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.  

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 28 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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Tyrell Baggett, MBA, Practice Manager

Tyrell Baggett, MBA, Practice Manager

Mr. Baggett has lived in North Carolina since 1998. He completed his Bachelors in Business Administration with a concentration in Health Services at Strayer University in 2018 and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in...

Humza Abdeen

Humza Abdeen

Greetings I am Humza Abdeen; I am currently a senior Psychologystudent at North Carolina Central University.

Gabrielle Armstrong

Gabrielle Armstrong

Gabrielle Armstrong is a recent graduate of Durham’s Performance Learning Center who is spending their gap year with The Armstrong Center. With a passion for people and a penchant for peace, Gabrielle serves as the Referral Coordinator. In their free time, they enjoy...

Mariana Glenn-Toland, BS

Mariana Glenn-Toland, BS

Mariana Glenn-Toland Mariana Glenn-Toland is an alumna of the College of Charleston where she received her B.S. in Psychology with a minor in Crime, Law, and Society. Mariana was a native of South Carolina until 2021, when she relocated to Durham, NC. Mariana has a...

Sade Solano, BA

Sade Solano, BA

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

Clinical Team

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Kayla Chavis, BA

Kayla Chavis, BA

Kayla Chavis was born in Dayton, Ohio, and has resided in Raleigh, North Carolina since 1997. In the Spring of 2018, Ms. Chavis graduated from North Carolina Central University and received her B.A in Psychology.  During her time there, Ms. Chavis worked alongside Dr....

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...

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...

Allison M. Garner, BA

Allison M. Garner, BA

  Allison Garner is native of Virginia who currently resides in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She is a graduate of Greenville County Schools, Emporia, where she earned her high school diploma.  Mrs. Garner took a break from school immediately after high school....

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...

Natalie R. Gidney-Cole, MSW, LCSW

Natalie R. 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...

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 Melton earned her B.S. in Family Community Services from East Carolina University in 2007. She then earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Appalachian State University in 2009. Melanie later earned her Master of Divinity degree at Shaw University...

Nathaniel Mullins – BA

Nathaniel Mullins – BA

Nathaniel Mullins lives in Chapel Hill, NC, and is currently studying to be a mental health counselor at Gordon Conwell in Charlotte. He graduated with a Bachelors in Philosophy from Wheaton College (in the Chicago area) and is not afraid of wading into questions...

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 Noel, MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Patricia 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...

Jesus A. Sanchez Ohep, MT, MA, LPA

Jesus A. Sanchez Ohep, 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...

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, LCSWA

Reggie Wilson, MS, MSW, LCSWA

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., LCMHCA, LCAS

Daphne Wiggins, MA, M.Div., Ph.D., LCMHCA, 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...

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