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Clifton Garner, Sr., PsyD

Clifton Garner, Sr., PsyD., is a native of North Carolina, originally from Roanoke Rapids.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Social Psychology from Park University, Parkville, MS. He has a Master’s Degree in Clinical and Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, both from Capella University, Minneapolis, MN.  Dr. Garner has received specialized training in psychological diagnostic assessment (testing) and therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive Behavioral and Solution-Focused Therapy in the private practice setting.

Dr. Garner graduated from Weldon High School in Weldon, North Carolina and immediately pursued a career in the United States Air Force that spanned 21 years. During his military career he has lived and worked in South Korea, North Carolina, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Germany, and Texas.  Dr. Garner’s adventures instilled a love of travel and cultural diversity.  Currently, he considers San Antonio, Texas, his home.

Among Dr. Garner’s other interests, he is an avid reader, movie-goer, self-proclaimed foodie and life-long student. He enjoys cooking and exploring new food types.  However, his love for food is equalized through calisthenics and weight training, which includes the occasional yoga class in as much as his varied schedule will allow. When he is not cooking or working out, he appreciates taking candid photographs in outdoor settings as a way to freeze time and capture the beautiful realities of life.  Dr. Garner believes that it is important to build a life that you will love, and he consciously works to grow his own life with measured objectives while spending time with his family, friends, and being surrounding by the sounds of other people growing their happy lives as well.

Dr. Garner’s professional interests include cultural and religious adaptations of clinical interventions in support of children, adolescent, and adult populations. He hopes to join his love of learning with teaching psychology to others that share his passion for the field.

Administrative Team

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Practice Manager

Tyrell Baggett,
BA, CCMA, CPT

Client Access Representative

Marlen Mercado

Clinical Team

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Birshari Greene Cox, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC

Birshari Greene Cox, MA, LCMHC-A, NCC

Birshari Greene Cox is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor Associate (NC LPCA # A13722) and National Certified Counselor (NCC # 1024524). Birshari earned a Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina...

Psiyina Davis, MA, MACC, LMFT 

Psiyina Davis, MA, MACC, LMFT 

Ms. Davis states, “Clients who are looking to be engaged in self-discovery and awareness will benefit from working with my approach to therapy. I work with you on accomplishing your goals and enhancing your life journey to health and wholeness.” She has helped clients...

Sherry C. Eaton, Ph.D., LP

Sherry C. Eaton, Ph.D., LP

Dr. Sherry Eaton earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Howard University and a doctorate in School Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Presently, she is a professor and chair of the Department of Psychology at North...

Natalie Gidney-Cole MSW, LCSW

Natalie Gidney-Cole MSW, LCSW

Natalie is a licensed clinical social worker with over 25 years of professional experience working with individuals, children, adolescents and families. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from UNC at Greensboro and a Master’s Degree from Howard University in...

Kim Nichols, MA, LMFTA 

Kim Nichols, MA, LMFTA 

Kim Nichols, MA, LMFTA, received a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pfeiffer University. Originally from Michigan, Mrs. Nichols has lived in North Carolina for several years. She is also a graduate of Western Michigan University, where she earned a...

Patricia “Trish” Noel, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Patricia “Trish” Noel, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Patricia “Trish” Noel, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA “Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else,” Margaret Mead.  Ms. Noel believes that no one should be judged, as each person is unique with their own story.  They are the expert of their...

Valeria Rivera-Smith, PsyD, LP

Valeria Rivera-Smith, PsyD, LP

Valeria Rivera-Smith, PsyD, LP, received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Ponce Health Science University, Puerto Rico. In addition, she earned a Master of Science in Psychology from Ponce Health Science University, Puerto Rico. As a bilingual clinical...

Jesus Sanchez, MT, MA, LPA

Jesus Sanchez, MT, MA, LPA

Mr. Sanchez Ohep completed his Master’s in Clinical Psychology at North Carolina Central University and graduated in 2017.  He is a Licensed Psychological Associate (LPA) in the state of North Carolina. Originally from Venezuela, Mr. Sanchez has been in the United...

Marissa Stanziani, Ph.D.

Marissa Stanziani, Ph.D.

Marissa Stanziani, Ph.D., earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Fordham University and her Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Alabama. Her clinical work integrates cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic-interpersonal...

Milicia Tedder, PhD, LPA

Milicia Tedder, PhD, LPA

Milicia Tedder, Ph.D., LPA, is a licensed psychological associate with over 10 years working with children, adolescents, women, and families. Dr. Tedder is a native of North Carolina and earned a master’s degree in Psychology from North Carolina Central...

Hsiao-Wen Wang, Ph.D., LP

Hsiao-Wen Wang, Ph.D., LP

Hsiao-Wen Wang, Ph.D., LP Hsiao-Wen Wang, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist who completed her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania and at Sam Houston State University earning degrees in criminology and clinical psychology.  She provides individual...

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