Courtney Killough,LMFT

Courtney Killough,LMFT

Telehealth Available
Professions: Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 140895
Billing and Insurance:

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: My standard fee is: $165 for individuals and $195 for couples
You could save on average 60% per session with OON PPO insurance! After your deductible, you won't have to pay my full rate upfront since Thrizer allows you to only pay your co-insurance. They pay for the reimbursement amount upfront and then they wait to receive that amount from insurance. Sign up to check your PPO OON benefits and learn more: www.thrizer.com.
I offer some sliding scale fee spots to make therapy financially more approachable to those that need it. You may qualify for a sliding scale if you have a financial need and if you do not have an insurance plan with OON benefits or if you have a high deductible.
If you do not qualify for OON benefits or sliding scale, I have a new client package offering that includes 3 free sessions: $795 for 8 individual sessions & $975 for 8 couple sessions
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Offices

24007 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 207
Calabasas, California 91302

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My Approach to Helping

Are you feeling like you've lost touch with your true self or struggling to connect deeply with others due to anxiety, depression, or grief?

I'm here to guide you back into alignment with your authentic self, helping you rediscover connection and purpose in your life.

My approach is holistic and heart-centered, aiming to go beyond just intellectual understanding to create profound shifts in your mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Through compassionate connection, I work with you to set goals that will revitalize your inner spirit and set you on a path that feels true to you.

Life's challenges can often cloud our vision and clutter our minds, making it difficult to see clearly. I'm here to help you declutter your thoughts and emotions, allowing you to reconnect with your true self, foster loving relationships, and find direction in your life.

I understand that everyone's journey to healing is unique, and I take into account the various economic and cultural factors that may influence your path. With a foundation of acceptance and unconditional positive regard, I create a therapeutic space where healing can flourish.

Clients often describe me as kind, warm, and nonjudgmental, with an empathetic presence and an assertive approach to guiding them toward growth. I firmly believe in your internal strength and resilience, and I'm here to offer gentle encouragement and holistic tools to support your transformation.

For couples seeking therapy, I utilize an Emotionally Focused perspective to help break negative relationship patterns and foster a deeper, more meaningful connection with your partner. Together, we'll create an environment of emotional safety and trust, allowing your relationship to thrive.

Remember, healing doesn't have to be a solitary journey. By seeking support, you're taking an important step toward greater ease and connection in your life—for yourself and those around you. Let's embark on this journey together towards a brighter, more fulfilling future.

Important Factors for Choosing a Therapist

As a therapist, I understand that choosing the right therapist is a crucial decision, one that can profoundly impact your healing journey. Here are some important factors to consider when selecting a therapist, from my perspective:

1. **Connection:** The therapeutic relationship is the cornerstone of effective therapy. Feeling understood, supported, and accepted by your therapist is vital for progress. I strive to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where clients feel heard and valued.

2. **Therapeutic Approach:** It's essential to find a therapist whose approach resonates with you. Whether you prefer a psychodynamic therapy, or mindfulness-based and person-centered like my own approach, it's crucial to feel comfortable with the methods used in therapy.

3. **Experience and Expertise:** Look for a therapist who has experience working with issues similar to yours. Whether it's anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship issues, a therapist with relevant expertise can provide more effective support and guidance.

4. **Cultural Humility:** Cultural factors play a significant role in shaping our experiences and perceptions of mental health. It's crucial to find a therapist who is culturally sensitive to your background and identity. I am mindful of the diverse backgrounds and experiences of my clients, and I strive to create an inclusive and affirming space for everyone.

5. **Collaborative Approach:** Therapy is a collaborative process, and it's essential to find a therapist who values your input and actively involves you in the therapeutic journey. I believe in co-creating goals and strategies with my clients, empowering them to take an active role in their healing process.

6. **Flexibility and Accessibility:** Consider practical factors such as location, scheduling options, and session format (in-person, online, or hybrid). I aim to offer flexibility and accessibility to accommodate my clients' needs and preferences, ensuring that therapy fits seamlessly into their lives.

7. **Ethical Standards:** Trust and integrity are fundamental in the therapeutic relationship. Look for a therapist who adheres to ethical guidelines and prioritizes your well-being above all else. I uphold strict ethical standards in my practice, ensuring confidentiality, professionalism, and respect for my clients' autonomy.

Ultimately, the most important factor in choosing a therapist is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable, deeply heard, and valued. I strive to embody these qualities in my practice, providing a nurturing and empowering space for my clients to embark on their healing journey.

Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed

As a therapist, I want to emphasize that seeking therapy does not mean you are weak. In fact, it's quite the opposite. Recognizing the need for support and taking proactive steps to prioritize your mental health and well-being is a sign of strength and resilience.

Therapy is not reserved for those who are "broken" or unable to cope on their own. Instead, it's a valuable resource for anyone facing life's challenges, big or small. Just as we visit a doctor for physical ailments or a mentor for professional guidance, therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

Life can be complex and overwhelming at times, and it's okay to seek help navigating its twists and turns. Therapy offers a unique opportunity to gain insight, develop coping strategies, and cultivate self-awareness and personal growth.

I've witnessed countless individuals, from all walks of life, experience profound transformation and healing through therapy. It takes courage to confront our inner struggles and vulnerabilities, and therapy provides a compassionate and nonjudgmental environment to do so.

Remember, seeking therapy is an act of self-care and self-love. It's a courageous step towards greater self-understanding, resilience, and fulfillment. So, if you're considering therapy, know that you are not flawed for reaching out. You are taking a powerful and empowering step.

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Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults

Languages

  • English

Groups I Work With

    I work with couples facing emotional disconnection and communication issues. I work with teens and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, grief, or low self-esteem.

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Anxiety
  • Codependency / Dependency
  • Depression
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Self-Esteem

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