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Our Clinical Staff

(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Jennifer J. Allran, PMHNP-BC                                                     

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

I became a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner as a second career choice. I had spent a decade working in various social service agencies such as medicaid and child protective services, and I had seen a lot of human suffering. Each person experiencing suffering wanted and needed someone to fully listen and to understand their unique experience; someone who could offer them hope that a means to suffer less was possible. I do what I do because each day I encounter extraordinary human beings who prove that "possible" is always possible.

As a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, I have the privilege of not only being able to prescribe medications when appropriate, but also to offer psychotherapy to all patients as well. I perform a full range of psychiatric services-- initial evaluations and diagnoses, medication management, laboratory testing with results interpretation, and therapy.  I believe that medication management is about much more than a prescription pad. Coping and healing are fostered by many complex factors within our minds, bodies, feelings, thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I believe that medications can be one beneficial tool for coping, but it can never be the only one.

Population Served:   Individuals over the age of  18

Specialty Areas:       Mood disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Addiction and Dual Diagnosis, Personality Disorders, Trauma & Abuse, Anxiety Disorders

 

Jennifer Conaty, PhD, HSP-P               

NC Licensed Psychologist 
Health Services Provider Psychologist

Dr. Jennifer Conaty is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who provides evaluation and therapy services to children and adolescents. She obtained her Ph.D. in clinical psychology at the University of NC at Greensboro and went on for further training at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. Dr. Conaty has extensive training providing assessment and behavioral consultation to young children and their parents who might be struggling with developmental disorders, including Autism Spectrum Disorders. Other assessment specialties for children ages 18 months to 18 years include AD/HD and Behavioral Disorders, Learning Disorders, Gifted and Talented and Kindergarten Readiness evaluations. Dr. Conaty also provides therapy and consultation to hildren & adolescents and their parents in the areas of anxiety/depression, behavior disorders, and developmental disorders. Therapy can be ongoing, or focused short-term consultation around a particular behavioral issue, such as toilet training. When young children are having behavioral problems, she works closely with their parents to identify specific problems and practical solutions using evidence based behavioral approaches.

Population Served:   Children over the age of 3, Adolescents, and Adults

Specialty Areas:       Evaluation of Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Developmental Disorders, Academic Testing, general Psychological Evaluation

 

Jessica Condon, LCAS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC                                        

NC Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Jessie Condon, LCAS, LPC, NCC, CCMHC, specializes in working with adults who use substances                       to cope with daily life issues. Jessie assists client in identifying underlying causes of their                                   substance use in order to live more wholly in the present. Furthermore, Jessie is passionate                          about working with men and women who are seeking guidance improving emotional wellbeing.

Jessie works from a person-centered approach, allowing her clients to achieve their goals in their own time. She provides encouragement and support without judgement. Jessie invites her clients to begin looking at their substance use as a maladaptive coping skill that can be unlearned with the right tools and introspection. She enjoys watching her clients find a sense of identity and renewed self-esteem as they begin to take control back over their lives. Jessie uses eclectic interventions when working with clients including: guided meditations, psychoeducation, journaling, skills building and grounding techniques. She utilizes motivational interviewing, cognitive based therapy and dialectical behavioral therapy in her counseling.

Jessie attended North Carolina Central University where she received her Master of Art degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015. In the last year of her program, Jessie began to focus on substance use and making this her specialty. Jessie is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is also board certified by the National Board of Certified Counselors as a Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor and National Certified Counselor.

Population Served:  Adolescents and Adults

 

Kristie Gregor-Laviska, MA, LPCA

NC Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Kristie Gregor-Laviska, LPCA, holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology.  Kristie has over twenty years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults and families as a change agent.  Kristie has an extensive work experience assisting clients in navigating various complex systems such as school systems, child welfare, civil and criminal courts.

She specializes in providing child therapy, adult therapy, couples therapy and parenting coaching to assist individuals in achieving goals with sustained growth and progress.  She has experience working with children, adolescents, adults and couples who are experiencing a variety of mental health concerns and relational issues

Kristie assists individuals in overcoming life's challenges by focusing on solutions to facilitate growth, understanding and sustained progress.  Providing individuals with coping skills, an understanding of emotions and effective strategies to handle these challenges promotes healing, personal growth and self-awareness.  Kristie's approach is client centered with a focus on collaboration with the client.  She uses an eclectic mix of therapeutic interventions such as Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy to support the therapeutic journey.  

Population Served:   Children over the age of 6, Adolescents, Adults, Couples  and Families

Specialty Areas:       Parenting and Co-parenting, Relationships, Abuse, Conflict Resolution

 

Sara Hagen, PMHNP-BC                                                        

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner 

Sara Hagen is a Board Certified Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She obtained her degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012. She has worked in the mental health field for 12 years and has experience in a range of settings. Sara provides medication management for children, adolescents, and adults with a nurturing, individualized approach, and is available full time at Lifescapes.

Sara hails from Minnesota but has called North Carolina home for 12 years. She enjoys decorating her home, shopping for antiques, and watching movies.  You will never see Sara without Mabel, her shih-tzu and treatment partner. 

 

Population Served:  Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Specialty Areas:      Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Behavioral problems, ADD/ADHD, Abuse & Trauma, and general psychiatric medication management

 

 

Colleen Lennon, MEd, NCC, LPCA

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

Colleen has a Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University, and is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor.  She is also a Nationally Certified Counselor.

Colleen is passionate about assisting people dealing with adjustment difficulties that can result in anxiety and/or depression, those examining gender-related issues, and people who have experienced abuse and/or trauma. Colleen has been an active volunteer with Hospice of Wake County for the past three years, working with the bereavement counseling team, as well as serving as a respite and vigil volunteer for adult patients in hospice care. This has strengthened her interest in also counseling people who are experiencing chronic or terminal illness and various types of loss and grief.

Colleen strives to create a safe, supportive, judgment-free space for clients to explore all that they want to bring to a counseling session.  She will soon be an in-network provider with BCBS of NC, MedCost, and Aetna.

Population Served:   Older children, Adolescents, and adults

 

DeLillian ("Dee") Litten, MA, LPC

NC Licensed Professional Counselor 

Dee is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with over 10 years of experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology and her Master’s degree in Community Counseling with concentrations in addictions and expressive arts therapy from Appalachian State University, in Boone, NC. She has clinical expertise in the areas of depression and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, addictive behaviors including, self injurious behaviors, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. Dee uses an eclectic approach to best assist her clients including cognitive-behavioral therapy and expressive arts therapy. She believes in providing a secure and nurturing environment in which to develop insight and skills to cope with life’s stressors.

Population Served:   Adolescents, Adults, and Families

Specialty Areas:      depression, anxiety, LGBTQ, substance abuse, and expressive arts therapy

 

Amy Benton Moulds, MEd, LPCS, NCC, DAAETS

NC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor 
Diplomat, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Amy is a NC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor and the Owner and Practice Director of Lifescapes Counseling Associates. She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Anthropology from Wake Forest University, and her Master's Degree in Counseling from NC State University.  Amy has 19 years of experience working with depression, grief, trauma, anxiety disorders, dissociative disorders, behavioral problems, personality issues, adjustment difficulties, relationship problems and career issues. Amy treats individual adults and adolescents in an atmosphere of hope and warmth, and uses a blend of Supportive, Insight-oriented, Solution-Focused, and Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies.  Amy’s specialty areas include Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Dissociation, and other issues related to the experience of all forms of abuse and trauma.  Amy is a National Certified Counselor, a Distance Credentialed Counselor, and a Diplomat in the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress.

Population Served:   Individuals over the age of 14

Specialty Areas:      Trauma & Abuse, Anxiety Disorders (including PTSD,  Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder...)

 

Keshia Peloubet, MS, LPC

NC Licensed Professional Counselor 

Keshia is a NC Licensed Professional Counselor.  She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Family Studies from Texas Tech University, and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Southern Methodist University.  Keshia moved to Raleigh, NC from Dallas, TX in September of 2017.  In Dallas, Keshia had a private practice where she treated children, adolescents, groups, young adults, and parents. As a counselor, Keshia’s specialties include, but are not limited to, play therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy with adolescents and adults, filial therapy with parents, depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, academic success, social anxiety, special needs, relationship issues, and life coaching. Keshia believes the most productive therapy environment is one of mutual trust, respect and collaboration. Her approach is challenging and authoritative, yet compassionate and caring. She enjoys helping others on their journey of self-discovery and overcoming milestones.  

Population Served:  Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Families

Specialty Areas:      depression, anxiety, behavioral issues, academic success, special needs, and relationships

 

Margaret Seagroves, MSW, LCSW

NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker 

Margaret is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 25 years of experience. She completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work at NC State University, her Master's degree in Clinical Social Work at UNC Chapel Hill, NC, and she has post master's degree training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy from the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Study Center of NC. She is skilled in using EMDR to help clients recover from trauma. She also has been trained as a family mediator. She completed her graduate internship with Duke Medical Center where she worked as a member of the multidisciplinary treatment team and with the Duke Family Studies Program. Since then, she has worked in a variety of outpatient clinic settings to provide outpatient psychotherapy for adolescents, adults and couples.

Margaret's areas of treatment focus are: depression, anxiety, trauma recovery including survivors of abuse (childhood abuse and
domestic abuse), family issues related to separation and divorce, work adjustment issues, personality issues, grief/loss including pet loss and some eating disorders. Margaret strives to establish a safe, nurturing environment with hope to work with clients in partnership to move toward change. Margaret and her husband share their home with their dog "Petey" and enjoy long walks with him daily.

Population Served:  Adolescents over 15, Adults, Couples and Families

Specialty Areas:      Anxiety & Depression, General Mental Health, Trauma, Relationships, Grief & Loss, Eating Disorders, Separation and Divorce, Personality issues

 

Charles Stiles, MS, LPC

NC Licensed Professional Counselor 

Charlie has been a NC Licensed Professional Counselor since 2006.  He completed his Bachelor's degree in Psychology  and his Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville along with graduate coursework at the University of San Francisco.  Beyond his masters he has taken Doctoral coursework at Ohio University and North Carolina State University.

In addition to being an Outpatient Therapist, Charlie has worked as a Juvenile Probation Officer, a DSS Social Worker, a Wilderness Camp Counselor, a Psychiatric Hospital Admission Counselor, and as a Residential Director at a healing farm community for mentally ill adults.  His therapeutic orientation includes Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Psychodynamic approaches, and Transactional Analysis.  

Charlie has worked with diverse populations with a myriad of problems including anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, anger issues, adjustment disorders, oppositional and behavioral disorders, pscyhotic disorders, grief/loss, and relationship issues.  As a therapist, he provides a nonjudgmental attitude to help people face their fears and develop self-compassion as they become more aware and in control of the limiting patterns in their lives. 

Population Served:   Individuals over the age of 11

Specialty Areas:      Anxiety Disorders, Depression and Mood Disorders, Behavioral problems, Issues with Anger, Psychotic Disorders, Relationship issues, Spirituality, Men's Issues

 

Brooke Trimble, MEd, LPC

NC Licensed Professional Counselor 

Brooke is a North Carolina Licensed Professional Counselor with five years of experience providing treatment.  She obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Communication from East Carolina University and her Master's Degree in Marriage, Couples, and Family Counseling from Walden University.  Brooke has experience working with depression, anxiety and trauma disorders, behavioral problems, adjustment difficulties, relationship problems, as well as helping clients struggling with diabetes and other chronic health concerns.   She also enjoys working with clients navigating high-functioning Autism Spectrum Disorders, identity issues, and other developmental concerns.

Brooke treats children and teenagers and provides individual and family counseling for adults in a warm and inviting therapeutic atmosphere.  Brooke uses an integrative therapeutic approach blending Cognitive-Behavioral Strategies and Solution Focused therapeutic models. 

Population Served:   Children over the age of 5, Adolescents, and Adults, in individual, group, and family modalities

Specialty Areas:      Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Developmental Issues, Behavioral problems, Trauma 

 

Kelly Severson, MSW, LCSW                                        

Licensed Clinicial Social Worker

Kelly is a NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from North Carolina State University, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work from East Carolina University. Kelly has over 12 years of experience working with depression, anxiety, and other general mental health issues. Kelly treats individual adults and adolescents in a compassionate manner to resolve issues in an effective way, using Solution Focused, Insight Oriented, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Kelly has a passion for helping others improve their lives and loves making a positive impact.

Population Served:   Individuals over the age of 12

Specialty Areas:       Anxiety Disorders, Mood Disorders, General Mental Health, Life Challenges/Adjustments, Women’s Issues

 

Kathryn Wriggelsworth, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I am a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 10 years of post-certification clinical experience and 15 total years of professional mental health experience. I obtained my BSN in nursing from UNC Chapel Hill in 2004 and my Doctor of Nursing Practice (with a specialty in Psychiatric - Mental Health Nursing) from the University of South Carolina in 2009. I received my Board Certification from the ANCC in 2010 I have worked as a Psychiatric Nurse at Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, and have extensive experience offering general Psychiatry services in outpatient clinics and community mental health agencies. I have enjoyed treating general mental health issues for a wide range of ages, including children and the geriatric population, and greatly enjoy working with children and adolescents with developmental disabilities.

At Lifescapes Counseling, I currently provide treatment for children ages 4 and up, adolescents, adults and geriatrics. I provide medication management services primarily, but will include psychoeducation and therapeutic intervention when necessary and appropriate. My style is highly interactive, and I enjoy explaining the biological, neurological, and chemical factors that impact why we feel the way we do and how psychotropic medications can help.

Population Served:   Children over the age of 4, Adolescents, Adults, and Geriatrics

Specialty Areas:      Developmental Disorders, Mood & Anxiety Disorders, ADHD, and trauma