Courtney Boatman, LMFT
My goal as a therapist is to help clients navigate through some of the darker, more difficult times we experience as humans. I help provide clarity on murky situations and provide a non-biased sounding board to clients who are struggling. A lot of my techniques and tools as a therapist come from a Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) framework and solution-focused. I utilize a narrative approach, which is the belief that people are the own authors and experts of their lives.
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California. I completed my Master's in Counseling in 2011 through University of Phoenix and have a Bachelor's in Psychology from University of Oklahoma. I have worked primarily in addiction settings, including residential and outpatient clinics and worked with adolescents and adults struggling with substance abuse. In these programs, I have been the clinician to help address the mental health side of addiction and what fuels the addiction. I also maintain a small private practice where I work with a lot of young adults on self-esteem issues, motivation, confidence, and goal-setting. My favorite thing as a therapist is to incorporate creativity into solving a problem, expressing yourself, or looking at a situation in a way that a client has never experienced.
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Anger management, Depression, Codependency, Communication Problems, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Guilt and Shame, Life Purpose, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Self-Love, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy
CA LMFT 93417
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She’s great. I just wasn’t ready to start therapy yet
Written on Apr 14, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 years and 10 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and self esteem
Very awesome therapist. Really listens to you and super responsive.
Written on Sep 11, 2019 after therapy with Courtney for 2 years and 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, self esteem, and career difficulties
She is very patient with me!
Written on Jul 29, 2019 after therapy with Courtney for 10 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and career difficulties
Courtney has been amazing!!! Having the ability to bounce things to her and know she’ll respond in 24-32 hours has been so great for my anxiety. And having that validation and tools from her is awesome!
Written on Jul 12, 2019 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
She has been very helpful.
Written on Jun 18, 2019 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
In a short time of corresponding with Courtney Boatman, I am very pleased with her level of support and constructive advice. I’ve asked her to be compassionate, direct, and to not pity my experience and she has done all of this. She quickly gained my trust by telling me about her work and where it would apply to my situations. She often ties in empathetic experiences, which makes me feel comfortable and connected to another human, something that would be easily lost through online communication. Over all, I’m very pleased, and excited to see where this direction takes me.
Written on Dec 18, 2018 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, and career difficulties