Education:

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

Licensure:

  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC)

Certifications:

  • Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC)
  • Certified Therapist in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) — Consultant in Training
  • Registered Play Therapist (RPT)
  • Certified Mental Health First Aid Instructor

Kourtney Young is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and National Certified Counselor (NCC). 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 Alabama Association for Play Therapy (AAPT), Alabama Counseling Association (ALCA), and American Counseling Association (ACA). She works with individuals and families and has experience working with clients on a wide variety of topics, including substance use, domestic violence, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, stress management, parenting, relationship issues, trauma, and children with behavior issues. Before coming to UAB, Kourtney worked with Bradford Health Service’s Extended Care Program for Health Care Professionals, Chilton-Shelby Mental Health Center, and SafeHouse of Shelby County, Inc.

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. Her personal goal is to be a light to the community, providing support, hope, encouragement and services to those seeking help. She uses a combination of solution-focused concepts to assist clients in developing coping skills, as well as, helping clients find an approach that fits their individual needs based on where they are in the present moment. It is Kourtney's hope to meet individuals wherever they may be on their journey, in achieving goals to a happier life. Her preferred pronouns are she/her/hers.

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