Uses She/Her pronouns
Courtney is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Disability Mental Health Specialist (LH60731605). She received her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from Washington State University in Pullman, WA and her Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pacific Lutheran University in Parkland, WA. Courtney has worked in the Eating Disorder field since 2015, has been a child mental health specialist for a managed care organization, has worked in private practice and has spent much of her life working with individuals with developmental disabilities. She originally started at Opal as a Milieu therapist, later transitioned to a Family Therapist and has returned to Lead the Intake Department. Courtney views individuals as a part of their system who impact and are impacted by everything and everyone around them. She believes that when we consider the whole picture of someone’s life we can often create empathy, understanding and options that may not have been discovered otherwise. She was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and in her personal life she loves to play with her kids, bike ride, hike, camp, try new foods and enjoy the few sunny days we get here in the PNW.
Courtney has professional interest and advanced training in: BIPOC issues/mental health care, family therapy, RO-DBT, systems of oppression, disability issues/mental health, intersectionality, Health at Every Size, ACT, attachment, attuned/ intuitive eating, depression/ anxiety, diet recovery, LGBTQ issues/gender affirming, sex postive therapy, sport and exercise/athletes, student health, trauma and women’s health