Serving Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Alexander, Iredell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties
Formally known as Pastoral Care and Counseling, CareNet Northwest Region finds our home in the foothills of Wilkes County. We are a spiritually-integrated mental health and community care organization affiliated with Wake Forest Baptist Health. As one of the eight CareNet regions spanning North Carolina, we serve individuals, families and couples in Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Caldwell, Iredell, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.
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 variety of educational opportunities and are willing to create/modify seminars to meet the needs of organizations, businesses and groups. Below is a sample list of our offerings:
*As of August 2017, we have trained nearly 300 persons from Wilkes County in Mental Health First Aid.
Joe Bretz, MA, LPC
Joe is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in a wide range of settings including private practice, a rural community mental health center, a religious-based community counseling center, a homeless shelter, a juvenile detention center, a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, a substance abuse treatment center, and a university counseling center. Joe has experience working with children, adolescents, college students, adults, couples, veterans, and families. Additionally, Joe has extensive experience in mediation both in private practice and working as a federal mediator. Joe graduated from Muhlenberg College with a BS in chemistry and has a M. Ed. in counseling from the University of Missouri Saint Louis. Joe is Board Certified by the National Board for Certified Counselors and is a member of the American Counseling Association, the International Association of Family and Marriage Counselors, and the National Board for Certified Counselors. Joe is a member of Phi Kappa Phi.
Jessica Call, LPC
Jessica is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has served with CareNet since graduating with her Master of Arts in agency counseling from Lenoir Rhyne College in May of 2008. Jessica also graduated from CareNet’s residency program in psychotherapy and spirituality in August of 2010. She is especially passionate about spirituality and the role it plays in the healing process. Jessica enjoys serving women seeking to overcome past trauma(s) and/or present life stressors, and also working with children, teens and their families to restore healthy and positive relationships.
David Holden, M. Th., M.A., MPH., LPC, LPCS, LCAS, CCS
W. David Holden is a native of Brevard and now lives in Boone. Mr. Holden studied Biblical languages at Duke University. After college, Mr. Holden attended seminary at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. When he returned to North Carolina he served as pastor of United Methodist churches in Asheville, Fallston, and King. Mr. Holden earned a counseling degree at Appalachian State University in 1995. Since then he has worked as a therapist in a variety of settings. In 2017 Mr. Holden completed a degree in public health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His master’s paper was on policies to support healthcare providers working with trauma survivors. Mr. Holden has particular expertise with men’s issues and kids who have survived abuse and neglect. He is married and has four adult children (and two grandchildren so far).
Robert Willis, LMFT
Robert Willis is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, clinical fellow in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, graduate of CareNet’s residency in psychotherapy and spirituality, and director of CareNet Northwest Region. Robert works with adolescents, adults, families and couples focusing in areas of trauma and relationships.
Lynne Moree, LPC
Lynne is a Licensed Professional Counselor who has worked in the Wilkes and Watauga area since 1988. Lynne began working with CareNet in November of 2012. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and Appalachian State University with a Master of Arts in rehabilitation-counseling and psychology. Her professional experience includes community mental health, school counseling in both elementary and middle schools, and private practice. For the last 25 years, the focus of her work has been with children and families. Lynne’s area of expertise is working with children and adolescents ages four through 18 who have experienced trauma, such as neglect/or abuse and the subsequent loss of placement with their families. Lynne also works with adult women who are struggling with a variety of mental health concerns.
Rose Pawlyszyn, LCSWA
Rose earned her Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2015 and Master of Social Work in 2017, both from Appalachian State University. Rose completed an internship with CareNet in the spring of 2017, and most recently was accepted to CareNet’s residency in psychotherapy and spirituality in the fall of 2017. Rose’s clinical focus is on utilizing a solution-focused, systems-based approach in therapy. Understanding that spirituality can be a major influence in clients’ lives, she helps clients explore their unique spiritual relationships, as applicable. By attending classes in expressive arts, she has attained a desire to help clients explore their concerns in an artistic way. Also, as an adoptee herself, Rose has a passion for working with adoptive families and adoptees. She enjoys working with people of all ages.
We are supported by an advisory board of prominent faith, business and professional leaders. Our board of directors are listed below, including their professional affiliation.
Rev. Graylin Carlton
Dr. Joe Pinkerton
Rev. Bert Young
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
204 Jefferson Street
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659
Elkin First United Methodist Church
340 Hawthorne Road
Elkin, NC 28621
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 Northwest 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.
Giving By Mail
Please mail your donation to the address below with your check made payable to CareNet Counseling Northwest
PO Box 1656
North Wilkesboro NC 28659
Volunteer – An Invitation to Give Your Time & Talent
We always need volunteers to serve on our board and committees, as well as help at our center and at events. If you are interested in volunteering please contact, Center Director, Robert Willis a firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-838-1644.