University of Wisconsin-Stout - Menomonie, WI
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater - Whitewater, WI
Courtney has over 13 years of experience working with children and adolescents within the school system, as well as their families. “I love the privilege to work beside children, adolescents, and adults in difficult and often confusing times in their lives. I collaborate with clients to find solutions, uncover capabilities, and strengthen relationships and connections.”
“My goal is to leave clients with strategies, communication skills, and ways of thinking that can be transferred from the therapy room to everyday life – to parenting, friendships, family dynamics, workplace, and those moments at 2 a.m. when it is difficult to fall back asleep.”
Courtney’s areas of interest include treating all-aged individuals with anger control issues, substance abuse, trauma, attachment disorders, and mood, anxiety, eating, and adjustment disorders.
Fort HealthCare and its Foundation, in partnerships with the Fort Atkinson Community Foundation, Jefferson County Human Services, and Jefferson, Fort Atkinson, and Whitewater School Districts, recognized a need to collaborate and help high school-aged youth in the community be able to receive behavioral health counseling services starting in the school setting. The program can help students with various behavioral health challenges, with the intention of helping students establish a continuum of care beyond their graduation date.
Working as a team, an Integrated Behavioral Health Provider (IBHP) and your Primary Care Provider (PCP) consider the physical, behavioral, social and emotional aspects of your health and help you determine a course of action that will work best for you.
Fort HealthCare’s IBHPs are psychologists or licensed clinical social workers that understand the connection between the mind, body and spirit, as well as the impact of these areas on a person’s health. They can help you and your PCP develop treatment plans for smoking cessation, unhealthy eating, physical inactivity, alcohol use, or other necessary lifestyle changes. The IBHP can also help you to develop skills to effectively manage social, emotional or behavioral difficulties.
The new program will provide more immediate, solution-focused strategies to address behavioral health needs, offer continued access to psychiatric services and improved communication and coordination of care between primary care clinicians, mental healthcare providers and agencies. Most important, we believe this program offers improved overall health for our patients by delivering preventive and acute behavioral health care in the most effective manner.
Our board certified psychiatrists provide assessment, evaluation and treatment for individuals with a variety of mental health needs. Psychiatrists are medical physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental illnesses including substance abuse and addiction. They are uniquely qualified to assess both the mental and physical aspects of psychological conditions. Because they are medical doctors they may also determine if there is a need for medication to restore imbalances in body chemistry that are often contribute to your mental health and well-being.
Created by the Dodge Jefferson Healthier Community Partnership and the City of Watertown Department of Public Health
500 McMillen Street
Fort Atkinson WI, 53538