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. For 21 years, Dr. Armstrong also served as the Minister of Congregational Care and Counseling at Union Baptist Church 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).  During 2018-2019, Dr. Armstrong served as President of the North Carolina Psychological Association, making her the first African American female to lead the organization.  

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 29 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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Ashley Hood

Ashley Hood

I have been working in insurance for over 15 years. I've worked with all payers including Aetna, Humana, BCBS and WellCare. I started my career in medical billing in May of 2015 after graduating from Wake Technical Community College with my Associates's Degree in...

Marjoriah Byers, BA

Marjoriah Byers, BA

Marjoriah Byers is an alumna of the North Carolina Central University where she received her B.S in Psychology. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Psychology as well. In her free time Marjoriah enjoys cooking, singing, and working alongside for an...

Wendy Cavalieri, AA

Wendy Cavalieri, AA

Wendy Cavalieri is a Business Office Intern with the Armstrong Center for Hope. She is a student at Durham Technical Community College and will complete the Medical Office Administration program in May 2022. Originally from Washington State, Wendy moved to North...

Sade Solano, BA

Sade Solano, BA

Sade Solano was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina. Sade moved to Durham in October 2009 with her parents and younger brother. Sade attended high school at Durham School of the Arts and graduated in 2016. She graduated from UNCG in 2020 with her bachelor's in...

Clinical Team

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Amber Brown, BA

Amber Brown, BA

Amber Brown was born in Maryland and raised in Durham, North Carolina. She is a graduate student pursuing a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology at North Carolina Central University and previously earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Cum Laude, from North...

Psiyina L. Davis, MACC, MA, LMFT

Psiyina L. Davis, MACC, MA, 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...

Georleena Douglas, LCMHCA CBT, SFT

Georleena Douglas, LCMHCA CBT, SFT

Georleena Douglas is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate  practicing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy , Solution Focused Therapy  and Holistic therapy with adolescents and adults.  Specializing in anxiety, depression and minor...

Hillary Dietahin, BA

Hillary Dietahin, BA

Hillary was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and resided in Rockford, Illinois from three years old until high school graduation. In the Spring of 2016, Hillary graduated from joliet Junior College and received her Associates degree and then graduated again in 2019 from...

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 D. Garner, Sr., Psy.D., LCMHCA

Clifton D. Garner, Sr., Psy.D., LCMHCA

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...

Melanie McIntyre, MA, LCMHCA

Melanie McIntyre, MA, LCMHCA

 Greetings! I am Melanie McIntyre. I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate who specializes in the treatment of numerous mental health disorders across various populations.  I completed my Bachelor of...

Melanie Melton, MA, LMFT, M.Div.

Melanie Melton, MA, LMFT, M.Div.

Melanie, a native of Texas, is committed and passionate in supporting others as they walk their journey of being Well.  Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family Community Services from East Carolina University and Master of Marriage Family Therapy...

Kim Nichols, MA, LMFT

Kim Nichols, MA, LMFT

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 Noel, MSW, LCSW, LCASA

Patricia Noel, MSW, LCSW, 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...

Vicki Pinson, MA, LPA, HSP-PA

Vicki Pinson, MA, LPA, HSP-PA

Vicki obtained her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from North Carolina Central University and had obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with minors in ASL Deaf Studies and Communication Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Vicki is...

Milicia Tedder, Ph.D., LPA

Milicia Tedder, Ph.D., 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 University and...

Reggie Wilson, MS, MSW, LCSW

Reggie Wilson, MS, MSW, LCSW

Reggie Wilson Jr. MS, MSW, LCSWA “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9. Reggie has lived and strives to continue to live his life by these words. Doing good to and for others can be...

Daphne Wiggins, MA, M.Div., Ph.D., LCMHC, LCAS

Daphne Wiggins, MA, M.Div., Ph.D., LCMHC, LCAS

Daphne Wiggins, a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Associate, completed the MAin Mental Health Counseling "Summa Cum Laude" at North Carolina Central in 2018. She also earneda specialization in Addictions Counseling. She has counseled persons withsubstance use...

Alnita Williams, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Alnita Williams, MA, LCMHC, NCC

Alnita Williams is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National CertifiedCounselor in the state of North Carolina. Alnita earned her undergraduate degree in SocialWork from East Carolina University in 2004 and earned her Master’s degree in...

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