Who We Are

Helping You Ride A New Wave Since 2020

About Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center

Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center was founded by Dr. Lucien S. Wilkins. With over 25 years of experience providing care in the field of Internal Medicine Dr. Wilkins decided to come out of retirement to help combat and treat those suffering with opioid addiction. After seeing the need for a higher level of care and compassion Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center was birthed, it has since become a haven for those affected by substance use and mental health disorders.

Our Private Telehealth practice offers safe and effective substance use and mental health treatment without the long waits and red tape of in person publicly funded clinics.

We address the health of our patients as a whole, treating everything from acute opioid withdrawal to signs of medical and dental neglect. Our goal is to provide superior quality of service while helping you or your loved one break free of substance use and mental health issues for good.

Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center provides all services virtually through telehealth and e-Prescribing.

During your first telehealth visit, you will work with our experienced nurse who will develop an individualized plan to help improve your physical, mental, and emotional health. Contact us today to learn more about Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center and to schedule your first appointment.

Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center takes a holistic approach to substance use and mental health treatment. Our services include medication-assisted treatment along with counseling primary care and dental referrals. While the process of recovery can be challenging, our casual yet virtual atmosphere and supportive staff will help guide you through your treatment needs. As our valued patient, you can rest assured knowing that you will be safe from the stigma surrounding substance use and mental health. Contact us today to schedule your first telehealth appointment with Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center.

Our Team

Kemia Truesdale, Nurse Manager

As a health care professional for nearly 20 years, I am truly blessed to have acquired the Knowledge and skills to serve my community.

With years of experience working in a rehab hospital, nursing home, jail and outpatient setting I have truly learned the value of treating others as I desire to be treated.

With a passionate heart I have developed a love to treat those who are overcoming or have overcome the opioid epidemic.

Lucien S. Wilkins, MD

Lucien S. Wilkins MD is an experienced physician dedicated to assisting patients with substance use disorders. He obtained his pre-med education at Duke University and attended medical school at the Medical College of Virginia.

He practiced Internal Medicine for several decades prior to becoming certified to provide Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use Disorders.

He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and is the senior physician at Wrightsville Beach Counseling Center which provides Medication Assisted Treatment and counseling for mental health and substance use disorders.