Dr. Ernhout is a psychologist, a licensed marriage and family therapist, a licensed mental health counselor, and a registered yoga teacher. Dr. Ernhout works within a psychodynamic framework while incorporating various modalities such as relational, existential, and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) techniques. Her focus is not on specific symptom reduction but rather on changing nonfunctional patterns that cause interpersonal and personal problems by empowering the client and using their strengths. She works with the client to create specific goals for their treatment.
Dr. Ernhout has considerable clinical experience across multiple settings and enjoys working with adolescents, adults, and couples. She is passionate about supporting clients as they navigate adjustment and relationship issues, life transitions, marginalization and discrimination, trauma, grief, bereavement, anxiety, depression, body image and eating disorders, and other life problems. Dr. Ernhout specializes in the evidence-based treatment of trauma and PTSD.
A native of upstate New York, Dr. Ernhout went to Binghamton University for her undergraduate degree. She earned a master’s degree at Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. Her clinical training included working in the Department of Psychosocial Oncology at Roswell Park Cancer Institute, at Buffalo State Counseling Center, and at the VA Medical Center where she served the mental health needs of Veterans and their families. Previously she worked at the Buffalo Psychiatric Center, the Child Advocacy Center, and in various outpatient mental health settings. As the former study coordinator for the Cornell Research Program on Self-Injury and Recovery, Dr. Ernhout’s research has focused on evidence-based therapy in the treatment of mental health disorders; risk and resilience across the lifespan; the role of parents and family members in recovery; and the integration of Eastern philosophic practices (e.g., meditation, mindfulness, yoga, embodied self-awareness) into Western therapeutic interventions.
While not at work, Dr. Ernhout loves traveling, practicing yoga, hiking, gardening, reading, creating jewelry, and spending time with her family and friends.
Office 201 in IMC
Carrie Ernhout, PhD, MA, LMFT, LMHC, RYT
Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Licensed Mental Health Counselor
Registered Yoga Teacher