Courtney Sherman, LMHCA

Hi!  My name is Courtney Sherman and I want you to know that you are loved and welcome here!  Through my own journey I have encountered the healing love of God and have grown through an integrated approach that addresses the psychological, physical, intellectual and spiritual life.  I am honored to journey with my clients who invite me into their hearts and courageously share their lives.  I pray often for God’s vision to see every person I encounter as He sees them and call to mind often the words of John Paul II: We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father's love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son (17th World Youth Day Homily, July 28, 2002).  I believe that there is always hope amidst the storms of life and hold true to God’s Word that “darkness is not dark for you and light shines as the day” (Psalm 139:12).  Each of us is called and chosen by God for a purpose and with grace and openness we can learn that even our struggles and wounds have meaning. I have personally experienced the power of finding hope in very dark and tragic times, and I am grateful for the loving counselors and spiritual directors that have guided and walked with me through every difficult path.  At the very core of healing is coming to know our deepest identity as beloved sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father who sustains us in love.  My desire is to always remember that the Holy Spirit is the Divine Counselor and I am blessed to be His vessel and utilize the Gifts He gives in abundance.

I am specifically passionate about helping married couples and their families come together through the challenges of life and learn to grow through the power of love and mercy.  I believe that the family is the basic cell of our society and in the words of St. John Paul II: “As the family goes, so goes the nation, and so goes the whole world in which we live.” In addition, I am passionate about young people (teenagers and young adults) journey through life transitions. I have spent over 10 years in High School and College ministry working full time with young people.  I draw upon multiple resources and evidence based techniques, including some cognitive-behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, and the Gottman Method regarding marital relationships. I also have experience working with women in crisis pregnancy, and individuals in an inpatient addiction center, where I assisted both those with addictions and their families as they began the process to healing and recovery.  Therapy is a journey and a collaborative effort between the client, the counselor, and God. I look forward to having the opportunity to talk with you.

TREATMENT SPECIALIZATIONS
Spiritual Issues
Theology of the Body
Marital Conflict

Life Transition and Adjustment
Women’s Needs

Crisis Pregnancy
Family Stressors
Mood Disorders
Addiction, the effects on the whole family, and the 12 Steps

LICENSE
Licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate

EDUCATION
M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a certification in Christian Counseling
Franciscan University of Steubenville 2016
B.A in Theology and Catechetics
Franciscan University of Steubenville 2005