Meet Courtney The Counselor
Approachable. Relatable. Non-judgy.
With a Sprinkle of Ms. Frizzle
I am not your mother's therapist.
In other words, I'm not your typical therapist. My soul age is 5. I speak angsty teen fluently. I wear dresses with dinosaurs on them. I play with putty and enjoy making messes. When other adults ask me my hobbies, I have to quickly think of other, more boring, things to say than collecting toys and fidgets.
I'm also not your mother's therapist because well, I am one of very few therapists that ONLY sees tweens and teens in Tri-Cities. Therapy for children and teens shouldn't feel stale and clinical, yuck! If you're looking for a therapist your teen or tween enjoys coming to, I am here to help. Also parents, don't worry, the lady in the dinosaur dress also has a lot of education, degrees, and training too. I'm not all glitter, slime, and putty!
Washington State University
Bachelors of Science in Psychology
Bachelors of Arts in Human Development
Pacific Lutheran University
Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy
License in Washington State
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)
About the Office
I am located in the Haven Counseling Collective Suite. I created and designed this space especially for tweens and teens. This was a project close to my heart, as I feel strongly that environment matters! Teens deserve a space that represents comfort and safety.... and over the years I've learned they appreciate the touch of funk I add to my spaces. So many therapist offices feel clinical and stale and I wanted better for our community's teens. This is an inclusive space where teens can feel safe showing up as their authentic selves. In addition to individual counseling, I also host workshops and teen groups in this space!