Courtney (Hooper) MacDonald

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Welcome! My name is Courtney.

Everyone’s life story has chapters that are harder to get through than others. It can be difficult to reach out for support so I want you to know I strive to build a trustworthy therapeutic relationship.
 

I operate on the assumption that that my clients are the experts in their own lives. It is from this client centered and strength-based approach to therapy that I hope to use yours to your advantage.

Together we can work with focus to make a plan that will help you achieve your goals.
 

I have experience using behavioral based approaches to therapy like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). I also value flexibility in my approach to counselling so that I can meet my clients where they are at with new tools, resources, and perspectives. So, I also use solution-focused, narrative, and other therapeutic approaches with a trauma informed lens.

I am a registered professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) with the designation of Canadian Certified Counsellor. I am also working toward becoming a Provisional Psychologist by late fall 2022.

AREAS OF SPECIALTY

Individual Youth/Teen Counselling

Anxiety

Depression

Relationships

Grief and loss

Life Changes

THERAPY APPROACHES

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

  • Psychodynamic

  • Family Systems

  • Attachment

  • Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

  • Dialectal Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

  • Socratic Questioning

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Trauma Informed

  • Mindfulness Based CBT