Daphne Wiggins, MA, MDiv, PhD, LCMHC, LCAS

Daphne Wiggins is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Clinical
Addictions Specialist. She counsels primarily adults who have one or more diverse life
challenges: depression, anxiety, grief, career transitions, interpersonal stress, adulting,
microaggressions, unresolved childhood issues, adult children of alcoholics, substance
dependence and more. She is committed to being client centered, theoretically eclectic
and to applying interventions in a culturally relevant manner. She utilizes evidenced
based practices rooted in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing,
Solution Focused Therapy, Reality Therapy, Trauma-Informed CBT, or a more
appropriate theoretical frame. She has a special interest in the mental health
consequences of “imposter syndrome,” the impact of substance abuse on families,
intergenerational trauma, and religious trauma.

Dr. Wiggins believes that everyone has untapped strengths and resilience. Counseling
can be useful when a person is “running on empty” or when one needs a wellness tune-
up. She believes, “Counseling is not about being ‘broken’ and having an expert fix you.
Rather it is a collaborative process where the client identifies a concern to address,
identifies his/her strengths and resources, learns new ways of being/acting and
confronts any impediments with the navigation and support of the clinician.”
Dr. Wiggins is a graduate of North Carolina Central University. She graduated summa
cum laud with her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and earned the Certificate in
Addictions Studies in 2018. She was a clinician at Recovery Innovations, a 24-hour
crisis-based facility for persons with mental health and substance abuse issues, before
joining the Armstrong Center for Hope team. She is a National Certified Counselor and
has additional training as a trauma counselor.

Her clinical training is informed by more than 30 years in ministry. She holds a MDiv
from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and PhD from Emory University in Liberal
Arts. In former days, she was a chaplain at Brown University; a professor at Texas
Christian University and Duke University Divinity School; and served congregations as
Associate Pastor and Interim Pastor. She is the author of Righteous Content: Black
Women’s Perspectives of Church and Faith (NYU Press, 2004), a study on the
intersection of institutional religion and personal piety. In her personal time, she is an
avid walker, loves to crochet and is hooked on audiobooks.

Insurances Accepted:

Blue Cross Blue Shield
Carolina Complete
Healthy Blue
UHC Community plan

Availability: Waitlist Only

Office: (919) 418-1718
Fax: (919) 794-5715








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