Courtney Pensavalle is a Mental Skills Coach and Mental Health Counselor (MHC-LP)  and a doctoral student at Pace University’s Mental Health Counseling PhD Program. Courtney graduated with her MA in Mental Health and Wellness Counseling from New York University and completed her clinical internship at the New York University Center for Community Counseling and Wellbeing where she worked with individuals from a vast array of multicultural identities and backgrounds. Courtney was the assistant captain of the hockey team at Yale where she played division I hockey for four years. 

Courtney specializes in working with adult and adolescent performers and athletes. She utilizes a wellness-oriented approach, exploring the intersections of physical and psychological health, cultural identities, relational dynamics, and their collective impact on her clients’ overall functioning and wellbeing. Courtney integrates a range of strategies including, Sport & Performance Psychology. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Motivational interviewing (MI), relational cultural therapy (RCT), and mindfulness-oriented approaches. She utilizes queer and gender affirming practices and has significant experience working with individuals from the LGBTQ+ community and trans, nonbinary, and/or gender-nonconforming clients.  Courtney worked as a primary therapist at Monte Nido River Town’s Residential Eating Disorder Program and has experience supporting individuals experiencing eating behavior related and performance issues.