MEET OUR TEAM

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 Master’s degree in English/Professional Writing, a Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Arts and Sciences, and Professional Education Certification, kindergarten through eighth grade. Mrs. Nichols has extensive experience working in healthcare, campus, community, and school settings, supervising and serving as a community liaison for health professional, graduate, and undergraduate students in academic institutions.  She also provides mental health counseling and spiritual support for individuals attending faith-based congregations.  

Mrs. Nichols is also a certified Community Resiliency Model (CRM) Teacher who works with individuals across the lifespan. She serves as a co-located mental health therapist for adolescent children in the Durham Public School System and also enjoys providing personal growth counseling for college-age and graduate students.  Although Mrs. Nichols’s clinical approach is eclectic, she uses a Family Systems approach, employing Cognitive Behavioral, Experiential, Narrative, and Solution-Focused therapies. 

Mrs. Nichols’ clinical interests include providing therapy for individuals, couples, and/or families experiencing: 

  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Family stress
  • Low self-esteem
  • Academic and vocational-related stressors
  • Grief and loss
  • Chronic and terminal health conditions
  • Life direction and spiritual concerns 

Additionally, Mrs. Nichols is a certified Prepare/Enrich Facilitator who offers premarital counseling and works with couples navigating marital and relational challenges.

Administrative Team

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Practice Manager

Tyrell Baggett,
BA, CCMA, CPT

Client Access Representative

Marlen Mercado

Clinical Team

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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...

Clifton Garner, Sr., PsyD

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...

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...

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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