Resources for Therapists

Meeting at the Well

2A Therapist Consultation Group Focused on the Integration of Spirituality and Mental Health Practices
  • Facilitated by Tonya D. Armstrong, Ph.D., M.T.S., Licensed Psychologist & Minister
  • Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month from 12:00-1:30 pm (September to June)
  • The group will meet at The Armstrong Center for Hope (Highgate Centre, 5315 Highgate Dr., Suite 102, Durham, 27713—between Regional Pediatrics & Durham Pediatrics)
  • We will use a combination of the following approaches to facilitate dialogue:
    • Discussion of various theoretical frameworks and their views on spirituality
    • Case consultation
    • Readings that inform the integration of our spiritual and mental health practice
    • Reflection on how our own spiritual paths affect our clients
  • Open to all professionals and students in mental health disciplines
  • Bring your lunch; drinks will be provided.
  • There is no charge for participation!
  • Please confirm your intent to participate by 5 pm the day before each meeting.


Uzima is a black therapists’ group founded in 2003 by Tonya Armstrong to promote collegiality, peer consultation, and self-care to its members. From Swahili, “uzima” means wholeness, vigor, and vitality, all qualities that are not only promoted by therapists, but hopefully embodied by therapists, as well. We covenant to meet monthly to share a meal, listen carefully, facilitate self-care, and provide encouragement and care for each other in our vocation as professional caregivers. In addition to our member-focused care, we engage in community outreach. Since 2008, Uzima has hosted annual networking luncheons for black mental health professionals across the Triangle. Currently comprised of four members (Tonya Armstrong, Anita Daniels, Ava Hinton, and Paula Newman), we are currently seeking to launch similar covenant groups. For more details on these initiatives, contact Tonya Armstrong at