Courtney Goodman B.S., LPC intern
Most of my career experience has been working with children and families. In early experiences, I developed a connection and desire to work with individuals and help them in the process of shaping their lives to how they envision and desire them to be. These past experiences are what put me on the path that I am now of pursuing my degree in mental health counseling.
I received my undergrad degree in 2016 from Boston University’s Wheelock College in Human Development and Psychology. In this program I focused my education on the growth and development of children from birth to five—beginning my experience in early education. Also, while in my undergrad experience I completed a double major in American gender studies that has given me a culturally competent lens on sex, gender, and oppression that I carry with me into my counseling career, although I am always eager to learn and expand my knowledge in all domains.
I am now enrolled in an online Master’s of Education program at Lindsey Wilson College, and I am in my last semester of school. As an intern I am excited to work with groups, families, and individuals of all ages, orientations, and abilities. I use a variety of approaches in my counseling sessions that I tailor to each client’s individual needs including person-centered, cognitive behavioral, strengths-based, and solution-focused. I believe in working collaboratively with clients throughout the counseling relationship to set and evaluate treatment goals, utilizing client strengths to address challenges and achieve goals, and recognizing and replacing irrational thoughts and beliefs. I also aim to identify all aspects of my client’s life that impact well being including faith and spirituality, work and school environments, physical health, and support systems.
$95 per session with sliding scale available