Cortnee Schraer, M.S., LPC
Hello, I am Cortnee, a licensed professional counselor (LPC). I have a passion for working with children and this has led to my current pursuit of obtaining my credential as a registered play therapist (RPT). I work with children as young as 3 and up to age 12; I support children with a many different presenting concerns such as: behavioral problems related to aggression, anxiety, conduct disorders, depression, and symptoms related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, such as disruptiveness and inattentiveness. I also work with children who develop symptoms from adoption, abandonment, autism, divorce, learning disabilities, trauma, and academic or social problems.
I help children who have experienced abuse and trauma in their life. I have experience working with emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. I provide play therapy and facilitate the development of a safe relationship for the child to fully express and explore their trauma in a supportive environment.
I support children who are struggling with disruptive, impulse control, and conduct disorder and problems in both emotional and behavioral regulation. I enjoy working, collaboratively, with the parents, to develop a plan that best fits the specific needs of their child. I use a mix of mindfulness, positive reinforcement strategies, and play therapy techniques to allow them to improve their self-control over their emotions and behaviors. I enjoy using a strength-based approach to help build on their confidence and make them feel capable to make better decisions.
HOW I CAN HELP
My passion is working with children who are struggling with behavioral and emotional regulation as well as trauma and anxiety. I work to develop age-appropriate treatment plans, objectives, and goals in order to help each child reach their potential and work towards long term change. I always encourage self-expression, creative representation, and imagination through play to learn coping skills and build resiliency. In addition, I understand the importance of including parents for the best outcomes and have many interventions to help parents support their child's progress.
MORE ABOUT ME
When I am not counseling, you can usually find me hanging out with my husband and our two rescue dogs. We have a passion for staying active and being outdoors; by being outdoors, I mean eating lunch on a nice patio, and by staying active, I mean sitting at the dog park watching my dogs play. You could say I do not take myself too seriously; I find happiness in making people laugh and finding humor in everyday life.