As a licensed psychologist, my years of clinical training have helped me to provide culturally-informed, strength-based, and multi-modal care to diverse populations ranging from adolescents to older adults. I earned my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Georgia. I earned my master’s degree from NC Central University and my bachelor’s degree from UNC Greensboro, both in Psychology.  

Hi there, I’m Courtney. I’m a southern girl with a northern flare, older sis, DOG mom, connoisseur of dad jokes and FIRM believer in affirmations.

MY CREDENTIALS

Black womxn and girls are strong-willed by nature, nurture, and necessity. Our enduring power, courage, resiliency, and strength allows us to navigate a world that breeds adversity and challenge for us on a daily basis. The name “Willed by Wellness” was inspired by the term “strong-willed” which means to be very determined to do something even if other people say it should not be done. I see this definition as a true reflection of the lived experience(s) of Black womxn and girls. We are, and always have been, determined and resilient against all odds; against adversity; and in spite of the messaging that it could not/should not/would not be done. I named my company, Willed by Wellness as a way of changing the narrative that Black womxn and girls can’t be; will not be; and are not- well. We are in fact determined by wellness, and therefore willed by OUR wellness. Black womxn and girls everywhere- We get to be WELL! We get to sustain our WELLNESS. We ARE Willed by Wellness!

"you're allowed to be a masterpiece 
and a work in progress." 

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I always place diversity, equity, and inclusion at the forefront of my work; and believe that our lived experiences are informed by our social location within the broader cultural system. I started Willed by Wellness to increase accessibility to mental health services and wellness resources for Black women and girls (a group historically under- represented and underserved). I am also eager to offer training and resources for counselors, staff, and educators directly serving Black women and girls. My passion also lies in providing consultation services related to mental health; diversity, equity and inclusion; and professional development. 

MY MISSION

I have worked with adolescents, college students, student-athletes, and older adults through the provision of individual therapy, group therapy, consultation, training and development, and other mental health programming. I have worked in university counseling centers, residential treatment facilities, and community mental health agencies. My research and clinical interests include identity, social influence, relationships, and mental health among the Black community, particularly women and girls. I have conducted research, published articles, facilitated groups and workshops, and developed curricula addressing these areas.  

MY EXPERIENCE

We believe in affirming your experience. Your truth is real. You are seen and heard here. 

 Sadness, anger, and all other feelings are invited and accepted here. We believe in granting ourselves permission to take breaks from stoicism. 

We stand firm in our truth, embodying every piece of our being.  It is our belief that true healing, change and growth are obtained through rawness, transparency, and vulnerability.

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Willed by Wellness is operated with seven fundamental beliefs and guiding principles at the forefront. 

MY VALUES

Our goal is to work together to encourage advocacy and allyship for self and for others who look like us.


We strive to be bold and live life outside of the box.  We aim to live beyond the margins, while acknowledging that they exist. 

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We operate from a strengths-based model. We firmly believe in wellness, rather than illness.  We affirm that all beings are resourced, skilled, and resilient. 

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We do not believe that the therapist is an all-knowing being. The client is the expert of their lived experience.  When therapist and client bring their expertise together, that's when the Magic happens! 

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We believe in affirming your experience. Your truth is real. You are seen and heard here. 

We stand firm in our truth, embodying every piece of our being. It is our belief that true healing, change and growth are obtained through rawness, transparency, and vulnerability.

Willed by Wellness is operated with seven fundamental beliefs and guiding principles at the forefront. 

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  Sadness, anger, and all other feelings are invited and accepted here. We believe in granting ourselves permission to take breaks from stoicism. 

MY VALUES

Our goal is to work together to encourage advocacy and allyship for self and for others who look like us.


We strive to be bold and live life outside of the box. We aim to live beyond the margins while acknowledging that they exist.  

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06.

We operate from a strengths-based model. We firmly believe in wellness, rather than illness. We affirm that all beings are resourced, skilled, and resilient. 

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We do not believe that the therapist is an all-knowing being. The client is the expert of their lived experience.  When therapist and client bring their expertise together, that's when the Magic happens!  

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