Meet the Team

The Made Well Center for Wholeness has a team of passionate and driven individuals ready to help you achieve optimal wellness. Our team maintains a high level of integrity, confidentiality, wisdom & discernment, as well as desire to see sustainable change for our clients. Read below to learn more about each therapist and their specialties, or take our quick quiz to see who your best match may be! If you’re ready to begin, scroll to the bottom and fill out the contact form to get started today!

Buffy Andrews

Buffy Andrews

LCSW, BCFWP
Position:   Therapist, Functional Mental Health Coach
Experience:   11 years
Email:  buffy@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Trauma, Anxiety, Couples, Foundations of Health + Wellness
Top 3 Values: Authenticity, Radical Hope, Diligence
Specialty Trainings: LCSW, Board Certified Functional Wellness Practitioner, Brain Health Professional, EMDR, Complex Trauma
Hobbies: Gardening, yoga, biking
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"It's when we start working together that the real healing takes place." - David Hume

Buffy’s Services:

Healing Intensives, Business Coaching/Consulting, and Keynote Speaking.

Carrie Sink

Carrie Sink

Gut Health Coach, CHHC, AADP
Carrie Sink

Carrie Sink

Gut Health Coach, CHHC, AADP
Position:  Nutrition + Gut Health Coach
Experience:   10+ years
Email:  carrie@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Gut Health, Constipation, Diarrhea, Bloating, Gas, Reflux
Top 3 Values: Gratitude, Perseverance, Kindness
Specialty Trainings: G.I. Mapping, Supplement Specialist, Certified Holistic Health Coach, American Association of Drugless Practitioners
Hobbies: Gardening, Reading, Beach Walks,
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"Consistency over perfection, healing is a journey that takes patience, perseverance and lots of grace."

Melissa Candler

Melissa Candler

Therapist, LCSWA
Melissa Candler

Melissa Candler

Therapist, LCSWA
Position:   Therapist/Counselor
Experience:   3
Email: melissa@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Biography:

Originally a North Carolina native, Melissa has recently been enjoying east coast life since returning from living out West for several years. Melissa attended Lee University where she earned her Bachelors in Psychology with a concentration in Child and Family Studies, then received her Masters of Clinical Social Work from Florida State University.

Melissa has worked with children with Autism and related disorders as an ABA therapist, worked as the clinical assistant of a residential treatment facility for adolescent girls, has been a case manager for families of children with behavioral and emotional needs, and has also worked in crisis response.

Melissa has a heart for people and simply wants to meet others where they are so that together, they can walk towards healing and wholeness. She is warm and discerning, and she values empowering others to growlearn, and live authentically.

Melissa enjoys working with people of all ages and stages including children, adults and couples. She especially desires to help those who are looking to heal from trauma, adjust in times of transition, gain coping skills, or create a more functional life for themselves. Melissa is focused on utilizing the best therapeutic approach according to the specific needs of each individual she sees.

Melissa’s Schedule:

Mon/Wed: 10am-7pm

Tues/Thurs: 10am-6pm

Brittany Patterson

Brittany Patterson

Therapist, LCSW
Position:   Therapist
Experience:   23 years
Email: Brittany@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 0-100 years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Families, Complex trauma, religious trauma, depression, teenagers struggling with self harm, anxiety, depression,  new mothers and parents of young children
Top 3 Values: Creativity, Kindness, Grace
Specialty Trainings: DBT, Complex Trauma Certification, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy and other body based approaches, Child Parent Psychotherapy, EMDR
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"The world breaks everyone, some are strong at the broken places" -Ernest Hemingway

Jenny Vaughn

Jenny Vaughn

Counselor, LCHMCA
Jenny Vaughn

Jenny Vaughn

Counselor, LCHMCA
Position:   Counselor
Experience:   4 years
Email:  jenny@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Trauma, Personality Disorders, Anxiety
Top 3 Values: Boundaries, Compassion, Creativity
Specialty Trainings: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, EMDR
Hobbies: Singing, homesteading, and hanging out with family.
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

“Anything you do is everything you do." 

Laura Shaw

Laura Shaw

Therapist, LCSW
Laura Shaw

Laura Shaw

Therapist, LCSW
Position:   Therapist
Experience:   6.5 years
Email:  lauragraham@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Anxiety, OCD, Life Transitions/Adjustments, People Pleasers, Relationship Struggles, Self-esteem
Top 3 Values: Love, Family, Connection
Specialty Trainings: Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Strength Based Solution Oriented Therapy
Hobbies: Flowers, Gardening, Yoga
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

 “Connection is the energy that is created between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued.” — Brené Brown
Lindsay Evans

Lindsay Evans

LCMHCA, Counselor
Lindsay Evans

Lindsay Evans

LCMHCA, Counselor
Position:   Therapist
Experience:   2 years
Email:  lindsay@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 6-96 years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Anxiety, Eating Disorders, Low Self-esteem, Postpartum, and New Moms
Top 3 Values: Kindness, Honesty, Empathy
Additional Certificates/Trainings: Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate, SYMBIS (Saving your marriage before it starts)
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start." — Nido Qubein

Hannah Parham

Hannah Parham

Therapist, LCSWA
Hannah Parham

Hannah Parham

Therapist, LCSWA
Position:   Therapist
Field Experience:   5 years
Email:  hannah@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Anxiety, Personality Disorders, Trauma
Top 3 Values: Authenticity, Compassion, Balance
Specialty Trainings: Licensed clinical social worker associate, DBT (dialectical behavioral therapy)
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"Being vulnerable is the ultimate act of courage." - Brené Brown

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Stephanie Tucker

Stephanie Tucker

Therapist, LCSWA
Stephanie Tucker

Stephanie Tucker

Therapist, LCSWA
Position:   Therapist
Experience:   4 years
Email:  stephanie@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 10+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Life transitions
Top 3 Values: Compassion, Honesty, Authenticity
Specialty Trainings: Certified Clinical Traumatologist, Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Teacher, EMDR
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn't." - John Green

 

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Staci Ellsworth

Staci Ellsworth

Clinical Resident
Staci Ellsworth

Staci Ellsworth

Clinical Resident
Position:   Clinical Resident
Field Experience:   1.5 years years
Email: cit@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+
Specialties (included but not limited to): Couples, College Aged, Anxiety, and Healthcare providers
Top 3 Values: Vulnerability, Empathy, Faith
Specialty Trainings: SYMBIS (save your marriage before it starts) facilitator, Registered Nurse (BSN)
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

"You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness." - Brene Brown

Laura Graham

Laura Graham

Therapist, LCSWA
Laura Graham

Laura Graham

Therapist, LCSWA
Position:   Therapist
Experience:   7 years
Email:  lauragraham@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 18+ years
Specialties (include but not limited to): Life Transitions, Self-Esteem, Trauma, Moms of blended families, and healing "the little girl inside"
Top 3 Values: Honesty, Compassion, and Perseverance.
Specialty Trainings: Licensed clinical social worker, Yoga Therapy
Hobbies: Yoga, working out, being with family.
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

“We spend so much time chasing after things we think are going to bring us relief, when what we need to be doing is resolving the pain that made us chase the thing in the first place” - Vienna Pharoan

Laura Graham’s Services:

Mental Health Counseling, 1:1 Yoga Therapy, and Weekly yoga classes.

Kasi Floyd, LMCHC

Kasi Floyd, LMCHC

Counselor
Position:   Counselor
Field Experience:   12 years
Email: kasi@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 9yrs-60+ years
Specialties Include (but not limited to): Family Relationships, Healing from Trauma,  postpartum/antenatal, anxiety, and mood disorders.
Top 3 Values: Family, Faith, Love
Specialty Trainings: Functional Family Therapy, Youth Mental Health First Aid Trainer, ACES/Resilience model, Trauma-focused CBT.
Hobbies: Yoga, working out, being with family.
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

“but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not become weary, they will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31

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Dylan Collins

Dylan Collins

Clinical Resident
Dylan Collins

Dylan Collins

Clinical Resident
Position:   Clinical Resident
Field Experience:   1 years
Email: cit@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Ages she Works With: 10+ years
Specialties Include (but not limited to): Young Adults, Adolescents, OCD, life transitions + adjustments
Top 3 Values: Love, Truth, Growth
Specialty Trainings: SYMBIS (save your marriage before it starts), Ordained Minister
Favorite Therapeutic Quote: 

“your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start.” -Nido Quebin

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