Courtney Fraser

Courtney Fraser, LPC, Psychotherapist

Specializations: Sex therapy, couples counseling, individual therapy, relationship therapy, premarital counseling, anxiety, depression, trauma, life adjustments, LGBTQ+

Pronouns: she/her

Courtney Fraser2Working with couples and adult individuals, I help create a safe and affirming environment to explore your therapy goals, build a supportive relationship, and work towards achieving your goals so you can experience personal growth. I have worked for over a decade with clients across the lifespan and believe that therapy is for everyone.

I enjoy collaborating with my clients and taking a direct communication approach. My therapeutic style is integrative: my lens is client-centered, and I employ a mix of cognitive behavioral therapy, psychoeducation, attachment theory, Imago and Gottman relationship therapies, and other strategies.

I’m experienced working with LGBTQ+ folks, as well as heterosexual clients. I provide therapy to couples and individuals who identify as monogamous and consensually non-monogamous, and I’m a BDSM- and kink-affirming clinician.

Couples Therapy

I provide therapy to couples who are looking to explore or improve their sexual relationship, as well as address concerns such as communication, recovering from affairs or other breaches in trust, and parenting discrepancies. I also offer Premarital Counseling. When working with couples, I draw from Imago Couples Therapy and Gottman Relationship Therapy. 

Individual Therapy

I specialize in sex therapy, anxiety issues, and trauma. I also have extensive experience working with depression, OCD, ADHD, bipolar related disorders, personality disorders, and general life transitions. I assist clients in managing stressors and concerns while also exploring and resolving hurts and traumas from the past. 

Sex Therapy

I enjoy helping clients resolve sexual issues and enhance their sex lives, and I am currently working on my PhD in Clinical Sexology. I work with both monogamous and consensually non-monogamous individuals and couples, and am BDSM- and kink-affirming. I have extensive training and experience with:

  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Sexual education
  • Increasing sexual intimacy
  • Desire discrepancy issues
  • Problematic or out-of-control sexual behaviors
  • Effects of trauma and abuse on sexual functioning
  • Enhancing sexual enjoyment

If you’re ready to engage with therapy to move towards bettering yourself and your relationships, I look forward to talking with you!

Credentials
Licensed Professional Counselor in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland

Education

  • PhD in Clinical Sexology, Modern Sex Therapy Institutes (expected September 2024)
  • MA in Counseling, Michigan State University
  • BS in Psychology, Michigan State University

Advanced Postgraduate Training and Certification

  • Sex Therapy
  • Imago Couples Counseling
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT) Certification
  • Advanced OCD Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP)
  • DBT Skills
  • Functional Family Therapy Certification

Contact: 202.455.8439, courtney@lisasmithpsychotherapy.com

Lisa Smith Psychotherapy1801 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20009 (Dupont Circle Metro)