Welcome To CareNet Counseling’s Eastern Region
CareNet Counseling East is a compassionate, spiritually-integrated and community-based care organization affiliated with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist. As one of six regions in the CareNet Counseling family, our two clinics are committed to improving the mental health of our region and the counties we serve, including: Beaufort, Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Craven, Currituck, Dare, Duplin, Edgecombe, Franklin, Gates, Greene, Halifax, Hertford, Hyde, Lenoir, Martin, Nash, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Pitt, Tyrrell, Vance, Warren, Washington, Wayne and Wilson counties.
CareNet provides health and hope for those facing personal struggles, the loss of a love one, career concerns and much more. 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.
Janie Taylor, PhD, LMFT
Regional Manager (Greenville)
Janie Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Approved Clinical Supervisor. She is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned a Ph.D. in medical family therapy and a Master of Science in marriage and family therapy. She also graduated from Liberty University with a Master of Arts in counseling.
Grounded in systems theory, Ms. Taylor addresses issues from a relational systemic perspective through the incorporation of a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach, often by means of an experiential technique. She works with all populations but specializes in providing couple and family therapy, premarital counseling, Prepare/Enrich, family of origin issues, as well as psychotherapy with families experiencing a medical illness, trauma and disability. She also feels great compassion for those involved in ministry and caregiving. She has worked extensively with youth and young adult groups in a variety of settings, including churches, camps, residential group homes, university classrooms and national presentations. She is skilled in collaborative work with larger systems.
Ms. Taylor has presented nationally on stress, family of origin issues, grief and loss, as well as innovative therapeutic techniques and opportunities for therapists in medical education. She has done research in the areas of spirituality and parental coping with the loss of an adult child, as well as various aspects of spiritual care provision within medical settings. Her areas of interest include spirituality, wholeness and balance, forgiveness, cultural competence, stress and caregiving, especially among those in ministry. She strives to bring healing to that which is broken. She enjoys life, delights in laughter and seeks to radiate joy wherever she is.
Seth Burdette, MS, LCSW, LCAS
Seth is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist who has been serving individuals and families in Eastern North Carolina for over 10 years. He completed his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from East Carolina University. Seth enjoys working with individuals, couples and families to identify and address concerns associated with mental health and substance use. His clinical experience includes working with individuals, couples and families using an individualized approach including cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing, all through the lens of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual approach to counseling. Seth enjoys working with children (ages 5 and up), adults, couples and families.
Steve Cherry, MA, LCMHC
Steve is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and is a graduate of Liberty University, where he earned a Master of Arts in 2013 after completing his undergraduate studies in psychology at East Carolina University in 1985. He comes into practice with a broad background in human services, management and ministry. He has been involved in both behavioral health and servant ministry for over 30 years prior to coming to CareNet Counseling East. Throughout his personal and professional career, Steve has developed a patient demeanor in interacting with others and believes that counseling should be conveyed in that same manner. His clinical journey has afforded him valuable experiences in counseling individuals facing a variety of behavioral, emotional and substance-use issues. While he has a genuine concern to support others through some of life’s basic and everyday challenges, particular areas of interest for him are helping with stress management, premarital, marital, anxiety, depression and men’s issues. Steve is committed to values that begin with a healthy sense of self and a commitment to faith and family. He believes that changed lives, longings and discoveries come within the context of a trusting and supportive working relationship. As such, his counseling approach is based upon redecision therapy, solution-focused therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy and a biblical worldview. Steve’s conviction is that life is meant to be more than just nominal; rather, it should be seen as unique and special, and lived by such design.
Michelle Dameron, LCMHCA
Michelle Dameron is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). She received her Master of Arts in Christian Counseling in 2020 from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC. She received her undergraduate degree from East Carolina University in Psychology in 2004. Between degrees she spent 12 years as a campus minister serving the students of East Carolina University.
She enjoys working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds. She typically works with individual adult clients and children ages 6-12. Her areas of experience include anxiety, depression, chronic illness, life transitions, childhood sexual abuse, grief, trauma, and spiritual matters. Her philosophy for counseling begins with the belief that we are intricately created beings with purpose. We are all designed for paths of growth and meaningful connections. She views counseling from a holistic approach which includes addressing physical, emotional, social, and (if desired) spiritual needs. In counseling she employs a variety of theoretical approaches. She often uses Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and Client-Centered Play Therapy techniques. She believes those that embark on the journey of counseling are incredibly brave people.
Anita Harrison, BSN, RN, LMFT
Anita graduated from East Carolina University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Science in nursing and worked for 31 years as an RN at Vidant Medical Center. She retired in December of 2015 and graduated from the Marriage and Family Therapy program at East Carolina University in May 2016. She completed the spiritually-integrated psychotherapy residency program at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and works with clients at CareNet Counseling East as a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). Her work as an inpatient pediatric nurse and later as a nurse case manager with the Medicaid population created an interest in the systemic nature of families. She views individuals and families through a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens. She attempts to incorporate all areas of a person’s being into the therapeutic process. She works with all populations but is especially interested in work with couples, individuals navigating life-stage transitions, premarital couples utilizing Prepare and Enrich, in addition to psychotherapy with families and individuals experiencing parenting difficulties, illness, trauma, anxiety, and depression. She also has a desire to support those involved in ministry. Anita utilizes values and spiritually-integrated approaches to assist clients in moving towards wholeness in their life.
Esther You-Kyung Metzger, MEd, DMin, LCMHC, NCC, MAC, SAP
Esther is a graduate of Vanderbilt University where she earned a Master of Education in 2004. She has also earned a Doctor of Ministry from Chicago Theological Seminary in 1998, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1996 and a Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University in 1993. She is also ordained in the Presbyterian Church (USA). Esther is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and pastoral counselor. She completed her pastoral counseling residency at the Pastoral Institute in Columbus, Georgia and served as a pediatric hospital chaplain at the University of Chicago Hospitals.
Drawing upon an array of theoretical approaches like person-centered, existential and cognitive-behavioral, she enables individuals to address issues from a holistic perspective, incorporating physiological, spiritual, cultural and family of origin issues. Offering counseling to adults, adolescents, couples and families, she specializes in treating mood disorders; substance abuse issues; individuals struggling with identity; grief and loss; self-care; and women’s issues. During the past twelve years, Esther has also worked extensively with adults dealing with substance abuse and is certified as a Master’s Addiction Counselor (MAC) through the National Board of Certified Counselors. She is also certified as a Substance Abuse Professional. As a pastoral counselor, she seeks to integrate values and models of reality informed by faith into the growth and healing process.
Yarima Moreno-Lopez, MS, LMFT
Yarima is a bilingual (Spanish & English) and bicultural Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from East Carolina University with her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and has been a practicing clinician since 2008.
Yarima strives to be an instrument of hope and healing. She highly values, believes and promotes the strengths of each individual and admires their ability to use their internal and external resources to change, grow, create, hope and heal. In her work, she incorporates strength-based, emotional attachment, cognitive-behavioral therapy and biopsychosocial-spiritual approaches. She has experience in and enjoys working with individuals, couples, children and families of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, socioeconomic statuses and belief systems. Her clinical experience includes helping in areas of depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem, self-harm, stress management, self-care, spirituality, healthy weight loss/living. She has additional experience in areas of chronic pain, end-of-life-issues, caregiver and leadership stress, grief and loss (including miscarriages and stillbirths), divorce and blended families.
Areas of special interest:
Hispanic community: Helping with various challenges such as: cultural transitions, self-identity, cultural gaps, intergenerational and bicultural challenges, issues of discrimination, isolation, depression, anxiety, domestic and substance abuse, limited resources, language barriers, economic hardships, separation from family, spirituality and the painful effects of deportation on the family system.
Women’s well-being: Promoting healthy relationships with self and others by enhancing self-esteem, acceptance, love and compassion, as well as assisting in healing of sexual wounds, beliefs, fears, habits or addictions that may stem from a history of sexual and emotional abuse experienced earlier in life.
Maggie Rains, LCSWA
Maggie graduated from the University of North Carolina Wilmington in May 2021 with a Master’s in Social Work from their accelerated Social Work Degree Program. She received her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Liberty University in 2020. Maggie is currently a resident with the Carenet spiritually-integrated psychotherapy residency program. She works with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, spirituality, and stage of life adjustments. Maggie is especially interested in working with women, specifically those who have experienced various kinds of sexual and relationship traumas. She utilizes a biopsychosocial-spiritual lens and works to incorporate all of the person into the therapeutic process, working with the individual’s strengths, values, and existing resources as important aspects of therapy. She believes in the importance of connecting with all parts of the self to experience wholeness as an individual. Maggie’s approach incorporates cognitive behavioral therapy, aspects of dialectical behavioral therapy, strengths-based, and solution-focused approaches. Her heart in the therapeutic process it to be with individuals in the healing process with all the various aspects that journey entails as they move towards wholeness.
Tom Riley, MDiv, MS, LCMHCA
(Greenville and Rocky Mount)
Tom is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate (LCMHCA). He earned his
degree in mental health counseling from North Carolina Central University. He also has a Master’s in Divinity from Duke University. He has worked as a minister in a church, taught in community college and served as a chaplain in the US Navy reserve. All of these experiences led to him to becoming a counselor at CareNet Counseling East. Tom began at CareNet as an intern in 2019 and work in the Greenville and Rocky Mount offices. He works with adults of ages with interests in treating anxiety, depression, self-esteem, grief and loss, and divorce. As an adoptive parent, Tom has insight into the dynamics of blended and biracial families. Tom’s approaches integrates the client’s sense of spirituality into the counseling process. Counseling techniques include mindfulness, emotional regulation techniques, cognitive reframing, and narrative therapy. Tom believes each of us has the capacity find wellness. Counseling is a place to discover the tools to get there. Tom lives in Wilson, and loves minor league baseball and working in his yard.
Ellen Walston, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Ellen Walston is a clinical social worker that provides counseling services to adults, children, individuals, couples and families at CareNet East in Greenville. She specializes in grief, caregiver stress, end of life care, geriatrics, critical incident stress debriefing, coping with chronic illnesses, family stressors, stress management, substance abuse and effective parenting. Ellen is a knowledgeable group facilitator and international presenter. She was an oncology social worker for the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center at Pitt County Memorial Hospital for 14 years. Ellen has been an active member of the Association of Oncology Social Work and has served as Past-President of the Social Work Oncology Group of North Carolina. She is currently the child safety coordinator for the Eastern Carolina Injury Prevention Program at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.
Ryan Watlington, MA, LMFT
Ryan Watlington is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). He has a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. Ryan also holds a Master of Arts in Theology from Asbury Theological Seminary and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Catawba College.
Ryan works with a variety of clients on issues such as depression, anxiety, divorce, addiction, grief, trauma, adoption/foster, marital issues, infidelity, premarital, parenting, spirituality, and stage of life adjustments. He is certified in Prepare/Enrich for premarital and marital enrichment. He has a passion for helping people identify and move the barriers that are getting in the way of them living into who they were created to be and experiencing life the way it was meant to be. Many of the barriers that are getting in our way involve emotions around unmet needs. Ryan takes an emotionally focused narrative approach to therapy, helping clients to identify pains in their lives and working through them to live into the best version of themselves they can be.
Betsy Young, MS, LCMHC
A licensed clinical mental health counselor, Betsy graduated from Mercer University in Atlanta, GA, in May 2017 with a dual degree, M.Div. and M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She graduated with a B.A. from Mercer University in Macon, GA, in 1996. She is an ordained Baptist minister, having served on church staff at Second Baptist Church in Little Rock, AR, for fifteen years, both as a youth minister and minister of spiritual formation. She completed her internship at the Atlanta Center for Eating Disorders, leading therapy groups and working with individuals struggling with diagnoses including eating disorders, anxiety, depression, and OCD. She graduated from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s residency program in spiritually-integrated psychotherapy. Betsy works with adults and adolescents at CNCE. Her areas of interest include depression, anxiety, eating disorders, grief and loss, stage of life transitions, and self-care. In her practice, Betsy integrates mindfulness, person-centered, sensorimotor, and spiritually-integrated approaches. Betsy serves clients in our Greenville location.
Office Manager (Greenville)
Adrianne is a graduate of Martin Community College where she received her AAS in accounting. She leads the CNCE admin team, and is often the first voice and face people see when engaging with the office.
Jackie joined the CNCE staff in January 2023. A student in the School of Social Work at Western New Mexico University, she is currently doing her field placement with CNCE, and desires to make a difference in the lives of children and their families.
Daisya is a graduate of North Pitt High School and has received her Applied Sciences degree from Pitt Community College. She plans to continue her education at East Carolina University and aspires to be a substance abuse counselor.
108 Oakmont Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
Lakeside Baptist Church
1501 Sunset Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
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Programs & Workshops
Throughout the year, we host and co-host a variety of highly informative presentations and talks on various topics in mental health. Contact us to request availability and fees for workshops tailored to your needs.
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 Eastern 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.
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CareNet Counseling Center
108 Oakmont Drive
Greenville, NC 27858
THE CARENET GIVING TREE
CareNet clinicians and Staff strive to help individuals move from a hopeless endurance to living. Securing a leaf on CareNet Counseling Eastern Region’s Giving Tree allows you to thank, honor, recognize, and/or memorialize the person(s) of your choice. You can say, “Thank you!”, “You are appreciated,” or memorialize someone by making a minimum gift (per leaf) of $100 to us. Your tax-deductible gift also helps to assure hurting individuals find hope and healing.
Checks should be made payable to CareNet Counseling Eastern Region.
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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, Janie Taylor email@example.com at or 252-355-2801.
Ernest Silver, President
Dr. Scott Conner, Vice President
Rev. Susan Snellings, Secretary
Tara Pish, Treasurer
Board of Directors
Rev. Andrew Shue
Andrea “Michelle” Dudley-Staton
Dr. Jody Wright
Dr. Janie Taylor