Niesha is a mother of three. One adult daughter and two sons (8 & 11). Niesha is a strong advocate of self-care, as well as, strengths based and positive psychology strategies. Niesha’s hobbies include binge watching TV shows, playing board games, playing card games with the kids, and writing her upcoming novel. Lastly, Niesha is a member of the Board of Directors for Samaras Village a local non-profit agency created to Educate, Equip, and Empower pregnant and parenting adolescent moms and fathers to raise healthy babies.

Introducing Antiniqua Bell Our NEW Executive Director of Administrative Services! Antiniqua comes to Essential Connections Consulting and Wellness, LLC with an Associates degree in Human Services, 15 years of customer service experience, and 5 years in mental health services. Antiniqua’s quote: “I look forward to being a part of your journey to wellness”.

Niesha N. Diggs, MA LCMHC, Life Coach

Operations and Clinical Director of Essential Connections Consulting & Wellness Services, LLC

“Your willingness to look at your darkness is what empowers you to change.”
― Iyanla Vanzant

I am a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC) in North Carolina and Life Coach exploring my gifts of helping others identify, process, and manage different life transitions. I work with people of all backgrounds and professions. My approach is strengths based, person centered, and eclectic, which means I can use a variety of counseling theories and skills to help you LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE. In my practice, I am creative and charged with positivity with techniques that foster positive life outcomes.

I am educated to specialize as a Christian counselor; however, I have a style of spiritual counseling that meets the overall diverse spiritual needs of the individual.  

I have overall 20 yrs of mental health experience and I have been licensed for 3.5 yrs. I specialize in mood disorders, anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, stress management, effective communication, social skill building, problem solving/conflict resolution skills, behavioral modification & parenting, re-entry correctional counseling, and life & career transitions.

My Areas of Expertise Include, but are not limited to:
  • Life Coaching & Personal Training Development
  • Clinical Mental Health Assessments & Counseling
  • Parenting Consulting
  • Spiritual Wellness Counseling
  • Spiritual Coaching
  • Group Counseling or Coaching
  • Vision Board Seminars & Events
  • Mental Health Services Quality Improvement Consulting
  • Career Coaching/ Consulting
  • Mental & Behavioral Health Training

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