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Our Office is located at: 

707 Gittings Street, Suite 100
Suffolk, VA 23434

Phone: 757-847-9386

Fax: 757-257-3272

For billing questions, please call 804-433-3530 or email

Meet the Staff


Nakkia Grimes, LCSW, RPT-S


I have been with NCG since June, 2008. I started out as a Community Based Counselor II, then became a clinical supervisor, and an Assistant Site Director at the Virginia Beach site. I obtained my B.S. from Old Dominion University and my MSW degree from Norfolk State University. I am in the process of becoming a registered play therapist, and have started the Crisis Stabilization Program for children and adults at the Virginia Beach site. I also enjoy reading and watching movies.


Victoria Ferguson, MSW, Supervisee in Social Work, QDDP

Clinical Supervisor

I rejoined National Counseling Group in May of 2022. I previously worked for NCG in 2017 as a Community Based Counselor.  I received my B.A. in Sociology from Norfolk State University and a Master's in Social Work in Advanced Clinical Practice from Walden University. I am a Supervisee in Social Work, pursuing licensure as a clinical social worker. I specialize in treating youth and adolescents, individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and those struggling with depression, anxiety, relationship issues, self-esteem, and grief. I utilize a person-centered, solution-focused approach to empower my clients to effect change in their lives. 


Tenesha Nicholson, MA, LPC-Resident in Counseling, CSAC-Supervisee

Clinical Supervisor & Crisis Coordinator 

I started my journey with NCG in 2009 as a Community Based Counselor in the Virginia Beach office. Since then I have provided services to clients as an Outpatient therapist, Crisis Coordinator and a Substance Abuse Clinician. I have a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies and a MA in Community Counseling received at Norfolk State University, along with a second MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at South University. I’m certified as a LPC-R and CSAC-Supervisee in VA. I love helping others in need and being a vessel for change. I enjoy shopping and spending time with my family.


Charmaine Sumler, MSW, LCSW Supervisee

Clinical Supervisor

I joined National Counseling Group in 2022. I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a minor in Public Administration from Elizabeth City State University and a Masters in Social Work from Norfolk State University. I have an been in the field of mental health for over 10 years serving adults and children with experience working as a school social worker, care coordinator for the homeless population, case manager, mental health and substance use clinician, forensic social worker, and an outpatient and telehealth counselor. I am currently pursuing my licensure in Social Work and a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in Behavioral Health. I am passionate about serving others and empowering individuals to navigate through life obstacles and challenges.  

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