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Courtney 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

Certificate Program in Traumatic Stress Studies at The Trauma Center at JRI

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

Meditation and Psychotherapy (Tara Brach)

Fraser's Dissociative Table Technique

Treating Dissociative Phobias and the Art of Time Orientation

Treating Complex Trauma with EMDR and Structural Dissociation Theory

Memory Reconsolidation, The Flash Technique & EMDR

The Body in EMDR

EMDR Therapy Preparation for Adults with Attachment Trauma

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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