Our Clinical Staff

(listed in alphabetical order by last name)

Taylar Bolds, MA, MSW, LCSWA

NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate
Taylar is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate (LCSWA) working towards full licensure with 4 years of experience with both children and adults. She completed her undergraduate degrees in both psychology and sociology at the University of Mississippi in 2015 (Ole Miss), her Master of Arts in Sociology in 2017 at Ole Miss, and her Master of Social Work in 2019 from the University of Memphis.

Taylar’s experience includes providing services for, and working with victims and survivors of human trafficking, learning-disabled children, LGBTQIA+ individuals as well as working within multiple systems to elevate support for the client’s needs. Her experience also includes working with those who struggle with disordered eating, as well as mood and anxiety concerns. Taylar has a passion for working with children of all ages, navigating through life’s transitions and challenges. She is strengths based, and regularly use tools and techniques of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and mindfulness to build trust and rapport through a non-judgmental demeanor. Through compassionate interpersonal skills, she is able to provide a safe, and comfortable environment to both empower, and support her clients.

Population Served: Children over the age of 5, Adolescents

Specialty Areas: Developmental challenges, Behavior Issues, anxiety and mood issues, childhood trauma


Michelle Bruin, MSN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner

Michelle has a varied background in community and mental health, including prior experience at a large community health center in Washington, DC serving populations diverse in income, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, life experiences, and psychiatric and co-morbid diagnoses. With a history in family medicine, she has broad experience working with behavioral health patients with concurrent complex medical conditions. She has experience working in community health settings abroad, primarily serving remote communities with low access to care. She received her BSN from Duke University in 2014, her FNP from Gonzaga University in 2017, and her PMHNP from John’s Hopkins University in 2020. She also completed a Plant-Based Nutrition certification course via Cornell University.

Michelle values creating open, trusted, and individualized relationships with her patients. She prioritizes patient education, holistic care, and psychopharmacology to identify most supportive medication choices. She is passionate about working with patients with trauma history, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders and mood disorders. Michelle is originally from the Netherlands and loves to visit new cultures. She is an avid yogi and enjoys painting and drawing.

Population Served: Adolescents and Adults

Specialty Areas: Psychiatric issues with medical comorbidities, Trauma, Substance Abuse, Mood & 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, LCMHC, NCC, CCMHC

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

Jessie Condon, LCAS, LCMHC, 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


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


Brooke Harris, MEd, LCMHC

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Brooke Harris is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor in the state of North Carolina. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2014 and Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2018 both from North Carolina State University.

Brooke has experience providing counseling in the university counseling setting working with students of all ages navigating tough life transitions, the community mental health setting working with victims and survivors of interpersonal violence, and the in-patient psychiatric setting. She has a passion for working with folks struggling with disordered eating and body image concerns, members of the LGBTQ+ community exploring gender and sexual identities, and those navigating difficult relationships and interpersonal violence. She also has experience assisting those with mood and anxiety concerns, trauma, and many other life challenges.

She uses a collaborative person-centered approach to join clients on their journeys to improve their holistic wellbeing. She regularly utilizes tools and techniques of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and mindfulness interventions and strives to create a warm, non-judgmental space to slow down and be fully present.

Population Served: Adolescents (15 plus), Adults

Specialty Areas: Eating disorders, Interpersonal violence, LGBTQ+ identity exploration


Rachel K. Jones, MSN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

As a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Rachel K. Jones provides medication management as well as supportive psychotherapy. Her approach is individualized, warm, and person-centered. She is committed to creating an open and welcoming environment for all of her clients, including clients experiencing life transitions, those from the LGBTQA community, and those with developmental disabilities. Rachel's varied work experiences and continuing education have contributed to her compassionate approach to mental health issues throughout the lifespan. She enjoys working with people of all ages who are experiencing mood disorders, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, and ADHD.

Rachel graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 2015. In 2020 she completed a Master of Science in Nursing at UNC Chapel Hill. She has hands-on experience in providing inpatient care across several psychiatric specialties, ranging from child and adolescent psychiatry, eating disorders, perinatal mood disorders, geriatric psychiatry, and adult crisis stabilization.

Population Served: Children, Adolescents, and Adults

Specialty Areas: Anxiety & Mood Disorders, Eating Disorders, ADHD


Brooke Trimble Kzros, MEd, LCMHC

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Brooke is a North Carolina Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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


William Lehrer, MS, LCMHCA

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate

William is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate working towards full licensure. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Wake Forest University and his Masters in Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

William specializes in working with adolescents and adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder as well as their parents. Issues focused on include depression and anxiety, social skills, transitioning from adolescence to adulthood, and parenting skills. William uses skills from DBT, Structured Teaching, and Structural family therapy, and also has experience working with adolescents with oppositional behavior, ADHD, and other developmental issues. William encourages growth in the people he works with by emphasizing their existing strengths and seeking new ones.

Population Served: Adolescents, Adults, Families, and Groups

Specialty Areas: Autism spectrum disorders and other developmental issues


Colleen Lennon, MEd, NCC, LCMHCA

National Certified Counselor, Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 Associate. 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 is an in-network provider with BCBS of NC, MedCost, and Aetna.

Population Served: Older children, Adolescents, and adults


DeLillian ("Dee") Litten, MA, LCMHC

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Dee is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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, LCMHCS, NCC, DAAETS

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor
Diplomat, American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress

Amy is a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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 21 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...)


Margaret Seagroves, MSW, LCSW

NC Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Margaret is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) with 28 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, LCMHC

NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor

Charlie has been a NC Licensed Clinical Mental Health 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, psychotic 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.  He is currently providing all services via teletherapy.

Population Served: Individuals over the age of 15

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


Kelly Severson, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical 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


Rebecca Williams, MS, CRC, NCC, LCMHC

Rebecca

Rebecca is a pet-loving, North Carolina native. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and her Master of Science in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Rebecca is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor (LCMHC), a National Certified Counselor (NCC), and a Clinical Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC). 

Rebecca has provided services to adults, adolescents, families, individuals within the LGBTQ+ community, and those on the autism spectrum. Her passion is assisting individuals with psychotic disorders and eating disorders. Rebecca also has experience working with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, grief, trauma, OCD, low self-esteem, gender and sexuality exploration, and dealing with life’s stressors or difficult relationships. 

Rebecca operates from an eclectic, strengths-based orientation, pulling from cognitive behavior therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and family-based therapy. Rebecca aims to create a warm, non-judgmental environment and enjoys using humor, arts and crafts, and pet assisted therapy in her sessions. 

Population Served:  Individuals over the age of 13

Specialty Areas:  Eating Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, LGBTQ+, General Mental Health


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