Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S., LP

Founder & CEO

Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S., a native of Durham, North Carolina, is a licensed psychologist and the founder and CEO of The Armstrong Center for Hope (www.armstrongcfh.com), a private group practice of multi-disciplinary mental health professionals cultivating psychological and spiritual wellness for all ages at their Durham and Raleigh locations.  Clinically, Dr. Armstrong works primarily with children, adolescents, couples, and families on issues of depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. Additionally, she provides consultation to businesses and professional leaders seeking As much as she enjoys providing, managing, and supervising clinical services at the ACFH and consultation in the community, Dr. Armstrong also immensely enjoys speaking on a host of topics at local, regional, national, and international events.   Since 2000, Dr. Armstrong has also served as the Minister of Congregational Care and Counseling at Union Baptist Church (www.myubc.org) in Durham. 

Dr. Armstrong received her bachelor’s degree in psychology and music at Yale University, her Doctor of Philosophy degree in clinical psychology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master of Theological Studies degree from Duke University Divinity School (magna cum laude).  In July 2018, Dr. Armstrong began her term as President of the North Carolina Psychological Association, making her the first African American female to lead the organization.  She currently serves as their Immediate Past President.

Ever a lover of gospel music, “Dr. T” Tonya Armstrong released in 2009 her debut gospel album, Choose Hope, which is available on iTunes and cdbaby.com.  She is also the author of the award-winning book/CD set, Blossoming Hope: The Black Christian Woman’s Guide to Mental Health and Wellness and Blossoming Hope Companion: Soothing Songs and Spoken Word Recordings, available on Amazon, Kindle, and in audiobook format at Google Play and Apple Music.  Dr. Armstrong has been married for 27 years to her college sweetheart, with whom she enjoys raising their two teen-aged children. Whether laughing, singing, speaking, or teaching and encouraging her clients, Dr. Armstrong loves living life out loud!

Administrative Team

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Practice Manager

Tyrell Baggett,
BA, CCMA, CPT

Assistant Office Manager

Raven Brooks,
BS

Medical Records Representative

Gina Dees,
BS

Client Access Representative

Marlen Mercado

Clinical Team

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Kristen Vaughn Bell,
Ph.D., LP

Birshari Greene Cox,
MA, MS, LCMHC-A, NCC

Sherry C. Eaton,
Ph.D., LP

 Psiyina Davis, 
MA, MACC, LMFT

Clifton Garner, Sr.,
PsyD

Natalie Gidney-Cole,
MSW, LCSW

Kim Nichols,
MA, LMFTA

Valeria Rivera-Smith,
PsyD, LP

Jesus Sanchez,
MT, MA, LPA

Milicia Tedder,
PhD, LPA

Office: (919) 418-1718
Fax: (919) 794-5715
acfhinfo@armstrongcfh.com

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5315 Highgate Dr
Suite 102
Durham, NC 27713

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8450 Falls of Neuse Rd
Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27615