Courtenay James Baber
She/Her/HersLicensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties • Insurance & Fees • Locations
Courtenay Baber is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Courtenay specializes in Equine-assisted Therapy for clients who suffer from the ongoing impacts of trauma. Many of Courtenay’s clients experienced trauma as children, including sexual abuse. Often, Courtenay’s clients have tried traditional psychotherapy but find that they progress more easily with non-traditional, animal-assisted therapy modalities or EMDR or a combination of modalities specifically tailored for their needs.
Courtenay’s approach to therapy blends animal-assisted therapy with Internal Family Systems, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She creates a calm, welcoming atmosphere where clients feel comfortable talking about their feelings and mental health symptoms. Her approach to therapy is trauma-informed so clients feel safe as they discuss potentially painful memories. Her goal is to help clients move past their trauma symptoms and towards meaningful, fulfilling, comfortable lives.
Courtenay enjoys bringing humor into therapy sessions, when appropriate. She builds strong trust with her clients, who also often bond with the animals that tag along to the sessions. Courtenay has extensive experience helping clients move past trauma.
Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse
Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)
Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life
Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance
Women's issues - Therapy tailored to common concerns among women; providing a safe and understanding space to address life challenges, stressors, and questions around identity as a woman
Sexual harassment & assault - Caring support along the pathway to safety, wellbeing, and healing for survivors of sexual abuse and assault
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Years of Experience: 32 years
Family Focus Inc , Therapist , 2019 - 2021
Virginia Department of Corrections , Psychology Assoiate , 2012 - 2019
Henrico County Mental Health , Clinical Supervisor , 2011 - 2012
Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation , Clinical Supervisor , 2010 - 2011
Virginia Department of Corrections , Psychology Associate , 2004 - 2010
Virginia Commonwealth University , Master of Science Rehabilitation Counseling , 1992
College of Charleston , Bachelor of Science Psychology , 1987