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 (and adults on more targeted questions of ADHD, autism, and cognitive or learning issues). I have a special interest in working with issues related to autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, and dyslexia. I also have additional training in 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. In addition, I am a coach for those interested in exploring the Cogmed Working Memory Training program, a computer-based solution for attention problems caused by poor working memory (including children and adults with attention deficits or learning disorders, victims of brain injury or stroke, and adults experiencing information overload or the natural effects of aging).

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.
Ben T. Rigby, Ph.D.
After almost eight years of successful partnership with Ms. Chambers and Dr. Hook at Potentials, Dr. Rigby has accepted an offer to join the Community Counseling Center (CCC), also located in Wilmington, beginning in April 2019. This move is well-aligned with Dr. Rigby’s professional interests and goals and he is fully supported in this decision by Ms. Chambers and Dr. Hook. The website for his new practice is www.wantcounseling.com and the phone number for CCC is 910-452-7370.
You are welcome to reach me at: drbenrigby@gmail.com

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