Nadya Chavies, B.A.

Life can bring us many challenges that often leave us feeling overwhelmed and struggling. Have you found yourself stuck in a cycle of yes, wishing you could set healthier boundaries in your work, relationships, or personal life? Are you struggling with anxieties and depression around your identity and looking for a space to explore and process coping skills and tools to explore your identity? I believe therapy is the space for growth and an opportunity to develop more meaningful and healthier perspectives.

I am currently a graduate student attending North Carolina A&T State University, completing a Master of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. In addition, I hold a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Black Studies from the University of California Santa Barbra with a special emphasis on global studies.

As a Black Queer woman, my interests include working with Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC), and my passion lies specifically with Lgbtq+ individuals across all lifespans. My clinical interests include culture, community, and strength. In our sessions, I hope to help you recognize how your identity, oppression, and systemic barriers play a role in your life, as well as ways you and I can work to overcome any of these barriers. I believe you have the capacity to learn and grow from your experiences. Throughout our sessions, I will rely on Relational-Cultural and Person-Centered counseling. These theories assume that growth occurs in connection and that you control your life and the changes you want to make.

I am a native of California and have made Durham, North Carolina, my home. I enjoy traveling, and, in my free time, I love exploring new restaurants, spending time with my cat, Salem, and watching horror movies.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you, and I hope you will take what we learn together in session to make changes in your life and the world around us. As Audre Lorde once said, “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence. It is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare,"

You can contact me directly at, or you can contact my supervisor at if you would like to schedule an appointment.

Our purpose is to help you find your purpose through health, growth, and leadership.