Meet our Team

Niya Calderon, 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 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.  

Victoria Shedrick, Ed.D, LPC-I

  •  As a parent, are you tired of your child having tantrums and melt-downs? Are you receiving constant calls from teachers about your child’s behavior at school? Is your child unmotivated, suffering from low self-esteem or showing signs of anger, anxiety or depression? If so, there is help!   Dr. Shedrick has 13 years of school counseling experience and has worked with children of all ages, from elementary to high school. She coaches you on strategies and techniques that can be implemented at home and increase your knowledge of services, accommodations and interventions that can help your child be more successful at school.   She also counsel adults suffering from anxiety and depression. 


Karen Taylor, LPC, NCC

  •  Karen is Licensed Professional Counselor who is NCC certified.  She has post-graduate training in cognitive processing for trauma. She is trained in helping service members, veterans and their families with PTSD. She strives to treat the whole person holistically. She 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, 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 she's had the opportunity to work with various populations. She specializes 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. 



Linette Brown, Pastoral Counselor / Admin

  • Linette Brown is an ordained Reverend and Pastoral Counselor at NWC Counseling. Linette takes special interest in the spiritual development of Christians and their relationships…keeping God first and man second. Linette believes, healthy relationships with each other begins by first learning the principles of how to “Love the Lord our God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all [your] our mind” (Luke 10:27a). Linette’s approach of teaching biblical principles, is God’s way of watering the seed of healthy connections. It’s Godly, it’s practical, it’s the Living Word. God has your increase…let the watering begin.