I am a Licensed Master Social Worker in Michigan and a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. I have experience working with adults, adolescents, and children both in individual and group settings. I also have experience working with couples and families. I have worked in Behavioral Health for over 10 years, including outpatient mental health, substance use, prisoner re-entry, private practice and veterans. Some clinical issues I have the most experience in include depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, parenting issues, postpartum depression and stress management.
My main focus in treatment is establishing a therapeutic relationship with the person first and foremost as I believe having a good connection helps facilitate effective counseling and provides the best outcomes. I am supportive, compassionate, and present with individuals both in difficult times as well as times of achievement and growth. I make sure to meet each individual where they are at and actively listen to and respect where they would like to see themselves in the future through therapy.
I believe in working collaboratively with individuals on their treatment goals is a top priority throughout treatment. I encourage open communication when discussing therapeutic techniques and approaches that work best for the person so as to ensure the best therapeutic experience.
My counseling style combines client centered, cognitive-behavioral, trauma focused and solution-focused approaches to help individuals achieve their goals. We will work on your strengths and coping skills that can be used to help work through various issues that you may be experiencing.
I value all individual therapeutic relationships and fully empathize with the different emotions a client may experience throughout treatment. I believe that each individual has the ability to overcome any issue or barrier but that sometimes having additional support through therapy can help one to better gain and utilize the coping skills and strengths they have already learned. .
Taking steps in creating a happier and healthier you can be a big change and I would be honored to help you in your journey!
Additional areas of focus: Addictions, Relationship issues, Family conflicts, Self esteem, Bipolar disorder, Coping with life changes, Compassion fatigue, Abandonment, Co-morbidity, Communication Problems, Family Problems, Fertility Issues, Life Purpose, Mood Disorders, Panic Disorder and Panic Attacks, Postpartum Depression, Post-traumatic Stress, Pregnancy and Childbirth, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self-Love, Women's Issues, Young Adult Issues
Clinical approaches: Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy
MI LMSW 6801093527
Courtney has been such a HUGE support for me through my relationship struggles. I'm able to communicate and listen better, which makes me feel more confident not only in my romantic relationship, but with family and friends as well! Can't thank her enough! :)
Written on Jan 16, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 3 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, self esteem, career difficulties, coping with life changes, and compassion fatigue
Fantastic. Very relatable and treats you like a person.
Written on Jan 01, 2022 after therapy with Courtney for 5 months on issues concerning relationship issues