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.
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.
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.