Everyone experiences stress, challenges, and disappointment in life. We believe therapy can be a beneficial tool to assist those who are hurting, dissatisfied, or unsure about how to move forward in their life.
We are passionate about working with those who need support, help finding direction, or those who desire to cope in new or different ways.
We have experienced success working with people from a wellness perspective; attending to the emotional, physical, mental, environmental, & spiritual continuum of life that directly impact overall health. Our goal is to help you increase wellness in your identified areas of need so you can be your best self.
Never Give Up is our guiding message of hope. We envision a world where all people can experience healing and transformation. Our practice strives to inspire long-term holistic wellness for both our staff and the clients we serve because we all help each other on our journey of wellness.
Serving our community by embracing and supporting individuals and families - identifying their needs and working collaboratively and creatively to address challenges, learn new skills and achieve enhanced health and wellness.
Serve – Our work is guided by an attitude of service. This includes a desire to give back, make a difference in our community and model caring for others.
Community – Connection and being part of something greater than ourselves contributes to resiliency, achievement, and adds meaning to our lives.
Embrace – We believe in welcoming all people. We realize we can be different from other people and still appreciate and respect them, learn from them and work together.
Support – We demonstrate support through acceptance, belief in a person's ability to change and by providing encouragement.
Collaboration - Working together and sharing ideas increases the chance of reaching identified goals.
Creativity – Creativity provides stress relief and enhances our ability to solve problems, change perspectives and express our thoughts/feelings.
Skill Building – Learning and implementing new skills is essential to change. We can learn new skills to cope with stress, to manage mental health symptoms, to repair our relationships and to take care of ourselves.
Wellness – We believe making daily, healthy choices in all areas of our life allows us to thrive and live our best life.
Nicole Walton is the owner of NGU Wellness. She is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-S). She has a Master’s degree from The Ohio State University and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University.
Nicole has worked in the mental health field for 20 years doing clinical work, teaching, supervising, and conducting research. Her clinical background includes community mental health crisis work, pediatric medical social work, and out-patient counseling with individuals, couples, and families. Areas of expertise include; depression, mood disorders, anxiety, relationship concerns, parenting, grief, and addiction. Her work is guided by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Humanistic, Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, and Family Systems theoretical approaches.
“I provide a nonjudgmental, warm, and collaborative environment to hear and address client needs. I want to inspire individuals to live their best life – this often includes identifying and replacing problematic thinking. Recognizing faulty patterns of interaction, repairing hurts/rebuilding trust, and learning healthy ways to resolve conflict are example objectives when working on relationship issues.”
Charlotte Wells is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW). She received a Master of Arts degree in Social Work through the Greater Miami Valley Joint MASW program with Miami of Ohio and Wright State University. Her areas of competency include mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and relationship issues - including boundaries and codependency. She has worked in a variety of settings, providing case-management services and school-based counseling. She now primarily works with adult women.
"I provide a safe and compassionate space and would be honored to sit with you and hear your story. Collaboration is key in the therapeutic process. We will work together to identify the goals and objectives appropriate for your individual needs. My approach is holistic, addressing mental, physical and spiritual health."
Danielle M. Washington is a Licensed Independent Social Worker and Supervisor (LISW-S). She has a Master’s degree in Social Work from The Ohio State University and a Master's degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Wright State University.
Danielle has worked as a helping professional for more than 25 years engaging in clinical work, case management, and supervising. Her clinical background includes skill development for persons with intellectual disabilities, community health care for under-served populations, hospital discharge planning, resource finding for persons living with HIV/AIDS, and individuals experiencing homelessness. She’s assisted those experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, and family/relationship issues to learn positive coping skills to promote emotional health and growth. Her work is influenced by Narrative, Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused, and strengths-based approaches. Her areas of competency are traditional talk therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused, and group facilitation.
“I provide a safe, supportive, and open setting to listen and to help you get on the path where you want to be. I strive to assist my clients with achieving their goals through attentive listening, providing support, and empowerment. We’re partners in the development and success of your well-being.”
Pam Gibson is a Licensed Social Worker. She received her degree from Capital University in 2006 and has been working as a therapist ever since. She has extensive experience in working with individuals dealing with stress and anxiety, depression, grief and loss, death, divorce, loss of a loved one to suicide, women's issues, relationships (couples and families), life transitions, and domestic violence, among other issues.
Pam’s approach to therapy is client-centered, meaning she focuses on the individual needs and concerns of each client. She uses evidence-based interventions to help her clients reduce their symptoms and promote recovery while striving for optimal health and well-being. Pam prioritizes creating a warm, non-judgmental, and comfortable environment for her clients. Her goal is to establish a trusting relationship with them so they feel heard and respected. She has a genuine warmth and gentle sense of humor, which allows clients to feel at ease and encourages open communication.
“I’ve always had a strong desire to be my best self, build healthy relationships, overcome personal and interpersonal issues, and help others do the same. Helping others become their best selves drives my passion for this work. I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and positive change and I strive to empower my clients to reach their full potential.”
Natalie Woodson is a Licensed Social Worker. She received her Bachelor degree in Social Work from Defiance College with a minor in Psychology and a Masters degree in Social Work from Wright State University.
Natalie dreamed of becoming a therapist when she was young and her passion for helping others has only grown stronger with time. Mental health has great meaning in her own life and she is now living her life’s dream of helping others with their own mental health. She has specific experience in working with individuals dealing with stress and anxiety, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, depression, anger management, homelessness, poverty, intimate partner violence, domestic violence, substance and alcohol use disorders, and human trafficking, among other issues.
Natalie uses a variety of methods to help her clients dissect and understand each aspect of their mental health so they aren’t defined by a diagnosis or a label. She uses cognitive restructuring with her clients to identify and challenge negative thought patterns or beliefs and replace them with more balanced, realistic and positive ones. Her approach focuses on the many domains of health and encompasses the mind, body and soul so her clients have multiple routes to achieve their goals. She draws on her personal life experiences and challenges to help her clients eliminate self-judgment and overcome the judgment of others so they’re able to fully express themselves as their true selves.
“I’ll provide a safe and affirming environment that will allow you to make your own decisions. I will actively listen to your needs and concerns and provide guidance to address the root cause of your issue through healthy problem solving.”
"Embrace each challenge in your life as an opportunity for self-transformation."
- Bernie Siegel