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Courtney Harris, LCSW-C
Courtney Harris, LCSW-C obtained her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. She obtained her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, Maryland. She has over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations in a variety of mental health settings such as hospitals, schools, homes, and residential settings. Courtney works with children and adults.
Courtney provides a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment for all of her clients. This allows clients to feel comfortable expressing themselves and exploring their challenges and what they hope to achieve through therapy. Many factors impact our lives such as family life, stress, work, relationships, mental/ physical health, the environment, and past experiences. Considering this, holistic, strength-based, person-centered, solution-focused approaches are used.
Courtney has experience working with individuals with anxiety, depression, Bi-Polar Disorder, PTSD, Perinatal and Postpartum Mood Disorders. Some other issues that Courtney has worked with clients on are self-esteem, body image, parenting skills, complex medical issues, parents with medically complex children, grief, and bereavement.
Having worked in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Pediatric Intensive Care Units during her career, Courtney is very familiar with the hospital environment and the challenges parents face in processing, adjusting, and coping with expected and unexpected hospital courses. She has experience working with individuals and couples who have been informed of a prenatal diagnosis of an unborn child, women, and couples that have experienced high-risk pregnancies, fetal anomalies/ genetic syndromes, birth trauma, perinatal loss, neonatal loss, perinatal mood disorders, postpartum mood disorders, and medically fragile patients and their families.
Life can be challenging, there are many changes and transitions that occur throughout the life cycle. Though these challenges can be difficult, there is an opportunity for growth. Courtney’s goal is to provide support and encouragement and to assist clients with learning effective methods of coping, uncovering their strengths, building confidence and resilience to navigate challenges, celebrating wonderful experiences, and living a fulfilling life.
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