Cortney Bota

(LMHC)

About Me

Hello, my name is Cortney. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I have been working as a mental health therapist for 6 years. Most of my experience has been working in community clinics, working with adult clients. My experience includes working with clients with a wide range of mental health disorders (mild life stressors, change, relationship issues, anxiety, depression, bipolar, psychosis, trauma, anger management, co-occurring disorders). My education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling, and 1,000 clinical hours as a mental health intern in various placements.
My treatment approach is person centered; I want to meet you where you're at. I want to know what your wants/needs are so I can help you achieve your goals using a solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy approach. My goal is to help support and guide you, ultimately while you're the one coming to conclusions and making appropriate changes to help you make progress/achieve your goals.
It takes a lot a lot of courage and strength to take this first step and I'm proud of you! I look forward to working with you!

Please be advised that my typical office hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm EST, with my last live session be scheduled at 2pm. I try my best to accommodate evening appointments when necessary, but if you're primarily looking for consistent appointments outside of these hours a counselor with evening/weekend hours may be better suited for you.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Anger management
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression

I also have experience in Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Sleeping disorders, Parenting issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties

Years of Experience: 7

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LMHC #007249 (Expires: 2021-11-30)


Reviews

Written by R.A. on Apr 24, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 3 months

She is excellent, thoughtful, and well spoken. She has helped me through some of my darkest times and for that I will always be grateful.

Written by S.H. on Apr 23, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, and anger management

Courtney is kind and clear. She has been helping me for months with some past abuse issues and the work we have done together so far has helped me to feel like I have a guide through some very dark parts of my past. I have made progress for the first time in decades. I can recommend Courtney highly.

Written by K.A. on Mar 31, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 6 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cortney is wonderful, positive, caring and apathetic. I felt comfortable sharing the life challenges with her and asked her advise. I have recommended her to my friends and family.

Written by R.O. on Mar 25, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, anger management, coaching, and compassion fatigue

Cortney is an excellent therapist! She gave me tools to work through some cognitive blockages. She was also great at creating a space during our sessions that was comfortable. She listened well, yet she knew exactly what to say or ask that helped me rethink my view of a situation. Since counseling with Cortney, I am less anxious and have less negative self-talk.

Written by S.A. on Feb 22, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and trauma and abuse

Courtney is amazing. She goes above and beyond to assist your needs. She answers questions that you may have and follows through with what she says she will do for you, IE; Send articles on a disorder. I highly recommend Courtney.

Written by M.I. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cortney is a great counselor! In contrast to other experiences I've in the past, Cortney took the time to sift through a LOT of complicated background context and sent plenty of resources all on day 1 -- it was so empowering to feel like I could actually make progress immediately after the first session because we were able to triage what was most important and come up with a plan to get through the week. I feel like I've been able to grow a lot in the last month, and it has helped me navigate high-stress situations better than I would have in the past, especially with regards to self-care and validation. Getting brighter and lighter all the time -- thank you Cortney! See you next week!

Written by E.R. on Feb 12, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, and career difficulties

Cortney, is a great listener who works with you to understand your issues. She has been extremely helpful in helping me move forward in life.

Written by C.O. on Jan 04, 2019 after counseling with Cortney for 3 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Cortney is wonderful, she’s really attentive and considerate and definitely made me feel comfortable.

I came to Cortney because I was dealing with some severe work related stress and she gave me some really effective tools that helped me get through a tough time. I would recommend her to anybody who is looking for a counselor with compassion and attention to detail.

Written by M.A. on Nov 15, 2018 after counseling with Cortney for 3 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, grief, and sleeping disorders

She is very nice and easy to talk and very sweet.

Written by M.I. on Nov 02, 2018 after counseling with Cortney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and intimacy-related issues

Courtney was kind considerate and supportive. She allowed me to discuss anything I wanted and listened and reacted in a non judgmental and supportive way. Thank you

Written by S.T. on Oct 09, 2018 after counseling with Cortney for 3 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, and anger management

From the beginning of our first session, Cortney has taken the stress of finding a compatible counselor away. My first time with online counseling and my experience has been amazing. The flexibility of scheduling has been great and the video chat allows me to be where I need to but still benefit from weekly sessions. Cortney is patient, attentive and knows when to interact and offer suggestions at the right times. Her experiences are broad and she's been a beam of light during challenging times and has turned those times into progressive ones. Highly recommended

Written by V.I. on Oct 04, 2018 after counseling with Cortney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem

She’s great. Supportive and nice.