Hi! My name is Courtney and I am a believer in restoration, healing, and positive change.
My approach is adaptable and diverse with an emphasis on life change and what works best for you. I provide a healing space free of judgement, in which you can share your thoughts and feelings. I take a team approach to the therapy process and will provide guidance as we problem solve together.
I have a master's degree from Troy University and am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Florida. My experience over the last 19 years include substance abuse, home based therapy to children and families, adolescent, teens, and adults at a private practice.
I use an integrative approach to therapy blending elements from different concepts and tailoring them to meet your individual needs including client centered therapy , Gestalt Therapy, motivational interviewing, assertiveness training and life coaching. I also allow only two no show appointments, my time is valuable and I want to help as many people as I can. I appreciate this accommodation.
Please reach out and contact me, If you have questions, I look forward to working with you.
- Stress, Anxiety
- Trauma and abuse
LGBT , Relationship issues , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Parenting issues , Anger management , Self esteem , Career difficulties , Bipolar disorder , Coping with life changes , Compassion fatigue , ADHD , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Aging and Geriatric Issues , Blended Family Issues , Cancer , Caregiver Issues and Stress , Codependency , Commitment Issues , Communication Problems , Control Issues , Coping with Natural or Human-Caused Disaster , Dependent Personality , Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD) , Divorce and Separation , Domestic Violence , Drug and Alcohol Addiction , Eating and Food-Related Issues , Emptiness , Family of Origin Issues , Family Problems , Forgiveness , Guilt and Shame , Hospice and End of Life Counseling , Impulsivity , Infidelity , Isolation/Loneliness , Jealousy , Life Purpose , Midlife Crisis , Military and Veterans Issues , Money and Financial Issues , Mood Disorders , Multicultural Concerns , Narcissism , Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD , Personality Disorders , Postpartum Depression , Post-traumatic Stress , Pregnancy and Childbirth , Prejudice and Discrimination , Process addiction (porn, exercise, gambling) , Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) , Self-Love , Sexual Assault and Abuse , Sexuality , Smoking/Vaping Cessation , Social Anxiety and Phobia , Trichotillomania , Women's Issues , Workplace Issues , Young Adult Issues Read more...
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Jungian Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
LMHC #MH 12649 (Expires: 2023-03-31)
Wonderful service there is a certain type of energy you would like to be present when your being open and she brings out the positive in every aspect of the conversation
I am 28 years old and have been going to therapy since I was 22 years old. I've had extremely moving, professional, powerful, caring therapists that I saw as mentors, confidants, and friends. Courtney however, sticks out to me and is one I will never forget. Courtney and I had a bond and a connection that made me feel like she was a second mother, a big sis, a best girlfriend, a teacher all in one. She is so special. Courtney's therapy style was so different than any other I've experienced. At first, I was unsure why this hilarious fun woman kept telling me stories about when she was my age and not discussing specific strategies with me like my other therapists had...and then I realized she was opening my eyes and teaching me to the life I know I deserve and can have right now. I always loved Courtney's stories. I looked forward to them every week. I will remember them and do the same as she did in her honor. I will say yes to myself more now because that is what Courtney taught me. Courtney is a phenomenal therapist. After every session, I felt freer, and that I knew what I needed to do in order to rest or what to act on for the next week. I started working with Courtney when my therapist during the quarantine had moved to another platform, I was preparing for my move from west coast to east coast, and had a lot of challenges with my job and with my family. Through all of those adjustments and transitions, Courtney made sure I prioritized myself first. Something I have rarely done all my life and am now finally enjoying doing. I am so grateful for Courtney. She always made me feel safe in every sense of the word. She literally even reminded me to lock my windows at night and eat before going out with friends to save money! She always wants to make sure I'm physically, financially, and emotionally safe and I appreciate her wholeheartedly for that. I love Courtney so much and wish her nothing but all the success, happiness, and peace in her life. She deserves it. She has helped me see how much I deserve it too. Thank you BetterHelp for matching me with Courtney, and providing me the services to meet with her regularly. I am a much happier, healthier, better person because of it. THANK YOU!!!!
I’ve only been working with Courtney for a couple weeks but it has been easy to speak to her and get my point across. She has provided me with great exercises and feedback to help me deal with what I am going though. Thankful for her.
Courtney was INCREDIBLY helpful and gave me a lot of hope when I went to her seeking support and Cognitive Behavior Therapy for my body-focused repetitive behavior that I had let previously go unadressed in a therapy setting for nearly 15 years. Courtney provided me with specific tools and tangible suggestions for dealing with my issue and helped me slowly release the shame I felt about my issue. I am excited to start a new less shameful and more assertive phase in my life thanks to her help. Would definitely recommend her to anyone looking to focus on something particular like that.
Courtney has been amazing, I have been connected with her since November 2020, she has taken time to understand me and me resolve many of worries and concern and made me a better individual.
Courtney was very friendly, fun to talk to, and gave me helpful action-based advice
Courtney is so helpful, so helpful hat I don't need to see her anymore because we worked through all of the struggles I was having and she was able to teach me tools that enable me to be successful on my own. I highly recommend her!
Courtney is an amazing listener and really knows how to help you build confidence. She treated me as an equal and always knew which questions to ask to get me to open up. I've never felt safer spilling all my secrets.
Courtney is a patient listener and would address each and every concern of yours.
Glad to have been paired up with her :)
Courtney is absolutely amazing. It feels like I’m speaking with a friend. She hears me out and supports me. She teaches me techniques to help me get through my past abusive relationship. She’s very good at helping you through domestic violence. She cares and she’s funny. I most definitely recommend her!!
I had a wonderful experience. Very informative. I’m very pleased and happy with my all the assistance and direction to guide me through a difficult time!
Courtney helped me get through the most difficult challenge of my life yet and come out of it a better and stronger person. She listened and kept me focus at all times to make sure I don't spiral into the emotional side of the separation. She made sure that I was prioritizing myself at a time where I was beating myself down. She was my confident, my super power, when I almost lost confidence in myself. I love Courtney as she really was there for me and knew when I no longer needed her to start standing on my own two feet. Thank you Courtney!
She is so helpful and I really enjoy talking to Courtney.
I was in a pretty dark place when I met Courtney. She helped me get through it and not just that but guided me through to understanding how I got there. Provided me with the tools to move forward in life even if things get dark again. She listened to me, laughed with me, and comforted me. All I can say is thank you. and to everyone considering, she helped me she can help you.
Courtney was the perfect person to help me get back on track (not a very easy task). Her easy-going energy and sense of humor made the healing process a lot easier. I highly recommend her. She's been an angel for me. : )
Courtney is a fantastic therapist - very friendly and extremely personal - feels like talking to a friend who happens to be a therapist. You can be yourself while talking to her. I loved her laid-back approach and cheerful nature - exactly what I needed during my extremely dark and difficult times. She is very understanding and non-judgemental, both spiritual and down-to earth. I feel much better after the theraphy, feel more confident, less dark in my head and feel more confident with dealing with difficult life-death situations (grief) and people, - it gave me more perspective in seeing how other people who made me feel bad about myself were actually the ones who were misbehaving. I feel more equipped to recognize and defend when other people trying to take advantage of me. She is also very respectful and will not pressure you into talking any psychiatric medicine for your psychological / or just normal life - emotional problems, when it is often perfectly enough to just work through it in more human way. Highly recommended! Dora
She changed my life for the better, and she helped me overcome so many problems with simple and effective solutions and for that I am grateful!
Courtney is amazing. I was working with her through my breakup and she gave me many tools to use that have helped me move forward. She is so friendly and makes you feel like you're talking to a friend. She will definitely be my go-to when I need help in the future.
Courtney has really helped me open up to online counseling she responds very quickly to my text messages and has great advice I would recommend her to anyone
So far I have only had 2 sessions with Courtney but I already adore her. I have tried to get therapy before but stopped because I didn’t connect to the counselor and it felt like she didn’t know me. With Courtney, she really listens to me and makes me feel heard and validated. It is easy to talk to her because she is so personable but still remains professional. After my sessions with her I feel good after speaking and am able to reflect on my experiences in a constructive way. I would definitely recommend her and better help to others because I’m finally starting to be able to work through my issues with someone I trust.
In my 8 weeks of therapy, Courtney helped me navigate through my trauma and gave me tools to retrain my brain. She was encouraging, non-judgmental, and supportive the whole way. The previous reviews that say she is like a friend are accurate. If I feel that I need to talk to someone in the future, she'll be the first one I contact. Her responses are timely and she is always on time for appointments. 10/10 would recommend. Thank you, Courtney!!!
Love her! I feel like in our time we have worked through some trauma and healing. She’s just what I needed to continue on my journey of life! Highly recommend.
Courtney is an amazing counselor. She has helped me throughout difficult obstacles wit persistence and professionalism and has always made herself available through my crises. I would 100% recommend her to others.
She is really wonderful and I enjoyed my sessions with her. She’s a professional and I felt listened to and heard.
She is a huge help to me and my mental health. I feel like she really understands me....like an old friend. She gave me plenty of helpful tips and with following her advice I have noticed an overall improvement in my life. She’s a blessing.
I love talking to Courtney. It feels like I’m talking with a friend. I wish the sessions were longer or I could do multiple sessions in a week.
Genuinely the best therapist I’ve ever had!!! So thankful to have gotten to work with her.
I felt so comfortable talking to Courtney. This is completely different than what I thought it would be. But she was so real with me and so honest that I felt really safe.
Courtney was a perfect fit for me and was always solution oriented. With positivity and grace she guided me, sometimes assertively to the right goal that I set to myself. Thank you Courtney MSEDwE for life :D
Well, what can I say. I came to better help a mess. Feeling very low, angry, frustrated and all sorts of emotions. I also needed someone I could click with and feel comfortable with. Which was definitely Courtney Macon-Arnold, She has been such a support and listen to everything I needed to say. Speaking to Courtney has made things so much better, she is so easy to speak to, no judgments, gave fantastic advice and different things to try with insomnia, hurt and shame. I would recommend her to anyone one who just needs someone there.
My counselling sessions with Courtney over the past 4 weeks were very helpful and much needed. She is friendly, honest, funny, a great listener and always allowed me to express my feelings without judgement. She validated my emotions and gave me words of encouragement. She also gave me plenty of worksheets to complete to help me manage my thoughts and deal with my experiences. Thank you Courtney!
She is amazing. I tried to get out of a abusive relationship for a long time and I managed to do that in less than a month thanks to her. We also worked on my anxiety and I feel much better. I really felt she was listening to me and it was so easy to talk to her, she made me see my worth. I totally recommend her. You will see the results in no time!
She listened and helped me to think of the issues going on in my life in a whole new perspective! She was insightful, and gave me no-nonsense ways to go about solving the things that were on my mind. Definitely would recommend her to anyone!
Courtney is amazing! She provided me with tools that I can use to help manage my anxiety. Since working with her I have been able to significantly reduce my anxiety and I also feel confident than I can better deal with stressful situations as they arise. I am overall much happier now and feel that my life is on a more positive track. I would highly recommend her to anyone!
I have spent the last 6 months working with Courtney; she is one of the most caring and wise individuals I have had the pleasure of "meeting." Not only did she help me gain control of crippling anxiety, but she helped me through the death of a past abuser (and all the emotions that came with that), taught me invaluable tools to navigate my complex health journey, and helped me become closer with my husband and young son.
I will forever be grateful to Courtney for her wise counsel, understanding ways, and to-the-point advice.
If you are nervous about beginning therapy...you can relax knowing that Courtney is in your corner 100% and will do everything she can to help you succeed.
I am comforted knowing that, should I find myself in need of therapy in the future, I can always return and Courtney will be there to support me in her non-judgemental, friendly way!
Thank you for ALL you do! - E.
in the time that I was with Courtney, i felt understood and motivated to get better. she has a formula that works like magic to pull yourself out of a dark place, she was a great support, confident and I’ll recommend her forever!
She is awesome, superb
She’s wonderful, respectful, professional, and really knows what she’s doing. You’ll be I’m good hands with her!
Courtney really helped me with my anxiety this year. It's been an ongoing issue for a while but several things brought it to a head so I decided to try Betterhelp and I'm really glad I did. Courtney is so easy to talk to, she listens, and gives great advice. I thoroughly recommend her as a counsellor.
Courtney helped me reach a critical life breakthrough regarding self-respect and validation. 10/10 would highly recommend!
Courtney has great energy and an amazing sense of humour. She made me feel really at ease, and it's only due to unrelated circumstances and would love to continue working with her at a later.
Courtney was very helpful. She is a great listener and challenged me to to be more proactive and think a little more clearly. She was a great resource and support when I really needed it. I highly recommend her.
Courtney is awesome. Very nice and understanding.
Courtney is an amazing counselor. She helped me a lot feel less lonely during these times. She helped me with finding ways to stop ruminating. I definitely grew a bit these past few weeks with her help.
I love her so much, she has me excited to be awake in the mornings. My moods have been so much better❤️
My therapist is amazing. I feel so validated and always left feeling like I move forward and toward more healing and
knowledge for self care and breakthrough to helping myself to be my best me--my goal. She is on point and I learn so much for a small moment in time. Sometimes I sign on like "I don't really have something to just say to start this off" and I just start with the first what I think is not the most valid emotion or thought that's been going on but it's that moment and it becomes so fluid with her responses that i realize that it was something quite valid and needed to be touched and spoke on .
I've been with Courtney for around 2 weeks now and I already feel incredibly supported and understood! The way she does her practice is very humane and relatable, which makes you feel connected right away, as you would be talking to a best friend that you had known for years. She's super honest and I absolutely love that. If I'm not making an effort to take the baby steps she advised me to, she points that out in a really funny and sweet way. She's very present, responsive and she will definitely make sure you're going in the right direction for a better self!
Courtney provided a great deal of positive input to my plight.
She is a pleasure to talk with, knowledgeable and is able to work with you in a very inclusive manner.
Her positive and upbeat personality is hugely uplifting and will set you on the right track from the outset.
I've worked with Courtney for 3 months. From our first session, she gave me strategies and a formula to immediately start working with to pull myself out of my depression. She is warm hearted, kind, supportive, and encouraging. I found her really easy to talk to about anything, she listened and always had a way to solve the issue.
Outside of our weekly video appointment, she took the time during the week to check in, and it was a lovely reminder to myself to keep focusing on the formula and that she cares about her clients. I absolutely recommend Courtney, if you're looking for an effective and friendly therapist.
She is amazing and takes her time to listen to your needs. She is solution based and will always try to find ways to help you.
Courtney is wonderful!
Thank you for all you do!
Courtney is nothing but amazing. Being a Black woman and finding out my trauma was hard and embarrassing. Not many women of color take on trauma because our community is taught to stir away and cover it up. Courtney has been helping me understand why I am the way I am and there’s actually nothing wrong with the way I am.. She has been such a positive asset towards my healing and growth
She is an amazing therapist . She is amazing ay her job and confident in her plan . She is a breath of fresh air in providing help that works . 5 Stars
Courtney is wonderful. She listens with no judgment and offers ways to work through issues. I am so grateful to have her.
She is a really good listener and therapist. I highly recommend Courtney! She is very reliable!
She is professional
she helped me a lot ..
in the same time she is so lovely and friendly Watch make you feel like talking with a friend. I for sure will choose her always.
I have only been working with Courtney for a couple of weeks during an especially traumatic period in my life and she is outstanding, supportive, compassionate but also drives me to think about things and helps gives me the tools to change behavioural patterns. I am so grateful to have been matched with such a wonderful practitioner, I really don’t know what I’d do without her!
Courtney is fantastic. Being a black woman, it is imperative my counsellor is also a black woman and she fully understood my issues. Courtney has helped me see the wood for the trees and feel visible and understood in a time when I felt neither. Thank you Courtney.