Courtney Pensavalle is a mental health counselor (MHC-LP) and mental performance coach, specializing in individual therapy and coaching for adolescents and adults. Courtney utilizes a wellness-oriented approach, exploring the intersections of physical and psychological health, cultural identities, relational dynamics, and their collective impact on her clients’ overall functioning and wellbeing.
Courtney believes that a strong therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client is at the core of all successful experiences in therapy. Courtney integrates a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational interviewing (MI), feminist-oriented therapy, psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, grief, relational challenges, and performance-related issues. Courtney has received training in queer and gender affirming practices and enjoys working with folx that identify as LGBTQ+. A former Division I hockey player at Yale University, she is particularly passionate about working with young women and individuals that compete in elite performance spaces.
Courtney graduated with her MA in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and completed her clinical internship at the New York Center for Community Counseling and Wellbeing where she worked with individuals from a vast array of multicultural identities and backgrounds.
More About Courtney:
- Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT), teaching classes in NYC in her free time
- Led an all-athlete a capella group in college
- Enjoys playing ball, roller, and ice hockey in her spare time
- Loves all things Italian