Courtney Chappell
Graduate Student Counselor

Courtney Chappell

Are you grappling with the weight of sadness, grief, and bereavement? Do you find yourself constantly on edge, overwhelmed by anxiety and exhaustion? Are you struggling to navigate the complexities of relationships or painful emotions? Or perhaps you feel defeated by the hardships of modern life and the profound issues facing the world. These times of change or crisis can be a transformative call to seek support and heal deep-seated wounds. In this therapeutic space, I am here to help you rediscover.the unique gifts, strengths, and perspectives you possess to cultivate emotional well-being. By acknowledging and reintegrating the parts of ourselves that are marginalized or contained, we awaken to our innate worth and sense of belonging. Whether addressing anxiety, ADHD, depression, trauma, parenting challenges, or family issues, I am here to guide and support you. I am dedicated to fostering a welcoming environment for adults, couples, young adults, adolescents, neurodiverse individuals, and those within the LGBTQ+ community.

My therapeutic practice is rooted in compassionate, culturally affirming, and strengths-based perspectives. With a background in visual art, I offer a unique and integrated approach to therapy, combining traditional counseling techniques with creative expression. Artistic experience is not required; I use art to assist in self-exploration and expression. Drawing from humanistic and psychodynamic influences, I tailor my methods to meet your specific needs, incorporating practices such as parts work, liberation psychology, emotionally focused therapy, and relational approaches. Our collaborative journey focuses on personalized healing, empowering you to discover your distinct path to wellness. Together, we can navigate the complexities of your experiences, fostering resilience and growth in the process.

Experience and Education

I am a second-year graduate student working on my master’s degree in Clinical MentalHealth Counseling at Piedmont University. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Women’s Studies from Florida State University and a Master of Fine Art degree from Western Carolina University. I have worked as a neuro-feedback technician and learned about the healing potential of psycho-physiological interventions. In 2017, I took a year-long training course at Youth Villages in Douglasville, GA, to become a therapeutic drumming instructor. I facilitated biweekly therapeutic drumming sessions at residential treatment centers where I worked for many years prior to moving to Athens, GA.