Serving New Hanover, Brunswick, Onslow, and Pender counties
CareNet Counseling Coastal Region, also known as Wilmington CareNet, is a non-profit community-based counseling ministry offering pastoral care and psychotherapy services to individuals, couples and families in Southeastern North Carolina. An affiliate of CareNet, Inc. and Wake Forest Baptist Health, our clinics are located in Wilmington, Jacksonville, Shallotte and Bolivia.
Our mission, “To renew lives by promoting psychological, emotional and spiritual health through compassionate, professional, spiritually-integrated counseling,” is supported by community, faith and business leaders within our area. Our commitment is to enhance access to counseling services for all within our communities, including those with limited capacity to pay for professional care.
Each year we invite our partners, and others within our community who are interested in learning about our services, to join us for an informal lunch gathering to talk about the mental health needs of our area and to discuss how we can partner with others to address those needs. If you would like to join us at our next Champions’ Lunch, please contact Regional Director Jan Storey at 910.799.1071.
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 presentations & workshops on various topics for faith communities, civic organizations and businesses. Please contact us to learn more or request a workshop tailored to your needs.
D. Jan Storey, MEd, MA, LPC
Jan Storey is the Regional Director of Wilmington CareNet, and his clinical work here presently focuses on strengthening relationships (pre-marital, marital, parent-child, etc.), depression, anxiety, grief, adjustment, phase-of-life, and personal faith. He utilizes a cognitive approach to therapy in order to explore the relationships between thought patterns, emotions and behavioral choices. Client-centered and narrative therapy components are utilized as well. Emphasis is placed on the development of conceptual frameworks as tools for the management of thought processes, and subsequently for the management of emotional and behavioral responses. Mr. Storey earned both an MEd in administration and an MA in Christian counseling. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is ordained by the American Evangelistic Association. He has worked with individuals and families for over 35 years, including 14 years with Lower Cape Fear Juvenile Services. He is the former Director of Pitt Regional Juvenile Services in Greenville, N.C.
Mr. Storey’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments at the Wilmington College Road clinic, Monday through Friday.
Richard Beacham, MDiv, MS, LPC
Richard Beacham has extensive experience working with individuals, couples and families in turmoil. His areas of treatment specialization include working with those struggling with depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), bipolar disorder, substance abuse and pornography addiction. He has experience working with the parents of adopted children and is experienced in working with military individuals and families. Mr. Beacham earned an MS in pastoral counseling from Loyola College and a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is also an ordained minister who has served as a Senior Pastor in the Southern Baptist Convention for over 25 years. Prior to joining the staff of Wilmington CareNet, Mr. Beacham also worked in the Howard County Maryland Health Department addictions unit and in a group counseling practice with CenterPointe Counseling in Maryland.
Mr. Beacham’s schedule allows for daytime appointments at the Jacksonville center Monday through Friday, with evening appointments available Monday through Thursday.
Caryn Coons, MA, LPC
Caryn Coons is a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor, whose work with Wilmington CareNet includes supporting children, adolescents and adults of any age. Her treatment specialties are trauma (with emphasis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder), ADHD and neurofeedback training. Ms. Coons earned an MA in counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Diplomate in Clinical Counseling through both the American Psychotherapy Association and the International Academy of Behavioral Medicine, Counseling and Psychotherapy. She has also served on the Editorial Board for the Annals of Psychotherapy, a journal published by the American Psychotherapy Association. In addition, she served as an Adjunct Professor in Webster University’s graduate counseling program.
Ms. Coons’ schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments Monday through Friday. She is in the main Wilmington center on College Road on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, at the Harbor United Methodist center on Thursday and at the Supply center on Friday.
Joanne Davenport, MA, LPC
Joanne Davenport’s current work focuses on issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, life transitions and weight management, as well as mental and emotional struggles associated with chronic diseases, such as diabetes and thyroid disorders. She also helps to resolve issues related to parenting and those involved in managing the dynamics within blended families. Ms. Davenport earned an MA in counselor education, as well as a Certificate of Advanced Study in counselor education. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. She has held positions as a school counselor with the Craven County and New Hanover County schools prior to serving as an academic counselor with the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She also worked as a Licensed Professional Counselor with Counseling Solutions, Inc. and with Agape Counseling in Wilmington prior to joining the staff of Wilmington CareNet.
Ms. Davenport’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments Monday through Thursday at the Wilmington College Road clinic.
William Goble, PhD, HSP-P
William Goble joined CareNet’s Jacksonville office after serving for many years in the Fayetteville region. He came to CareNet from Health Net, Inc., where he served as a military family life consultant. Dr. Goble has also served as a clinical counselor for The Resource Center in Asheville, New River Behavioral Healthcare in Boone, Broughton Hospital and has served as a Parent-Infant Educator for the North Carolina School for the Deaf. He has also served as a pastor for Aaron Baptist Church in Montezuma, North Carolina. Dr. Goble holds a Ph.D. from The Union Institute and University in Cincinnati, Ohio; a Master of Education from the University of Louisville; and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown College. He has served as a member of the Association for Training on Trauma and Attachment in Children (ATTACh) and has additional training in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, military family issues, women in the military, child and adolescent issues, bipolar disorders, learning disabilities, Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and domestic violence. Dr. Goble is licensed by the state of North Carolina Psychology Board and his focus areas are military families, couples/marital issues, trauma and children.
Linda Hart, MSW, LCSW, BCD
Linda Hart’s clinical practice consists of working with adults, and her specialty areas of treatment include depression, anxiety, adjustment issues, trauma, grief and loss. She also specializes in Critical Incident Stress Management and is an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) practitioner. She is a member at Harbor United Methodist Church, where she co-facilitates divorce care groups. Ms. Hart earned an MSW from East Carolina University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is employed with New Hanover County as a middle school social worker and has worked with Wilmington CareNet since 1999.
Ms. Hart’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments Monday through Wednesday at the Wilmington College Road clinic.
Garlande Powell, MSW, LCSW, LSSW, LCAS, CCS, ICAADC, ICCS
Ms. Garlande Powell has her master’s in social work and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Licensed School Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Abuse Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor, Internationally Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor and Internationally Certified Clinical Supervisor. She began her social work career in group homes in North Carolina, worked in the geriatrics field as a nursing home social worker, and then transitioned to a social work case manager of children and adults with developmental disabilities. She later moved to school social work before accepting a substance abuse screening position at the local department of social services. Ms. Powell also served as an adjunct professor for East Carolina University and later went into private practice. She currently serves the New Hanover County area providing supervision to LCSWAs and LCASAs. Ms. Powell was appointed by Governor Pat McCroy in 2014, and reappointed by Governor Roy Cooper in 2017, to the North Carolina Social Work Certification and Licensure Board. She is currently serving as chair of this board. She believes that God has called her to this work, and she has a passion for helping others restore their souls to health and peace.
Ms. Powell’s normal work hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday through Friday. She does not prescribe medications but is not opposed to them as needed. She uses many therapeutic models within her practice, including: cognitive-behavioral therapy, goal-oriented therapy, person-centered therapy, pragmatic therapy, reality therapy, gestalt therapy and other therapies. She looks forward to walking with you on this journey towards healing and peace.
G. Timothy Smith, PhD, LMFT
Dr. Smith’s work with Wilmington CareNet includes supporting individuals, couples, families, and children who are struggling with issues related to physical, emotional, and sexual abuse; marital and relationship discord; phase-of-life issues; and trauma. Dr. Smith earned an MS in marriage and family therapy and a PhD in Christian counseling, and he is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He is past President of the NC Marriage and Family Therapy Association and previously served as Executive Vice-President of Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. He is an ordained Southern Baptist minister. Dr. Smith is a retired veteran with extensive experience working with military families.
Dr. Smith’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments at the Wilmington center on Friday and other days by appointment only. He is paneled with most major insurance carriers.
Kimberly Steed MA, LPC
Kimberly Steed has established Wilmington CareNet’s first co-located counseling practice within Brunswick Family Medical Center in Shallotte, N.C. She specializes in family therapy but also works with individuals ranging in age from three through senior adulthood, who are struggling with anxiety, depression and phase-of-life issues. Ms. Steed earned an MA in agency counseling and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has previous experience as an Intensive Family Preservation Social Worker and Director of Transition Services with Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina. She has also worked as a therapist with Evergreen Health Services, Family Alternatives, Inc. and Modern Wellness, all in Whiteville, N.C.
Ms. Steed’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments on Monday and Tuesday at the Brunswick Family Medical Center clinic in Shallotte.
Terry Tackett, MSW, LCSW
Terry Tackett has worked with individuals, couples and families for over 25 years. His areas of counseling include working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, stress management, relational and marital issues, divorce, pornography, phase-of-life transitions, grief and loss, anger issues and spiritual issues. Terry earned his MSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Prior to joining CareNet, Terry served clients in private practice at Fredericksburg Christian Counseling Center in Virginia for over 25 years.
Terry’s schedule allows for daytime and early evening appointments Monday through Thursday at the Wilmington College Road clinic.
Bonnie Prevatte joined Wilmington CareNet Counseling in February of 2015. With over 30 years in customer relations and office procedures/management, she brings an extensive background in insurance, claims processing, information and records management. Bonnie is also experienced in computer graphics and design, and is knowledgeable in various computer software programs.
Karen has been with Wilmington CareNet since the spring of 2005. She came to CareNet with over 20 years of experience as an accounting paraprofessional.
Jerry Cannon, President
Richard Biagini Sr., Vice President
Steve Ezzell, Treasurer
Board of Directors
See The Difference We’re Making Across The Counties We Serve.
The approximate percentage of services that were provided at a reduced cost to clients through our donor supported Client-Aid Program.
26th out of 50
Where North Carolina ranked last year with respect to access to mental health services.
The number of hours of care we provide through counseling to the citizens of our region every six months, totaling over 6,000 annually.
Wilmington – Main Office
610 S College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Brunswick Family Medical
712 Village Road SW, Suite 104
Shallotte, NC 28470
Wilmington – Satellite Office
Harbor United Methodist Church
4853 Masonboro Lood Road
Wilmington, NC 28409
Brunswick Baptist Resource Center
1041 Old Ocean Highway
Bolivia, NC 28472
New River Baptist Association
2734 Commerce Road
Jacksonville, NC 28546
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 across here in the Coastal 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
610 S. College Rd
Wilmington, NC 28403
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, Jan Storey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-871-1712.