Courtney Skula is a Pre-Licensed Counselor who earned her Master of Forensic Psychology degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. The forensic component of her degree has given Courtney an opportunity to work with individuals exposed to trauma and difficult family situations. Courtney also has training and practice working with individuals who experience anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, and difficult life transitions.
Courtney believes in creating a safe-environment where healing and growth come naturally. She works collaboratively with clients to ensure their needs are met. Courtney strives to create an environment that is free of judgment where the client can express their emotions and thoughts. Her goal is to use empathy to create a strong therapeutic alliance that allows for challenges and growth.
Courtney primarily uses evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Family Systems. She also incorporates somatic approaches into her work when beneficial. Courtney recognizes that identity shapes our experience, and is familiar working with underserved and underprivileged populations.
Outside of work, Courtney enjoys being outdoors and trying new restaurants. She is passionate about caring for her 5-pound pup, and you can always find her reading a mystery thriller.