I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years of clinical experience gained in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient and inpatient mental health facilities and a college counseling center. I have worked with individuals, families, children and adults coping with a variety of common concerns such as depression, anxiety, stress and relationships, and more chronic issues including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and personality disorders.
In addition to my broad clinical background, I have gained expertise as trauma-focused clinician providing individual and family therapy and community-based interventions to children who have experienced traumas suffered from neglect and abuse. I have also often served as a clinical advocate testifying in court on behalf of my clientsâ€™ needs and well-being.
Encountering Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on a regular basis has put me on the cutting edge of treating stress from an integrated body and mind and social perspective. Augmenting to my holistic perspective, I have confidence in the power of psychodynamic/insight oriented therapy. I believe that the key to a successful therapeutic experience is being able to connect with yourself and a trustworthy guide in a safe and calm environment, so that the root of difficulties and the path to overcoming them can become clear.
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Compassion fatigue
PA Psychologist PS016281
She’s the best
Written on Sep 04, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 11 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
She has provided me a down to earth non judgmental way of solving life’s problems.
Written on Jul 07, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 1 year and 11 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, and coaching
Dr. Liggera is amazing! She listens and makes you feel like you're really being heard. It doesn't even feel like therapy, more like you're sitting at lunch talking things through with a friend.
Written on Jun 29, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, and grief
Dr Liggera is an exceptional Therapist. She really understands my feelings and issues and listens so well. She’s helped me so much and I can see that I’ve made a lot of progress while working with her. I highly recommend her
Written on May 29, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 9 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder
Dr Liggera has been fantastic, she is so nice and calm and that helps me calm down too.
Written on May 01, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 6 months on issues concerning depression, relationship issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and adhd
Dr. Liggera has been helpful thus far. I am hopeful for what is to come.
Written on Mar 23, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, self esteem, and coping with life changes