Carolina's Creative Counseling management team is comprised of dedicated, experienced and qualified mental health experts. We create customized care plans that bring together the precise resources needed to assist each consumer in leading a healthy, productive and more positive life. Building on a solid foundation of proven social work methods and business experience, Carolina’s Creative Counseling is a mental health partner you can rely on for respectful, confidential, and compassionate clinical care.

Dr. Steve Mahorney

Medical Director

Dr. Mahorney is a graduate of the LSU School of Medicine, the Duke University Medical Center Psychiatric Residency Program, and the Psychoanalytic Institute of the Carolinas. In addition to his part time role with Carolina's Creative Counseling, Dr. Mahorney is the Director of Medical Services and Behavioral Medicine at the J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center in Morganton NC.  Prior to his current leadership with J. Iverson Riddle Developmental Center, Dr. Mahorney was employed as the Admissions Director at Highland Hospital and the Lead Staff Psychiatrist with both the VA Hospital in Durham, NC and Broughton Hospital in Morganton, NC.






Cathleen R. Harris-Mansfield, LCSW

Clinical Director

Cathy Harris-Mansfield is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of clinical experience who believes ‘family’ is where identities are shaped, where healing begins and where strength and confidence is formed. That belief forms the basis of all her endeavors.  Cathy has a strong history of success helping clients with a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, anger management, domestic violence, child abuse, sexual abuse, eating disorders and addictions.  She especially enjoys bringing teens and their families together to work towards positive conflict resolution.

Cathy established Carolina’s Creative Counseling, PA in 2009, after getting her masters at UNC-Charlotte.  In addition to counseling individuals, couples and families, Cathy is the Clinical Director over the agency's specialized clinical programs including intensive in-home, substance abuse, and Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  She recently opened The Willow House, an inspiring environment providing safe housing for clients over 18 admitted in the agency's substance abuse IOP program. 

In addition to her founding role at Carolina’s Creative Counseling, Cathy created The Willow Project, Inc. in 2014, a non profit agency centered on funding programs for those families that "fall through the gaps" of traditional clinical services.
Cathy is also a Wellness Partner with Amare, The Mental Wellness Company.  She is professionally aligned with the vision at Amare to lead the global mental wellness revolution. By inspiring individuals to see the world differently, she believes they will have the desire to live an extraordinary life!  Cathy enjoys educating everyone she meets and comes into contact with on the life changing products that Amare provides.  Cathy helps individuals reach their "true potential" sharing her personal success incorporating the Amare holistic mental health wellness products.   Please visit Cathy's Amare website for more information on these life changing products! 

Sherry Turner

Revenue Cycle Manager

Sherry has over 20 years of experience in medical billing with a special concentration in substance abuse and mental health. She manages the staffing, private insurance billing and administration needs of the Outpatient Therapy Program (OPT) and the Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Program (SAIOP).  Sherry's role also includes consultation training, assistance with policy and procedure implementations, monitoring updates of all programs, and maintaining thorough and accurate medical records of the SAIOP clients.  Sherry also assist's the Clinical Team in reviewing SAIOP referral's and admission's, specifically clients whom have an ancillary diagnoses that require's a higher level of clinical treatment. In addition to Sherry's management role with Carolina's Creative Counseling, she is the Director of Account Services with Optimum Billing & Consulting, LLC. 



Shirletta Williamson, LCAS, CCS

SAIOP Clinical Supervisor

Shirletta received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from East Carolina University and a Dual Masters in Business Administration and Health Care Management from the University of Phoenix. As a Licensed Clinical Addictions Specialist, Certified Clinical Supervisor and Qualified Mental Health Professional, Shirletta has spent the last 25 years combating mental illness and substance abuse/addictions within the adult and adolescent populations in a variety of treatment settings.

Shirletta is known for a genuine and straightforward, yet gentle, approach to counseling. This approach compliments her person centered the view that every individual has the internal resources they need for growth as she aims to provide three ‘core conditions’ (unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence) which help that growth to occur. "I consider it to be such a privilege to be invited into my clients' inner lives, and to travel the journey with them through healing, change, and self-empowerment."

Shirletta's specialties include working with clients with substance abuse/addictions and co-occurring disorders (substance abuse and mental health disorders). As a strong proponent for education, Shirletta maintains extensive training, certifications and experience in the field of substance abuse/addictions and mental health that is utilized in her work to care and counsel through their issues. Shirletta is equally passionate about giving back to this field that has so graciously given to her, providing Clinical Supervision, Training, and Consultation in mentoring relationships.



Reba Brown, LCAS-A

SAIOP Lead Clinician


Reba is a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist Associate and Qualified Professional. She has a Master of Social Work from Howard University. She works with children, adolescent, adults, and families.  Reba is involved in several roles with Carolina's Creative Counseling; an Outpatient Therapeutic clinician (OPT) that specifically works with clients struggling through addiction, who have been evaluated and recommended for continued weekly therapy to address symptoms and behaviors that are negatively impacting their lives.  With her specialization in addiction, Reba also maintains the role as the agency's Substance Abuse Intensive Outpatient Lead Clinician (SAIOP), and leads the 3 hour group, 3 days a week.  She work's intensely with these clients addressing the significant risk factors they have exposed themselves to on a daily basis and the impact their addiction has had in their lives.  Reba is extremely committed to helping individuals overcome addiction, and demonstrates the dedication and passion it will take in being a part of the solution to what has become an overwhelming national epidemic.  In addition to her role's with OPT and SAIOP,  Reba also provides additional support within the Intensive In-Home Services Program (IIH).    She draws from a variety of methods to create a tailored approach for each of her clients.  In her spare time, she likes to spend her weekends with family and friends. 

"You really can change the world if you care enough."    ~ Marian Wright E

Miranda Meaders, MA, LPA

Clinical Psychologist


I understand that life sometimes presents with challenges that seem difficult to overcome. Often these challenges contribute to mental heath problems, such as depression and anxiety. Left untreated, these problems can affect multiple areas of one's life. I enjoy working with adults and adolescents to assist in finding ways to deal with life's challenges; thus, making life more enjoyable. I understand that all situations are unique, and therefore prefer an Eclectic approach to therapy. This approach allows therapy to be tailored to each individual's specific situation and needs. I currently provide individual, couples, and family therapy. I also administer psychological evaluations for adults, adolescents, and children.


"All the advice in the world will never help you until you help yourself"!