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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


Christine DeCarolis, MEd, LPCA, NCC

NC Licensed Professional Counseling Associate

Christine DeCarolis, Licensed Professional Counseling Associate, is a nationally board-certified counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from North Carolina State University. She is a member of the American Counseling Association and maintains membership of Chi Sigma Iota, the international academic and professional honor society for counselors.  Christine also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Counselor Education both from North Carolina State University. Prior to becoming a therapist, Christine enjoyed careers in business management and university administration, and continued to follow her passion for psychology and helping others through teaching children and working with aging individuals toward their emotional and cognitive health.  These previous career roles are an asset which allows her to relate to the diverse life experiences of others. 

 In a safe and nurturing counseling environment, Christine empowers adults, adolescents, and children to improve their lives by tapping into their strengths and overcoming obstacles through holistic and evidenced-based counseling interventions. She works through an integrative framework favoring Cognitive Behavioral, Person-Centered, Solution-Focused, and Mindfulness-based therapies while personalizing each approach. Christine offers counseling and psychotherapy services for anxiety, depression, relationship problems, stress, parenting, behavioral issues, career, work/life balance, adjustment difficulties, grief, trauma, and PTSD. Christine has experience helping clients through both shorter and longer-term goals and is happy to incorporate faith and spirituality if the client wishes to include this in their therapeutic journey.

Population Served:   Children over 5, 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


Stephanie Henry, MSW, LCSW

NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Stephanie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of North Carolina and has been practicing in the mental health field for the past 16 years. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work and Master’s Degree in Clinical Social Work from Florida State University. As a Bachelor’s level social worker, she worked in economic self-sufficiency, victim advocacy for the Florida State Attorney’s Office, and counseling adolescents and their families in a juvenile justice diversionary program. As a Master’s level social worker she worked as a psychological specialist with the Florida Sexually Violent Predator Program. Now licensed in North Carolina, she has been working as a psychotherapist providing assessments and therapy in community mental health and group private practice for the past 9 years.

Stephanie believes in a client-centered, strengths perspective relationship and approach. Her counseling style is eclectic, non-judgmental and supportive. She likes to use a variety of approaches dependent on the needs of her clients and use treatment modalities such as motivational interviewing, supportive therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy and mindfulness skills.

Population Served:   Children over 5, adolescents, adults, and families

Specialty Areas:       ADHD, depression, anxiety, trauma and abuse, personal goals and achievement, stress and anger management, childhood behavioral problems, parenting, relationship issues, and life transitions.


Colleen Lennon, MEd Candidate, Clinical Intern

Pursuing Master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at NCSU 

Colleen is completing her M.Ed. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at North Carolina State University, and is currently doing her three-semester internship at Lifescapes under the supervision of Amy Moulds, M.Ed., LPCS. Colleen is available to provide low-cost therapy services to older children, adolescents, and adults.

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.  

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 plans to return from leave on Monday January 7, 2019.  If you are interested on returning to treatment with Brooke, we can schedule January appointments as soon as December 1st.  Please call the office to schedule - 919.303.0273***

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-functionning 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 


Syeda Rabia Younus, MD, Psychiatrist

North Carolina Licensed Physician - Psychiatry

After graduation from medical school in 2006, during my Internship, I realized I really wanted to help people who struggle with mental health issues and are facing challenges in everyday life. I completed a 4 year Residency in Psychiatry from Eastern Virginia Medical School. My residency provided opportunities to treat civilian and Veteran patients. I gained extensive experience treating depression, PTSD, anxiety, mood disorders, and psychotic disorders. I believe every person is unique, and requires individualized treatment. I have a warm personality and enjoy helping people in need. I enjoy cooking, outdoor activities, and movies in my free time.

I am available on a full time basis at Lifescapes Counseling Associates with some extended hours available. I really enjoy working collaboratively with my patients' therapists to help them achieve positive outcomes.

 Dr. Younus sees adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients, and treats anxiety disorders, ADHD, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, trauma, and personality disorders.  Her style is warm, gentle, and non-intimidating.  She is in-network with BCBS, Cigna, MedCost, Optum/United Healthcare, and Aetna.

Population Served:   Individuals over the age of 14

Specialty Areas:       Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Personality Disorders, Trauma & Abuse


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