Hello! My name is Courtney Tallman and I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State and have been practicing since 2003, since graduating with a Master’s degree from the University of West Georgia. I have 16 years of experience working in the behavioral health field in a variety of settings including community mental health, hospital systems, insurance, and private practice. I have worked with multiple populations including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families. My specialties include stress and anxiety, depression, life transitions, relationship issues, trauma, parenting and family issues, addiction issues, and more.
My basic theoretical orientation includes a Person-Centered approach to therapy, creating an open non-judgmental space to empower and motivate you to realize your potential and make the changes that you are here to make. I believe that the collaborative therapeutic relationship between patient and therapist is the primary vehicle for healing. I utilize treatment techniques and theory from a variety of modalities including Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, and other evidenced based practices to guide you in establishing new coping skills and developing increased awareness about yourself and relationships with others.
I enjoy helping people through challenging situations. Part of my job is to help you identify what is working well and what is not working so well. Together we will come up with recommendations that seem doable to help you reach your goals. I appreciate the opportunity to guide you on this journey of self-discovery and healing.
Additional areas of focus: LGBT, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Trauma and abuse, Grief, Parenting issues, Anger management, Career difficulties, Bipolar disorder, Compassion fatigue, ADHD, Blended Family Issues, Body Image, Caregiver Issues and Stress, Co-morbidity, Codependency, Commitment Issues, Communication Problems, Control Issues, Divorce and Separation, Drug and Alcohol Addiction, Emptiness, Forgiveness, Guilt and Shame, Impulsivity, Isolation / Loneliness, Mood Disorders, Obsessions, Compulsions, and OCD, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Phobias, Postpartum Depression, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Existential Therapy, Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy
WA LMHC LH00010672
She is phenomenal.
Written on Mar 18, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 1 year and 8 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, and coping with life changes
Courtney has helped me learn how to ask myself the tough questions, and gave me tools to reconsider my perspective and response towards feelings and my environment. I've learned how to use journaling as a tool to uncover and successfully navigate some deeper beliefs and feelings.
Written on Feb 07, 2023 after therapy with Courtney for 1 year and 2 months on issues concerning relationship issues, family conflicts, intimacy-related issues, and parenting issues
Courtney is an incredible therapist. She is attentive and compassionate and offers tools and guidance to help you. Her warm and welcoming demeanor creates a safe and comfortable place for therapy. In our time working together she has provided me with helpful tools and insights. I greatly appreciate the work she does and would highly recommend her as a therapist.
Written on Sep 22, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, and relationship issues
She helps me a lot especially in releasing anxiety
Written on Sep 02, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, eating disorders, sleeping disorders, self esteem, career difficulties, compassion fatigue, and adhd
Courtney has been very wonderful to me and has listened and guided me. I’ve been using this service for 8-10 months and I’ve noticed a big improvement from where my life was heading emotionally. I’ve been able to trust and open up in detail which makes me very comfortable.
Written on Aug 03, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 8 months on issues concerning depression, stress, anxiety, family conflicts, self esteem, coaching, and adhd
Attentive and gives me homework! Great!
Written on Aug 02, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 2 weeks on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and coaching