A CareNet Counseling Center of Wake Forest Baptist Health
CareNet of Harnett (Harnett Family Life Center)
400 Denim Drive
Erwin, NC 28339
In the early 2000s, the Fayetteville Family Life Center gave birth to a satellite office in Lillington NC. This satellite office grew over time and became a center in the CareNet Counseling network, first known as the Harnett Family Life Center, then as CareNet of Harnett. In time, it moved location to Erwin NC. In these past years, CareNet of Harnett has come back up under the direction of the Fayetteville office. Both centers are part of the CareNet Counseling network of Wake Forest Baptist Health. Both provide quality faith-based counseling by licensed mental health professionals of strong faith backgrounds. Both are supported by local churches.
Amber B. Benton, MA, LCMHC is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and holds a Master of Arts degree in mental health counseling from Campbell University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Meredith College. She completed a three-year post graduate residency in spiritually-integrated psychotherapy from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She began working in the counseling field during a graduate internship in August 2012 at CareNet Counseling. During her internship, she completed over 750 hours working with children, adolescents and adults in individual, group, couples and family settings. Areas of treatment have included personal, behavioral, emotional, relationship and family difficulties, as well a working with clients with histories of addiction and trauma. Amber is trained to provide counseling for a variety of issues, including: anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief, loss, life transitions and adjustments, as well as issues affecting couples, parents and families. Amber works out of the center in Erwin and provides counseling telehealth services.
Ruth L. Cooper, MA, LCMHCA holds a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Degree from Campbell University and is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate with the State of North Carolina. Ruth has been with CareNet in Erwin since July of 2019 and is currently in her second year as a resident in the Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy program through Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center. She enjoys working with people from all places and all stages of life. In her internship with Campbell University, Ruth worked with students in Law School which included people of various ethnicities, cultures, and background. Ruth works with families, parents, children and adolescents as they walk through life’s challenges that result in anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, and grief. Ruth also works with women who have been victims of domestic abuse. This is a second career for Ruth as she spent many years as a horticulturist before being called to use her skills as a counselor. Ruth works out of the center in Erwin and provides Telehealth services.
Alison Keene, MA, LCMHC, holds a Master of Arts degree in professional counseling from Liberty University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology, also from Liberty University. She is licensed by the state of NC as a Clinical Mental Health Counselor. Alison has completed a residency and a fellowship through Wake Forest Baptist Health in spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Her experience includes working with clients in integrated care, as well as at a domestic violence and sexual assault agency. Alison is available to counsel children, adolescents, adults and couples with a variety of needs. She has experience and training in trauma, rape recovery and sexual assault, depression, anxiety, addiction, grief and loss, transition and adjustment, career planning, and spiritually integrated psychotherapy. Alison currently serves clients in our Erwin center, and she also sees clients at our branch office in the Raleigh Baptist Association building.
If you would like to make an appointment with any of the counselors from CareNet of Harnett, please call (910) 897-8930 or (910) 484-0176. If scheduled for a new client appointment, please see our Counseling Appointments page on this website for instructions and how to access new client forms.