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Courtney Steffens

 

Registered Psychologist

Courtney is a Registered Psychologist with a Master of Clinical Psychology. Courtney works with adults and adolescents and brings a compassionate and human approach to therapy. She believes in cultivating authenticity, creativity and the human potential inside of every person. She understands that accessing therapy can be a big step. Courtney is down to earth and spends time to help people feel comfortable talking about what is important to them.

Prior to private practice, Courtney has worked in the not-for-profit sector including at Queensland’s leading LGBTIQAP+ youth service. Coming from a rural background herself, she enjoys supporting people with diverse identities and backgrounds, including people who are part of the LGBTIQAP+ community and culturally and linguistically diverse. Courtney has an interest in existential philosophy and helping people connect with their personal values and life meaning.

Courtney uses an integrated approach to therapy. She is informed by a range of therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focussed therapy, existential psychotherapy and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT).

Courtney works with a range of issues including:

  • Transgender and LGBTI+ mental health

  • Existential issues, including finding meaning and adjusting to significant life changes

  • Trauma, including developmental trauma and attachment issues

  • Emotion regulation issues, including self-harm and substance use

  • Life transitions

  • Grief and loss

  • Career uncertainty and stress

  • Interpersonal and relationship issues

  • Cultural alienation and feelings of loneliness

  • Anxiety and depression