Courtney Barbera, MSW, MPH, LSW is a Licensed Social Worker who works with teens, adults, couples, and families. Courtney became a therapist because she firmly believes in the power of transformation through connection, compassion, and acceptance. She provides a supportive environment for individuals seeking therapy for a broad range of concerns, including but not limited to general and social anxiety, balancing life stressors and changes across the lifespan, grief and loss, and relationship challenges. Courtney embraces mindfulness and experiential approaches to help clients identify and process the thoughts and emotions that keep them stuck in patterns of stress, disconnection, anxiety, and depression.
Having the belief that there is no one-size-fits-all solution in therapy, Courtney incorporates a holistic understanding of the mind-body connection and leverages tools from a number of evidence-based therapeutic models (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT], Internal Family Systems [IFS], Acceptance and Commitment Therapy [ACT] and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy [AEDP]). She has also completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) for couples and Emotionally Focused Family Therapy (EFFT). In addition, she enjoys using art, sand, and other creative tools to enhance sessions with clients.
Courtney earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of New Hampshire and a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She worked as a healthcare consultant focused on public policy for several years before returning to school to receive her Master of Social Work degree at The Ohio State University. Courtney completed her MSW student internship at the Center for Counseling and Education and is grateful for the opportunity to continue growing and learning as a therapist at this practice.
Courtney is a southern New Jersey native who grew up in a large family playing sports and showing horses. She loves being outdoors and on the water, painting, exercising, getting lost in a good book or docuseries, and spending time with her family, partner, friends, and dog,
- Adolescents and teens, adults, couples, and families
- ADHD and executive functioning
- Adjustment challenges
- Emotional literacy and regulation
- Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Generalized anxiety
- Mindfulness-based practices
- Reproductive mental health
- Relationship conflict
- Social anxiety
- Stress management
Fee: $135 for a 45 – 50 minute session ($175 for initial session)
NJ License #: 44SL06944300