Courtney Watson, MEd, LPC, NCC

My Approach:

“Sometimes the most powerful therapy is just a pause” – sitting with someone, empathetically listening, validating their feelings and fully being present. I want to provide that space to pause with you so you know that you are not alone. My goal is to provide you with a safe space to unpack and process your thoughts and feelings, whether it be about a life transition, parenting your child or teen, or blending and merging families.

I personally believe the therapeutic relationship is the most important aspect of therapy and I want to ensure that you feel safe and heard when we are in the same space together. I want you to be comfortable to tell your story so that I can help you build your individual strengths as well as learn effective coping skills to navigate the daily challenges of your life.

My passion includes working with children, teens, and young adults (ages 3-21) from all walks of life, as well supporting parents in one-on-one parenting sessions. I take an eclectic approach to therapy while also incorporating aspects of Person-Centered, Holistic, and Systemic Therapies. With younger kiddos, I use a combination of behavioral, play and art therapy techniques. I also enjoy incorporating the whole family in the therapeutic process as well as collaborating with teachers to increase client success beyond the therapy room. I believe each of my clients is a superhero with the innate ability to fly. I will offer the “cape” so you will feel confident to jump and take off and still know – that it was always you! I look forward to supporting you on this journey!

Credentials and Professional Experience:

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Board Certified Counselor (NCC). I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English, with a minor in Accounting from the University of South Florida, and my Master of Education in Professional Counseling from The University of Georgia.

My background includes treating clients with anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) depression, behavioral challenges (including Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct Disorder), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), low self-esteem, life transition (such as going to college), changes in the family structure (blending / merging families and families going through divorce), school challenges (bullying and unlearned social skills), and various types of trauma.

Additionally, I specialize as a Reunification Therapist. I have extensive experience with blending and merging families, high conflict divorce cases, and supporting children through trauma and abuse (physical, emotional, verbal, and/or sexual).  Often I incorporate the whole family in the therapeutic process and collaborate with teachers to increase the client success beyond the therapy room. My desire is to help my clients identify, understand, and express their emotions in a healthy way.