About Us

Our Approach

Our Goal

We want to join with you during this time of your life.  We will focus on your best interest, listen to your preferences and use our training, experience and the best parts of ourselves during this walk alongside you.  We will share with you research, resources and techniques.  We will use care, humor and support. We believe in the process of counseling.

Our Story

In 2002 we began offering services. WC was founded and initially focused on traumatized children, adults and the effects of the abuse, and preventing further harm.  Since our founding, we have served thousands of individuals, families, couples. We have grown and added additional clinicians and specialties.  Our company moved to its current location in 2009 and has been serving Cabarrus and neighboring Counties.

Meet the Team

We are a team of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors, Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Addiction Specialist, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatrist,  Psychologist & Marriage and Family Therapist.

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Andrew West, MA, LCMHC

Founder & CEO

Mr.West was born in Ohio and he has lived the rest of his adult life in the southeast and western US. He has a MA in Counseling, and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from ORU.  He has served in the mental health career field for more than 29 years. This has been in hospital, residential, Forensic, military and university settings. He is a US Army Veteran.  He is married and has 4 children. He active in his faith. In his free time he likes to camp, travel and do woodworking projects. Specializes in Trauma, Compulsive Behaviors, SAY, Parenting, Marital Relationships.

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Dr. Wesley Seabolt, MD, M.M.M., FACP

Psychiatrist, Medical Director

Dr. Seabolt grew up in the SE US.  He is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University and the Medical College of Georgia, and has been a Psychiatrist for over 15 years.  He has extensive experience in Child, adolescents, adult and Geriatric  psychiatry. He is Married and has 2 children.

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C. Andrew Baskins, MA, LMFT

Clinician

C. Andrew Baskin earned his MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Liberty University and his MA in Christian Education from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He has a background in family and student ministry and he has served in various settings to assist youth, families, and couples to address a wide range of behavioral and relationship issues. He has significant experience in providing intensive in-home family counseling. He is actively involved in church, he is an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, and for the past several years has been a distance runner.

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Tracey D. White, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

Tracey is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with masters degrees in both Human Services Counseling – Marriage & Family and Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  She works with children, adolescents, teens, adults, and couples on a variety of issues including:  Anxiety & Depression, ADHD, Behavioral/Conduct Problems, Mood Disorders, Grief & Loss, Relationship Issues, Divorce Recovery, Co-Dependency, LGBTQ Issues.  Tracey is a Licensed, Ordained Minister with a passion for helping helping individuals work through and overcome personal struggles. Intervention modalities include:  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Centered CBT, Solution-focused brief therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Grief Therapy; Certified Level-3 Triple P Provider.

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Charlotte Windley, MA, LCMHCA

Clinician

Charlotte has experience providing counseling services to a variety of individuals, particularly children, in various settings
within the community and in schools. Charlotte enjoys helping others while using cognitive behavioral therapy approaches and integrating various treatment therapies to best meet the needs and goals of her clients.
Charlotte enjoys spending time with family, traveling and gardening. Charlotte promotes and embraces the practice of
gratitude and the importance of finding meaning in the lives of her client’s. She has a MA from Liberty University.

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Tonda Childers, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

Tonda received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University.  She is certified in Prepare Enrich Premarital Counseling and a certified Triple P parenting plan provider. She has experience with adolescents, teens, and both men and women. I have worked with learning disabilities, substance abuse, and anxiety and depression. I have experience in Adlerian Play Therapy, Child -Centered Play Therapy CBT, DBT, and Motivational Interviewing.

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Michelle Libby, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

Michelle is a mental health counselor who provides therapy to adolescents, teens, and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, stress, and various other concerns. Additionally she has experience supporting clients of all ages with ADHD and autism. Michelle utilizes an individualized approach to fit the unique needs of each of her clients. She encourages her clients to embrace vulnerability, authenticity, and change. She looks forward to working with you!

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Bree Thompson, MA, LCMHC-A

Clinician

Bree is a licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as a licensed Substance Abuse Counselor  She has been working in the mental health and substance use field since 2009. She truly love engaging with people and meeting them exactly where they are and assisting them to move through the struggles life. She works with a wide range from children with disabilities to adults struggling with mental health and substance abuse. She states, “I honestly love what I do” Personally, she is the mother of three children.  “I am passionate about healing, living life as your best self, and moving forward to set new and bigger goals”

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Ira Racadag, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practioner

 

I have a BSN from WVU, and a MSN with a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner specialization from Georgia College and State University. I've been involved in the mental health field since 2015.  I enjoy pharmacology, but I find the reward in serving others to be far superior to the understanding of complex nuances in neurochemistry. It is through this culminating approach that clients are sometimes stabilized after one visit. I do believe that serving patients with the highest level of care and co-workers with support is my calling. Also, I am a husband and father.

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Robert Lodwick, MA, MDIv, LCMHC, LCAS,

Clinician

Robert Lodwick is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, and has worked for West Counseling since 2017.  He earned his Masters in Counseling Psychology (MA EdS), and Masters of Divinity (MDIV), from Gardner-Webb University in 2013. Robert has worked in the mental health field for over 18 years, providing services in group homes, detoxification hospitals, mental health and substance abuse clinics, day treatment programs, Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) services. Robert was raised in a pastor’s home and moved to many locations within the United States, finally settling prior to college in Colorado.  His parents are from Brazil, and he speaks Spanish and Portuguese.  Robert is married to his wife Virginia of 25 years, Robert’s specialties are in Christian counseling, existential issues, depression and anxiety management, marital therapy, sexual addiction, drug addiction.

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Carlos Proctor, MAMFT, LCMHC

Clinician

Carlos  grew up as moving around with his USAF family, He has a BA from U of Central Florida, and has a MA-MFT from U of San Francisco. He is a  LCMHC-A. He has a deep passion to work with youth, families and couples who are struggling.  He moved to NC to be closer to family and raise children in a better environment.  He enjoys cooking, traveling, he has two children, married and is active in his faith.

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Christopher West, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

 Chris received his MA Counseling from Liberty University.  He has a four years of experience in working with Adults, Adolescents and Children dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Men's issues, relational issues. He has particulate interest in Trauma treatment.  He is a USN Veteran.

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Cynzi Walker, MSW, LCSW-A

Clinician

Cynzi Walker is a licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A). She attended SUNY New Paltz earning a Bachelors in Social Work, and then a Masters in Social Work from Fordham University. Her passion has been working for over thirteen years with children and families in the educational and social service settings. She loves helping clients identify their strengths, to build upon them, and help motivate them to become self-sufficient as the best version of themselves. She will work with symptoms of depression, anxiety, grief, boundary setting, caregiver stress, and family issues. Her treatment approach will be strength based to motivate change using various modalities including play therapy, CBT, DBT and SFBT.

She states, “I would like to create a safe space where my clients will feel comfortable, heard, valued, and empowered. You are not alone on this wellness journey”.

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Sharon Barnette, EdD, MA, LCMHC, HSP-PA,

Clinician

Sharon Barnette, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Psychological Associate whom has worked in the field for over 30 years.

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Susette Ritenour, MA, LCMHC-A

Clinician

Susette graduated with an MA in Counseling from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia. She has experience working with clients in the areas of substance abuse, depression, anxiety, career challenges, relationships, and boundary setting. Her theoretical approach is to treat the whole person - mind, body, spirit. She will assist clients with reshaping negative thought patterns and perceptions, and changing behaviors that are holding them back from experiencing the life they want. Susette helps clients embrace their story clearly and truthfully building on the strengths and most interesting aspects of the original story. This can be used to work through unresolved relationship struggles, grief, or depression and anxiety. Susette recently moved to North Carolina to be closer to family. She is active in her faith community and enjoys photography, auctions, and a great cup of coffee. Clinician

 

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Suzanne Jones, MSW, LCSWA

 

Clinician

  • Suzanne Jones is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    Associate. She provides counseling to adolescents,
    relationship issues, teens, adults struggling with anxiety,
    depression, OCD, trauma, stress, and other concerns. Ms.
    Jones has also had Type One diabetes since the age of two
    and understands the mental impact that chronic illness has.
    She uses a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,
    Dialectal Behavior Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy
    to create individualized treatment plans for clients
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Schrade Daniel, MSW, LCSWA

Clinician

Schrade received her MSW from Appalachian State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate. She has experience working with adolescents and adults. She is passionate about building trusting relationships with clients and believes high-quality service is of priority. She is an advocate for the well-being of her clients and always ensures that they receive the care they need.

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Jessica Bravo, MSW, LCSWA

Clinician

Jessica earned her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with Summa Cum Laude honors from Appalachian State University. She Graduated with a Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). She has eight years of experience in social services, including with the Spanish-speaking community. As the daughter of immigrants and growing up in Costa Rica. She is Bilingual in Spanish and English. She is married with children.