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About Courtney

Courtney Faunce is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, LMHC17700, Nationally Certified Counselor, Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (C-CATP), Certified Clinical Telemental Health Provider, and Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT) Level III Trained therapist. She is also an EMDRIA approved EMDR Therapist. Courtney has been in private practice for over seven years and is the owner and creator of Embody Therapy and EMDR, LLC.  Embody Therapy is a private mental wellness practice focusing on helping individuals on their journey healing the mind, body, and spirit connection.
Courtney has been a resident of SWFL since 2004 after relocating from New Jersey. She spends her time enjoying travel and nature, cooking something new, lifting weights, and listening to music as much as possible. Courtney is a proud dog&cat momma to Nori and Citi.

Professional Experience

Courtney graduated from the CACREP accredited program at Florida Gulf Coast University with a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She completed her undergraduate studies at Florida State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology. Courtney served as a 211 Big Bend crisis counselor as well as the Family Health Line (1-800-451-2229). Among her academic focus, Courtney completed studies in Medical Epidemiology, Social Psychology, and Social Justice. Courtney has three years of experience as a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for the State of Florida Department of Education. Courtney began her private practice in November 2017 with Lifescape Counseling Services, LLC, now known as Lifescape Integrative Therapy. Courtney served as Agency Partner at Lifescape for two years assisting in operations of the group practice, outreach and community building, and professional development initiatives. While in private practice, Courtney spent two semesters teaching Group Dynamics at Florida Southwestern College as an adjunct professor. She is now owner and creator of Embody Therapy and EMDR, LLC focusing on helping individuals on their journey healing the mind, body, and spirit connection.

Therapeutic Focus

Courtney’s expertise is in providing clinical mental health therapy to adolescents, young adults, and families in individual and group settings. She specializes in working with young adults and on topics such as relationships, career development, mindfulness, assertive communication, and empowerment. She has unique experience working with individuals in the neurodivergent community and customizes therapeutic treatment to meet each person’s needs. Therapy will identify strengths, needs, and abilities, individualization development, self-advocacy skill-building, and validate each person’s different life experiences.

 

Courtney is a HAES (Health at every size) aligned therapist specializing in treating eating disorders using Acceptance and commitment therapy, collaborative care, Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy, and EMDR. Courtney recognizes the spectrum of disordered eating regarding our relationship with food, body movement, body image, and maladaptive coping from trauma. Utilizing a person-centered comprehensive approach, Courtney will work with you to identify goals, effective coping skills, and practice communication skills in a safe space for you to find healing mind, body, and spirit.

Specialities 

  • Anxiety & Depression

  • Life Transitions

  • Eating Disorders and Intuitive Therapy

  • Intuitive Eating Practices

  • Trauma Resiliency

  • Relationships and Couples

  • Family Dynamics

  • Career Counseling

  • Individuals Living with Disabilities

  • Autism Spectrum Disorders aka Neurodiversity Informed Therapy

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • LGBTQ+ Allied 

Continuing Education

Mental wellness is a constantly evolving practice, therefore, requires the integration of the most current information available. Professional and personal lifelong learning is a core value for Courtney. Below of a brief list of ongoing education events and certificates that Courtney has participated in:

  • Nutritional Psychiatry & Brain Health

  • Advanced EMDR and Eating Disorders: Breaking the Cycle

  • Incorporating The Family into Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment

  • Integrating Jungian Dream Strategies with EMDR Therapy

  • EMDRIA approved EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Basic Training Part I & II - EMDR Educators of Florida

  • Decreasing Avoidance: Integrated Treatment of Eating Disorders and PTSD

  • Telehealth for Mental Health Professionals: Distance Therapy Training

  • Understanding the Role of Art in Therapy for Non-Art Therapists

  • Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapy (EDIT)™ Level III

  • Gottman Couple’s Therapy, Level 1 

  • Neurodiversity, Autism and the Neurodiversity Paradigm

  • Certified Neuroscience for Treating Anxiety, Panic, and Worry

  • Certified Clinical Tele-Mental Health Provider

  • Assessment and Intervention with Suicidal Clients

  • Nutritional Psychiatry: Your Brain on Food

  • "Living Mindfully in a Stressed-Out World", Dr. Kelly G. Wilson on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

  • Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)

Professional Organizations

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