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 the walk along side 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. It was founded by Andrew West whom focused on traumatized children, adults and the effects of the abuse, and preventing further harm.  Since then we have served thousands of individuals, families, couples since then. We have grown and added additional clinicians and specialties. We serve Cabarrus and neighboring Counties.

Meet the Team

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

Andrew West, MA, LPC

Founder & CEO

Mr.West was born in Ohio  and lived there til age 18,He has lived the rest of his life in the southeast and western US. He has a MA in Christian Counseling, and a MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from ORU.  He has served in the mental health career field for more than 25 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 attends CFA, in his free time he likes to camp, travel and do woodworking projects.

C. Andrew Baskins, MA, LMFT-A

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.

Lorree "Shelly" Phillips, MA, LCAS, LCMHC-A

Clinician

Shelly Phillips is licensed as a Clinical Addictions Specialist (LCAS) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate) (LCMHC-A).  She completed her BA in Respiratory Therapy and later her MA at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  Her focus is on a Person-Centered approach to counseling. Known for her authentic, no-nonsense approach, she enjoys assisting youth and adult clients dealing with dual diagnosis, anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and substance use. With a multi-faceted approach including  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, She has experience in OPT , Residential acute and enhanced services. When not working she  enjoys the outdoors, including hunting and fishing with family and friends.

Andrea W. Cochran, PhD, LP

Psychologist

Dr. Cochran is a licensed psychologist who provides psychotherapy, supervision, consultation, and assessment. She has also been active in providing innovative and interactive training to a variety of organizations. Topics of focus include: leadership, preventing sexual harassment, trauma informed practice, ethics & law, and diversity & inclusion. In past roles she provided psychological and behavioral health services in large healthcare systems and other health-focused organizations. Her work is collaborative in nature, which has been demonstrated by working closely and effectively with physicians, providers, and other professionals in integrated, interdisciplinary settings.

Tonda Childers, MA, LPC-A

Clinician

Tonda received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA.  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.

Jennifer Warshawsky, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

She graduated with a BA (in psychology) from UNC-Greensboro in 2002 and with a MA/EdS  in mental health counseling in 2008 from Gardner Webb.  She has 18 years experience in the MH field. She is  licensed as LCMHC  since 2009.  She has extensive experience with kids, teens and adults.  She has  trained in various treatment modalities including  (CBT, DBT, Trauma work, motivational interviewing, etc), She is passionate in working with teens, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, grief related issues, trauma,  additionally, she enjoys working with those with anger/stress management issues, parenting concerns, low self-esteem.  In her free time she enjoys hitting the local area trails with family or friends.

Carlos Proctor, MAMFT, LCMHC-A

Clinician

Carlos  grew up as moving 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.

Amy N. Brown, MA, LCMHC, LCAS,

Clinician

Amy  Brown has been in the field for 18 years, prior to being a therapist and after she worked in Utah with youth and adults with development disabilities and autism.  She has experience working with the LGBTQ population, including those struggling with gender identity and were working on transitioning.  After moving  to North Carolina, she  worked with at risk youth, she has experience with intensive in-home settings and in the PRTFs (psychiatric residential treatment facility). She is a Certified Sex Offender Treatment Professional. She has been trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy,  Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) approach to trauma treatment in adults as well as mindfulness-based techniques to promote the healing process. She has been a licensed mental health therapist for the last 7 years. When Ms. Brown is not working with clients, she enjoys being with her partner and 5 children. She enjoys reading, puzzles, playing board and video games.

Lanesha Price, MA, LCSW, LCAS

Clinician

Lanesha Price is a LCSW-A and LCAS-A. She received a BSW from North Carolina A&T University and a MSW from University of South Carolina.  She is a native of Salisbury, NC.  She is passionate about assisting each individual with developing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.  She provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, and many other areas of mental health. She has over ten years of experience in the mental health field.  She has a teenage daughter, also does volunteer work and speaking engagements at teen pregnancy centers/prevention settings in her off duty hours.

Chanelle Delima, MSW, LCSW

Clinician

Chanelle Delima is a LCSW. She received a MSW from University of South Carolina.  She is a native of Salisbury, NC.  She is dedicated to helping each individual with developing their strengths and effective coping skills to promote a healthier lifestyle.  She provides therapy to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief/loss, and many other areas of mental health. She has over 13 years of experience in the mental health field.

Tracey D. White

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.

Krista Mooney, MA, LCMHC

Clinician

Krista Mooney is a LCMHC since 2009. She has worked with clients in private practice, residential substance treatment, schools and nonprofits. She has extensive experience in working with women, couples, young adults and children.  Her specialties include relationship improvement, communications, adjustment to life transitions, managing stress and anxiety, health/wellness coaching and personal growth and insight. She has special interest is in helping you achieve your goals at your own pace, in a way that makes sense for you in a positive, trusting relationship. She wants to work together through whatever challenges you may be facing. Her approach is individually tailored to client's needs, including CBT, MI, SF, and mindfulness techniques.

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, and is part of New Covenant Church in Gastonia, NC.  Robert’s specialties are in Christian counseling, existential issues, depression and anxiety management, marital therapy, sexual addiction, drug addiction and borderline personality disorders.

Christopher West, MA, LCMHC-A

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.

Tierra M. McManus, MS, LCMHC-A

Clinician

She has experience in counseling children, adolescents, and adults with depression, anxiety, stress, grief.  Of particular interest is working with individuals and thier families that have Cancer and chronic illnesses. Tierra earned a MA in Counseling and Marriage and Family from NC Agricultural and Technical State U.  She uses Person Centered, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Reality Therapy, Gestalt techniques, as well as other approaches.  She enjoys Culture, Music and spending time volunteering.

Nolan Davis, MA, LMFT

Clinician

Nolan has worked in the field for 15 years, he has a MA in Marriage and Family therapy, and a BA in Nursing, and is Licensed.  He has extensive history working with individual in crisis, and in recovery.  He has a passion for individuals with sensory disabilities. He enjoys working with couples and families.  He is married, has one child and enjoys playing his guitar.