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 Terry Tackett at 910.799.1071
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.
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.
Paula Briedis, MA, LPC
Ms. Briedis has her Master of Arts degree in Christian Counseling from Western Evangelical Seminary in Portland, Oregon. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor in North Carolina and works with individuals, couples and families. Previously she has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings, including private practice, community mental health agency, and community outreach. With over 30 years of experience,
Ms. Briedis is devoted to assisting people grow and change. Her goal is to help equip, encourage, and engage clients as they journey through difficulties they face in their lives. Bringing faith into the counseling office adds a fullness to the process of change. Her expertise covers a variety of concerns including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, life transitions, grief, relational problems, or those simply wanting to live life more fully. She also works with survivors of sexual abuse and trauma. Ms. Briedis’ schedule allows for appointments on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Jacksonville clinic.
Caryn Coons, Ph.D., 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 a Ph.D. in Psychology, 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.
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.
Christina Stakely, LMFT
Ms. Stakely is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Supervisor whose experience includes working as a Military Family Life Consultant at a number of installations, where she provided support to military and civilian personnel and to their families. In 2010 she began working as a contract therapist at the Naval Hospital at Camp Lejeune. There she provided counseling to active duty service members in individual, couples, family and group sessions.
In 2012 Ms. Stakely moved to the Department of Veterans Affairs, where she has provided mental health care to active duty service members, to veterans, and to their family members. She has specialized in the treatment of those with prolonged combat trauma, and has served as a Military Sexual Trauma Therapist. She is also proficient in American Sign Language.
Ms. Stakely’s experience with military life began with her father’s extended service in the Air Force. She and her husband and two children live in Jacksonville, NC.
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 appointments on Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays at the Brunswick Family Medical Center clinic in Shallotte.
D. Jan Storey, MEd, MA, LPC
Jan Storey’s clinical work 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, Mondays through Thursdays; and the Jacksonville clinic on Fridays.
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.
Ann Gilchrist has been with Wilmington CareNet Counseling since 2012. Ann assists clients with the intake process as well as scheduling appointments and verifying insurance.
Jerry Cannon, President
Sam Rose, Treasurer
Leslie Godbold, Secretary
Board of Directors
John Monroe, Jr.
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, Regional Director, Terry Tackett: email@example.com or (910) 799-1071.