Our Providers2021-06-07T15:31:03+00:00

Meet Our Providers

W. Randolph Grigg,


Dr. Grigg and Dr. Sheldon Chase established Psychiatric Associates of NC, P.A. to provide compassionate and professional psychiatric care for our community. Currently, Dr. Grigg is seeing patients for Independent Medical Evaluations (IME) and Second Opinion Consultations. Dr. Grigg is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Grigg was graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine. He interned at The Stamford Hospital in Stamford, CT and returned to Chapel Hill for his psychiatric residency. He also was graduated from the UNC-Duke Psychoanalytic Institute as a psychoanalyst. Dr. Grigg considers that his greatest education has come from his patients.

Susan O’Connor


Susan is a Board-Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC) with experience in medication management, psychoeducation and therapy.  She completed her B.A. in psychology and B.S. in nursing at the University of Minnesota and her MSN at the University of North Dakota.  She has worked teaching with AmeriCorps, counseling with the National Suicide Hotline, as a university clinical instructor, research assistant, inpatient nurse and psychiatric prescriber.  Her experience has given her particular interest in working with the LGBTQ+ identifying people with individuals around issues of substance use, disordered eating, depression, bipolar mood, ADHD, anxiety, psychosis and trauma.  She enjoys seeing adults and adolescents ages 12 and up.  In her free time she enjoys singing in a local community choir, reading, gaming, travel and outdoor adventuring with her dog and family.

John Fleming,


John Fleming is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), providing psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. He is originally from North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. John completed a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Following graduation he participated in an adult psychiatric fellowship, working primarily with couples and individuals struggling with depression and anxiety. He has experience working in inpatient and outpatient psychiatric settings, and utilizes a variety of clinical approaches, including solution-focused, family systems, cognitive-behavioral, and psychodynamic theory. Particular interests are in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders (Generalized Anxiety, Social Phobia, Panic, and Obsessive-Compulsive), Depression, Bipolar Disorder, and providing guidance and support through major life phases and transitions (attending college, marriage/divorce issues, perinatal/postpartum issues, raising children, care giving, and end of life issues). John has served as a field instructor for the UNC-School of Social Work.

Elizabeth Morgan,


Elizabeth Morgan, PA-C graduated from Wake Forest University in 2000 and has worked in the Raleigh area since then. Elizabeth started her career in internal medicine but found her passion in general psychiatry.  Recently, she started a doctoral program at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions to obtain her DMSc with a concentration in psychiatry.  She has experience treating a variety of psychiatric disorders, with special interest in anxiety and mood disorders, depression, and trauma. Elizabeth has a collaborative approach to patient care taking into consideration the needs of each patient as an individual.

In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys traveling with her husband and three children, exploring restaurants in Raleigh and surrounding areas, hiking with her two dogs and reading.  Over the last year during the pandemic and quarantine, she has been finding enjoyment in doing puzzles with her family, discovering new and old movies with her teen daughter, and learning how to fish and golf so she can keep up with her active boys.

Victoria Payne,


Dr. Payne graduated from the Wake Forest School of Medicine in 1999 and completed a general adult psychiatry residency at Duke University Medical Center in 2003. This was followed by the Duke/GlaxoSmithKline Clinical Psychopharmacology Research Fellowship in 2004 and the Department of Veterans Affairs Special Fellowship Program in Advanced Psychiatry in 2008. She has worked in a variety of settings, including the Durham VA teaching medical students and residents, research institutions, and various locations in the community. Her practice includes, but is not limited to, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, and psychotic disorders using a combination of psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. She is Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Prior to medical school, Dr. Payne obtained a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Richmond in 1983. After this, she lived and worked in Quito, Ecuador for a couple of years, where she developed a fair command of Spanish. In 1985, Dr. Payne returned to Virginia to complete a master’s degree in Statistics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She continues to use her Spanish language skills to communicate with patients in her work as a psychiatrist at Psychiatric Associates of NC.

Stephen Narigon,


Dr. Stephen Narigon, DNP, MBA, PMHNP-BC, NEA-BC is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner licensed by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. He completed his undergraduate and graduate studies at Purdue University focusing on organizational psychology and development and executive leadership. He completed his doctoral studies at the University of North Carolina and acquired a board certification in psychiatry at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Narigon has over 15 years’ experience with ADHD, Autism, personality disorders, and depression. Throughout his career, serving in multiple area in healthcare, Dr. Narigon has become well known for his ongoing commitment and passion in delivering high quality health care. Prior to his civilian healthcare career Mr. Narigon was a member of the United States Air Force and served in the emergency medical services department at Wright Patterson Air Force base in Dayton Ohio. Stephen is an active professional in many organizations, including DVHIMSS, ANA, NC HIMSS, NSA, NCHICA, and NCNA.

Dr. Narigon is currently adjunct faculty at Davidson County Community College, serves on the advisory board for BPP Inc., and he has been instrumental in helping Davidson County Schools with their autism support services. He is also a qualified executive and life coach.

Areas of primary interest include positive psychology, human performance, supportive psychology, and evidence based methodologies designed to co-create positive patient outcomes.

John Brion


John Brion, PhD is a board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who provides psychiatric care for individuals aged 12 and above. While he is open to working with all psychiatric and mental health concerns, he specializes in the treatment of mood disorders (anxiety and depression), ADHD in children and adults and substance and behavioral addictions (alcohol, drugs, food, sex, and hoarding). His practice is welcoming and affirming of all individuals, including members of the LGBT community and people living with HIV. He is experienced with providing psychotherapy and/or psychotropic medication to address alterations in mental health. His philosophy is not all psychiatric/mental health challenges need medication, often what is most helpful is support and guidance negotiating a difficult situation. Medication alone is rarely the best treatment for psychiatric/mental health challenges but is most effective when coupled with psychotherapy. Dr. Brion graduated with his PhD in nursing with a minor in counseling from The Ohio State University. He also holds degrees in psychology, sociology, and history. He has served on the faculty of Duke University and The Ohio State University, has published numerous journal articles and recognition of his work includes a Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice. In addition to his formal education, Dr. Brion has received training through Harvard University Medical School, Department of Psychiatry, The Beck Institute, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is currently completing requirements to become a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).