Courtney is a skilled, compassionate coach with 10 years of experience in supporting teens and families. As a certified Positive Discipline Parent Educator and Parenting Coach Academy trainer, Courtney utilizes experiential activities to guide parents through their ongoing process of being in relationship with their child. With a background in secondary education, creative writing, and social and emotional learning and a master's degree in special education, Courtney's approach integrates empathy, accountability, and creativity. Courtney has mentored over 1000 teenagers in their journey of finding their voice and sense of self.
During her teenage years, Courtney struggled to find her inner locus of control. She turned, instead, to the outside-- to grades, boyfriends, social status, and people-pleasing-- for affirmation. Because the external world is always changing, Courtney felt lost and broken through this transitional time of life.
Courtney's own personal development and healing have called her back into the space of adolescence. Her experience of not feeling "enough" as a teen inspired and motivated Courtney to support young people in their individual journeys towards empowerment. EVERYONE deserves to know and appreciate their true power starting in childhood.
This transformational work impacts entire family systems, and since her first year as an educator, Courtney has partnered with parents to offer support and tools for this often challenging phase of parenthood.
If you are feeling lost or stuck, Courtney is here to help you find the path back into communication, connection, and trust.