Courtney Fischer, MSW
Courtney Fischer is a licensed social worker with extensive experience serving children and adolescents in the greater Chicago area. For the past ten years Courtney has provided therapy and counseling in educational, medical and clinical settings, pioneering service delivery in the North Lawndale, Englewood, and North Shore communities.
During her graduate studies at Loyola, Courtney specialized in working with children, families and adults that have experienced severe trauma, while receiving extensive psychodynamic training during her 2nd year graduate internship at JPA. Courtney also has extensive mental health training from Lurie Children’s Hospital, where she served for five years in the Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit as a milieu therapist.
Courtney currently serves as a staff therapist at JPA, providing individual child and family therapy and facilitating small group and classroom group counseling and home-based therapy at three schools. Courtney’s approach to therapy is empathic, accepting and evidence-based. Courtney is skilled in a variety of therapeutic interventions, focusing primarily on non-directive play therapy with children, relationship-focused therapy and family therapy. Courtney is an ambitious and effective collaborator who focuses on building empathic and client-centered relationships with those she serves. Courtney is a member of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Courtney joined JPA in 2015.
- BA, Human Development and Family Studies, Indiana University
- MSW, Loyola University Chicago
Areas of Specialty:
- Milieu therapy
- Parent and family concerns
- Non-directive play therapy
- Children and adolescent concerns
- Collaborative Problem-Solving Method
- National Association of Social Workers (NASW)