Serving Polk County, North Carolina


Jim Nagi, LCSW, LISW

Director & Therapist

With over 30 years post-masters Clinical and Administrative Social Work experience, Jim Nagi offers solution-based therapy to individuals, couples and families. Solution-focused therapy is a type of “talk therapy” that centers around identifying what a client wants to achieve rather than on the problem that prompted him or her to seek counseling. This proactive approach to clinical therapy helps clients move more quickly toward a solution. Mr. Nagi works with clients in the outpatient setting at Polk Wellness Center, but is also available for home-based therapy sessions especially for families. As Director, Mr. Nagi supervises all staff and works closely with the Clinical Director and Medical Director to develop services at Polk Wellness Center.

Cheryl Flynn PA-C

Family Medicine Clinic

Cherie Flynn, our Physician Assistant,  is excited to join Polk Wellness Center and become immersed in the community.  She previously worked in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat) in a small town on the coast of Maine, though she claims the Cajun state of Louisiana as home.  In addition to seeing patients full time in the clinic, she has been awarded  a scholarship to attend a Behavioral Health Intensive Program offered by the medical faculty at Duke University over the course of the next year. This advanced training will further benefit our patients as the staff at Polk Wellness embrace the integrative model of health care that addresses  both the physical and emotional well being of those we serve. We believe we fill a unique niche in our community and we invite you to consider us as you look for a clinic that offers health care and counseling services

Laura Ellington, LCSW, LISW-CP

Therapist/Clinical Coordinator

With over 19 years clinical experience, Laura Ellington offers a solution focused approach to outpatient therapy services; seeing clients of all ages at Polk Wellness Center, as well as offering community outreach in assisted living residences, nursing homes and client homes. Her experience includes working with clients who are dealing with depression, anxiety, adjustment to illness, relationship issues as well as mental health conditions such as bi-polar disorder, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia.

Randy Grant, LCSW


Therapist Randy Grant has been in practice for over 15 years and has been working at Polk Wellness Center since it opened its doors. Ms. Grant works with clients of all ages and focuses on the mind-body connection, particularly as it relates to overcoming severe anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder. Certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), Ms. Grant offers therapy solutions that connect the mind (neural) to language (linguistics) to behavior (programming) as way to overcome mentally debilitating conditions.


Bobbie Shannon, LPC, MAC


Bringing over 20 years clinical experience to Polk Wellness Center, therapist Bobbie Shannon works with adults, teens, couples and families. Shannon employs an eclectic approach using cognitive behavioral therapy, reality therapy, and Equine Assisted Therapy, and other techniques to help clients overcome depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, domestic abuse and sexual abuse. She is an EAGALA-certified psychotherapist, helping clients develop personal insight through interaction with horses.


Carmen Keyser - Customer Service Specialist

  Liz Martin - Customer Service Specialist

April Price - Medical Assistant






Appointments Available 8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday



155 West Mills Street
Columbus Commons
Suites: 201/202
Columbus, NC 28722