Stephen Miura


Stephen is a highly qualified mental health professional with a strong educational background and extensive clinical experience. Holding an undergraduate degree from UNC Chapel Hill and master’s degrees from Wake Forest University and the University of North Carolina Wilmington, his academic foundation is complemented by experience across various aspects of mental health.

Stephen’s journey in mental health began as a Crisis Advocate at a local crisis line, providing immediate support during moments of acute distress. This invaluable volunteer work allowed him to develop a solid foundation in crisis intervention and support, enhancing his understanding of individuals facing mental health challenges. While in graduate school for his MSW, Stephen worked as an ABA therapist treating children with Autism. In 2021, after working in community mental health treating families, Stephen joined 180 Counseling.

In his therapeutic approach, Stephen draws from a variety of evidence-based modalities, tailoring interventions to meet the unique needs of each client. Stephen utilizes Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Therapy to create personalized and effective treatment plans.

Stephen’s specialization extends to working with adolescents (11 years old+), adults, couples, and families. He has a comprehensive understanding of various mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, bipolar disorder, grief, anger management, work stress, trauma, PTSD, and conflict resolution.

As a therapist, Stephen’s mission is to empower clients in their mental health journeys, guiding them toward self-discovery and positive change. He creates a therapeutic environment that promotes resilience, growth, and lasting well-being, emphasizing collaboration and utilizing a diverse range of therapeutic modalities to meet the unique needs of each individual. Committed to accessibility in mental health care, Stephen offers flexible evening and online appointments, ensuring individuals can access support that aligns with their schedules and preferences.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Stephen, a sports enthusiast, cheers on the Carolina Panthers and Charlotte Hornets. His interests include working out, exploring specialty foods, and volunteering.

Jessica Swean MSW, LCSW

To inquire about or schedule with Stephen, contact our Cary/Morrisville office.