Courteney is currently a graduate student at the University of Mount Olive studying Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She has her bachelor’s in Psychology and Deaf Studies. She is originally from Maryland and moved to North Carolina back in 2018. With her background she has always focused on how mental and physical disabilities impact individuals and their everyday lives. She has mainly focused on a Cognitive Behavioral perspective and how our emotions and feelings impact our behavior.
With her background in Deaf Studies, she has studied American Sign Language over the past 8 years and has become relatively fluent in the language. She has a Chihuahua named Charlie who is 2 years old. Over the last 2 years of having Charlie, she has looked at the influence of Emotional Support Animals and how important they can be for people emotionally and mentally. In her free time he enjoy hiking and being outdoors while also spending time with her friends and family. .