about our team

Niya W. Calderon

Niya Calderon, MA, LPC/SC, CACI
Niya Calderon is a licensed professional counselor in SC and owner of NWC Counseling. She is a certified addictions counselor, and supervisor candidate for LPC-interns. She’s coined the phrase of working with ‘Stressed-out, burned-out, overwhelmed, angry women’. She specializes in working with women’s issues building a specialization in Postpartum Depression and Maternal Mental Health. She primarily works with women seeking emotional boundaries, healthy relationships, communication skills, healthy balance, forgiveness/resentment skills and simply ‘feeling good’ about who they are. She also works with individuals through adjustments and transitions, marital/partner relationships, spiritual based counseling, and substance use concerns.


Cindy Land
Cindy Land, MA, LPC
Cindy A. Land is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) who provides individualized, mental health treatment for individuals, (ages 6 and up), and families. Her areas of expertise include working with younger children and teens who struggle with behavior issues, anxiety, low self- esteem, and family issues. She is also focused on women issues and helping people through spiritual guidance. Cindy believes in creating a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment in which individuals can feel supported in their efforts to grow and heal.



Victoria Shedrick
Victoria Shedrick, Ed.D, LPC-I
Dr. Victoria Shedrick has had the honor of helping others as a counselor for the past 12 years. She has a Doctorate degree in Counseling Psychology, and credentialed as a Licensed Professional Counselor Intern (LPC-I) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). She is currently under the supervision of a SC Licensed Professional Counselor.


She’s received training in Trauma-focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) and believes in utilizing these techniques in helping individuals to emotionally heal from traumatic events. Her specialized areas of counseling include: child and adolescent behavioral issues (applying behavior modification techniques to address home and school behaviors); family issues surrounding divorce, separation and/or blended families; grief and loss; spirituality and faith-based counseling; and Mindfulness Therapy (utilizing techniques such as meditation and breathing to alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety).



Karen Taylor
Karen Taylor, LPC, NCC
Karen is Licensed Professional Counselor who is NCC certified. She has experience in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, anger management, dissociative disorders, ADHD, substance abuse, trauma, and grief. She serves adolescents, adults, couples, families and underserved populations. She has post-graduate training in emotionally focused couples therapy and cognitive processing for trauma. She has completed Star Behavioral Tier III training to help service members, veterans and their families with PTSD.


Karen strives to treat the whole person physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Karen serves distressed individuals, couples and families by providing accessible, compassionate counseling for their mental, emotional and relational health issues. She seeks to bring relief, comfort, healing and hope for a better future to everyone. She honors, respects and highly values every individual who comes to see her and strives to provide a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable environment in which to heal.



Denise Blackwell
Denise Blackwell, LISW-CP
Denise is a Licensed Independent Social Worker in Clinical Practice. She has 9 years of experience in the field of human services with a strong background in Medical Social Work including Emergency Services, Inpatient Services, and Home Health in which I have had the opportunity to work with all populations. She is experienced in working with individuals with complex or chronic medical needs contributing to their mental health and providing Crisis Intervention, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Therapy and Strengths Based Perspective to assist in the healing process. She thoroughly enjoys serving as a resource to assist individuals in creating a better quality of life.


I have learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. - Maya Angelou



Linette Brown
Linette Brown, Intern
Linette Brown is a graduate intern, studying Pastoral Counseling at Liberty University. She is currently interning at NWC Counseling. She enjoys mentoring single women encouraging them to live up to their full potential in Christ, personally, professionally, and relationally. As such she leads The Virtuous Woman group a group designed for single women seeking the qualities of abundant living in order to awaken their potential, learn new skills, and apply them in order to be the women that God has called them to be.



NWC COUNSELINGS CORE VALUES:

  • Honor – Honoring God in all that we do, speak, and represent. Our actions and words reflect our willingness to bring glory to God in helping others achieve emotional balance and mental health wellbeing.
  • Giving – Giving generously with our time, unique gifting, resources, grace, wisdom and most importantly our encouragement to edify all that we come into contact with.
  • Integrity – Ensuring that we instill, reflect and held accountable to our knowledge of code of ethics, conduct, legal and state/federal mandates, abiding and avoiding compromise in our moral authority.
  • Service/ Love – Providing valuable services with quality over quantity; ensuring that despite a client’s demographics they are served with the utmost respect, kindness and client centered significance.