Courtnie Merrill-Perry, Therapist

My name is Courtnie and I am a Licensed Independent Social Worker for Clinical Practice.

After graduating with my Master's of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville in 2018, I have spent the last 5 years working to help clients cope with their unique mental health challenges.

I have experience working as a therapist with in-home services, outpatient, and residential. I have worked with clients facing anxiety, depression, disordered eating, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, trauma, family conflict, LGBTQIA+, social difficulties, ADHD, obsessive compulsions, and adoption and attachment difficulties.

I specialize in working with children and adolescents but welcome all clients. I believe in taking a relational approach and building a relationship based on trust and mutual respect to empower personal growth. I also believe that there is a unique advantage to using creative and kinetic strategies and, yes, we can do that virtually!

Specialty Areas: I use multiple different modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Strength Based Perspective. I am also trained in Level I Brainspotting.

Awake Therapy provides on-demand video and telephone psychotherapy, counseling, and coaching to individuals in over 40 countries worldwide.