LCSW Courtney Hale
Provides online counseling through BetterHelp
Mental health conditions are real, common and treatable.
And recovery is possible.
Courtney Hale is an experienced, licensed Medical Health Professional who specializes in affordable online therapy.
More about me
Years in Practice: 7
Hi, I'm Courtney, a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in the Commonwealth of Virginia. I have seven years experience as a mental health therapist in community mental health, foster care, and inpatient treatment, working with adults, adolescents, and children.
I truly enjoy connecting with clients in individual, couple, and family sessions and witnessing the strength and power of the human spirit. I have a deep respect for the challenges humans encounter on a daily basis. We are complex, interconnected, interdependent creatures. Treating mental health challenges cannot be isolated to only talking about thoughts and feelings. The body and mind are connected and I often incorporate exploration of somatic, or physical, experiences to help individuals strengthen their ability to respond to their needs and, by extension, be more present for those in their families and communities.
I believe that form dictates function. I like to help clients explore both their internal and external environments, identify the spaces, habits, and practices with a high return on investment for wellbeing, and focus attention there. I delight in teaching clients to embrace their brain's ability to adapt and change, and how one can reshape the brain’s response to triggers utilizing mind-body connective techniques backed by scientific research. While you can't engineer happiness, you can build a satisfying, abundant life using only what you have to hand.
I approach sessions with compassion, curiosity, and humor. I draw on a diverse set of therapeutic approaches such as dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), polyvagal mapping, and mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR). I specialize in addressing challenges experienced by those identified as having depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, adjustment disorder, post-traumatic stress, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). I am honored to hold space with you through your struggles and triumphs, and I am so glad you're here.
I hold a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia in English and a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California. I spent seven years as a consultant in the Defense technology and intelligence industries before pursuing my passion for neuroscience and social development as a clinical social worker. I love my job. When I’m not at work, you can find me making a mess in my kitchen and garden, or on my yoga mat.
About online counseling
Online counseling allows you to receive care from an online mental health practitioner via phone, video chat, or instant messaging. It is convenient for those who may have trouble getting to or would prefer not to have in-person therapy appointments. Ranging from $60 to $90 per week, online counseling is generally more affordable than in-person counseling. A study by researchers at University of California, Berkeley found that online counseling can be just as effective as face-to-face therapy while being more convenient, affordable, and accessible.
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