Clinical Staff

Kim Hoover, MD

KimDr. Hoover is board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry with more than 30 years’ experience in academic, community mental health, and private practice settings.

She earned her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, and attended medical school at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield. She completed her residency training at Bowman Gray School of Medicine and did a fellowship at Duke University.

Dr. Hoover’s practice is limited to children and adolescents through high school.


Chris Sheaffer, Ph.D.

ChrisA licensed psychologist in North Carolina, Dr. Sheaffer earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; a master’s degree from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina; and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Wake Forest University. He has been a psychologist in Winston-Salem for more than 30 years.

Dr. Sheaffer’s therapy practice is limited to children, and he is especially interested in helping children with anxiety, ADHD, and high-functioning autism. He conducts evaluations for giftedness, ADHD, learning disabilities and specific neurocognitive challenges. He is also a forensic examiner and provides evaluations for the state of North Carolina regarding parenting capacity and conducts family evaluations in cases of suspected abuse.

Dr. Sheaffer and his wife, Cindy, are the proud parents of two children and three dogs. When he is not working, he enjoys restoring old cars and motorcycles, as well as teaching and training in martial arts at Japan Karate Institute.


Angela de Varona, Ph.D.

AngelaDr. de Varona received both her doctorate and undergraduate degrees in psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 30 years of experience in evaluation and therapy.

A native Spanish speaker, Dr. de Varona is described by her patients as being very approachable and empathic. Her practice is primarily with children and adolescents, but she also works with adults who need a Spanish-speaking professional for evaluations or for psychotherapy.

Among her areas of specialty are treatment of anxiety and psychological evaluations that include projective measures.


Stephen J. McCullough, Psy.D.

SteveDr. McCullough has been practicing psychology for more than 15 years. He earned his doctorate in psychology from The Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology in Norfolk, Virginia, a master’s degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey, and an undergraduate degree in psychology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

Dr. McCullough specializes in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents. He has worked in public and private mental health centers and in private practice.

In addition to working with children, he also specializes in the evaluation and treatment of men who have committed sexual offenses against children.

Dr. McCullough is known for his calm and comforting manner. He connects well with children and adolescents, and he provides caring support and guidance to parents trying to do what is best for their children.

In his spare time, Dr. McCullough plays and writes music, reads, cycles and roots for the San Francisco Giants.