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Meet our staff

Susan Brooks, M.A., M.Div., LPC (not currently taking new clients)

Susan Brooks is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of
Christ) and a Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is a Fellow in the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors.  She has worked with individuals, couples
and families since 2001 and joined the CareNet staff in 2003.  Before entering
her counseling practice Susan was a hospital chaplain, a church youth
minister, career counselor, and mental health professional with the state of
North Carolina.  Her areas of special interest are anxiety and depression,
grief, persons with chronic illness, career counseling, relationship difficulties,
and spiritual direction with individuals and groups.  She is certified in
interpreting the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory, which she uses for career
issues, couples counseling and group team building.  She works with
adolescents as well as adults.

Aquita Burrus, LCSWA

Aquita Burrus is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) who
joined CareNet Counseling as a clinical resident in 2016. She holds a
Certificate in Interdisciplinary Aging from UNC-Chapel Hill, a BS/BA from Salem
College, and a Masters in Social Work from Boston University School of Social
Work. Aquita works with clients to improve their relationships, health, and
overall quality of life. She has experience in specific therapies for depression,
bipolar, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma. She helps clients draw from their own
strengths while building new skills through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT),
dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, and mindfulness
practice. She believes everyone has the strength within themselves to cope
when educated about their condition, given treatment options, and equipped
with practical skills. She enhances personal awareness by acting as a mirror to
reveal strengths and areas for growth. Clinical interests include: aging
parent/caregiver issues, mood disorders, trauma, stress, anxiety, depression,
low self-esteem or lack of fulfillment, and integration of mind, body, and spirit
[uality] into therapeutic practice.

H. Leah Creel, MA, MDiv, LPC

Leah Creel is a Licensed Professional Counselor who joined CareNet as a
clinical resident in 2013.  She earned a Master of Divinity and an MA in
Counseling from Wake Forest University and received a BS in Biology from
Samford University.  Leah provides counseling to children, adolescents, adults,
couples and families and is a certified facilitator of “Prepare/Enrich,” an
assessment tool for premarital and marital counseling.  Leah’s clinical interests
include mood disorders, anxiety, grief, crisis, trauma, and the intersection of
physical and mental health.

Will Eads, MDiv, FBPPC

Will Eads joined CareNet as a clinical resident counselor in 2013.  Will is a
graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Divinity (MDiv) and
Appalachian State University (BS). His areas of interest and experience in
counseling include lifespan development/aging, depression, anxiety,
couples therapy, children/adolescents, grief/loss, trauma/addiction,
and religion/spirituality. Will is a Fellow in the American Association
of Pastoral Counselors and a certified facilitator in Prepare-Enrich.
As both an ordained and licensed Baptist minister, Will comes to CareNet after
having served the congregation of First Baptist Church Pilot Mountain as
Associate Pastor/Minister of Youth and Children since 2004. He is a student
at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry
(DMin) in Marriage and Family Therapy and Graduate Theological Foundation
pursuing a Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD). Will is a North Carolina Fee Based
Practicing Pastoral Counselor (NCFBPPC) and is pursuing licensure as a
Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

Jeremy Fox, LPCA

Jeremy Fox joined CareNet Counseling as a Clinical Resident in 2016.  He is a
Licensed Professional Counselor Associate and National Certified Counselor.  
Jeremy’s education includes UNC-Greensboro (MS in Counseling and EdS in
Couples/Family Counseling), Wake Forest University (Master of Divinity), and
Campbell University (BA in Religion).  Prior to joining CareNet, Jeremy has
served as a minister in a local church, a counselor in an opiate treatment
program, and a private practice counselor.  Jeremy’s clinical interests include
depression, anxiety, grief/loss, men’s concerns, anger management, life
transitions, stress management, and spirituality.

Samuel T. Gladding, B.A.,  M.A.Ed,  M.A.R., Ph.D (not currently taking new

Samuel T. Gladding is a professor of Department of Counseling at Wake Forest
University and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North
Carolina.  His academic degrees are from Wake Forest (B.A., M.A.Ed.), Yale
University (M.A.R.), and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Ph.D.).
Prior to his arrival at Wake Forest in 1990, Sam held academic appointments in
counseling at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Fairfield University
in Connecticut.  He has also been a clinician at a mental health center,
worked in private practice, and is a past president of the American Counseling

Morgan Brame Goforth, MA, LPCA

Morgan Goforth is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) who
joined CareNet Counseling as a Clinical Resident in 2016.  She earned a Master
of Arts in Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology
from Campbell University. Morgan provides counseling to children,
adolescents, adults, couples and families in individual and group settings.  
Morgan’s clinical interests include anxiety, mood disorders, family conflict,
identity and self-esteem issues, stress management, life transitions, and marital

Kevin Hampton, LMFT

Kevin M. Hampton is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) who
joined the CareNet staff in 2013. He earned his B.S in religious studies and B.A.
in psychology from the University of California Los Angeles and his Masters in
Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.
Before coming to CareNet, Kevin worked for the Medical University of South
Carolina as an outpatient therapist as well as in their psychiatric children’s
day treatment program. Kevin has worked extensively with children/youth and
families in a variety of settings from downtown Los Angeles, CA to rural parts
of South Carolina. Kevin provides therapy services to children, adolescents,
adults, couples and families. Kevin is trained in “Prepare/Enrich” premarital
and marital counseling and has worked with individuals and families with issues
related to ADHD, oppositional behaviors, grief and loss, depression, anxiety,
substance abuse and PTSD.

Richard Horn, D.Min., LMFT

Dr. Richard Horn is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and is certified by
the American Association of Pastoral Counselors at the Fellow Level. He works
with individuals, couples and families. An ordained minister with the United
Church of Christ, Dr. Horn received his D. Min in psychology and clinical
studies from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts. Previously,
he was director of the Samaritan Counseling Center of South Florida in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida and the Executive Director of the Samaritan Center of
North Central Florida in Gainesville, Florida.

Carleton Irving, MA, LPC  

Carleton Irving, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been with
CareNet since 2009 and additionally has experience with adolescents in a
group home setting. He counsels adults, children, adolescents, families,
parents and couples. Carleton works with life transitions, depression, anxiety,
career counseling, marriages, relational dynamics and spiritual topics. His
particular areas of interest include identity or self-esteem concerns, men’s
issues, grief and parenting. Carleton is a graduate of Guilford College (BA,
2000) and Liberty University (MA in Professional Counseling, 2010).

Cecilia Marshall, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist NC HSP-P

Cecilia Miller Marshall received her Ph.D. in Counseling and Educational
Psychology in 1983 from the University of Mississippi. She is licensed by the
North Carolina Psychology Board and has a school psychologist license from
the NC Department of Public Instruction.  She has practiced in community
mental health centers and in private practice and brings more than 25 years
experience in working with children, teens, adults, and families. Special areas
of interest include students with learning, emotional or behavior problems,
children/teens adjusting to parents’ divorce,children, teens, and adults with
ADHD or learning disorders, college students with learning, relationship or
adjustment problems,children, teens, and adults with depression and anxiety
and families in conflict.

Jon-Erik Misz, LCSWA, MDiv  

Jon-Erik Misz is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate who joined CareNet
in 2016.  Jon-Erik holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and a
Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He
has experience working with children, adolescents and adults of all ages in
individual and group settings. His clinical areas of interest include mood
disorders, conduct disorders, family conflict, grief, spiritual issues, and the
integration of creative arts into therapeutic practice.

Deborah M. Morton, LPC-S, NCC, LMHC

Deborah Morton is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor who joined
the CareNet staff in 2013.She has practiced in community based chemical
dependency programs, hospital based group therapy programs, physician
practices, and private practice, and brings over 23 years of experience in   
individual, group, and couples therapy. Clinical areas of interest include grief
and loss, depression/mood disorders, anxiety disorders, boundary/relationship
issues, caregiver stress, life transitions. She is also available for presentations
to community organizations.  Deborah received her undergraduate degree in
Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1978 and her
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from the University of North Florida in
1990. She holds active licensure in North Carolina as a Licensed Professional
Counselor-Supervisor(2006,2011)and is  a National Certified Counselor through
the National Board of Certified Counselors(2007).

Adrienne Reich, LPC, LCAS

Adrienne Reich joined CareNet Counseling in November 2011.  She has her
Master of Arts in Community Counseling from UNC-Charlotte.  She is a Licensed
Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist
(LCAS).  She has ten years of experience working with individuals, families, and
couples.  Her areas of interest include marital counseling, substance abuse,
eating disorders, depression, parenting, stress management, anxiety, work/life
balance, infertility, and postpartum depression.

Melanie Taylor, LMFT

Melanie Taylor is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and
certified yoga instructor. She earned her B.S. in child and family development
from the University of Georgia and M.S. in marriage and family therapy from
Northwestern University. Melanie has worked with couples, families and
individuals in outpatient, acute inpatient, partial hospitalization and residential
levels of care. She most recently worked at a residential treatment facility for
adolescents and their families suffering with eating disorders. Melanie has
intensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, mindfulness based
treatments and trauma sensitive yoga. Her interests include working with
adults and adolescents in individual, couple and family contexts dealing with
disordered eating, body image distress, self identity and esteem issues,
depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship difficulties, grief and trauma.
She also enjoys facilitating therapeutic groups.

Ron Wachs, LPC-S

Ron Wachs is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor. He is an
ordained United Methodist minister with over fifteen years service in parish
ministry.  After completing his clinical training in 1992, he worked as a
part-time therapist at Baptist Hospital until becoming full-time in 2001.  Having
previously earned an M.A. from Wake Forest University and a Ph.D. from
UNC-Chapel Hill, he taught History at Atlantic Christian College (now Barton)
from 1968 to 1983.  His areas of clinical interest include depression, grief and
loss, life-stage transitions, issues of aging and EMDR.

Amanda Davis Whicker, MA LPC

Amanda Whicker is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who joined the
CareNet staff in October 2010.  She previously worked at Baptist Children’s
Homes and Family Services of Davidson County. Amanda provides counseling to
individuals (adults) and couples concerning anger issues, anxiety, loss and
grief, relational issues as well as most forms of personal and marital issues.  
Amanda has particular interest in working with couples and adults, both men
and women.  Amanda holds a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Counseling
and a Masters of Arts in Christian Education from Southwestern Baptist
Theological Seminary, 2006 and received a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from
the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2001. Amanda was licensed as a
Professional Counselor in 2010.

Cathy Wilson, LCSW

Mrs. Wilson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Professional Geriatric
Care Manager who joined the CareNet staff in 2005. Her past experience
includes several years at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
providing outpatient clinical services, and several years as a solo practitioner
in Geriatric Care Management. Mrs. Wilson provides counseling to adults,
couples, and families for mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief, and
relationship issues, as well as most forms of personal, marital, and family
problems. Her particular area of interest and expertise is working with older
adults, their families, and caregivers. In addition to providing counseling for
issues related to aging, Mrs. Wilson provides consultation and assessment to
older adults and their families on long term care planning, community
resources, coordination of family meetings, and crisis intervention.
Consultation is also available to church staff on aging-related issues, and she is
available for presentations and caregiver training. Mrs. Wilson holds the
following degrees: MSSW (social work), University of Louisville 1977; MRE
(religious education/social work), Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1976;
BA (religion), Wake Forest University, 1974.

Edna Austin
Evening Support Staff

Robin Hutchens
Billing Specialist            
Brenda Thiel
Associate Administrative Coordinator
Board of Directors

Katherine Atala
Marcia Cole
Sam Critz
Tracy Duncan
Tony Hartsoe
Marjorie Holleman
Genevra Kelly
Matthew Kippeny
Michael Lischke
Jackie McCollum
Chip Mims
Cathy Pace
Tim Pierce
Will Pryor
Shawn Roberson
Melvin Scales
Stan Scott
Michelle Shanks
Scott Walker

Regional Director

Barbara Saulpaugh
403 South Hawthorne Road   ●    Winston-Salem, NC 27103   ●   336.716.0855  ●