Courtney Baumann

Courtney Baumann, MA, LPC, NCC

Courtney is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She also earned a Bachelor of Sciences in forensic psychology from St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. Courtney has worked with children, teens, young adults, and their families in the health care, private practice, residential, and inpatient hospitalization settings.

 

Courtney approaches therapy with an openness and a sense-of-humor that allows clients the space to grow in a meaningful and intentional way. She holds the belief that every human experiences pain and that every human is deserving of a meaningful life. Courtney promotes the existence of a safe non-judgmental environment while working, collaboratively, with clients. She knows that therapy is hard work and is constantly moved by the courage her clients show during the therapeutic process. She is humbled by the opportunity to walk alongside her clients on their way towards meaningful change, and is committed to creating a safe, collaborative, and compassionate space. Courtney utilizes an integrated approach compromised of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) that aims to improve relationships that one has with their thoughts and feelings, while identifying any behaviors the client may view as problematic. She also utilizes techniques that engage clients interests, called “Geek Therapy”, which involves the use of comics, video games, fiction books, games, and movies.

 

Courtney specializes in children,adolescents, young adults, and families. She also has extensive experience working with clients who struggle with depression, anxiety, self-harm, self-esteem, mood disorders, eating disorders, gender-issues, grief, and complex and relational trauma. Courtney utilizes some DBT techniques for clients who require extra attention on regulating their mood, strengthening relationships, and utilizing relaxation and mindfulness techniques during moments of distress.