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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PAGE PATERSON - M.Ac., L.Ac. #001

Page graduated from the Master's degree program at the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in Columbia, Maryland in 1989. She returned to Wilmington, N.C. and opened her practice as well as joining an established practice in Chapel Hill, N.C. In 1994, she sold her Chapel Hill practice and became full time in Wilmington. Acupuncture was new to N.C. at that time, and there was much to be done to educate the community about acupuncture's ancient history and its benefits. From 1991-1992, Page was vice president of the Acupuncture Association of North Carolina and 1992-1993 served as president. During this time the association was working hard to get acupuncture licensed in N.C. In 1994, acupuncture became licensed in N.C., and Page was appointed to the N.C. Acupuncture Licensing Board and served a 2-year term. The N.C. Acupuncture Licensing Board granted its first 6 licenses to the board members in 1994 and Page became licensed, #001.

Page was a licensed massage therapist for 15 years prior to studying acupuncture and has training in craniosacral, sacred geometry, essential oils and most recently has completed an intensive 2-year certification course in Chinese herbs from The Academy for Five Element Acupuncture in Hallandale, Florida.



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

John Ormond has been in full-time private practice as a Licensed Professional Counselor, psychotherapist and life coach for over 35 years. Trained in a variety of disciplines, John received his Bachelors degree from Methodist University in Fayetteville, NC and his Masters from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. He has a Clinical Certificate from Southeast Institute in Chapel Hill, NC, where he did extensive training in Transactional Analysis, Redecision therapy, and group and family therapy. He also spent a year in residence at Emerson College in Boston, MA focusing on Communication Studies.

After being certified as a Clinical Transactional Analyst, John went on to become a Provisional Teaching Member of the International Transactional Analysis Association and a National Certified Consultant. He has also been trained and supervised in family and group psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, Redecision therapy, hypnotherapy, geriatric studies and has a broad range of experience in a variety of clinical settings. John is an ordained United Methodist minister as well, fifth generation. He now focuses on working with individuals, couples and families in the context of both non-traditional and traditional healing modalities.

Call our main number, 910-509-0444, to make Monday through Friday appointments with John, and nighttime appointments on Tuesdays (as available).


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.

     Jungian Analysis:


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.

Nurse Practitioner

Courtney Wilson RN, Family Nurse Practitioner, Certified Health Coach

Courtney W. Wilson is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner who has been in the Wilmington area since 2000. Since 1997, she has developed a following of patients who like her approach to health focused on individualized care and preventive medicine. She founded Consults in Wellness, PLLC in July of 2011. Her education includes a Bachelor's of Science in Biology and Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill (1993), Master of Arts in Health Education from ECU (1995) and Masters of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University (1997). She is certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a family nurse practitioner and is a certified health coach. Her practice currently focuses on a preventive medicine, health coaching and 6 month health programs. She uses nutritional, hormonal, complementary and traditional therapies to address the whole patient. She works to identify and treat the causes, rather than treating the symptoms. Areas of interest include optimizing hormone and thyroid health, digestive health; stress management, decreasing inflammation that leads to disease and improving brain/neurologic function. Her passion for her work is fueled by patients who helped her learn that wellness, preventing disease and feeling your best cannot often be achieved by traditional measures alone. Beginning in 2013, Courtney began incorporating coaching techniques into her practice. These techniques based on neuro-linguistic programming help clients who are having difficulty incorporating lifestyle changes into their daily life or are unable to move into action. Instead of relying on medical advice alone to change health status, coaching encourages clients to dig deeper. These techniques help any client clients who are chronically ill, frequently sick or just feeling drained, overwhelmed or stuck to move forward into action and healing. Clients rely on spiritual foundations, intuition, emotional strength and mindset transformation to feel grounded and powerful in their actions so they can move to optimal health and healing. Using 6 month “intensives”, she combines the best of integrative medicine with coaching techniques for clients to experience major health transformation. She has been recognized for achievements in the community and is active at Wrightsville United Methodist Church. Courtney's current passion is being a mother and she is actively involved in the life of her little boy, Reaves. She is married, and enjoys the beach, water activities and time with family. A foundational practice for life, health and spirit includes yoga and qi gong for meditation.



Mike Maiocco BS, MCH

Master Hypnotherapist
Life and Wellness Coach
Fitness Trainer
Sports Nutrition Consultant

Mike started his Body-Mind connection studies in the early 1980?s when he suddenly began to feel anxiety for no apparent reason. It started to restrict his everyday activities and he knew he needed to find the answers. He started searching and found Silva Mind Development. He was so impressed with the results Mike earned a certification to teach The Relaxation Seminar. Many years later he began his Hypnosis practice and finally learned the root cause of those early fears. By utilizing Age Regression Hypnotherapy he released the negative emotions that was the root cause of the anxiety.

He has successfully helped folks face their fears and gently release the negative energy imbedded in them and return to happy productive lives. Along with Healing Regression Hypnotherapy he uses Gentle Direct Suggestion Hypnosis for weight loss, smoking cessation, athletic performance, self-confidence, stress and other issues. He records the Direct Suggestion Hypnosis portion of your session on your IPod or a CD while you are being hypnotized. At the end of the session you receive this recording to take home with you. The more you listen to this recording the faster you will see results. The key to transformation is repetition. The more you see/hear/experience your goals, the more they become real and achievable for you.

With Gently Hypnosis and Healing Hypnotherapy Mike can help you....

....relax at will and learn self-hypnosis
... control stress and anxiety
... improve your health
... lose unwanted weight and keep it off
... stop smoking without the use of willpower
... clear fears and phobias
... restore self-confidence
... improve athletic performance
... reduce chronic pain
...acquire undisturbed sleep
... release blocks from the past
... repair a heavy heart / find true love

Mike has also incorporated Life and Wellness Coaching to his practice. A Life and Wellness Coach is a partner who uses the power of commitment while removing obstacles and limiting self beliefs to help you achieve your goals. Together you will create a vision, a clear picture of what you want. The ultimate goal is to enable you to achieve beneficial and measurable results in all areas of your life. When you find balance and personal growth your life will be filled with joy and happiness.

With Life and Wellness Coaching you will focus on some or all of the following:

... career success
... money and finances
... people and relationships
... health and well-being
... exercise and fitness
... personal growth
... emotional balance and happiness

Note: Life and Wellness Coaching can be a separate program or effectively combined with Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy.

Mike is certified through The National Association of Transpersonal Hypnotherapist (NATH) and earned a Masters certification for advanced age regression studies. He is a practicing member of the National Guild of Hypnotists and continue to pursue ongoing studies in Hypnosis, EFT and NLP. He is also certified through the Life Coaching Institute of Orange County.

Having a fitness and personal training background he treats the whole individual - Body, Mind and Spirit. He integrates both traditional and holistic approaches to his practice.

He has presented Stress Management, Guided Meditation and Relaxation Workshops for many years and is available for group and corporate training and workshops.

For a free consultation call 910-742-3100. For additional information and a list of FAQ's please view Mike's website

Web: www.body-mindfit.com
e-mail: bodymindfit@me.com


Paul Peterson, CHom. Classical Homeopath

Paul attended The Renaissance Institute of Classical Homeopathy in Boston, MA where he graduated as a Classical Homeopath with a two year certificate in 2002. His education also includes instruction in Advanced Prescribing, Advanced Case Management, Psychology, and Comparative Materia Medica. During this time, Paul studied under Luc De Schepper, M.D., PhD, D.F.Hom, CHom, Lic.AC, a world renown Homeopathic Teacher, Lecturer and Author. In 2005 Paul furthered his education and training in Classical Homeopathy where he attended Post Graduate School and obtained a certificate from HEAR in New York City, NY under the instruction of Dr. A.U. Ramakrishnan, a Homeopathic Physician to the President Of India and the author of the book "A Homeopathic approach to Cancer."