Courtney Bennett, ATR, LPC

Courtney Bennett is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Art Therapist who works with adults, adolescents and children. This also includes veterans and families of active duty military. Courtney has worked in a variety of settings where she has helped clients with varying diagnoses, including, but not limited to, substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, loss, shame, guilt, identity, environmental stressors, and life transitions. In addition to talk therapy, Courtney includes a variety of modalities into her sessions such as, mindfulness for anxiety and stress reduction and art therapy to allow for non-verbal communication processing and trauma therapy narratives.

Courtney has a Master of Arts degree in Art Therapy from The George Washington University and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Psychology from Old Dominion University. She became a Registered Art Therapist in 2016, and a Licensed Professional Counselor in 2020. Courtney has previously worked with active duty military in a substance abuse rehabilitation program. She has an understanding for the military culture not only from working with the population, but as a dependent when her husband served in the United States Army. In addition to this setting, Courtney has also worked in school settings with children and adolescents. Courtney focuses her theoretical approach on strength-based and person-centered approaches, which includes Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

Courtney was born and raised in Virginia Beach. She enjoys spending time with her two sons, husband and dog, Luna. Together they enjoy outings of any kind, arts and crafts, and going for rides on the motorcycle. Courtney and her boys enjoy ‘dance parties’ together at home and story time before bed.

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