Behavioral Health Providers


We are pleased to offer integrated behavioral health services in our practice.

As a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH) we have coordinated a fantastic working team of providers and clinical nurses who are focused on the "Whole Person." This approach includes mental, emotional, and physical health. The behavioral health providers are part of our Advanced Care Team and work alongside the primary care providers and care coordinators to provide quality individualized behavioral healthcare.

Having a yearly well exam with your child’s primary care provider is an important part of mental health wellness. Because of this, we require your child to have a well exam each year, we count on you to schedule and keep those appointments. Maintaining a healthy body through regular medical checkups, proper nutrition and exercise are key components in whole-person wellness.



Karen was born and raised in Morehead City. Before joining our practice she worked with adolescents in the treatment program at PORT Residential Facility in Greenville, NC. Karen lives in Morehead City with her daughter.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2002 – Master of Science, rehabilitation and Substance Abuse Counseling

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1997 – Bachelor of Arts, Psychology

Professional Experience:

Carteret Children’s Clinic, 2009 - present
Port Human Services, 2004-2009
Pitt County Mental Health, 2002-2004
Baptist Children's Homes of NC, 1997-2001


Family, volleyball, gymnastics, soccer, vacations at the river, playing the piano



Kourtney was born and raised in Oak City, NC. Before joining Carteret Children’s Clinic she worked at Eastern Psychiatric Services in Greenville providing mental health medication management to adults and children. Kourtney lives in Morehead City with her husband, Kirby and their daughter.


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014 – Masters of Science in Nursing, Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

East Carolina University
2009 – Registered Nurse, Alternate Entry Program

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
2008 – Bachelor of Science in Zoology

Professional Experience:

Carteret Children’s Clinic – 2015 to present
Eastern Psychiatric and Behavioral Specialist, Greenville, NC – 2015
Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC 2009-2014


Family and crossfit