Courtney Kersten, LCPC

banner image

I am a therapist with my own neurodivergencies with a passion for facilitating healing, understanding, and growth in individuals. My personal and professional experiences have reinforced the importance of bringing a trauma-informed, client centered approach to each therapeutic relationship to empower learning and build connections. My therapeutic approach is holistic and integrative; drawing from cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and humanistic perspectives to tailor treatment to each individual’s unique needs. I believe in creating a warm, nonjudgmental space where clients feel safe to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences; allowing for authentic curiosity and reflection.

One special aspect of my practice is the presence of my therapy dog, Frida. Frida is a gentle and intuitive Doberman who provides comfort and support to clients during their therapeutic journey. Her calming presence often helps clients feel more relaxed and open, facilitating deeper emotional work. We have completed training through a Professional Therapy Dog certificate program with the American Kennel Club specifically to work with my clients. She was previously my therapy partner in elementary school settings and loves her job. In addition to traditional talk therapy, I am able to offer animal-assisted therapy sessions with Frida for clients who may benefit from this unique approach. Together, Frida and I strive to create a therapeutic environment that fosters healing, growth, and connection.

I specialize in utilizing play therapy to work with children and adolescents and have found it to be helpful in assisting some adults work through childhood related trauma/stressors. I bring my trauma-informed, client-centered lens to my play therapy work with children to build their understanding of their world and empower them to build self-efficacy within it.

I have a passion and am skilled in facilitating work with grief and trauma as well. I have experience working with adults in navigating and unpacking issues related to trauma, grief, attachment patterns, and neurodivergence. My career has brought me to work with a very diverse cross section of populations and issues over the past decade in the mental health field.

If you’re seeking support on your journey toward greater well-being, I invite you to reach out. With empathy, expertise, and the help of Frida, we can work together to cultivate positive change in your life.


I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from WSU and my Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Colorado Colorado Springs in 2017. I currently hold my Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in KS.

Accepting New Clients

 If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or 988 the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.