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.

Deborah Jackson
Deborah Jackson, MA, LPC
Deborah Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience working with adolescents, adults, and families to help them live a healthy and happy life. She also work with Soldiers who are transitioning and help them make decisions regarding their career paths. She hold membership in the American Mental Health Counseling Association and the SC Association of Licensed Professional Counselors. As a therapist, She provides a safe, supportive and confidential environment to individuals dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, anger, grief, low self-esteem and life transitions. She empowers teenagers, adults, and families to overcome obstacles and enjoy life to the fullest. Her approaches to treatment involve Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Eclectic and Person-Centered therapy.

She believes that how we think can affect how we feel. Helping clients to view issues from a different perspective can oftentimes facilitate change. Her goal is to help you think positive and to learn to identify negative thought patterns. We will also work together to deal with any situation that might be too difficult to handle alone.

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).

Marquita Heyward
Marquita Heyward, MA, LPC-I
Marquita Heyward holds a Bachelor of Art Degree in Psychology and a Master’s of Art Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling. Her passion as a therapist is in assisting clients to discover ways to make changes in their lives for a brighter and hopeful future, through a shared collaborative effort.

Using a therapeutic partnership approach with children, young adults, and families, she helps them to uncover personal resources for change and to sort through their individualized issues with a treatment plan, which incorporates principles from solution-focused modalities, cognitive-behavioral and behavioral modalities , to name a few. My field of specialty is in helping clients to deal with children issues, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, self- esteem, and body image concerns.


  • 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.