I am a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with twelve 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.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
I also have experience in Addictions, LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Parenting issues, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties
Psychologist #PS016281 (Expires: 2019-11-30)
Dr. Liggera is a supportive, well-trained, and responsive professional that has helped me gain perspective and calm with my issues. I highly recommend her!
I have only been with her for a short time, but I feel like she has asked some really good questions that have forced me to think about my situation. I look forward to working with her further.
I have always been a skeptic to counseling, in general. I am a very busy person and seem to never find time for myself, and this is the main reason that I sought out counseling. BetterHelp, is better help. I am thankful that I don’t have to leave my home or my office to have a session, especially where I live and there is much traffic it just takes so much time, and that could be a reason why someone can’t see somebody on a daily basis. But with BetterHelp I’m able to- I am thankful that I don’t have to leave my home or my office to have a session, especially where I live and there is much traffic it just takes so much time, and that could be a reason why someone can’t see somebody on a daily basis. But with BetterHelp I’m able to talk with someone when it’s convenient for me. And my counselor has been pretty awesome thus far. I recommend BetterHelp to anyone who struggles with daily thoughts that make them sad Or anxious or just need some human attention. It’s really important that we find someone to talk to whether it’s on a daily or weekly basis, and I’m very happy so far to know I get that almost every day. Thank you!
In the short time I've been working with Dr. Liggera, I feel that a lot of things I've been going through have come to light and that I have been gaining positive coping skills. I'm hopeful for what more we will accomplish.
Dr. Liggera has had two live sessions with me so far. I look forward to my sessions with her. She makes it so easy for me to open up and get everything building up in my life off my chest. I high recommend her to anyone.
Dr. Liggera is great to chat with on the phone, and she messages me back within a few hours on chat, sometimes even sooner. I feel like she genuinely cares, and she brings up previous things I've said so I know she is paying attention. We never run out of things to discuss on the phone or in chat. She asks really good questions that get me thinking deeper about things, and she reflects back to me my words in a way that I know she really gets it. She respects my style of communication, even if my expression is messy or convoluted at times. I am very happy with her as my therapist.
Courtney listens and answers the best she can.
Dr. Liggera is wonderful! I was worried that she would be too busy to respond since she seemed to have the most experience out of all of my matches. I am happy to say she responds multiple times a day and is extremely supportive and caring! So glad I found her on here!
I love having someone to talk to who is unbiased and on my side. Dr. L is very helpful and not judgmental at all. I just recommend her, and better help to my future sister in law.
She is very helpful and is interested in my issues. She cares about me and it’s refreshing.
Dr. Liggera is helping my husband and I become better partners by healing our traumas and past through communication and many other practical tools. I am always extremely pleased with the outcome of our sessions and I find that speaking to her eases many of my worries. I am grateful for her help.
I came to BetterHelp with some significant mental health issues, after I did not feel TalkSpace was equipped to handle my problems. Dr. Liggera has been clear what she expects in my participation in therapy and giving up is not an option. She has been encouraging and supportive and at times pushing me out of my own way. It's clear she appreciates how much i'm struggling. She has given me clear coping mechanisms to help deal with specific difficulties and she has helped me face many challenges. Despite being a difficult patient, she has hung in with me and I am sincerely grateful. While I have a ways to go I know I can depend on betterhelp and Dr. Liggera's support. She is extremely skilled and if you need help, you could not find anyone better.
Dr. Liggera is amazing. I have talked to many people but I habe never felt comfortable with anyone. She makes me feel very comfortable and she is so easy to talk to. I was able to tell her things that I have never told anyone in my life. She has opened my eyes and made me see life is worth living. She has really saved me life more than she know...
Dr. Liggera is great! She really listens and isn't like others that I've seen in the past that just let you do all of the talking and don't really give you any direction with the problems you're experiencing. I would recommend her!
Dr. Liggera has the ability to see me as a person and helps me understand that it's good to be contempt.
She is the best!
I am completely satisfied with my experience with Dr. Liggera. I find the support very valuable and well worth the investment in time and resources
If Dr Liggera wasn’t on BetterHelp, I’m not sure I would even participate in this type of therapy. She’s great. I feel like she’s a good friend whom I can tell anything. Thank you!
She is a very good coach!
She's been very helpful in understanding since the beginning She responds timely and actually things time to listen to what I'm saying and it's just great to finally have a counselor I can work with. Honestly on my own time it's hard to schedule and make appointments between work and family so being able to talk to her or online helps me out tremendously
Modern mental health care at my fingertips anytime. It’s brilliant. Dr. Liggera is wonderful, very insightful, she manages to get me to realize things about myself that I was completely oblivious to. She responds in a timely fashion. Has always exceeded my expectations in counseling.
Dr. Liggera is great. She asks me questions to make me really think about the topics we are discussing and never forces advice onto me, but rather provides suggestions and encouragement.
Dr. Liggera is absolutely amazing. Not only does she answer so quickly, but she truly understands and cares about what I tell her. I know she is there to help me and actually wants to help me. She has given me so many tools to handle my anxiety and I truly appreciate it!
I started therapy with Dr. Liggera about two weeks ago. I appreciate that she listens to me. I feel like she is trying to help me solve issues in the best way for me. I feel her support and I will be happy to continue my therapy with her.
I have been speaking with Dr. Liggera for about two years now. It’s really nice to have someone give a different outlook on certain things. She responds very quickly and gives pretty detailed responses about how you are feeling.
I find this type of therapy perfect for me. I can contact Courtney, exactly when I need her, not on a set schedule where it could be a waste of time. She is very helpful to me.
I’ve been working with Dr. Liggera for a few weeks now. She thoroughly takes time to understand you and help you process your thoughts. She is very responsive never takes long to get back to you. Clearly, she is committed to what she does. I am very confident in her expertise.
Dr. Liggera is extremely responsive and always follows up with me, even if I don't first initiate a conversation. She is always there if I need something and has a flexible schedule. She gives me good, direct advice and is extremely supportive.
Dr. Liggera is an excellent counselor. Very patient, knowledgeable, and has a great sense of humor as well!
She is the best courselor I've talked to on here out of the three I've tried, and she has already helped me tremendously. She obviously cares about what I have to say and is very supportive and helpful. I am glad I decided to try talking to her.
She always replies to my messages in a timely manner and even messages me sometimes if I haven’t gotten back to her in a while to see how I’m doing.
I love her. She has been so helpful to me in my period of need. She really cares about her people.
Dr liggera is kind and helpful, she asks all the right questions.
Dr. Liggera was instrumental in helping me make the decisions I needed to to get my life back on track. She is dedicated and genuine and I'm very grateful for her work.
I would highly recommend Dr. Liggera. She is very timely, always able to get to back to me within a few hours (or reaches out that she won't be able to respond until later that day). I find that her insight is invaluable; it has helped me examine the concerns that I go to her with a new light. I also like that Dr. Liggera is very realistic about setbacks and how "life can get in the way" - to allow yourself patience. After all, Rome wasn't built in a day. She has been supremely helpful in the three months that she and i have been working together.
Courtney is supportive and understanding. She has provided valuable help during some difficult situations. I'm so happy to have her in my corner!
I appreciate the thoughtful help and advice Dr. Liggera has given to me as I work through my issues. She's there when I need extra help too and it's been very beneficial.
I love my counselor. I had to stop counseling for a while and she gave me options, supported me and encouraged me. I really missed her while my counseling was suspended. She has the perfect timing for reaching out. I can't wait to get back. She helps me so much mentally. Thanks Courtney!
Love Dr. Liggera! I feel like we haven't made a dent in my issues yet, but she's a superb listener and makes me feel ok about being me. She makes me feel like my problems are fixable or at least I'm not so alone when dealing with them.
I've been working with Dr. Liggera for over a year now. I started working with her to get assistance with anxiety issues related to work, and she has been an amazing support in my life. The techniques she has taught me and the emphasis on self-care are much need reminders that she has helped me with.
Dr. Liggera is a very attentive counselor. She has a way of making you feel comfortable with talking about what is bothering you. She's very supportive and she helps you to challenge yourself on self knowledge & empowerment.
Dr. Liggera is always there for me even when I'm not! I may not respond for days, but she will send me check up messages to make sure I'm ok. So even if I get too busy, she is there for me. I will always appreciate her efforts.
Courtney is truly amazing and caring.
Dr. Liggera provides me with timely and appropriate feedback during our sessions. She is good at asking questions and suggesting activities that help me explore feelings I'm not in touch with. Overall, limitations of the medium aside, I feel the doctor has been very helpful to me during a difficult time.
Dr. Liggera has been great she has a casual method that makes me comfortable discussing issues and makes me come to understanding of things I didn't realize in a way that is not jarring
Speaking with Dr. Liggera has helped me through a difficult period in my life. She was very understanding and comforting and helped me see patterns in my behavior that I could change to feel better. She encouraged me to look at myself in a more positive way.
As someone who cannot leave the house, the help I'm getting from Dr. Liggera via this service is really the only way I can get it. I'm very grateful for her understanding, availability, and professionalism and also for making me feel like it's okay to not be okay after something terrible happens. Highly recommend.
She is a positive influence on my life since the very start... Exactly what I needed
I feel like she understands me
Dr. Liggera was amazing in helping me through some of my struggles! I never once felt judged and could be open and honest without any fear. Her suggestions at managing my anxiety have been extremely helpful and even though I feel like I'm "out of the woods" with my current situation, I'll gladly be keeping the service as the ability to have a resource like her available is priceless.
Dr. Liggera had been really great in helping me with relationship issues. She's great about not judging anything and validating the feelings I have. At the same time, she doesn't just tell me what I want to hear; she asks questions that make me think and help me to understand why I feel the way I feel. She's been so helpful in helping me process my feelings by allowing me to talk freely and really think about why I feel the way I do/did.
Dr. Liggera has helped me to move forward in a natural progression, never pushing or pressuring me to feel any sort of way or to rush the healing process. Maybe more than anything, she's been great at just listening to me and as a sort of responsive sounding board for my thoughts and feelings as I've come to understand them as time has gone on. Whenever I have a new revelation and understanding, or even when I have a sort of mental relapse and I'm really upset, I just write out what I'm feeling, and Dr. Liggera responds and helps me sort it out and feel better and again move forward. I highly recommend her!
Dr. Liggera is very responsive, kind and understanding. I never feel judged, and she really listens to what I have to say, leading me to a greater understanding of myself.
She's wonderful to speak to and she's very attentive to my problems.
As I started working with Dr. Liggera, I noticed changes within myself almost right away. She asks the right questions that pull out my suppressed thoughts and emotions. By the time I write it all out and proofread it, I'm in a place where the solution typically has come from within.
I appreciate her helping me help me :).
I was depressed when I started talking to Dr. Liggera, but since I started talking to her I am able to tell someone how I feel and I'm not really depressed anymore.
Dr. Liggera is brilliant. All the advice she has given me has helped me see perspective on my issues, on my life, and she asks all the perfect questions to help me dissect why or what makes me do the things that I do. She has given me insight and helped me feel more confident about the things that I am going through, and has made me feel less Alone in this world. I highly recommend her!!
Very helpful and caring , not dismissive
Dr. Liggera has been great to work with. She's responsive, helpful, and engaged. She provides me with thought-provoking questions, which ultimately lead to revelations about my thought patterns and how to break the negative ones and generate more positive ones. She's professional, respectful, and knowledgeable. I'd highly recommend her.
Dr. Liggera is very understanding and knowledgeable in the area of anxiety and stress. She is helping me learn to deal with a series of tragic events in my life followed by health issues that left me "undone."
Very easy to talk to, and has good suggestions that's I've made good use of.
She is great, very responsive and encouraging and I feel that I have made a lot of progress
My experience with Dr. Liggera has been really fantastic. She's helped me deal with a lot of things I've dragged with me for years and things from more recently that left me kind of questioning everything. It's been a learning process for myself and who I am as a person, but she's really been pushing me to see things differently and embrace new possibilities. Without a doubt she's helped me a lot and I feel like a better person for it.
She's amazing. She's not pushy. She works things out of you with ease and grace, and she makes it feel like you're making progress even when you've fallen behind. She's understanding and kind and easy to open up to. And she doesn't make you feel like she knows all the answers. She's just someone to talk to and I would totally recommend her to everyone!
Very sensitive and empathetic, and always helps provide new perspectives I hadn't thought of.
Dr. Liggera is amazing at everything I have talked her about! She has given me the most amazing responses in things to do in case some of the situations ever happened again. She is an amazing person to talk to about things.
Dr. Liggera is awesome! She's kind and gives great suggestions and is not judgmental! I feel very blessed to have her helping me through this period in my life.
I really enjoy working with Dr Liggera. She has been very helpful in navigating me through my emotional stresses and anxiety. She asks me a lot of questions that really get me thinking and exploring what the causes are, and how I can change different patterns. I enjoy the fact that I can message her anytime because it allows me to address the issue I am having immediately instead of waiting until my next appointment like a traditional therapist would.
Really great, she provides an excellent listening ear, which is sometimes all you need in therapy.
Dr. Liggera is a kind, compassionate professional with an open approach to counseling. I highly recommend!
Dr. Liggera has helped me recognize detrimental patterns & behaviors and has been a safe place to discuss anything on my mind!
This is my first time in counseling and somehow I've never been able to open up to anyone not even my family. Dr. Liggera understood my predicament and helped me step by step to open up and lead me to the light. If you need someone to just pat you on the back and leave then she's not for you. But in case you are looking for someone to tell it like it and get to the hard truth, then she's your passport to reviving and enjoying your life again!
Dr. Liggera hangs with the client so that we feel both that she listened and also that she heard. Our loved ones ought to take a lesson from her. Thank you Dr. Liggera for making the difference in contemporary human existence. You are nicely suited for the work that you are doing.
Very helpful and informative. For all the problems I talked about, she gave me advice on how I should approach the issue and how I can resolve it. It really depends on me to fix the problems, but it's good that she hears me out and understands me.
Amazing and supportive help in an incredibly timely manner!
Dr. Liggera is a very attentive and caring therapist. She made me feel comfortable right away. She has great insight and is able to quickly identify the problem(s) and issues at hand. She offers very helpful and positive advice, and I highly recommend her!
I'm not sure how to start a testimonial, but a good jumping off point is Dr. Liggera is good. I've had counselors in the past, but they haven't helped as much Dr. Liggera has in such a short amount of time. This may also be a testament to the BetterHelp system, but I feel like it's a combination of the message based therapy, and Dr. Liggeras ability to focus on the right things. She identifies the cause to deal with the effect. Previous counselors have fixated on how to deal with the effect, and tended to ignore the cause. I'll also say that it helps that I'm more willing to open up when I'm not speaking face to face. I wasn't sure how I would feel about this system when I started the trial. But now I find that my mood improves when I see that I have an unread message on Better Help. I attribute that to Dr. Liggera.
Dr. Liggera has been really helpful for me. I have been able to see things from a different perspective. I feel comfortable talking with her about any sort of issues.
Dr. Liggera is great! She is just the type of specialist I was looking for to help me with my problems. I've tried other therapists face-to-face but so far she's the best.
Dr Liggera is amazing she truly cares and has really been there for me!!!! Although we have only been working together for a short time it has helped me to realize that she is invested in helping me build a life worth living!!!
Courtney has helped me immensely through some of the toughest times of my life that have happened and are happening now.
Dr. Liggera has helped me in a lot of ways, but most importantly she's help me learn to understand myself in a professional and effective manner.
For anyone who is truly ready to help themselves (with a little help from a very nice Doctor) it's my opinion that Dr. Liggera is one of the best.
Thank you Dr. Liggera!
Dr. Liggera is always prompt and thorough. I appreciate how attentive she is. Sometimes my days get away from me and it's her follow up messages that help remind me to take time for myself.
We've only been working together for a little under 24 hours, but so far she has been very receptive and been spot on, on various issues and feelings I have already. I will write a more detailed testimonial as the time passes but as of right now I would already highly recommend her!!!
I'm so grateful for someone to talk to without having to walk on egg shells. I can rant and rant and she responds with reason and organization allowing me to organize my own thoughts and feelings. I've gotten so much out of this, way more than from an in-person therapist I could rarely find time for and for less money and more convenience. Very recommended and thank you!!
Courtney's very helpful and always gets back in a timely manor. I would suggest this for anyone that has anxiety with meeting new people, or is just too busy to find the time to make regular appointments.
Dr. Liggera is the greatest. She slowly got to know me by asking exactly the right questions that opened me up to thoughts and feelings I have had hidden for years. I find myself writing on and on. This is the perfect situation for me because I have no time for appointments and actually I feel I am more open like this. I would recommend her to anyone.
I have enjoyed working with Dr. Liggera very much. I find that she "listens" very well and provides a balance of good direct insight, while also helping me lead myself to some of my own conclusions. I also find that she is able to overcome the challenges of an online platform, and makes the experience feel personal and genuine.
Dr. Liggera has been extremely helpful to me over the past few months as I've dealt with anxiety and job-related stress. She knows just the right questions to ask to push me to really think about the cause of my issues. I'm so glad to have been matched with her.
Dr Liggera was responsive and has provided me with the guidance I needed during a very stressful time.
Dr. Liggera has been such a wonderful resource in my life from day one of using BetterHelp. I'm not very good at expressing myself, and she's been such a reassuring presence with every message. She is kind, knowledgeable and completely open minded. For the first time in therapy, I feel like I can actually open up and be myself with my doctor without fear of judgement.
I am fortunate to have Dr. Liggera in my corner. She is very accessible to me and so I never feel alone in my issues. I find her feedback to be both practical and compassionate. We have really connected and made substantial progress.
Dr. Liggera has been great to work with. She always responds promptly and is sure to touch base if she hasn't heard from me in awhile. She is not only supportive but asks the hard questions and gets me to really think, which is exactly what I need.
She is very patient, caring, and understanding. We go at my pace and I feel more comfortable talking each day.
Great at what she does!
I am happy with Dr. Liggera.