Courtney Pensavalle is a Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP) at Union Square Practice and a doctoral student at Pace University’s Mental Health Counseling PhD Program. Courtney graduated with her MA in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from New York University and completed her clinical internship at the New York University Center for Community Counseling and Wellbeing where she worked with individuals from a vast array of multicultural identities and backgrounds.
Courtney was the captain of the hockey team at Yale where she played division I hockey for four years. Most recently Courtney worked as a primary therapist at Monte Nido River Town’s Residential Eating Disorder Program in addition to a mental performance coach at Sportstrata, supporting individuals experiencing comorbid clinical and performance-related issues.
Courtney specializes in working with adults and adolescents. She 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 integrates a range of therapies including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational interviewing (MI), relational cultural therapy (RCT), psychodynamic therapy, and mindfulness-oriented approaches. She utilizes queer and gender affirming practices and has significant experience working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender-nonconforming clients.
Courtney specializes in the treatment of anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and sport and performance-related challenges.