Cortnee Schraer M.S., LPC-Intern

Cortnee Schraer M.S., LPC-Intern, NCC was born in Galveston, Texas and raised in Alvin, Texas. Following high school graduation, she moved to San Antonio where she received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She Continued her education at the same school, obtaining her Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, a CACREP-accredited program. During this time, she completed her practicum at the Sarabia Family Counseling Center and her internship at the Family services Association, both located in downtown San Antonio, where they strive to provide affordable counseling to the community. She has experience working with clients facing difficulties with depression, anxiety, self-esteem issues, trauma, domestic violence, substance abuse and couple issues. Additionally, she has experience incorporating play therapy techniques and sand tray activities into sessions.

She believes in celebrating uniqueness and is passionate about helping individuals find their best selves. Therefore, she uses an eclectic approach to counseling, pulling from the core theoretical approaches of Solution-Focused Brief Counseling, CBT, and Person-Centered Approach. She believes everyone has the resources and strengths necessary for growth, although we all experience difficult circumstances that make life challenging. She will focus on helping her clients restore their hope, self-efficacy and self-esteem to reestablish use of those strengths to reach the life the client envisions for themselves. Overall, she strives to empower the client by focusing on what they would want instead of their current problems, and help bridge this gap in their life. She looks forward to helping people on their journey to creating a meaningful and purposeful life.