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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

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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Seth Edwards

MSW, LCASA, LCSWA

Therapist

CURRENT OPENINGS. CALL TODAY!

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Adjustment related concerns

  • Life transitions

  • Anxiety

  • Bipolar Disorder

  • ADHD

  • Depression

  • LGBTQ+ issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Self-destructive behavior

  • Substance abuse

  •  Stress

  • Trauma

Seth is a social worker and substance abuse specialist working in Durham, NC. 

 

Psychotherapy is a powerful space to find hope and work towards a more gratifying life. Seth helps clients identify the root of their problems, and the behaviors or thoughts that maintain the problem. Through processing, finding new ways of thinking, and skill-building, you will be prepared to tackle what holds you back.

 

Seth is a gentle, non-judgmental, and patient therapist. He hopes you will leave sessions feeling empowered, validated, and optimistic. Change can be messy, but he is committed to being there for you while you take on the challenging aspects of therapy.

 

Seth affirms all identities. He has experience working with clients in the LGBTQ+, gender non-conforming, polyamorous, BIPOC, and HIV+ communities. He also welcomes clients of all spiritual and religious paths.  

 

Seth has training in an array of modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy. He has experience providing services in a variety of settings including a community-based mental health and substance use agency, hospital, and nonprofit service agencies.

 

Seth graduated with a Master of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation with Seth.

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Nicole Imperiale

MSW, LCSWA, LCASA

Therapist

CURRENT OPENINGS. CALL TODAY!

Areas of Specialty:

  • Substance Abuse

  • Substance related issues

  • EMDR

  • Trauma

  • Anxiety

  • Stress management

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions 

Nicole Imperiale is a licensed clinical social work associate and a licensed clinical addictions specialist associate in the state of North Carolina. With her extensive training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), she possesses a valuable treatment modality. Nicole strongly emphasizes the development of a robust client-therapist relationship and adopts a client-centered lens in her practice. Her approach encompasses a holistic perspective, considering various aspects of an individual's life.

 

Creating a safe, warm, and open environment, Nicole ensures that her clients feel comfortable and supported. She meets her clients at their current stage and collaboratively establishes therapeutic goals for the counseling process.

 

Nicole holds a Bachelor's degree in Social Work from Marist College and a Masters of Social Work from East Carolina University. During her internships, she gained valuable experience in diverse settings, including schools, addiction recovery centers, and state psychiatric hospitals. Working with adults affected by addiction and individuals with persistent and severe mental health conditions has equipped her with extensive expertise. Additionally, Nicole has successfully worked with adolescents grappling with anxiety, depression, and addiction, further enhancing her proficiency in this area.

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Haley Kusnitz

MS, LCMHCA, NCC

Therapist

Open Sessions Early August. Reserve your spot today.

Areas of Specialty:

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Adjustment related concerns

  • Substance abuse

  • Attachment-based therapy

  • Trauma

  • Couples therapy

  • Family communication

  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)

  • Brainspotting (November 2023)

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 will be completing training in Brainspotting in November 2023, 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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Lauren DellaRocca

LCMHCA

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Eating Disorders

  • Behavioral and Emotional Disorders in Children

  • Interpersonal Problems

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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Katie Blum

MA, LCMHCA

Psychology Today Profile

Areas of Specialty:

  • Stress

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Adjustment Related Concerns

  • Poor Self-Esteem

  • Trauma

  • Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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


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

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 cosultation.

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

Schedule a Free Consultation

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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