about me

i'm courtney

I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor with a Bachelor of Kinesiology from the University of Alberta and a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle. It was initially my goal to pursue a career in Physiotherapy, but I quickly discovered that I was passionate about a therapeutic role that supports people with their mental and emotional well-being. My schooling has allowed me to see first-hand the importance of both a healthy body and mind on one’s overall wellbeing.

Throughout my journey thus far, I have gained ample experience working with a wide range of populations including individuals, couples, families, and children.

I am passionate about providing thoughtful and compassionate support that is grounded in evidence-based practice and caters to the unique needs of each individual. As a result, I will tailor my approach to what will best support you in the moment while we simultaneously work together to navigate any concerns that may have deeper or more tender roots. I believe that the role of a therapist is one of lifetime learning, which is why I am always striving to acquire more knowledge in various evidence-based practices so I can continue to provide you with the best support I can during our time together.
 
I am a client-centered, trauma-informed therapist and I utilize Cognitive Behavioral and Solution Focused approaches most frequently in my work, but you will see additional modalities sprinkled in along the way. My professional (and personal!) philosophy is that everyone is capable of change and growth, but we can all require a little support or guidance to get there—and that’s where I come in!

If you have any questions or would like to get to know me a bit better before booking a first session, please reach out so we can schedule a free, 15-minute consultation together. Thank you for including me in a step towards your goals and I can’t wait to start supporting you in achieving them! 

Courtney

Cheers,

Areas Of Focus

Emotional Regulation

Complex & Interpersonal Trauma

Couples Counselling:  Navigating Communication & Boundaries

Self-Esteem & Identity

Stress

Attachment Disorders

Personal Development & Life Transitions

Abuse & Violence

Anxiety & Mood Disorders

professional Development

(2019) Women and Gender Equality, Canada's Introduction to Gender-based Analysis Certificate - Canadian Mental Health Association

(2023) Trauma ­Informed CBT: A Framework for Integrating Affective, Narrative & More Approaches - PESI

(2023) 2-Day Foundation Play Therapy Training. Play Therapy with Abused Children – CAPT 


(2023) Children and Residential Experience (CARE) Training/Certification – Cornell University 

(2023) Diversity and Inclusion Training - ACRC

(2021) Chronic Pain and Substance Use - Dr. Chris Hoff

(2023) Working with Trauma Survivors: Critical Variables When Identifying Trauma in Clients for Mental Health & Healthcare Professionals - PESI

(2023) Integrated CBT Treatment Techniques for Depression, Suicidal Ideations, & Other Co­morbid Conditions - PESI



(2023) 5-Day Intensive Therapeutic Crisis Intervention Training/Certification – Cornell University  



(2023) CBT Tools For Rapid Recovery From Social Anxiety: Self-Talk, Exposure, and Shame-Attacking - PESI

Setting you up to succeed

My goal is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to feel confident in your ability to succeed on your own! Imagine our therapeutic relationship as one where you are in the driver’s seat, and I am the supportive passenger providing directions or alternative routes when you need assistance in getting to your destination.

Working together

I provide an open and collaborative environment to make sure you feel heard and in control of your therapeutic journey. I welcome ongoing feedback to best adapt our work together and ensure optimal success. 

If you are interested in working with me or prefer to get to know me better first, I am happy to schedule a free 15-minute consultation to answer any questions you may have.

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