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Dr. Perkins earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Birmingham-Southern College in Birmingham, AL. She attended the University of Georgia where she earned her Masters degree in Professional Counseling and her PhD in Counseling Psychology. Her research focused on the effects of trauma in adolescents who are involved in the juvenile justice system. She is licensed to practice psychology in Tennessee, and she is a member of the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Perkins has been working as a therapist for over 10 years. Her expertise is in working with adolescents, facilitating family therapy, trauma therapy, and substance abuse treatment. Dr. Perkins’ approach to psychotherapy is an integration of science and practice: her work with clients is grounded and supported by current research and sustained by her enthusiasm for learning and knowledge.
Her style is collaborative and relational. She believes that a trusting and affirming relationship is the foundation of effective psychotherapy. You can expect her to be warm, enthusiastic, non-judgmental, honest, and engaged.
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