Courtenay James Baber

Courtenay James Baber


Licensed Professional Counselor, LPC Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
Virginia Accepting Online
Manakin Sabot Accepting In-person
Updated January 30, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Women's issues
  • Sexual harassment & assault

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

I believe that all people have the ability to change. I do not have the answers however I will help you to answer the questions you have. I will ask you challenging questions. I will provide a safe calm space to answer these questions and to get to know yourself better. It is often through getting to know ourselves we begin to change and to heal.

I believe that we often think about things and in the process of thinking, we do not feel. I believe it is important to do both. I believe that as a part of healing there needs to be feeling. In therapy, we will get the chance to do both, to openly express feelings and thoughts, and to heal.

I believe that it is important that I meet clients where they are and move at the speed they are ready. I will not push harder than you are capable but I will nudge you to keep you moving towards the goals you want to achieve. I will believe you when even you may not believe that change is possible.

Believing in yourself is the beginning. Change is possible. Life can be better.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)
  • Loveland Therapy Fund Clients


Courtenay Baber is not in-network with any insurances.

Read about the benefits of seeing an out-of-network provider here.

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Initial session: $200 (50min)

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Every other week
  • Multiple times a week


Online Sessions (Virginia)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 12am-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 12pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Manakin Sabot practice
348 River Road West , Manakin Sabot , Virginia 23103
Accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12 pm-6pm
  • Tue 10am-6pm
  • Wed 12pm-6pm
  • Thu 10am-6pm
  • Fri 12 pm-4pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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


Virginia: 0701003852