Last edited 02/14/2024

Tessa Courtney LCSW

VerifiedOffers Online Therapy
Acepting new clientsAccepts Insurance
Headshot of Tessa Courtney Licensed Clinical Social Worker

General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Saturdayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM
Sundayfrom 09:00 AM to 07:00 PM

Learn more about my:

What does a first session with you look like?

I use a strength-based approach to therapy that helps clients identify their own strengths and enhance them to solve problems. I believe that each of us has the answers we need, but sometimes it can help to bounce ideas off a qualified professional! After sessions with me, you should leave with specific solutions to problems you are facing in life, and hopefully a better approach to framing future problems.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

I utilize aspects of cognitive behavioral therapy to challenge negative thoughts and work to develop healthier behavior patterns. I am trained in EMDR- a therapy that utilizes eye movements to mimic REM sleep and help heal your brain from traumatic memories. I believe in taking a strength-based approach to therapy and believe that clients already have the solutions to many of their problems. I believe in being solution-focused as opposed to pathologizing clients or problems.



Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Self Harm

General Expertise

Coping Skills

Peer Relationships

In-Network Insurance



UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

Cigna EAP




Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Adolescents (13-17)


  • Illinois, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 149024974


University of Chicago (IL)

Online Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions About Tessa Courtney, LCSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Tessa Courtney, LCSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Tessa Courtney accepting new clients?

Yes, Tessa Courtney is accepting new clients for online therapy in Illinois.

Does Tessa Courtney accept insurance?

Yes, Tessa Courtney accepts insurance, including Aetna, Cigna, Cigna EAP, Humana, Optum and UnitedHealthCare (UHC).

Does Tessa Courtney offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in Illinois can book Tessa Courtney for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Tessa Courtney offer online therapy?

Yes, Tessa Courtney offers online therapy via video sessions and phone sessions to people in Illinois.

How quickly can I see Tessa Courtney?

Tessa Courtney typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current general office hours and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Tessa Courtney speak?

Tessa Courtney conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Tessa Courtney online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Tessa Courtney online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.