Courtney is a skilled, compassionate coach who has supported teens and families since 2008. 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 with tweens, teens, and young adults 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. During these transitional years of life, Courtney often felt lost and broken.
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 created space for all young people to feel affirmed, supported, and seen.
If you are feeling lost or stuck, Courtney is here to help you find the path back into communication, connection, and trust.