Dr. Courtney Carter graduated from Old Dominion University with honors and then went on to complete her medical school training at Andrew Taylor Still University, Arizona in Osteopathic Medicine. During her time in Arizona, she worked closely with the community health centers and underserved population. She then went on to complete her residency at Albany Medical Center in Albany, New York where she was exposed to patients dealing with PTSD and trauma. She served as the Education Chief for her residency program and helped develop a training program to help residents prep for the boards. Towards the end of her residency, Dr. Carter had noticed how profoundly brain health affected mental health and decided to pursue a fellowship in neuropsychiatry.
Dr. Carter attended her neuropsychiatry fellowship at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. She was able to gain experience with working with TMS and was involved in conducting research during her fellowship. She was involved in a research project that looked at heart rate variability and how it relates to mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety. She was also able to get gain additional experience working with patients with traumatic brain injury. She was able to explore how the cerebellum relates to predictive behaviors and how it can be affected in TBI. Dr. Carter has worked with a variety of patients, including those with PTSD, Depression, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, TBI, Dementia and Eating Disorders.
In her free time, Dr. Carter’s enjoys hiking, drawing, cooking and reading. She loves the outdoors and has been hiking everywhere from the Grand Canyon and Sedona to the Adirondack Mountains.