Courtney Medina NCC, LPC, ATR Licensed Psychotherapist Courtney Medina is a Licensed Psychotherapist and Registered Art Therapist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. With a background in trauma-informed care, Courtney has expertise working with individuals who experience behavioral challenges, mood disorders, attachment issues, and grief. Courtney strives to create a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment to promote healing. Courtney takes a client-centered approach to therapy, focusing on each individual’s inner strengths and resiliency by incorporating techniques from a variety of evidenced-based modalities including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) and creative arts therapy. As an art therapist, Courtney believes utilizing creative arts in therapy is a powerful tool for healing and self-discovery. She incorporates it into treatment, in addition to traditional talk therapy, to help clients express themselves, process their emotions, and increase self-esteem while facilitating a sense of fun throughout the therapeutic process. Courtney has worked with individuals in outpatient, partial-care, and residential/inpatient settings providing individual, group and family therapy. Courtney has witnessed the restorative effect that therapy has had on a variety of populations, including survivors/witnesses to domestic violence, individuals experiencing homelessness, immigration, foster care/adoption process, as well as parents of children with behavioral issues. After receiving her B.A. of Fine Arts and minor in Psychology at Monmouth University, Courtney continued her education at Caldwell University, where she received her M.A. in Mental Health Counseling with a Specialization in Art Therapy.