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Meet our staff

Ed Barron, LPCA

Ed Barron received his Master’s in Mental Health Counseling from Gardner-
Webb University and is a licensed professional counselor associate (LPCA).  He
joined CareNet as an intern in 2011.  In addition to counseling, he works for
the YMCA which he has done for the past 35 years.  Ed provides counseling to
adults, couples, children, adolescents, families and groups experiencing a
variety of problems including anxiety, depression, grief/loss and behavioral
issues.  He has a special interest in divorce, children of divorce and blended

Susan Brooks, M.A., M.Div., LPC

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. Susan has a wonderful miniature schnauzer,
Devon, who is a trained therapy dog.

H. Leah Creel, MA, MDiv, LPCA

Leah Creel is a Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (LPCA) 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

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 addiction, lifespan development/aging, depression,
anxiety, couples therapy, children/adolescents, personality disorders, human
sexuality, and religion/spirituality. Will is a student member of the American
Association of Pastoral Counselors and certified in Prepare/Enrich premarital
counseling. As both an ordained and licensed Baptist minister, Will comes to
CareNet after having servedthe congregation of First Baptist Church Pilot
Mountain as Associate Pastor/Minister of Youth and Children since 2004. He is
also a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte) where he
is pursuing a Doctorate of Ministry (DMin) in Marriage and Family Therapy. As a
resident, Will is pursuing certification as a Fee Based Practicing Pastoral
Counselor (FBPPC) and licensure as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC).

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 Association.

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).

Lisa Johnson, LCSW

Lisa Johnson is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined CareNet
Counseling in 2013. She obtained her Bachelor of Social Work from  North
Carolina A & T State University in Greensboro, NC and her Master’s in Social
Work from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC. Lisa provides
individual counseling for all ages, as well as couples and families. Lisa’s clinical
interests include mood disorders, anxiety, depression, stress management,
aging process, trauma and LGBT issues.

Orita D. McCorkle, MA, MDiv, LPCA

Orita McCorkle is a graduate of Wake Forest University and a licensed
professional counselor associate (LPCA). During her time at Wake Forest,
Orita earned a BA in psychology, an M.A. in Counseling and a
Master of Divinity.  She served as an intern to CareNet for one year prior
to beginning her professional career in June 2012. Orita works with
children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. She counsels issues
of life transitions, anxiety, depression, grief and loss as well as many
forms of relational issues

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.

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).

Megan Ragone, MSW, LCSW

Megan Ragone is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who joined the CareNet
staff in 2013. She has experience working with adults, older adults (age 55+),
and families; and has worked in the field of inpatient psychiatry for over five
years. Megan holds a BA in Psychology and Master of Social Work from the
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is an active member of the
National Association of Social Workers. Her clinical interests include life
transitions, the aging process, chronic health and mental health disorders,
mood disorders, and anxiety.

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, depression, parenting, stress management, anxiety,
work/life balance, infertility, and postpartum depression.

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, marital
and pre-marital, 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.
Edna Austin, Administrative Support
Robin Hutchens, Account Representative                       
Brenda Thiel, Office Manager
Jill Wheeler, Account Representative
Board of Directors

Sam Critz
Tracy Duncan
Tony Hartsoe
Marjorie Holleman
Michael Lischke
Jackie McCollum
William McNeer
Chip Mims
Claudia Page
Tim Pierce
Will Pryor
Jeremy Stanley
Scott Walker
Denise Washburn
Ivy Oakley Waterhouse

Regional Director

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