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Feminist Psychotherapy with
Jeanne Courtney, MFT

Consultation can help when:

  • You and your client aren't making much progress or have come to an impasse.
  • You encounter a dilemma about the best legal or ethical course of action.
  • You feel uncertain about how to handle a crisis or protect your client's safety.
  • You have strong or uncomfortable feelings about your interactions with a client.
  • Your client's cultural background isn't very familiar to you.
  • You haven't had much experience with the issues your client needs to discuss.
  • You find it difficult to set boundaries around logistics such as policies and fees.
  • Your clients tend to terminate therapy prematurely.
  • Too few of your prospective callers become clients.
  • You're feeling insecure about your clinical abilities.
  • You need  more clarity about your professional goals.
  • You want ongoing support to help you give your clients the best possible care.

Whether you are looking for immediate help with a particular case, or an ongoing consultation relationship, I invite you to draw on my supportive approach and strong clinical background, to promote your clients' healing process and your own professional development.

My experience as a supervisor / consultant dates back to 1996, and includes a wide variety of populations and levels of care.  Supervisees and consultees have consistently told me that they feel comfortable talking openly with me about difficult issues, and they like my ability to translate clinical theory into practical, applicable, down-to-earth terms.

My particular areas of consultation expertise include

  • interpreting and using countertransference
  • resolving legal and ethical dilemmas
  • talking with clients about money
  • diagnosing, treating, and referring people with severe mental illness and/or chemical dependency

And some of my specialty areas as a therapist are

  • body image
  • LGBT issues
  • codependency
  • sexual identity
  • depression
  • panic attacks and anxiety
  • sexual abuse survivors and their partners

As a trainer, I’ve been a California BBS-approved CEU Provider since 2002 and created courses such as

  • Law and Ethics with an LGBT Focus (available online)
  • Law and Ethics: WPATH Standards of Care (available online)
  • Law and Ethics: Nuts and Bolts (available online)
  • Money Issues in Therapy
  • Body Image and Size Acceptance
  • Cluster B Characterological Disorders
  • Treatment Plans and Progress Notes
  • Self-Care for Therapists
  • Kohutian Self Psychology
  • Object Relations
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Intersubjectivity (Relational Therapy)
  • Feminist Therapy

These are some of the venues where I've provided training and/or supervision
Pacific Center for Human Growth
Assisted Independent Living Programs
Residential Treatment for Dual and Triple Diagnosis
San Francisco Suicide Prevention
San Francisco Tenderloin Outpatient Clinic
New College Counseling Center
JFK Counseling Center
Institute for Labor and Mental Health
Private Practice

If my background suggests to you that I might meet your consultation needs, call or email me, and I'll be happy to answer your questions.

If you don’t have a specific case to discuss but would like advanced training in any of my specialty areas, contact me to discuss setting up a custom CEU seminar for your group.​

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