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.
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.
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 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.
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.
C. Andrew Baskins, MA, LMFT
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.
Jillian McDowell, MSW, LCSWA
Jillian McDowell is a licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSW-A). She attended The University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte) earning a Bachelors in Social Work, and then a Masters in Social Work from UNC Charlotte as well. She has four years of experience in social services, including in-home services. She has experience with families and children and has worked with supporting clients with ADHD, anxiety, clients who are on the autism spectrum and those who have experienced trauma. She has a deep passion to work with youth and their families as a collaborative approach.
Charlotte Windley, MA, LCMHCA
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.
Tonda Childers, MA, LCMHC
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.
Michelle Libby, MA, LCMHC
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!
Bree Thompson, MA, LCMHC-A
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”
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.
Robert Lodwick, MA, MDIv, LCMHC, LCAS,
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.
Carlos Proctor, MAMFT, LCMHC
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.
Christopher West, MA, LCMHC
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.
Cynzi Walker, MSW, LCSW-A
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”.
Sharon Barnette, EdD, MA, LCMHC, HSP-PA,
Sharon Barnette, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor, and a Licensed Psychological Associate whom has worked in the field for over 30 years.
Susette Ritenour, MA, LCMHC-A
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
Suzanne Jones, MSW, LCSWA
- 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
Schrade Daniel, MSW, LCSWA
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.
Jessica Bravo, MSW, LCSWA
Jessica grew up in Costa Rica and moved to North Carolina at age 11. She is a native Spanish-speaker and has two children. After working in social services with the Latinx community for over eight years, she decided to pursue a Master's in Social Work and clinical license. She is passionate about mental health awareness and focuses on trauma and grief work. She is involved in the community and its an active mental health advocate for the Latinx population.