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
• Certificate in Clinical Supervision through NASW-NC
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina


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.

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
• Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina
• Licensed Psychologist in Georgia
• Nationally Certified School Psychologist
• Diplomate of the American Board of School Neuropsychology


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, LCSW
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Education/ Training:
• B.A. in Psychology from Auburn University
• Master of Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis
• Licensed Clinical Social Worker in North Carolina


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

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.

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Ella Deaver, LCSW, LCAS
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BA in Human Services, Elon University, 1995
Master's in Social Work- Catholic University of America- 1998

Licensed Clinical Social Worker- North Carolina
Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist- North Carolina

I have been working with children, adults and families in Wilmington since 1998. To me, therapy is an opportunity for a person to invest in themselves- to set and address goals, learn new skills, explore their relationships with others and to gain a better sense of self. The relationship between the therapist and client is a collaboration, with the client identifying areas in which they wish to grow and the therapist being a supportive tool to assist the client along the path. A social worker by training and by heart, I believe that all human beings are deserving of the best life that they desire for themselves. It is a brave decision to actively work to better oneself. Therapy can be either short-term or a longer-term process, led by the client and their hopes and goals for the process.

I work with adults dealing with anxiety and depression, adoption issues, life changes, addiction and recovery, including people whose loved one is struggling with addiction, as well as the needs of our Military service members and their families. Most often, I use the therapeutic frameworks of Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Mindfulness and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. I am trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR). I also offer assistance with resources for addiction recovery and the recovery community.

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Lauren Butler, MSW, LCSWA
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Bachelor of Social Work- NC State University
Master of Social Work- University of New England

Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina


I am a licensed mental health therapist specializing in working with children (ages 3-12), their families and parents struggling with perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs). I believe that from the very beginning, families deserve the absolute most support available to them, and I understand that this can look very different from family to family. I desire to provide a unique and welcoming therapy experience that helps identify and build on the strengths your family has already developed. Reaching out for help, whether it is for yourself as a parent or for your child, is such a brave step, and I do not take being part of the process lightly. It is an honor!

My preferred therapeutic frameworks include cognitive behavioral therapy (trauma focused, when needed), mindfulness, play therapy, stress reduction, and positive psychology. I have been trained by Postpartum Support International as well as the Association of Play Therapy. I also have additional training in childhood anxiety, depression, trauma, ADHD & sensory processing disorder. In addition to individual sessions, I provide parenting sessions, parenting education, and groups.

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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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