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Our Story and Staff

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Morrisville Counseling and Consulting is here to meet your mental health and therapy needs. It's an honor and privilege for us to be a part of your journey in life. MCC started in 2017 and has since grown into a small group practice in order to serve the greater community.

 

In addition to providing outstanding mental health and therapy services, our team will work with the rest of your medical care team (psychiatrist, primary care doctor, dietician, couples counselor, etc.) to ensure complete wrap-around care. 

 

We value continuing education at MCC and make a point that all our therapists stay at the cutting edge of mental health care and treatment options to ensure you're receiving the best care to date.

Our Team

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Heather Steele

MS, CPC, LCAS, LCMHC

Owner and Therapist

She/Her

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Eating disorder or disordered eating

  • Substance abuse

  • Military trauma

  • Attachment-based therapy

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma

  • Somatic Experiencing

Heather Steele, MS, CPC, LCAS, LCMHC is a licensed psychotherapist, substance abuse specialist, and certified professional coach in Durham, NC and has helped thousands of clients over the past decade. ​

 

Heather is highly trained in somatic approaches and applies her exceptional knowledge of neuroscience to therapy sessions. She is able to explain to her clients how the nervous system and brain function under physical and emotional stress, how this impacts mental health, and how to heal from this in therapy. ​ She is also trained in evidence-based research modalities for therapy, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and person-centered approaches. ​

 

Heather has worked in a variety of settings over the years including private practice, a military base, community-based mental health, substance abuse clinics, a drug treatment court program, and local mental health clinics. ​

 

Heather attended East Carolina University where she completed her Masters of Science in Substance Abuse and Clinical Counseling. She also completed her Bachelors of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling with a minor in Substance Abuse from East Carolina University.​​​​​

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Heather.

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Jason Waterman

LCSWA, LMSW

Therapist

NOW ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Addiction

  • Grief

  • Trauma

  • Emotional Regulation

  • Habit Change

  • Executive Functioning

  • Purpose and Spirituality

  • Sex and Relationship Challenges

  • Couples Communication

  • Shame 

  • Self-Compassion

Jason is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in North Carolina (LCSWA) and Maryland (LMSW). 

Jason believes deeply in the human capacity to heal, grow, and be happy. As a therapist, he offers a non-judgmental and compassionate space where clients can tap into that capacity. He combines depth and practicality in his work with clients, creating a space where clients can expect to be thoroughly cared for and understood as well as challenged and given the tools to prosper.

Jason uses an eclectic therapeutic approach, catering his sessions to the needs of each client or couple. He draws upon Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), somatic therapy, exposure therapy, mindfulness-based therapy and more. Jason has also trained in couples and sex therapy. As a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, he uses a trauma-informed approach that healing occurs in the mind and the body.

A certified mindfulness meditation teacher, Jason has taught mindfulness and meditation in spaces ranging from prisons, large corporations, activist organizations, women’s shelters, hospice centers, middle schools, and various Buddhist communities.

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Whitney Garland

LCSWA

Therapist - She/Her

Psycology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • EMDR coming May2024

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Eating disorders 

  • Chronic Illness

  • Self Esteem

  • Trauma 

Working with children, adolescents, and adults! 

Whitney is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker Associate in the state of North Carolina.

 

Whitney believes that therapy is a place where clients should feel empowered, seen, and safe. She seeks to help clients build lives they love and grow with self-compassion. Whitney sees therapy as not only a place to address symptoms but as a stepping stone toward fulfillment and wholeness. She is a down-to-earth clinician who is not afraid to ask difficult questions in an environment where clients feel comfortable diving into vulnerability. She is honored to sit with others in times of distress, and celebrate with others when they make strides towards their goals. 

 

Whitney uses a variety of therapeutic modalities in sessions including acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, EMDR(will be certified May2024), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness-based approaches, and does so through a trauma-informed, person-centered lens. She has experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in medical settings, inpatient/residential treatment, and partial hospitalization programs. She is LGBTQIA+ affirming and weight-inclusive (HAES-Health at Every Size). 

 

Whitney attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she received her Master of Social Work. She also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of South Carolina.

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Rebecca Bowman

LCSW

Therapist - She/Her

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders

  • Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children

  • Adjustment related concerns

  • Life transitions

  • Family communication

  • Anxiety

  • Self-harm

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-destructive behavior

  • Substance abuse

  • Stress

  • Trauma

Becca is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) dedicated to supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and recovery. With a diverse background in community-based therapy, school-based settings, halfway houses, partial hospitalization programs, residential, and inpatient facilities, she brings an array of experience into her approach.


Becca’s passion lies in eating disorder treatment, where she has dedicated much of her career to helping individuals overcome these challenging conditions. Additionally, she specializes in working with children and adolescents, providing family-based therapy that fosters healing within the family unit. Becca additionally utilizes a trauma-informed approach, assisting individuals in processing difficult experiences, and navigating life transitions with resilience and strength.


In therapy, Becca strives to create a welcoming and judgment-free environment where clients feel safe to explore their emotions and experiences. She believes in fostering collaborative relationships built on trust and mutual respect, where clients are active participants in their own healing journey. Utilizing empathy, compassion, and even a touch of humor, she helps clients navigate through painful emotions and transitions, empowering them to embrace positive change and growth.


Becca has training in a variety of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Centered Treatment, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. Becca graduated with a Master of Social Work from East Carolina University with a certification is Substance Use. She also holds a Bachelor of Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.


Becca is deeply committed to helping her clients cultivate self-awareness, resilience, and a sense of empowerment as they work towards achieving their goals and living fulfilling lives. If you're seeking a compassionate therapist who will walk alongside you on your path to healing, I invite you to reach out.

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Greg Winsted

MS, LMFT

Therapist - He/Him

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • EMDR

  • ADHD

  • Adjustments and life transitions

  • Anxiety

  • Behavior problems

  • Couples

  • Family issues

  • Grief and loss

  • Mood disturbances

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-disturbances with attachment, 

  • esteem, self-concepts

  • Stressor related issues

  • Trauma

Greg Winsted is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of North Carolina.

 

Greg believes that people seek a therapist when they can no longer avoid a problem and are ready to change.  Some problems can be resolved alone but most cannot, and people need assistance.

 

He works to form a safe, attentive therapeutic relationship with people in much the same way a reader engages in a close and careful reading of a text.  Careful listening to what people say they want to change, leads to the source of a problem, its roots.  When the source is identified, interventions can be used to resolve it.  Once resolved, people can move forward and grow again because they feel better, can focus on learning new skills and behaviors, and relate to others more positively.

 

Greg sees adult individuals, couples, and families using approaches that include family systems, EFT, CBT, Psychodynamic, Gottman Method, Behavioral, and Mindfulness-based therapies.  Currently, he integrates trauma-informed approaches when working with all people.  These include EMDR, Internal Family Systems, principles of Dynamic Psychotherapy, somatic and sensorimotor approaches, and Interpersonal Neurobiology.

 

Greg Winsted attended Loma Linda University in California where he completed his master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy in 1999.

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Lauren DellaRocca

LCMHCA - She/Her

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Eating Disorders

  • Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children

  • Interpersonal Problems

  • EMDR

Lauren is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate. Lauren has worked with different populations in a variety of settings through her internship. Including children, teens, and adults. She has worked with patients in partial hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient (group), and outpatient therapy. Lauren is trained in EMDR and uses that technique as well as CBT with clients.

Lauren provides a safe and supportive environment for her clients. Her goal is to be able to connect with her clients to build a strong foundation for the counselor-client relationship. She sees herself as being very open-minded, accepting, and having a calm demeanor when working with clients.

Lauren attended SNHU where she completed her Master of Arts in mental health counseling and she has her Bachelor of Science in early childhood education.

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Haley Kusnitz

MS, LCMHCA, NCC

Therapist - She/Her

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adjustment related concerns

  • Substance abuse

  • Attachment-based therapy

  • Trauma

  • Couples therapy

  • Family communication

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

  • Brainspotting

Haley Kusnitz is a Nationally Certified Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in North Carolina.

 

Haley has worked as a counseling intern at an Intensive Outpatient Program and as an admissions coordinator at a substance abuse inpatient facility. She has a passion for counseling couples, families, and individuals who have been impacted by addiction. 

 

Haley approaches therapy from a multicultural perspective because each client brings their identity and personal history to the counseling process. Her overall theoretical orientation for the therapeutic relationship is Person-Centered Therapy, where the counselor expresses empathy, genuineness, and positive regard. Haley integrates empirically supported approaches based on the client’s presenting needs, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

 

Haley is trained in Brainspotting, a branch of EMDR that integrates mindfulness and body-based theories to process repressed trauma. She will also be completing a clinical foundations course for Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2) in 2023.

 

Haley attended the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she completed her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Couple and Family Counseling. She also completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Spanish from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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Katie Blum

MA, LCMHCA, PMH-C

Therapist - She/Her

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Adjustment Related Concerns

  • Poor Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Katie is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Associate in the state of North Carolina.  Katie is also Perinatal Mental Health certified.


It is important to Katie that the therapeutic space feels safe and inviting. Katie will work to develop meaningful therapeutic relationships with her clients, assist them with increasing their understanding and awareness of presenting challenges, and establish goals to work towards in therapy. Katie takes a collaborative, client-centered approach, and integrates modalities in treatment that best suit the individual to promote positive, sustainable change.


Katie has experience working with children, adolescents and adults in outpatient and school-based settings. Katie has great experience in recognizing how life experiences influence the ways in which we engage and respond to our environment. Katie also has a passion for perinatal mental health and takes special care in supporting clients at any stage throughout their journey.


Katie attended Hawaii Pacific University where she completed her Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and earned her Bachelors in Psychology from Florida Gulf Coast University.

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Katelyn Becker

MA, LMFT

Therapist - She/Her

Psychology Today Profile

 

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Stress

  • Eating disorder or disordered eating

  • Adjustment related concerns

  • Life transitions

  • Trauma

  • Poor Self-esteem

  • Self-harm

  • Relationship concerns for couples and families

  • EDMR

Katelyn Becker, MA, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist in Durham, NC and has helped many clients over the years.

 

Katelyn is trained in eye movement desensitization reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which she can incorporate into various styles of therapy. Katelyn typically practices trauma-informed cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) when working with individuals and practices trauma-informed emotionally-focused therapy (EFT) and structural family therapy when working with couples and families.

Katelyn has worked in a variety of settings over the years including private practice, a residential treatment center for women with eating disorders, a partial hospitalization program for women with eating disorders, and local mental health agencies performing Family-Centered Treatment (FCT) and School-Based Therapy.

 

Katelyn attended Appalachian State University where she completed her Masters of Art in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also completed her Bachelors of Science in Psychology with a minor in Music from Campbell University.

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Katelyn.

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You deserve peace of mind. We can help you get there.

Step 1: Schedule a Free 15-minute phone consultation.

Step 2: Our Staff will create a plan and walk with you through your journey.

Step 3: Start living and feeling the way you’ve always wanted!

Send us a message or give us a call at 484-682-9281

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Thank you. We will respond to your message shortly. If you are in crisis or need help immediately contact 911 or Triangle Springs Hospital for a welk-in assessment - 919-561-5609 - 1090 World Trade Boulevard Raleigh, NC 27617

Morrisville Counseling and Consulting, PLLC

2880 Slater Rd Suite 100, Morrisville, NC 27560

(484) 682-9281

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