Wilmington Acupuncture and Counseling Center offering Acupuncture, Counseling and Massage to the Wilmington,NC area.
Lumina Station: 1904 Eastwood Road - Suite 309, Wilmington, NC 28403 910-509-0444
Wilmington Acupuncture & Counseling Center
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Counseling and Psychotherapy

John K. Ormond, Jr. M.Th., L.P.C

Counseling and psychotherapy of all types are available at the Center for individuals, couples and families. Just for example, we offer:

  • Talk therapy for individuals of all ages, from children to senior citizens
  • Couples counseling
  • Family counseling
  • Group therapy
  • Stress management therapy
  • Mediation for groups of all kinds
  • Life coaching and counseling for personal growth and behavioral change
  • Intervention counseling, preparation and assistance
  • Addiction therapy; assistance with referral/healing
  • Grief counseling
  • Jungian analysis

Our therapists are highly trained, licensed practitioners with varied experience obtained over a combined total of more than 50 years of practice. They have advanced degrees and have been trained in a wide range of therapeutic approaches including Transactional Analysis, Gestalt therapy, Redecision therapy, pastoral counseling, geriatric adjustment and Jungian analysis—as well as the “graduate school” of longtime daily experience with clients. This combination of varied training and many years of real-world experience is important in a counseling practice, as it ensures that whoever walks through our door will be approached and treated in a way that makes the most sense for that particular person and situation.

First and foremost, the Center’s counselors are committed to meeting the needs of our clients and we freely refer, when appropriate, both in-house and to outside individuals or agencies. Our knowledge of other resources in the area and nationwide is extensive. At the same time, our counselors are completely committed to maintaining their clients’ privacy; nothing is shared with other professionals without the client’s express permission. This makes for a secure environment in which the client can relax knowing that his needs are being addressed with discretion and in confidence.

Appointments or inquiries may be made by calling our main number, 910-509-0444, during office hours Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm.

Distinguished Visiting Scholar - Part-time Instructor in PAR and GLS

E-mail: yatesj@uncw.edu


Ph.D. Syracuse University, Inter-disciplinary Humanities
(Religion and Philosophy), 1973
M.A.R. Yale University, 1967
B.A. Furman University, 1965
Diploma, Institute for Analytical Psychology, Zurich, 1992


Visiting Distinguished Scholar, Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, UNCW
Part time Lecturer Philosophy and Religion Department

Chair, and Full Professor of Philosophy and Religion
Chairperson, Division of Humanities (2000-2002)
Wells College, 1975-2002

Jungian Analyst, Private Practice, Ithaca, N.Y. 1992-2002
Faculty, Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts 1993-2003
Parliamentarian, International Association of Analytical Psychology

Research Fellow, Yale University, Sabbatical, 1996-1997

Visiting Associate, Cal Tech, 1984, Lab of Nobel laureate Roger Sperry, Split Brain/Mind Research

Lecturer in Philosophy/Religion Core Program, Colgate University, 1973-74

Psychiatric Social Work, University of Virgina Medical School, 1967-1969

Recent: Jung on Death and Immortality , Princeton University Press, 1999


The Near-Death Experience , Routledge Press, 1996

Psyche ad the Split-Brain , University Press of America, 1994

"A Dream of Hokhmah, Sophia, Shekinah," Cambridge 2001 , Daimon-Verlag, Switzerland, 2003.


Teaching Excellence Award 1988, Wells College
Ida Dorothea Atkinson Endowed Chair in Humanities, 2000-2002
Elected President of the North Carolina Society of Jungian Analysts on 9/15/12, representing NC Jungian analysts nationally and internationally for the next three years.

Julie Tamisiea MS, LPC, LCAS, NCC

Julie grew up in Wilmington, NC and completed her undergrad degree in Psychology from the University of Houston in 1995. She followed a medical path to San Francisco where she later worked in Pharmaceutical Sales and then Executive Recruiting in the Pharmaceutical/Biotech fields. In 2004 she returned to her love of psychology and completed course work as a life coach with the Coaches Training Institute. Julie then relocated back to Wilmington, NC, where she completed a Master's degree in Counseling at East Carolina University in 2011. Julie completed her Residency at the Wilmington Treatment Center and then continued working there for three years in various roles. During this time she worked with a broad range of Military and civilian patients and obtained further credentialing as an Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. Through her work she began to recognize the advantage of approaching all mental health issues through positive psychology and from an overall wellness perspective. Recognizing the impact of a healthy diet on mental health, she completed coursework to Certify as a Nutritional Therapist to further assist her patients. Julie provides mental health counseling and coaching in her private practice at The Center. She is passionate about finding the right path to assist individuals in attaining healthier, happier, and more fulfilling lives.Julie offers individual, family, and group sessions. In addition to working with Depression, Anxiety, and general mental health issues; she specializes in Addiction, non-addictive chronic pain management, crisis management, PTSD/Trauma, Life Transitions, and Grief/Loss.

For an appointment or more information please call 910-833-7150 or email at Julie@MindpulseNC.com. More information can also be found on her personal website www.MindpulseNC.com


Sophia D. Caudle, PhD, LPC-S, CSAT

Sophia grew up in Durham, NC, and went to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for undergraduate studies, where she majored in Sociology. After college, Sophia wanted to pursue her interests in working with multi-cultural populations, so she attended North Carolina Central University for her Masters in Community and School Counseling, and she graduated Summa Cum Laude. Sophia's Master's Thesis, entitled, "Moral Dilemma Discussions: Effective Group Intervention for Juvenile Offenders" won the Outstanding Article in the Journal for Group Work in 2001 at the American Counseling Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas. After a several years in the field of counseling, Sophia attended North Carolina State University to obtain her PhD in Counselor Education with a minor in School Administration.

For almost 20 years, Sophia has worked in various settings, such as schools, agencies, and private practice. Sophia also consults for schools and school systems assisting in the program planning of behavior and counseling programs. Sophia also has developed a high-speed coaching model for busy executives whose personal relationships prohibit maximum corporate success and effectiveness.

In Sophia's private practice, she focuses on relationship and intimacy issues, as well as sex and porn addiction, and substance addictions. Mood disorders, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar, and OCD continue to be a large part of her focus as well.

Sophia works with individuals and couples, adults and adolescents.


Rebecca Owens, MS, LCSW

Rebecca grew up in Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. In 2000, she obtained her Masters of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in NYC. As a N.C. Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she enjoys working with adults of all ages, and children age 12 and above in individual, couples, and family therapy.

An integrative therapist, Rebecca finds it useful to employ more than one school of thought in her work with clients. Depending on the individual(s) and presenting issue(s), some of these include: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), “a psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of disturbing life ex-periences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference”; cognitive behavioral therapy, where a client and therapist work to identify and change thoughts and behaviors that contribute to the undesirable symptoms; and strengths-based counseling or positive psychology, where a counselor and client work together to find past and present successes and use these to address the challenges being faced. Rebecca also is skillful at helping clients ex-plore the more existential questions of human existence, such as suffering, death, choice/freedom, isolation, and meaning of life.

No matter the orientation employed, Rebecca focuses significantly on the power of a strong therapeutic relationship, and understands that a client needs to feel safe, respected, and heard, as well as helped.

Rebecca is trained to work with clients who present with symptoms such as depression, anxiety, difficulty adjusting to change/life transitions, as well as adolescent issues, aging and geriatric is-sues, blended family issues, codependency, family of origin issues, grief, loss and bereavement, guilt, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, women’s issues, and many more.

Rebecca accepts self-pay and some insurance plans.

To schedule an appointment, please call her directly at 910-520-4904.

PEMF Therapy for pain relief

Rebecca also offers a revolutionary, drug-free pain relief therapy to relieve acute and chronic physical pain.

Pulsed Electro Magnetic Field Therapy (PEMF) pulses a magnetic field into the body, creating an extraordinary healing effect. The results are decreased pain, reduction in swelling and in-flammation, and increased range of motion in the affected areas. A mainstream therapy world-wide, the beneficial effects of PEMF therapy have been studied extensively in Europe over the years, resulting in more than 10,000 clinical studies reviewing its success rate.

Some of the areas successfully addressed with PEMF include, but are not limited to: Acute and chronic pain conditions, arthritis, inflammation, nerve regeneration, poor circulation, high blood pressure, tissue healing and fracture healing—pre or post-operatively, muscle relaxation, fi-bromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, edema/swelling, and poor immunity. PEMF therapy also provides stimulation of endorphins and serotonine, and is approved by the FDA to promote the healing of non-healing bone unions.

With PEMF therapy, cellular metabolism is boosted, blood cells are regenerated, circulation is improved and oxygen carrying capacity is increased. Ultimately, the immune system becomes healthier, the nervous system relaxes, bones and joints become stronger, inflammation is re-duced and vital organs such as the liver, kidneys and colon are able to rid themselves of impuri-ties thus detoxifying the body.

Pulsed Electromagnetic Field therapy can reduce pain dramatically and improve quality of life by helping the body to function as it was designed to do.

For additional information about the health benefits of PEMF, check out the Education and Health Conditions sections of the following website: www.drpawluk.com

To schedule an appointment, contact Rebecca Owens at 910-520-4904.