Courtney Havelind, MS, LAC

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Courtney Havelind is Licensed Associate Counselor. She is a Christ centered, trauma-informed therapist. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology degree from University of Phoenix and her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling degree from Grand Canyon University. Courtney graduated with honors in both programs and is a member of the Alpha Chi, Epsilon, and National Society of Learning and Success honor societies. Before becoming a counselor, Courtney was an investigator for the State of Arizona, where she investigated the abuse of vulnerable adults in the Adult Protective Services division. Furthermore, she volunteered in the Children’s and Special Needs ministries at her church, senior living facilitates, and group homes for individuals with disabilities. Thus, Courtney has years of experience working with individuals who have experienced trauma and other challenges.

Courtney became a Christian at a young age and her relationship with the Lord grew when she became an adult. During that time, she learned that all things are possible with Christ and lives by one of her favorite scriptures: Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26). Also, she incorporates that viewpoint into her practice.

Courtney understands God places her into the paths of her clients; therefore, she works with all populations. She provides counseling services to individuals, couples, and families. Her clients have ranged from two years old to senior adults. She enjoys working with children and adults who have experienced trauma, individuals seeking to overcome emotional struggles, and those who would like to improve their relationship patterns. Additionally, she has military personnel in her family, so she has a special interest in working with active military members, veterans, and their families.

Therapeutic Approach

Courtney believes trauma contributes to current struggles. Therefore, she takes the bottom-up approach and works with her clients to uncover the roots of what they are experiencing and to heal them. Courtney’s approach is EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing). She plans to finalize her training for it this year. While EMDR is her primary approach, she has experience with Internal Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and other modalities. Also, she implements Sand Tray, Play, and Art therapies into her work with children. Courtney’s goal is to help her clients find peace and happiness within themselves, and most importantly through Christ.

More About Me

Courtney is married and has three children. She loves to spend time with her family, hiking, kayaking, traveling, and exploring new places. She likes to cook with her family, reading, researching, and learning.

She is works under the supervision of Jennifer Cecil, M. Ed., LPC, an approved Clinical Supervisor through the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health Examiners.

Courtney is available to see clients virtually and in the Anthem offices. Courtney can be reached at 480-559-9147 or by email at


Office Location

I am able to meet with clients either online via telehealth or in person at my office.