Meet The Founders

Dr. Itzel Harriott-McDuffie

CEO and Co-Founder


Dr. Itzel Harriott-McDuffie is the CEO and co-founder of Indiego Clinical Consultants Behavioral Health Center (ICC Counseling). Dr Harriott – McDuffie has a Doctorate Degree in Pharmacy and Pharmacology. She is completing her PhD in Psychology and is looking forward to expanding her clinical practice at ICC. Her specialties are vast and include behavioral health, clinical health, psychopharmacology, and extensive management leadership.

Dr. Itzel Harriott-McDuffie is a US Naval Officer Medical Service Corps Veteran and has worked as a clinician for more than 30 years. Dr. Harriott-McDuffie sees ICC Counseling Center as an extension of her home, and her love for people inspires our open doors policy that we welcome all cultures and backgrounds. We have a cross cultural behavioral and clinical practice. Dr. Harriott-McDuffie has wide-ranging academic, faculty, clinical, leadership and professional experience, which promotes a growth mindset and atmosphere in our office. She enjoys greeting the clients when she is in the office at ICC, and often takes the time to get to know the patients that we serve here. Dr. Harriott-McDuffie wants each person to know they are extremely valued. She demonstrates that by creating a calm environment, where clients can feel safe and cared for, by the professionals they come to see at ICC Behavioral Health Center.


The future is bright for ICC, and we are grateful for the additional clinical experience that Dr Harriott–McDuffie brings to the practice.

Jerome R. McDuffie

Executive Director and Co-Founder

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Jerome R. McDuffie is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. He is the Executive Director and co-founder of Indiego Clinical Consultants Counseling Center (ICC Counseling). Jerome has a background as a proud Army veteran and retired Special Agent of the U.S. Treasury Department.  Jerome is dedicated to assisting individuals, particularly those who have bravely served the country in various capacities.


As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Jerome creates a safe and nonjudgmental environment where clients can comfortably share their issues, challenges, and difficulties.  Jerome believes in a collaborative approach to therapy, viewing the client and therapist as a team working together to overcome life’s obstacles and achieve personal goals. His focus extends to a range of mental health issues, including schizophrenia spectrum disorders, bipolar and related disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, trauma and stress-related disorders, and personality disorders. Additionally, Jerome is experienced in addressing day-to-day events and specific life issues such as divorce, childbirth, graduation, sports, school, relocation, new job, transitioning from child to teen, teen to adult, adult to senior, and end-of-life issues.

With Jerome as your counselor, you can expect a compassionate and professional ally who will assist you on your journey towards improved mental well-being and personal growth.

Meet the Team

Laura Stearns, Office Manager

Laura Stearns is the office manager for ICC. She wants the people who reach out to us to know that she is proud of them for taking that step. Laura is typically the first contact clients have with someone from our office. She understands the importance of the client and counselor connection and incorporates that as she helps new clients through the initial intake, referral, and scheduling process. Laura has a Master of Arts Degree in Human Services Counseling: Life Coaching from Liberty University as well as a Post-Graduate Certificate in Business Leadership.

Life Coach

As a coach, I enjoy working with clients who have vision and are looking for someone to help them set attainable goals. I believe that it is important to celebrate the steps you conquer along the way! I have developed skills which are supportive and encouraging for leaders, business owners, and individuals. My goal is to work with people who feel stuck and want to follow their calling. I want to support them in navigating their journey to accomplish their goals! Your dreams do not have to stay tucked away as wishes- they can become a reality! I see clients virtually and in person at ICC Counseling Center.

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