Are you experiencing difficulty in any of the following areas?
If so, counseling could be the answer. Deciding to seek therapy can be a stressful and overwhelming time. An important step in making this process as smooth as possible is choosing a counselor who will meet you where you are emotionally and provide a safe environment for personal growth and understanding.
This website is designed to answer some of the questions you may have about Courtney, her counseling approach and areas of expertise. For further information, please contact Courtney directly to decide if her counseling services are a good fit for your needs.
Courtney is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Supervisor who graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology then earned a Master's in counselor education from the University of North Texas. She is also a member of the American Counseling Association.
Courtney began her clinical experience by completing an internship at the Turning Point Rape Crisis Center. After her internship, she worked at The Family Place in the Youth Education and Prevention Services department. During this time, Courtney conducted groups with teenagers to provide domestic violence education and training regarding how to be a peer counselor. Following her work with teens, Courtney provided individual and group counseling for adult clients at The Family Place.
After working at The Family Place for six years, Courtney started a private practice in Allen, Texas in 2010. Currently, Courtney offers individual counseling for adults age 18 and older to work on a variety of concerns including but not limited to depression, anxiety, self-esteem, relationship issues, divorce, stress management, and crisis intervention.
What can I expect during a counseling session?
During your sessions with Courtney, you can expect a supportive, non-judgmental environment where you will work as a team to set goals and develop a plan toward achieving them. Courtney practices using a client-centered approach which means the client guides the session and decides what topics will be covered. Furthermore, Courtney utilizes many cognitive-behavioral counseling techniques which involve examining one's thoughts and how these thoughts lead to negative feelings and emotions. By changing your thoughts, you can change the way you feel.
How long is a typical counseling session?
The average counseling session is 45-60 minutes. Courtney recommends attending counseling on a weekly or bi-weekly basis for best results. As you notice symptom reduction, the time between sessions may be increased.
How long will I be in counseling?
The answer to this question varies depending on the client. Courtney will discuss a treatment plan for you during your initial session and monitor your progress throughout treatment.
What population does your practice serve?
Courtney's practice provides individual counseling to clients who are age 18 or older.
The following links will direct you to websites with further information and valuable resources
Psychology Today: Informative articles regarding mental health
Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Crisis intervention 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Crisis Text Line: Crisis intervention via text message 24-hours a day, seven days a week
Anxiety Canada: This website provides useful education regarding anxiety and valuable self-help tools.
You may click on the link below to be directed to the new client forms section. Please print out and complete these forms prior to your first appointment. Bringing these completed forms with you to your intake session will allow more time for you to visit with Courtney and establish your counseling goals.
Courtney's office is located in the Yeager building at 550 S. Watters Road on the west side of Watters between Bethany and McDermott in Allen, TX. Once inside the building, take the elevator located on the right just past the welcome desk (you do NOT need to check in) to the second floor. Turn right off the elevator and take a seat in the waiting area directly in front of you. Courtney will come and get you at your scheduled appointment time.
Please download, print and complete both of the documents below prior to your first session with Courtney. The client intake forms are used to gather client history and the informed consent provides valuable information about the counseling process and client confidentiality.