“Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a magnetic force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.” – Karl A. Menninger
Courtney primarily focuses on person-centered therapy, centered on positive therapeutic change and understanding. She listens to her clients and asks questions to help them determine their goals, guiding them to make decisions on their own and strengthening their confidence. Courtney is currently an intern and is learning about other theories like Person-centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She primarily works with elementary and high school students, providing her experience with different age groups. Throughout her adult life, Courtney has personally experienced therapy’s benefits as a client and hopes to bring the positive impacts of counseling to others’ lives at the Summit.
Courtney received her Bachelor’s degree in Music Education at Valdosta State University. While working as an Administrative Assistant, she realized that her true passion is helping others, so she decided to pursue a career in counseling. She is currently working on her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Albany State University and is expected to graduate in the summer of 2024. Before working with the Summit as an intern, Courtney interned with Aspire Behavioral Health in Albany, GA, primarily working with middle and high school students. She is excited to work with the therapists at the Summit and looks forward to learning more about how they serve their clients.
Courtney loves to play tennis and work out in her spare time, as she knows self-care is critical to performing her best work. She also enjoys reading books, singing, dancing, and watching old humorous TV shows (Frasier is a fave!). As Courtney settles into Alpharetta, she plans to be involved in the local community and with her church, The Parish, helping lead and work with elementary and middle school students in worship.
Courtney Wingfield is under the directed experience and clinical supervision of Alice Hoag, Ed.D. LPC, CPCS, BCPCC.