Christine Hook, PhD, and Shelley Chambers, LCSW, established Potentials, LLC, in 2011 in order to of Each clinician has her own area of expertise. Thank you!

In addition to psychological assessments and therapy, we offer co-parenting counseling, clinical supervision, consultation, and training. Please view our website for more details or call our office manager, Bailey Ziebarth, at 910-254-4545. www.potentialsnc.com

Operating as usual

Photos from Potentials's post 01/12/2023

Wonderful reframes from Somatic Experiencing International

Timeline photos 12/30/2022

Timeline photos


Feeling lonely around the holidays can make us feel as if something is wrong with us. Everybody else seems to know how to be happy, how to be together, how to be festive, merry, and bright. But feeling lonely around the winter holidays is extremely common. In fact, the media-perpetuated wrapped-in-a-bow fantasy is rarely the reality for most people. More often than not, the holidays are a time of increased stress and loneliness—even for self-proclaimed holiday fanatics.

Many of us experience conflicting emotions of love and loss, joy and sadness, exuberance and melancholy—it can be quite disorienting. Even memories made in adulthood can serve as shattered windows to the past. It’s the memories of a former lover with whom we created new traditions, who helped heal childhood wounds, only to eventually create newer traditions with someone else. It’s driving past the apartment where we celebrated with an old friend who’s no longer in our lives. It’s buying gifts our children will get bored of in two weeks. It’s pouring eggnog for one.

Relationships are often the strongest protective factors to keep us tethered to ourselves. And whether you're spending the holidays with family, friends, or on your own, it's important to keep the lines of communication open.

Who in your life lifts you up?
Who can you turn to in times of stress?

Whether they're a FaceTime away or in the next room, I encourage you to reach out this season. What you might find is that seeking help or just a listening ear also gives the person you're reaching out to the sense of purpose and closeness they were craving as well.

Want to be happy? Be grateful 11/28/2022

Want to be happy? Be grateful

Want to be happy? Be grateful Monk and interfaith scholar David Steindl-Rast shares an inspiring lesson in slowing down, looking where you’re going, and above all, being grateful.


Phrases every boy needs to hear growing up 💙

💪🏼 Want more ideas on how to raise a strong and confident man? Check out our animated programs to help build resilience and grit at https://gozen.com/allprograms

Timeline photos 11/10/2022

Timeline photos


You decide who makes you feel the best about yourself.


Things Kids Need To Hear Everyday


Understand deeply that what people do is never a reflection of you and is always their perception of life.

You are not for everyone and they are not always for you.

When you are not included, invited, or considered, whisper to yourself, “Thank you for the space necessary in my life for the people that matter most to me. I am blessed.” 💚

(Don't let someone's emotional inconsistency make you addicted to temporary highs and constant lows.-unknown)


Our Story

Potentials is a collaborative practice of four clinicians. Dr. Christine Hook offers psychological assessments for children, adolescents, and young adults. Maddie Haddock, LCSWA, Whitney Philemon, LCSW, and Shelley Chambers, LCSW, offer therapy to individuals and families. Bailey Ziebarth, BA, is our office manager and the first point of contact.

Our private practice focuses on providing high-quality assessments and counseling/psychotherapy services in a comfortable, confidential, and accepting environment. During the current pandemic, we are offering therapy through video conferencing. Please feel free to call us at (910) 254-4545 if you have any questions regarding our services.

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2505 S 17th Street, Ste 200
Wilmington, NC

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