Courtney believes many people think humans are always supposed to be happy- and
that if they are not, something is wrong. She recognizes nothing is “wrong” with a
person who experiences pain or suffering, because pain and adversity are normal parts
of being human. Courtney works to help clients embrace the difficult parts of life and
find meaning in adversity.
Courtney believes our thoughts are powerful, directly impacting our emotions and our decisions. She enjoys assisting clients in identifying and replacing thinking patterns that are no longer useful. Courtney also recognizes that changing our thought patterns is difficult, and is skilled in helping clients change the way they relate to their thoughts in order to make decisions that feel fulfilling. Courtney practices a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy to help clients learn how to manage their thoughts and emotions without suppressing them, in order to make values-based decisions.
Courtney enjoys working with individuals who are involved with the criminal justice system, reentering society following incarceration, or navigating the stressors of working in law enforcement. After 11 years working in the criminal justice system, Courtney is uniquely qualified to work with the challenging problems in the lives of these clients.
Courtney works well with individuals who have difficulty connecting with their emotions, or who are navigating difficult circumstances in their lives and relationships. Additionally, Courtney is passionate about walking clients through the process of grief, whether related to a death or any other loss. Courtney believes in creating space for intentional grieving, through which meaning and healing can be found.
Courtney became trained in EMDR in 2021 and is in the process of becoming EMDR certified. Courtney practices a somatic- and attachment-focused style of EMDR, which is especially helpful for individuals who experienced trauma early in life. Courtney is skilled in helping clients safely reprocess traumatic events and circumstances.
Courtney sees clients in our Morgantown office on Mondays, and maintains an office in her home community of Weirton the remainder of the week.
To work with Courtney, call 304-381-3659 ext 3, or click here and fill out the contact form!
Degrees and Certifications:
Master of Arts in Counseling
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor