Courtney Pensavalle is a master’s level graduate student in mental health counseling, specializing in adolescent and adult individual therapy. She practices from a humanistic, person-centered approach and provides a range of therapies including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, feminist-oriented therapy and mindfulness. She works with adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, eating disorders, trauma, and performance-related issues.
Courtney believes that a strong therapeutic alliance between the therapist and the client is at the core of all successful experiences in therapy. She is particularly passionate about working with young women and individuals that compete in elite performance spaces.
Currently, Courtney is a master’s level intern at the New York Center for Community Counseling and Wellbeing where she works with adults of multicultural identities and backgrounds. As she continues her training, Courtney is excited to gain experience as a clinical coordinator and administrator at USP.
Education and Experience:
- M.A. Candidate, in Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness from NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
- M.A.T., in General & Special Education from Relay Graduate School of Education
- B.A., in Sociology with Distinction from Yale University
- 4-year Division I Ice Hockey Player at Yale University
- Served on the 2018 New York City Teach for America Corps