Courtney Cavanaugh

LPC

About Me

Hello! My name is Courtney Cavanaugh and I am the Owner and Clinical Director of Kaleidoscope Therapy Center. I have been working in the mental health field for more than 17 years, predominately with children and adolescents.

I received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, I received a Master of Education in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Waynesburg University.

Prior to starting my own private practice, I worked extensively in the BHRS/ Wraparound field. After spending several years working in the field as a behavior specialist, mobile therapist, strengths-based therapist, and STAP camp director, I served as the program director.

By focusing on each individual’s potential, I try to provide a humanistic approach. I stress the importance of growth and self-actualization when working with my clients. It is my belief that people are innately good and that we are continually looking for new ways to grow, to become better, to learn new things, and to experience psychological growth and self-actualization.

During free my time, I serve as the Executive Director for the Autism Open, a nonprofit that raises money for local children and families affected by autism. Children with autism have always held a special place in my heart and they are a population I really enjoy working with.

Over the last 10 years, I have helped raise close to $400,000 for autism. The vast majority of this money has been used to help local children and families in need of items like iPads, autism service dogs, sensory swings, and medical treatments.


Specialties

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • Parenting issues
  • Self esteem
  • Depression
Also experienced in:
Relationship issues , Trauma and abuse , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Anger management , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , ADHD , Attachment Issues , Autism and Asperger Syndrome , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 17

Services Offered


  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video

Licensing

LPC #PC013798 (Expires: 2023-02-28)


Reviews

These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Courtney Cavanaugh. We don’t pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

Written by L.E. on May 24, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, parenting issues, anger management, career difficulties, and coping with life changes

Courtney is very empathetic and practical. I feel like I can speak very candidly without judgement and she's excellent at seeing a situation for what it really is.

Written by M.A. on Mar 18, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, grief, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

I have had 3 sessions now with Courtney and I am very happy with her counseling and help. I am very grateful to have found someone that is a good fit for me.

Written by J.O. on Mar 14, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, and coping with life changes

Dr. Cavanaugh has been incredibly helpful through a very difficult time period in my life. I have told friends who are on the fence about therapy just how helpful this has been. I’m very grateful I have Dr Cavanaugh to help guide me through these tough times.

Written by J.O. on Feb 01, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, and coping with life changes

Courtney is super helpful! She listens to me and all of my situations. She communicates well and comes up with a great plan that is unique, if it wasn’t for her I’d be in a much more worse situation.

Written by E.M. on Jan 21, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, and adhd

Courtney has been really helpful in helping me manage my anxiety through a really challenging time. She is very upfront, direct, and solutions-oriented while also being compassionate. I always leave our sessions with actionable steps to take throughout the week. She responds quickly when I send her a message and she’s always ready with helpful suggestions when needed. Definitely recommend her!

Written by N.A. on Jan 14, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and self esteem

Courtney is an amazing therapist. She somehow knows me better than myself and has always helped me understand myself better to become a better version of myself. I highly recommend Courtney!

Written by J.A. on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, self esteem, relationship issues, and anger management

Courtney listens and gives you feedback and advise that you might not want to hear in a way that makes you feel good. Not sure if that when makes sense. She's forward and understanding . If you want someone real who might tell you things you don't want to hear. I would recommend her to anybody

Written by S.H. on Oct 27, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, bipolar disorder, coping with life changes, and adhd

Awesome

Written by P.H. on Oct 26, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, and coping with life changes

Courtney has been the best counselor a person could ask for. She is very knowledgeable and knows exactly what to say and has helped me tremendously with saving my marriage

Written by I.R. on Oct 21, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Very understanding and capable

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