Cortney Modelewski, LPC

Counselor
4029 West Main St
Kalamazoo, Michigan 49006

Narrative of Services:

Approximately 35% of my caseload at any given time has a diagnosis of OCD, 10% a diagnosis of Hoarding Disorder, 40% have an eating disorder diagnosis, and the remainder primarily seeking treatment for other disorders. The majority of my clients also experience difficulties with perfectionism and meet criteria for at least one Cluster A or Cluster C personality disorder. PTSD is a common comorbidity experienced by 30%-50% of my caseload at any given time.

It’s not uncommon for individuals with OCD to have additional challenges. I work with those with depression, Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, eating disorders, PTSD, and Cluster A and Cluster C personality disorders. I collaborate to determine which behaviors to prioritize in order to receive full benefit from therapy. Typically this involves Cognitive Behavior Therapy or Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT) depending on preferences and needs.

Facilities accessible by clients of all mobility levels: No

Training Description:

I am a master’s level Licensed Professional Counselor, practicing for four years. During my internship, I primarily treated anxiety disorders for those with psychotic disorders using exposure during this time. I have worked with individuals with OCD in private practice and a community mental health agency for four years. I have completed three Cognitive Behavior Therapy Beck Institute trainings, as well as multiple OCD workshops at the July 2016 IOCDF conference. I am also intensively trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO DBT), which can be beneficial for perfectionism, Anorexia, Autism, and treatment-resistant anxiety and OCD.

Diversity Statement:

Having worked in a community mental health agency has given me opportunity to work with a diverse populations of different races, ethnic groups, LGBTQA, and socioeconomic statuses. I happily welcome clients of racial, ethnic, and sexual minorities to my practice

Multicultural issues are center to counselor education. My graduate program included teaching the impact of white privilege on counseling relationships, as well as in our culture in every class.