I am licensed in Illinois with 16 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with family conflicts, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, & parenting issues. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Addictions, Relationship issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Coaching, ADHD, Abandonment, Adoption and Foster Care, Aging and Geriatric Issues, Antisocial Personality, Attachment Issues, Autism and Asperger Syndrome, Avoidant Personality, BDSM, Kink, Alternative Sex Culture, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Cancer, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster, Dependent Personality, Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD), Dissociation, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Fatherhood Issues, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, HIV / AIDS, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Immigration Issues, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Intellectual Disability, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Life Purpose, Midlife Crisis, Money and Financial Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Paranoia, Personality Disorders, Phobias, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Self-Love, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Somatization, Traumatic Brain Injury, Trichotillomania, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
IL LCSW 149015224
I am so grateful for Courtney’s guidance & support. She’s really great at reminding me how much I already know and then giving me tools to put that knowledge into practice. Definitely feel aligned and excited to connect more.
Written on Jun 18, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, and anger management
I really appreciate Courtney’s hands on and direct approach. It gives me food for though and helps me decide what I want to bring to or continue in our next session.
Written on Jun 06, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, anger management, bipolar disorder, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Courtney helps cut to the core feelings of an issue and gives great feedback for both written messages and live sessions.
Written on Apr 12, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, and self esteem
Courtney is professional and courteous. She asks thought-provoking questions gently and with enough respect to care about your feelings in any given situation. I have already learned new coping mechanisms and “tools” to help me with my mental illnesses, and that’s only after a few sessions. She will let you speak your piece and always offers for me to talk first if we accidentally speak simultaneously. This shows her dedication and compassionate nature towards the people she helps. Happy to be learning and getting help from Courtney.
Written on Mar 13, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, career difficulties, coping with life changes, compassion fatigue, and adhd
She was responsive and reliable. I was able to schedule a phone meeting in short time and she helped me with writing prompts to figure out what I truly wanted to do in a challenging and emotional transition with a family member I had been estranged to. She understood the urgency of the situation’s timing and and helped me feel supported and understood. After the situation she also followed up with processing how that situation went and allowed me to respond at my own pace. Had a really positive experience with her :)
Written on Jan 22, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 1 month on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coaching, and compassion fatigue
Great therapist! Really welcoming and easy to talk to. Very well rounded and knowledgeable.
Written on Jan 06, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 1 week on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, career difficulties, and coping with life changes