She obtained her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from North Carolina State University. Upon graduating she became involved in oncogenetic research at the National Institute of Environmental Health in Raleigh. With a desire to work more directly with the care of others, she decided to continue her education and obtain her Medical Degree. Dr. Suffren attended East Carolina University and later Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center where she completed her residency in psychiatry.
Dr. Suffren has a passion for women’s mental wellness and preventive care and has been working in this field of focus for over 12 years. This passion led her to act as Presbyterian Hospital’s Women’s Mental Health Champion and help pilot the screening process for postpartum depression for all new mothers within the greater Charlotte Novant Health System. She continued her desire to develop programs for women within her community by starting Women’s Transitional Healthcare, a clinic which focuses on women’s mental wellness, empowerment, prevention and stabilization of mental illness.
She is an Associate Professor at UNC Chapel Hill Nurse Practitioner program and an instructor for therapist, Physician Assistants and Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner Interns from various institutes.
She became actively involved in international medicinal studies on Breastmilk and Research at NIEH in oncogentics.
Dr. Suffren has served as Department Chair and Medical Director of Behavioral Health at Novant Health Rowan Regional medical center
She is the President Elect of the Charlotte Area Psychiatric Society.
With a goal to better serve her community she has spoken at various events and settings as an advocate for empowering the client in obtaining their healthcare goals, The Support Behind Super Women and Stress Management for all areas of life.
Dr. Samantha Suffren is a Charlotte native, that enjoys teaching her patients about their mental health and power within. She is a mother of two very active kids and a wife to a very invested and involved spouse. She is a Christian that credits all her accomplishments to blessings received from above and the love and support from others.
Angel has over twenty years combined nursing experience in diverse areas. She is a Master of Science prepared Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner; concentration in Family Psychiatric Mental Health from Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is skilled at treating a variety of psychiatric illnesses with medication management and psychotherapy and have experiences in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Her scope is to practice as a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner delivering quality mental health care across the lifespan. Angel utilizes a holistic approach in treating mental illness.
Laura E. Smith, MA, LPC is a fully Licensed Professional Counselor for the State of North Carolina. Laura provides individual and group therapy for men, women, and children of all ages dealing with issues of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. Laura provides therapy for those who are suffering from PTSD, Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, bereavement, and other mental health disorders. Laura is ASSIST certified to work with individuals considering suicide, is trained to provide EMDR Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and provides treatment for individuals and families in crisis caused by trauma.
Rachel Mathew, psychotherapist and licensed clinical social worker seeks to empower individuals at pivotal moments in their lives. In the past 28 years working with a very diverse population across the country and internationally she was provided individual, couples, family and group therapy in a creative, nurturing, supportive and empathetic environment.
She has held leadership roles in several non – profit organizations working primarily in the areas of family violence, sexual assault, rape and incest. Rachel held the position of Director of the Domestic Abuse Services of the YWCA of Greenwich, Connecticut. She now continues to work with survivors, male and female. Rachel underwent specialized training in the area of postpartum depression and anxiety at the Postpartum Stress Center, Rosemont, PA under Karen Kleiman, a leading expert in the field. This and women battling infertility issues are close to her heart. She is currently the Vice Chair of the North Carolina chapter of the International organization, Postpartum Support International.
Helping couples reconnect in a more meaningful way, communicate more effectively in their relationships and create more intimacy and trust is a part of her work that gives her a lot of satisfaction. Premarital counseling is an important aspect of couples’ therapy Rachel provides. She also counsels and helps families making the difficult decision to separate and divorce navigate this extremely difficult journey.
Rachel has had extensive training and experience working with patients suffering from cancer, which has also led to her working with patients suffering from other long-term illnesses. This line of work has given her the privilege of working with the terminally ill and their families. Bereavement and loss and supporting families cope with death and dying have always been a large part of the work she does.
Katie Warren PA-C is a certified physician assistant. She is a graduate from the King’s College Physician Assistant program in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania with her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Since graduating in 2009, she has practiced as a physician assistant in general psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and internal medicine.
Katie believes in treating each person as an individual and takes an integrative approach to promoting mental health. She provides medication management services but also is passionate in helping empower individuals to make lifestyle changes that improve mental well being and overall wellness. She is especially interested in the impact of nutrition on mood.
Katie was born and raised in northeastern Pennsylvania. She has lived and worked in the Charlotte area for the last 8 years. Outside of work, Katie enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children. She enjoys spending time with friends, cooking, good coffee, and trying new restaurants.