Courtney grew up in Sacramento, CA the moved to Tacoma, WA where she graduated with her BA in Psychology and Business Leadership from the University of Puget Sound. Prior to starting with Ascend in May 2019, Courtney worked in a mental health treatment center which inspired her to begin her MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Adler University. Her research experience is in trauma, forensic psychology, and the effects of stereotyping on mental health. As the Patient Care Coordinator, Courtney works with clients on budgeting, scheduling, and maintaining sobriety in the workforce and community. She has a passion for playing piano and providing a positive role model for clients.