Thank you for your interest in my background! I am a Counselor who has worked in the field since 2014, and in that time I have provided treatment for a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Substance Use Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Personality Disorders, Anxiety, Depression, Grief, Adjustment, LGBTQ, Military & Veterans, Occupational, Crisis Intervention, Homelessness, Couples, Polyamory, Eating Disorders, Sexual Violence, Domestic Violence, Childhood Trauma, and Multicultural.
I am a U.S. Army veteran, and I served from 2007-2015. I received my education at Marshall University and have a BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling, with concentrations respectively in Women's Studies and Violence, Trauma, and Grief. The treatment modalities that I use are eclectic and most frequently theoretically oriented toward: Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Prolonged Exposure, and Cognitive Processing Therapy. I use a direct and grounded approach to helping my patients reach their treatment goals, and monitor progress using psychological assessments and collaboration with you.
I work on developing a strong therapeutic relationship with my patients, as this is the foundation that promotes the best outcome for achieving treatment goals. It takes a great deal of strength and commitment to overcome the challenges involved addressing mental health issues, and building a happier and more satisfying life. Your decision to explore your options with counseling services is the first step on your road to recovery, and I wish you all the best on your journey.
I hope that gives you a clear picture of what to expect working with me, and I look forward to helping you with your goals.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Family conflicts, Grief, Intimacy-related issues, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Abandonment, Attachment Issues, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Domestic Violence, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, First Responder Issues, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Infidelity, Isolation / Loneliness, Jealousy, Military and Veterans Issues, Mood Disorders, Multicultural Concerns, Narcissism, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Personality Disorders, Polyamory / Nonmonogamous Relationships, Post-traumatic Stress, Prejudice and Discrimination, Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling), Self-Harm, Sex Addiction, Sexual Assault and Abuse, Sexuality, Social Anxiety and Phobia, Traumatic Brain Injury, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
WV LPC 2397
MD LCPC LC12240
Courtney has been a wonderful sounding board and a great listener. She asks insightful questions and has a knack for gentle pushes when needed! I feel very comfortable opening up to her and working on issues together!
Written on Apr 20, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 9 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, coaching, and compassion fatigue
I’ve been talking with Courtney for two weeks now and so far out of the 3 therapists I have tried on better hep she’s the best fit for what I’m looking for and is easy to talk to.
Written on Dec 08, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, addictions, lgbt, relationship issues, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Courtney is so helpful and not the slightest bit judgemental. She is great at her job and has already made a difference for me after only a few sessions.
Written on May 20, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
I have been working with Courtney for a few weeks now, I really appreciate her willingness to tell me the things I need to hear, even if I don't want to hear them. She is always gentle, kind, and supportive in her counseling.
Written on May 09, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
Courtney is very attentive to my well being. I would recommend her and Better Help to anyone!
Written on May 01, 2021 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, lgbt, relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and self esteem