Serving McDowell, Avery, Rutherford, Buncombe, Yancey, Burke, and Mitchell counties
Also known as CareNet Counseling of Marion, 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 center is committed to improving the mental health of our region and the counties we serve including: McDowell, Avery, Rutherford, Buncombe, Yancey, Burke and Mitchell.
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.
Mental Health First Aid Training
Mental Health First Aid is an eight-hour training designed to teach participants how to identify, understand, and respond to signs of mental illnesses and substance use disorders in their community. While part of a national movement that aims to make this knowledge as common as CPR, we hope that this training will help to make our local community a healthier place to live, learn, work, and play. Open to adults in the community from every walk of life, professional guild, faith community, and watershed of wisdom.
When: Saturday, November 3rd from 8:00 to 5:30 PM
Where: First Baptist Church of Marion
Cost: $25 per person
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.
We deliver presentations to civic, religious and professional groups about topics related to mental health and whole person wellness. Please contact us to plan a presentation tailored to your specific needs.
We are actively engaged in the community developing programs in collaboration with key partners that address the intersections between mental health and food security, workplace wellness and addiction, and Sabbath practices of radical wholeness. Please check back soon for updates.
Caleb L. Pusey, MDiv, MA, LPC, NCC
Caleb holds a Masters of Divinity and a Masters of Arts in clinical mental health counseling from Wake Forest University’s School of Divinity and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. He also earned a bachelor’s degree in religion and creation from Carson Newman College in Jefferson City, TN. Prior to his graduate studies, he worked as an outdoor educator and continues to instruct for the North Carolina Outward Bound School in Asheville, NC. He has five years of counseling experience. He completed one and a half academic years of fieldwork as an intern in clinical mental health settings and two years as a clinician for an Assertive Community Treatment Team in Western North Carolina. Caleb is available to counsel adolescents, adults, families and couples with a variety of needs that include: anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, grief and loss, and persistent mental illness. While he has consciously chosen to remain a generalist, his professional training and interests have focused on the practice of spiritually-integrated psychotherapy, subtle yoga, trauma-informed care, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), motivational interviewing for substance use disorders and neurobiology with an emphasis on the brain-gut connection. Caleb currently serves clients at our Marion location.
Rebecca Setzer, MA, EdS, MDiv, LPCA
Rebecca is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate. Rebecca earned a Master of Arts and Education Specialist degree in mental health counseling, as well as a Master of Divinity in 2017 from Gardner-Webb University. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in religious studies and a minor in psychology from Gardner-Webb University in 2012. She has completed one practicum and two internships totaling 832 clinical hours during her program at Gardner-Webb. Rebecca accepts clients of all ages. She believes in identifying the client’s motivation and desire for change. In therapy, she incorporates a variety of therapeutic interventions; however, cognitive-behavioral therapy is relied upon greatly for clients to make connections between their thoughts and behaviors. Rebecca also encourages clients to consider exploration of their spiritual life as one avenue of healing. Some therapeutic techniques Rebecca uses are: cognitive challenging, reframing, emotion exploration and mindfulness. Promoting self-efficacy, Rebecca believes that she is merely the facilitator of the client’s personal journey toward wellness. Rebecca has roots in the North Carolina foothills and enjoys coffee, books, piano and life-giving conversations.
Rev. Dr. Scott Hagaman, Board President & Chair, First Baptist Church of Marion
Rev. Terry Roach, Board Vice-President & Vice-Chair, Clinchfield Baptist Church
Pat Faulkner, Board Secretary, Retired School Principal with McDowell County Schools
Board of Directors
Natalie Gouge, McDowell County Schools
Rev. Laura Myhr, Retired Episcopal Priest
Dr. Mark Burton, Internal Medicine Specialist
Vanessa Buckner Inman, Buckner Plumbing
Melanie Jenkins Dunham, McDowell County Schools
See The Difference We’re Making Across The Counties We Serve.
Please take a look at our 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
Marion Center – Main Center
79 Academy Street
Marion, NC 28752
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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 Western 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
79 Academy Street
Marion, NC 28752
Volunteer – An Invitation to Give Your Time & Talent
We always need volunteers to serve on our board and committees, as well as help in the office and at events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact, Center Director, Caleb Pusey at firstname.lastname@example.org or 828-559-0125.