Courtney Bottoms Gustafson, MEd, LPC-MHSP

Licensed Professional Counslor
Locations: Brentwood, Mount Juliet, and Telehealth
Courtney is a licensed professional counselor who has worked in the mental health field for since 2008. She began working as a therapist in 2016 and has specialized in OCD, OCD spectrum disorders, and anxiety disorders since 2017. Prior to working as a therapist, she worked in community mental health providing intensive case management to people living with homelessness and later worked in crisis diversion services.

Courtney completed a Bachelor of Science in Psychology at Middle Tennessee State University and a Master of Education in Counseling and Human Development at Lindsey Wilson College. Following the completion of graduate school, Courtney pursued her passion for anxiety disorders at Rogers Behavioral Health. At Rogers, she worked for two years as a therapist in the OCD Partial Hospitalization program and received training and supervision in both Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for OCD & other anxiety disorders. In addition to ERP and CBT, Courtney utilizes mindfulness techniques, behavioral activation, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention for Tics (CBIT) in her work with children, adolescents, and adults.

Courtney is passionate about empowering clients through education, skill-building, and exposure work. Outside of the therapy room, she enjoys providing professional consultation, co-supervising clinic interns, and bringing awareness to OCD and ERP through public speaking. In her free time, she can be found scouring estate sales, gardening, or playing with her playful pups, Stanley and Fern.

What Her Colleagues Say About Her: Compassionate, Funny, Committed, Hard Working, Thoughtful, Nurturing, Empowering