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
Sense starting therapy it has been nice to feel heard and put my thoughts on the table and it feels like having a continous conversation with someone which is comforting.
Written on Jan 25, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, sleeping disorders, parenting issues, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes
Dr Liggera is kind, caring, and understanding. She makes me feel heard and understood, which is such an amazing thing. She’s smart, knowledgeable and has a lot of experience. She’s the best Therapist I’ve ever had!
Written on Jan 21, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 4 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, trauma and abuse, parenting issues, and bipolar disorder
Very good n helpful. Highly recommend. Always there for u
Written on Jan 20, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 7 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and addictions
Dr. Liggera is a wonderful therapist - she is professional, thoughtful, and provides good insight. I was able to reflect on a lot of my personal issues and work through them with her for 10 sessions. I plan to continue working with her again starting in January when I am able to. Thank you Dr. Liggera!
Written on Dec 05, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, grief, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes
She’s really good, really listens to what you’re saying and always has something to say back, she also responds very well and I don’t feel like I’m waiting around at all.
Written on Oct 08, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, self esteem, anger management, career difficulties, and adhd
Dr. Liggera was great in helping me with some ideas to deal with a pretty major family issue. I chose to interact via daily texts and I found her responses to be punctual, and very helpful. While I'm choosing to end my immediate work with her, I would definitely reach out to her again in the future if/as needed.
Written on Oct 04, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning family conflicts, and trauma and abuse