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valor counseling about courtney burgess michak horsevalor counseling about courtney burgess michakCourtney believes therapy is a journey of great courage worth starting today! Getting on a path of curiosity with a therapist as your guide can lead to improve thinking, feeling, and behaving. Let’s work together to find your strengths or build strengths as you explore new paths of possibility. We all need support so why not seek support from someone that has compassion and empathy; as well as, education and experience to help navigate forward. It is never too late to begin anew!


The University of Scranton Master of Science in Community Counseling
Misericordia University Bachelor of Science Psychology
Summa Cum Laude

License, Certifications & Awards:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania PC007070
National Board for Certfied Counselors 26744
Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator
Certified Grief Recovery Specialist
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA)
Psychology Student Achievement Award Misericordia University 
Yoga Teacher Training (200 hours) 2010

Professional Activities and Memberships
American Counseling Association
Pennsylvania Counseling Association
The Daring Way™

Workshops Attended:
Reporting Child Abuse
Suicide Prevention
Adult ADHD
Ethical and Legal Issues in Counseling Clients with Eating Disorders
Quieting the Inner Critic
Anger Mangagement
Understanding and Diagnosing Mental Disorders DSM-5
Restoring Life after Sexual Trauma
Crisis Intervention
Motivational Interviewing
Emergency Mental Health: Assessment and Treatment
Overcoming Low Self-Esteem
Sibling Maltreatment: The Forgotten Abuse
Overcoming Resistant Depression: CBT Approach
Keeping Ethics in Clinical Practice 
How Positive Psychology Changes Our Lives
Equilateral: Equine Assisted EMDR and MORE...

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