Courtney's Profile

I love being a therapist. I especially love working with people of color, LGBQ, trans/gnc/non-binary/2 spirit, kinky, poly folx, and sex workers.

The dynamic founder of Doorway Therapeutic Services, Courtney, is not just a highly qualified therapist but a passionate advocate for those she serves. Her love for her work is deeply intertwined with her dedication to serving marginalized communities, particularly Black, Indigenous, People of Color, Queer Folx, trans/gnc/non-binary/2 spirit Folx, those exploring non-traditional relationships, and sex workers.

Courtney’s passion lies in her service to her community and has led her to transform her solo practice into a group practice of predominantly Queer, BIPOC and TGNC providers offering their therapeutic expertise as a beacon of understanding and guidance to the community. Her goal is not just to help but to champion the healing journey of her clients and the professional development of her employees. We have a strict no-code switching policy at Doorways and Courtney demands her team makes Doorways fit around their life, not their lives around Doorways. Although she’s currently concentrating on nurturing Doorways’ growth, her therapeutic philosophy of empowering folx to unlock their own doors remains the team’s beating heart. Each therapist in Doorway resonates with her values, ensuring an ongoing commitment to a safe space for self-discovery, healing, and empowerment—one open door at a time.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an AASECT Certified Sex Therapist, she utilizes her rich educational background to work in tandem with breadth of knowledge that her lived experience provides. Academically speaking, she has a B.S. in Psychology from Xavier University of Louisiana (an HBCU), an M.S. in Marriage and Family Therapy from UNLV, and an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality from Widener University and might finally be finishing her PhD studies in Human Sexuality this fall! Additionally she has trained with MAPS to provide MDMA Assisted Psychotherapy, CIIS to provide Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Polaris Insight Center to provide Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy. As these medicines are rescheduled by the FDA and available to the public, Doorways will offer psychedelic therapy in addition to the current Ketamine offering now.

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+1 (510) 463-4471


298 Grand Ave Suite 100, Oakland, CA 94610