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Courtney Surigao, LCMHC

Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes
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About me

Have you felt stuck? Or deeply, profoundly, weary?
Have been experiencing intense pain, anger, confusion, and sorrow, or maybe you feel completely broken.
No matter where you are in life, counseling can be a huge step towards health and healing.
You CAN move towards hope, and peace and promise and ultimately towards the abundant life you desire.

Counseling is an opportunity to bring growth and positive change within your life. During times of life transitions, conflict, stress, grief and loss, we often come up short with how to address the situations and find ourselves overwhelmed. I have more than 20 years experience working with a beautiful variety of people in different places with one of a kind stories! I believe YOU have immeasurable uniqueness and exceeding value.

I aim to provide services of highest integrity, utilizing personal strengths, faith, values, education and experiences, all part of who I am, and how I see the wonderful world. I am married for 23 years to my college sweetheart. We have 3 precious children born to us and many 'borrowed loves', who are children we were able to embrace, bring into our homes, protect and provide for in various seasons of their lives.

Growth, healing, and change occur within safe relationships where a person feels truly heard, completely accepted, and genuinely valued. It is important that you realize that counseling is often HARD WORK! Without effort there is no change and this change is often tough. But you have already begun by reaching out for help!

Typically clients can receive great benefit from a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) approaches, and together we will use a variety of tools and schools of thought to best meet your needs . There may be "homework" assignments, worksheets, or other tasks to practice in "real life" to further the effectiveness of the sessions.

Together we can identify areas of your life where you desire change. We can clarify your values and we can identify your strengths. We can work together to set achievable goals and make reasonable plans to reach them. We can start right away and move forward into the life you desire.

Therapeutic approaches commonly used:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Strength Based Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy
Art Therapy
Narrative Therapy
Family Systems

Areas of practice include but not limited to:
Family conflict
Self Esteem
Young adult
Grief Recovery
Career concerns
Anger management
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorder
Personality Disorders
Physical and Sexual Abuse

Professional experience

18yrs in practice
Relationships Family conflicts Grief Parenting issues Coping with life changes

Additional areas of focus: Stress, Anxiety, Trauma and abuse, Intimacy-related issues, Eating disorders, Sleeping disorders, Anger management, Self esteem, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Adoption and Foster Care, Blended Family Issues, Body image, Caregiver issues and stress, Chronic pain illness and disability, Communication problems, Emptiness, Family of Origin Issues, Family Problems, Forgiveness, Guilt and shame, Hoarding, Hospice and End of Life Counseling, Isolation / loneliness, Jealousy, Life purpose, Military and Veterans Issues, Narcissism, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic disorder and panic attacks, Personality Disorders, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy and childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Harm, Sexuality, Social anxiety and phobia, Trichotillomania, Women's issues, Workplace issues, Young Adult Issues

Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy

Services offered

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These quotes represent just a few of the many positive reviews that we have received for Courtney Surigao. We don't pay anyone to provide their review and they are all made voluntarily. Some people's experience receiving therapy with BetterHelp might be different.

In the first session it felt like we had known each other for years. Courtney is the angel I didn’t know I needed. After starting therapy more times than I’d like to admit it’s been hard to find the support I need. That was not even close to a problem with her.

Courtney rules!

Written on Apr 05, 2024 after therapy with Courtney for 4 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

I am so grateful for Courtney, she literally has been a God send in my life. I had tried therapy before only to have someone quit, but Courtney is there for me, helps me to see things from a different perspective, reframes things, is kind, compassionate, and funny too. I was scared going into this but only after a couple of months feeling stronger. You also have to do the work and your part to make it most successful!

Written on Feb 20, 2024 after therapy with Courtney for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, grief, parenting issues, and coping with life changes

She asks questions that make you stop and be self reflective. She gives a fresh perspective on things for me.

Written on Nov 13, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, self esteem, and coping with life changes

Courtney is a compassionate and funny therapist who has helped me tremendously through my struggles with grieving and also day to day anxieties. I lost my infant son to a heart condition and she has helped me so much every step of the way. I couldn’t be more grateful for Courtney’s caring help and advice. She is an awesome listener and just a fun, caring person in general!

Written on Feb 25, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, grief, parenting issues, self esteem, bipolar disorder, and coping with life changes

So helpful! Get useful reminders to book sessions etc. Found our sessions super helpful

Written on Nov 09, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 1 year and 5 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, and self esteem

She’s the best

Written on Jun 09, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, sleeping disorders, self esteem, and bipolar disorder