Who we are...

Each of our providers brings different skills, experiences, and interest areas to our practice. Although each of us works as an individual practitioner, we also collaborate when needed.
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Shelley Chambers, MSW, LCSW
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Education/ Training:
• Associate of Arts-Peace College
• Bachelor of Arts in Sociology-North Carolina State University
• Master of Social Work-East Carolina University
Licensure:
• Certificate in Clinical Supervision through NASW-NC
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina

Hello!

I have had the privilege of providing therapy in Wilmington, NC since 1996. My passion is connecting with people who have a desire to live life to the fullest. I believe that growth and healing are fostered in an environment of kindness, compassion, curiosity, and acceptance. It takes courage to engage in therapy and be open to learning new tools to cope with life’s challenges. I believe we are all worthy of love and a sense of belonging. When bad things happen, we can lose hope and question our worth. We all experience times in all of our lives when we are thrown off course and could benefit from therapy to help us identify our needs and purpose.

A great deal of my work involves treating anxiety and depression. My preferred therapeutic frameworks include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and insight-oriented therapy. I provide therapy to children and adults. I offer clinical supervision, consultation, and co-parenting sessions. I serve as a parent coach and child specialist in collaborative divorce cases.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at schamberslcsw@gmail.com. Thank you!
Christine L. Hook, Ph.D., NCSP, ABSNP
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Education/ Training:
• B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University
• M.A. and Ph.D. in School Psychology from Lehigh University
• Internship at Heartland Area Education Agency in Iowa
• Completion of School Neuropsychology Post Graduate Certification Program
Licensure:
• Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina
• Nationally Certified School Psychologist
• Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology

Welcome!

I am a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment of learning, behavioral, social, and emotional issues that can prevent us from living up to our potential. I believe that thorough assessment and evaluation is needed in order to identify strengths and weaknesses within an individual, to guide an effective treatment plan. Whether or not there is a disability present, this insight can help develop strategies that will promote success and understanding of an individual, family, and situation.

The focus of my work is on providing high quality evaluations of individuals from preschool age through college age (age 25). I have a special interest in working with issues related to autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and dyslexia. I also have additional training in school neuropsychology, using these tools to help define strengths and weaknesses.

In addition to assessment and evaluation services, I am available for school consultations, parent consultation and education, and workshops. I work collaboratively with the public schools, other agencies, and with charter and private schools in the area when needed.

A Wilmington resident for over 20 years, I have been in private practice since 2009. In the past, I have been a Psychology Instructor at UNCW, a School Psychologist for New Hanover County Schools, and a Staff Psychologist and Supervisor at the Children’s Developmental Services Agency (formerly the DEC).

Please feel free to contact me at: christinehook@me.com.
Maddie Haddock, LCSWA
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Education/ Training:
• B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University
• Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis
Licensure:
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker - Associate (LCSWA) in NC


Hello!

I am a bilingual therapist (Spanish and English) who has a special interest in providing therapy to adults, teens, and tweens from a variety of backgrounds and cultures. Therapy with me can help with symptoms such as depression, trauma, anxiety, stress, grief, relationship problems, sleep issues, and any other difficulties you might be facing. When coming into therapy, you can expect a calm, welcoming, confidential environment where you can talk openly with a highly-trained practitioner.

My preferred therapeutic frameworks include mindfulness, cognitive behavioral therapy, positive psychology, and other evidence-based practices for trauma-informed care. I have experience working with clients of all ages enduring a myriad of life changes including severe mental health diagnoses, grief/bereavement, or immigration processes. In addition to individual therapy sessions, I can also provide immigration-focused assessments, and telemental health sessions if your location or transportation is an issue inhibiting you from pursuing therapy.

Please feel free to contact me today at: mhaddocklcsw@gmail.com


Hola!
Soy terapeuta bilingue (Español y Inglés) que tiene un interés especial en brindar terapia a adultos y adolescentes de diferentes orígenes y culturas. Terapia conmigo puede ayudarle con síntomas como depresión, trauma, ansiedad, estreso, problemas de pareja, problemas para dormir, y otras cosas. En terapia, hay un ambiente tranquilo, acogedor y confidencial donde puede hablar abiertamente con un profesional altamente capacitado.

Tengo experiencia trabajando con clientes de todas las edades que soportan una miríada de cambios en la vida, incluidos diagnósticos graves de salud mental o procesos de inmigración. Además de las sesiones de terapia individual, puedo ofrecer evaluaciones para su caso de inmigración y citas por Skype si su ubicación o transporte es un problema que le impide seguir la terapia.

Para más información por favor contacteme a
mhaddocklcsw@gmail.com
Whitney Philemon, LCSW
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Education/ Training:
• Bachelors of Arts in Social Work-University of North Carolina at Wilmington
• Masters of Social Work-University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Licensure:
-Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina

I am a licensed clinical social worker with nearly ten years of experience working with children and families. My hope, as a therapist, is to provide support and guidance to individuals and families as they navigate the challenges of life, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. I strive to create a warm, welcoming, and non-judgemental environment for the clients I serve in order to promote a safe space for healing and positive change. I use a strengths-based, client-centered approach to therapy that focuses on creating a genuine connection with my clients. When working with children, I believe a collaborative approach involving both the child and parents/caregivers throughout treatment is critical to a child’s success in therapy.

My clinical experience and areas of interest are working with children and families, especially those struggling with anxiety, depression, behavioral challenges, peer issues, trauma, grief and loss, divorce, self-esteem, communication, and parenting. I utilize a variety of treatment modalities and approaches including cognitive behavioral therapy, play therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, family therapy, mindfulness, interpersonal psychotherapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and parent management training.

I provide therapy for children, adults, and families. I also offer parenting education/support sessions, co-parenting sessions, and clinical supervision.

Please feel free to contact me at: whitney.philemon@gmail.com
Bailey Ziebarth, Lead Receptionist
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Bailey Ziebarth, BA, is our office manager and a full-time graduate student in psychology at UNCW. Bailey is a warm and accepting person who loves to help others. She is an integral part of our team. Please contact Bailey if you would like to schedule an appointment or have any questions about our services.

2505 S. 17th St., Suite 200, Wilmington . NC 28401 . 910.254.4545 . potentialscenter@gmail.com

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