Meet our Therapists

Meet our Therapist Carrie Perkis

 Carrie Perkis, MA, LPA

Carrie Perkis, MA, LPA

Carrie Perkis is a psychologist and co-owner of Clarity Counseling Center. Her professional experience includes employment as a School Psychologist for the public school system, writing public education and special education policy and working with children and adults with a wide range of mental health issues in the outpatient setting.

In sessions, Carrie is gentle and encouraging in her approach. She is dedicated to helping individuals through the use of evidence-based therapy.  Carries approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). She helps individuals change the patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind their difficulties, and so change the way they feel.

Carrie specializes in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Whether you’re experiencing intrusive and unwanted thoughts, feelings or physiological sensations that lead to anxiety, guilt, and distress, these unwanted internal experiences often result in repetitive, time-consuming, and painful ritualistic behaviors. I help individuals suffering in relationships, at work, at school and overall have poor quality of life, take their lives back.  OCD is a treatable well-researched disorder, and help is available.

Carre also loves working with individuals who struggle with social anxiety. Individuals with social anxiety live in intense fear of being negatively evaluated in social situations and subsequently avoid those situations.  They may also be coping with alcohol or other substances.

Carrie also specializes in working with chronic worriers aka generalized anxiety (GAD). Unrealistic worry about everyday things and physiological distress such as muscle tension, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, and migraine headaches are a drag. People with GAD often anticipate disaster and may be overly concerned about money, health, family, work, or other issues. Carrie uses CBT to help people untangle their thoughts and regain control of their lives.

Fun fact: Carrie is an avid tennis player and huge Michael Jackson fan.

Specialties:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Social Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Phobias
  • Panic Attacks
  • Chronic Worry

Treatment Orientation:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

 

EDUCATION 

UNDERGRADUATE, Carrie received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Allegheny College in Pennsylvania.

GRADUATE, Carrie received her Masters in Clinical Psychology  from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
— Wayne Dyer