Meet our Therapists

Meet our Therapist Carrie Perkis

Carrie Perkis, MA, LPA

Carrie Perkis, MA, LPA

Carrie Perkis, clinical psychologist, is an amazing tennis player, 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 at the state level in Raleigh, and working with children and adults with a wide range of mental health and adjustment issues in the outpatient setting.

Carrie is warm, nurturing, but directive in her approach. Her  practice is dedicated to helping young adults and adults through use of evidence-based therapy in a professional, non-judgmental, and supportive therapeutic environment. Her approach is primarily cognitive-behavioral (CBT), which is goal-oriented and aims to change the patterns of thinking or behavior that are behind people's difficulties, and so change the way they feel. Carrie’s  specialties include treating emotional concerns such as anxiety, depression, anger, and low self-esteem, as well as helping individuals navigate through difficult life circumstances such as educational challenges, career explorations, relationship issues, and financial strain. 

She is our resident anxiety guru and is passionate about helping all kinds of anxiety sufferers find calm within the chaos.

Fun fact: Carrie is a huge Michael Jackson fan!

Specialties:

  • Anxiety
  • Anxious attachment / Attachment issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Worry
  • Stress
  • Panic Attacks
  • Depression
  • Grief/loss
  • O.C.D.
  • Low Self-esteem / Feeling like a 'Door mat'
  • Healthy relationships - or toxic and trying
  • College students lost or struggling
  • New job issues
  • Financial issues / financial stability 

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.