionally and purposefully. Pastoral counseling espouses a growth-oriented approach in attempting to interpret human behavior and human experience as an integration of the psychological, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual. Cindy is available to individuals, late teens and couples for counseling in the Statesville and Mooresville/Lake Norman clinics. Cindy also serves as a counselor for Davidson Clergy Center, which provides a weeklong, integrative professional experience for clergy and ministry professionals.
Tracy Gilreath, MA, LPC
Tracy Gilreath earned his Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. He is a Master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor. Before getting his degree in counseling, Tracy worked with teenagers and families as a Youth Pastor for 16 years. He has worked in the mental health field for the past 12 years helping adolescents, families and couples restore emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Training and certifications include Cognitive-Behavior therapy, EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Trauma-Focus Cognitive Behavior therapy. He is experienced in counseling adolescents who are having behavioral issues in school and in the home, marriage or couple conflicts, family problems, and anxiety related issues. He serves clients in the Statesville center. Tracy continues to serve the local church through partnering with his wife in the couple’s ministry as well as working in the Youth ministry. Tracy is a husband and a father to two children.
“We all have times of suffering in our lives. Sometimes it is difficult to walk through those times alone. Having gone through my own healing in counseling, and being a “wounded healer” aids me in being able to help others deal with their own suffering.Through my own counseling, healing in my marriage and training in relationships, I have a passion to see marriages restored and healing take place in families. I can help your marriage be better than it ever has been; whether dealing with past conflicts, family problems, or just a lack of passion in your marriage.”
Damon Silas, PsyD., CH, LCP
Dr. Damon Silas, also known as “Doc D,” has been able to bring and share his psychological skills and knowledge with clients not only nationally, but also overseas as well. His personable and relaxed demeanor, that most people describe as “easy to talk to,” coupled with more than15 years of experience, results in the perfect mix of relatability and expertise. Using the power of creativity and the imagination, Doc D effectively, and sometimes playfully, helps his clients discover the root of their concerns. Dr. Silas became interested in trauma and grief work after going through personal losses, and he therefore knows what it is like to feel hopeless and in a dark place. He uses the many tools in his psychological toolbox to help his clients move from their own space of darkness to hope. He especially likes working with those individuals who may feel misunderstood, like an “outcast” or like an “underdog;” those who may feel stuck in their patterns of behaviors; and those who may be on the verge of losing their job, relationships or anything else they have worked hard to achieve. Most of his experience ranges from working with difficult or resistant teens, identity issues, grief and loss, trauma, men’s issues, as well as those in the military and veteran population. Whatever you are going through, Dr. Silas will work collaboratively to find the best path of recovery and healing for you. Please inquire to see Dr. Silas’s availability for conducting evaluations.
Bill Wilder, LPC, MDiv, MA
Bill Wilder is Lake Norman’s most sought after relationship and family expert. He is a highly skilled therapist who provides a safe space for his clients. Those who want to come to their full potential, through validation and encouragement, have found this work rewarding. Bill is compassionate and results-focused; he helps his clients make the changes they need to get more out of their relationships. His specialty is couples and families who are seeking greater intimacy, teenagers looking for guidance, and men wanting to gain clarity around meaning and life purpose.
Bill’s humor, wisdom, directness and solution-oriented approaches are his trademark. He works with adults, adolescents, couples and families addressing these presenting issues: life transitions, spiritually-integrated counseling, anxiety, depression, Attention Deficit/Hyperacitiv Disorder, sexual Issues, self-criticism, resiliency, collaborative problem solving, assertiveness training, anger, values clarification, blended families and trauma resolution.
Bill’s empowering and creative approach to counseling has been largely influenced by the Internal Family Systems (IFS) model of psychotherapy, which gives people a clear path to resolve deep-seated emotional issues. Bill’s own life journeys have made him relatable, down-to-earth, and accessible. Bill is equipped with a master’s in marriage and family therapy and Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. Bill completed his post graduate training with The Center for Self Leadership and is a Level 2 trained IFS therapist.
Patricia J. Paronett-Ballard, MA, NBCC, LPCA
Patricia Paronett-Ballard earned her master’s degree at Lenior-Rhyne University, completed her internship with CareNet Counseling and is now enrolled in training as a resident counselor with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She works with clients from middle adolescence to adults of all ages. She not only has the wealth of skills and knowledge of the professionals at Wake Forest, but she also has been trained by therapists specializing in trauma therapy. Her skills and training include eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, somatic processing, dialectical behavior therapy and interpersonal therapies. She has learned that integrating these approaches assists with the challenging, but possible, dynamics of complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety, depression, complex grief, challenging family and romantic relationships, and other issues that can contribute to feelings of isolation, failure and being stuck. She has completed training in domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, as well as the effects of early childhood abuse/sexual abuse and neglect on the development of individuals. Patricia embraces all dimensions of healing work involved in the mind, body and spirit.
Patricia is known for her ability to balance her compassionate and supportive style with empowerment by encouraging respect of her client’s life view, culture, faith, relational and occupational desires. She takes time to get to know her clients and accompanies them in the process of healing. She knows that long-term healing is possible, no matter how lost someone may think they are, and that the dark doesn’t last forever.
Laura has been the office manager at CareNet Counseling for fifteen years. Laura is the warm and caring voice on the phone that people experience when they first call the center for an initial assessment. She helps people feel cared for and receive what they need. Laura plays a significant role in making sure that each client is assisted with insurance billing and processes, so that payment of service is made as simple and easy as possible, even with complex insurance claims. Laura is married with two adult children, and she and her husband live in Statesville.
Grady Williamson, Acting Chair, retired
Clifton Singleton, BSN, RN Nurse Manager Piedmont Health Care
Dr. Harsh Govil, Spine Care and Pain Management Specialist
Ms. Kathy Cleveland, Retired Customer Service
Beth Davidson, Owner and President of Beth and Company Spa and Salons, Statesville and Mooresville
Steve Johnson, Former Iredell County Commissioner, Business Owner
Al Hiatt, Banker at First National Bank, Statesville
See The Difference We’re Making Across The Counties We Serve.
Please take a look at our semi-annual impact report, and get the real picture on just how much of a difference our counselors and donors are making here in our community. It’s a story about supporting, nurturing and restoring the mental health of those in our community – those of us who need a little help along the way and realize there is a place like CareNet to turn to.
Click here to view our region’s latest Impact Report
351 Turnersburg Hwy
P.O. Box 184
Statesville, NC 28687
146 E. McClelland Ave.
Mooresville, NC 28115
At CareNet we know everyone should be able to get the mental health care they need that’s why we’re inviting you to support our mission and help make it happen.
Remember, it’s because of donations from organizations, service clubs, corporations, foundations and individuals like you, that we’re able to provide these critical counseling services for the communities we serve here in the Central Piedmont Region.
Please join us by giving the gift of mental health and help us help the children, teens and adults who need us most. Every gift makes a difference.
You can donate securely online through PayPal below with either a single gift or recurring monthly gift.
Giving By Mail
Please mail your donation to the address below with your check made payable to CareNet Counseling:
CareNet Counseling Center
351 Turnersburg Hwy
P.O. Box 184
Statesville, NC 28687
Volunteer – An Invitation to Give Your Time & Talent
We always need volunteers to serve on our board and committees, as well as help at the center and at events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact, Center Director, Cynthia Hickman Ray at email@example.com or 704-871-1712.