• Master of Education (M.Ed.) in Couples and Family Therapy – University of Montevallo
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – University of Alabama
  • Doctoral Student at University of Alabama at Birmingham


  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) Alabama


  • Registered Play Therapist ™ (RPT)
  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapist
  • Gottman Training Level 1, 2 and 3
  • Board Certified Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH)
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Kourtney Young is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Registered Play Therapist (RPT), Board Certified Telemental Health Provider, National Certified Counselor (NCC) and Certified EMDR Therapist. She received a Masters of Education (MEd) in Couples and Family Counseling from the University of Montevallo and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alabama. She is a member of the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA), the Association for Play Therapy (APT), Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), and American Counseling Association (ACA) and is currently the President-Elect for the Alabama Association for Play therapy (AAPT).

Kourtney works with individuals, couples, families, and children/adolescents on a wide variety of topics, including substance use, domestic violence, depression, anxiety, burnout, stress management, job related concerns, parenting, relationship issues, grief/loss, and trauma.

Kourtney’s professional goal is to empower diverse individuals, families, and groups to explore their emotions in a safe place and facilitate the change process. My personal goal is to be a light to the community, providing support, hope, encouragement and services to those seeking help. I use a combination of strengths based and solution focused concepts to assist clients in developing coping skills, as well as, helping clients to find an approach that fits their individual needs based on where they are in the present moment. It is my hope to meet individuals wherever they may be on their journey, in achieving goals to a happier life.

“Speak the truth, even if your voice shakes.” – Anonymous