Meet the Made Well 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.
Buffy Andrews, MSW, LCSW, RYT200
Buffy Andrews has lived in the Wilmington, NC for the past 8 years. She has worked for Child Advocacy & Parenting Place, worked at Coastal Horizons Center as an Intensive In-Home team Lead therapist, outpatient therapy in Pender County Schools, and is now working in private practice (at the Made Well Center, hellooo).
Buffy loves working with young adults, adults, and couples who have experienced trauma, anxiety, or difficulty in relationship.
“I believe we are made well, and I believe we’ve been given the right tools and skills, we just sometimes need a little community, need a little education & encouragement, and need a little practical help to get back to this original state of paradise.”
Laura was born and raised in southeastern North Carolina, and has lived in various areas of NC. Laura graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelors in Psychology and studied Childhood Development. She then received her Masters in Social Work from UNCW.
Laura has worked as an Autism Support Professional for the Autism Society of NC. She has worked for Coastal Horizons Center as a Family Resource Partner, School-based Mental Health Therapist in Columbus County Schools, and as an outpatient Child and Family Therapist.
Laura believes in taking a collaborative, relational approach to the therapeutic process. She focuses on creating a connected and judgment free environment. She enjoys working with people at various stages of life and especially loves working with children. She is passionate about promoting practices to strengthen attachment, treating familial issues, fostering self worth, supporting people throughout transitions, and helping others to explore their values + purpose. Laura also works well with couples + families to support them in helping foster healing relationally.
Laura operates under the view that we are all the experts of our own lives, but we can learn and grow from each other’s perspectives.
Laura is energized through creativity. She finds joy by creating art and through learning (trial & error) in her garden. She hopes to create an atmosphere that promotes compassion and healing. Be sure to reach out today if you are interested in working with someone like Laura.
Laura Shaw, MSW, LCSWA
Nicole Murray, LCMHC
Nicole Murray was born and raised in North Carolina. Throughout her career, Nicole has worked with individuals dealing with a broad range of issues including, but not limiting to parenting skills needs, trauma recovery, substance abuse, conflict resolution, and relationship struggles/issues. She has worked in an outpatient setting as a group facilitator and one-on-one with individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues at both agency settings and private practice offices.
Carrie was raised on the plains of Kansas. After being sick for so many years, she overcame her chronic health issues by addressing nutrition, lifestyle choices and more! She then went back to school to study holistic health, nutrition & wellness.
Carrie is a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach & Wellness Practitioner. She has been in private practice for 6+ years, teaching people how to nourish their bodies using real food and upgrade their health through diet and lifestyle changes. Her special focus in her practice is gut health. Carrie is passionate about root cause healing and helping individuals find true freedom and relief from unpleasant digestive symptoms, food overwhelm and more!
Carrie believes there is always hope for healing and truly enjoys the privilege of walking alongside people on their health journey!
Carrie Sink, CHHC, AADP
Melissa Candler, LCSWA (soon)
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 grow, learn, 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.
Brittany Patterson, LCSW
Brittany moved to Wilmington, NC from Boston, MA eight years ago. She received her Masters of Social Work from Simmons University and has been working as a clinician in various settings for thirteen years. Brittany is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (Therapist) who specializes in treating trauma, familial issues, parenting skills work, mood disorders, and anxiety/depression.
Some of Brittany’s specialties include doing work with somatic/sensorimotor trauma processing, and loves incorporating mindfulness practices into therapy. Brittany is committed to making sure no one is invisible and sees mental health treatment as a way of strengthening the broken places until people feel WHOLE again.
She also has many talents including dance through her studies of Ballet and Modern dance in Purchase, NY. Sometimes she likes to include body work into the therapy practice as well. She loves working with adults, particularly parents, as well as adolescents and families to help heal relationships.
Ashley Hudson, LCSW
Ashley Hudson is a NC native and a lover of dark chocolate, wine, the beach, and exercising. After growing up in Greenville, NC she pursued an undergraduate degree from Baylor in Texas and eventually went on to receive her Masters in Social Work from the University of Denver in Colorado where she studied clinical work in trauma and family systems. Ashley now lives in Colorado with her two children and her husband.
She is currently licensed in CO, NC and TX, and has 9 years of experience walking alongside individuals struggling with a variety of mental health challenges. She believes beauty, strength and resiliency are often birthed through some of the more challenging seasons of life. Though Ashley enjoys working with all populations, she currently works with adults only and specializes in perinatal health and Christian counseling. At this point in time, Ashley’s services are virtual/telehealth only.
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Learn More About The Made Well Center’s Services
The Made Well Center offers online therapy services for anyone struggling to find the time for therapy, anyone suffering extreme anxious distress related to socialization, individuals struggling to find childcare for them to make it to therapy, or for anyone who just wants the comfort of counseling in their jammies. Learn more.
Outpatient counseling and therapy is a great place to receive safe support and guidance from a licensed clinician to help you identify and make steps towards identifying root causes to pain and suffering, changing thoughts & behavior patterns that leave you feeling stuck, and learning how to communicate with yourself, and those around you. Learn more.
As a Certified Personal Trainer focused on wellness, Buffy Andrews offers group and private yoga classes, personal training, and group fitness. Learn more.
We offer retreats and workshops throughout the year on various topics. Some will be fun creative outlets, some will simply be a nice relaxing time away from daily stressors, and some will be continuing education courses for other Mental Health Professionals in the community. Learn more.
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