Serving Cabarrus, Catawba, Davie, Gaston, 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, Gaston, 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, LCMHC
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 Clinical Mental Health 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.
*On Wednesdays, Cindy is at First Baptist Church Statesville, 815 Davie Avenue, Statesville, NC
Russell Keeney, MA, LCMHC
Russ has been psychotherapist for the last 13 years in NC and has experience with individual, couples, adolescents, and family therapy. Russ is committed to helping individuals discover their ability to self-regulate emotions in a safe and nurturing atmosphere. His background in trauma and family work have become well known in the community and amongst other professionals in the field. He is committed to creating a safe place for people to look inward. He invites people to integrate their own faith/spirituality and in turn become whole in body, mind, and spirit. Along life’s journey, we all need occasional assistance to help deal with the stressors of life and to reclaim the fullness that life can offer. Russ is committed to assisting you to find that place.
Russ’s background includes individual therapy, family preservation social work, and as a Family Centered Therapist. He has also led Moral Reconation Therapy drug classes at the local county Jail. He is experienced in issues of anger management, anxiety/depression, impulse control, relational issues, trauma/PTSD, and ongoing life adjustments. Russ graduated from Gordon Conwell Seminary in 1991 with a master’s degree in theology and in 2003 with a master’s degree in counseling. He has been a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor since 2006.
Stacey Steck, MDiv
Stacey Steck is a Therapist Intern with CareNet while completing his studies in the Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Charlotte campus of Pfeiffer University. Stacey is pastor of Thyatira Presbyterian Church in Salisbury and has previously served churches in San José, Costa Rica and Saint Cloud, MN. He is a 1996 graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M.Div) and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from The American University in Washington, D.C. (1990). Incorporating insights from the field of family therapy into his pastoral work, Stacey has published a book for couples contemplating marriage called From Newlywed to Foreverwed.
Stacey takes a pragmatic but compassionate approach to helping individuals, couples, families, and adolescents. Whether the need is to solve a specific problem or grow in knowledge of self and faith, Stacey brings more than twenty years of pastoral experience, as well as a broad understanding of how families function. For Stacey, hope, grace, and love are not simply words in the vocabulary of faith, but an essential part of the experience of therapy.
Stacey offers therapy in English and/or Spanish.
Stacey Steck es un estudiante de terapia en prácticas con CareNet mientras termina sus estudios en el programa de Terapia Familiar y de Pareja en Pfeiffer University. Stacey es pastor de La Iglesia Presbiteriana Thyatira en Salisbury y ha ministrado en iglesias en San José, Costa Rica y Saint Cloud de Minnesota. Se graduó en 1996 del Seminario Teológico de Pittsburgh con una Maestría en Divinidad y de The American University de Washington, D.C. en 1990 con una Licenciatura en Comunicaciones. Integrando las enseñanzas de la terapia familiar con su formación teológica, Stacey ha publicado un libro para parejas que se van a casar, que se titula De la Luna de Miel hasta el Matrimonio Eterno.
Stacey utiliza un planteamiento pragmático pero compasivo para ayudar a los individuos, las parejas, las familias y los adolescentes. Si la necesidad es resolver problemas específicos o simplemente crecer en autoconocimiento o de la fe, Stacey trae más que 20 años de experiencia pastoral y sabiduría sobre cómo funcionan las familias. Para Stacey, la esperanza, la gracia, y el amor no son simplemente palabras en el vocabulario de la fe, sino una parte esencial de la experiencia terapéutica.
Stacey ofrece la terapia en inglés y/o en español.
Bill Wilder, LCMHC, 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.
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
146 E. McClelland Ave.
Mooresville, NC 28115
1621 East Garrison Blvd.
Gastonia, NC 28054
Phone: 704-291-4173 or 704-871-1712
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
146 E McLelland Avenue
Mooresville, NC 28115
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-871-1712.