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Locations served: in-person in Bolingbrook, IL, and virtual counseling across IL.

Courtney Downs, MA, LCPC

Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor

My top priority as a therapist is creating a safe and empowering space for my clients to learn about themselves and improve their lives. I believe long-lasting, positive change is possible for every person, no matter their life experiences. I view a supportive and collaborative relationship between client and therapist as a tool for transformation and growth. My therapeutic approach is human-centered and holistic, guided by the understanding that all clients’ experiences and aspirations differ. I strive to tailor my approach to each individual’s unique needs. I enjoy incorporating mindfulness techniques into my therapeutic treatment.

Areas of Expertise:


  • Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LPC)


  • Bachelor of Science is Psychology, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
  • Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology

Therapy Approaches:

  • Human- or Person-Centered
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness Training
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Play-Centered Therapy
  • Family Systems Therapy


  • LGBTQIA+ affirming.
  • Therapy with children, adolescents, adults, families, and groups.
  • Extensive experience with mental health assessments and individual treatment plans.
  • Crisis intervention with children and adolescents, including suicidal ideation and self-harm.
  • Trauma-focused interventions, including experiences with families involved in foster care.


  • Individual Therapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Group Therapy

Fun Facts and Hobbies:

  • Spending Time with my Partner, Dog, and Cats
  • Cooking Cajun Family Recipes
  • Reading Mystery Novels
  • Kayaking