Corey Myrick, MSW, LCSWA, graduated with a Bachelors in Social Work and completed a Masters in Social Work degree at UNC Chapel Hill. He has experience utilizing a wide variety of treatment models including cognitive behavioral (CBT) and dialectical behavioral (DBT) therapeutic methods, cognitive processing therapy (CPT), and MI (Motivational Interviewing) to improve symptoms of anxiety, depression, and trauma. He is looking forward to providing encompassing and whole-person care through his role at Advaita Integrated Medicine: Advaita Integrated Medicine, all while connecting clients to resources and services that best fit their unique needs. Keep reading to learn more about Corey!
Could we get some brief biographical info from you? Hometown, previous experience, education, etc.?
I was born in Asheville, NC and have lived between there and the triangle my whole life. I attended N.C. State University in Raleigh and received my Bachelor of Social Work degree in 2017. After graduating, I worked for almost three years at a non-profit in Asheville, providing therapy for young adults transitioning out of the foster care system and assisting them with increasing their independent living skills. I completed my Master of Social Work degree in 2021 and have been providing therapeutic services to a wide variety of client ages and demographics since graduating, both in community mental health and the private practice setting. I have a specific passion for working with young adults and helping them navigate the many challenges and decisions that arise during this time of their lives.
Tell us something that others may find surprising or interesting!
I have travelled to 27 U.S. states!
What made you want to work in this field?
What do you believe makes Advaita Integrated Medicine stand out in its field, and why?
I believe Advaita Integrated Medicine is unique in its passion for providing whole person care through connecting clients with the most effective and tailored resources and services.
What does your ideal day look like?
My ideal day would be sleeping in (just a little) and waking up somewhere new on vacation with nothing too structured planned and the freedom to roam around and explore with my camera.
Can you name one role model you have, and why that person has had such an impact?
One role model I have is Vivian Howard, a chef and restaurant owner from Kinston, NC. I have been really inspired by her efforts in revitalizing and uplifting her hometown community, as well as sharing the story of North Carolinians and their food through her restaurants and documentary on PBS.
What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
The best advice my mother ever gave me was to treat everyone with the same amount of respect regardless of their position, title, or status.
What is is one thing you want our patients to know?
I would tell our patients to give themselves grace whenever possible. There are so many struggles we can face in our lives. We all deserve to be kind to ourselves throughout our journey toward self-improvement.
Favorite Movie: Nomadland
Favorite Food: Pasta
Hobbies: Photography, gardening, embroidery, pottery, thrifting.
Pets: Louise, my 4 year old mixed-breed pup
Dream Vacation: France
Favorite Book: “Killing Commendatore”, by Haruki Murakami
Favorite Album: “I and Love and You” by the Avett Brothers
What you wanted to be as a kid: A chef and a restaurant owner
Favorite thing to do in Raleigh or the Triangle: Walk through Duke Gardens, hike at Eno River State Park, or visit Dorothea Dix Park (this is a favorite of many of my colleagues at Advaita Integrated Medicine: Advaita Integrated Medicine and Green Hill Recovery).