Meet Your Therapists

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, CPT

Position:   Owner, Therapist, Yoga Instructor
Experience:   7 years
Email:  buffy@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Biography:

Buffy Andrews has lived in the Wilmington, NC for the past 7 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 works WITH the client to identify what works for them, while educating them and empowering them with tools, skills, and coping mechanisms.
Buffy is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, and is trained in EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness based treatments, has 200hr Yoga Training, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, has studied under Bessel Van Der Kolk’s trauma trainings, anxiety reduction, and Gottman Method Couples & Relationship Counseling.

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.”

Nicole Murray, LCMHC

Position:   Therapist/Counselor
Experience:   5 years
Email: nicole@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Biography:

 

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.
Nicole truly believes that the connection that takes place in the therapeutic relationship can help lead the way to healing and wholeness. She seeks to create an environment, where clients can grow in every facet in their lives.
 
Nicole received her Master’s of Arts in Professional Counseling from Liberty University. She is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate.  She utilizes an array of therapeutic interventions to treat individuals and their specific needs. Some interventions include: person centered therapy, solution focused therapy, trauma focused-cognitive behavior therapy (TF-CBT), and rational emotive therapy. 

 

Brittany Patterson, LCSW

Position:   Therapist
Experience:   13 years
Phone:   910.240-4473

Biography:

 

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. 

Melissa McLamb, Counselor in Training (CIT)

Position:   Counselor in training for LCSW
Experience:   1 year
Email: melissa@madewellcenter.org
Phone:   910.240-4473

Biography:

 

Melissa, a North Carolina Native, recently moved back from the Western USA. Melissa has her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Lee University, is working on her Masters of Social Work from Florida State University, and has a plethora of field experience. 

Melissa has worked with children with social/emotional needs as an Applied Behavior Analysis Therapist, has been an assistant residential director at a residential treatment facility for girls ages 13-18, and she’s worked as a Case Manager for a mobile response team gaining experience working with children and families.

Melissa is excited to broaden her range of experiences and put into practice all
that she has learned through working with people in all walks of life.

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
is focused on utilizing the best approach according to the specific needs of each individual she works with.

If you would like to meet with Melissa, she is available for self-pay clients at
only $25 per session. 

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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