Meet the Team
Hi, I'm Cortney!
I’m so glad you’re here. I’m the founder of You Can Heal with Us. I’ve invested hundreds of hours in mastering my skills as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and trauma-informed coach from top trauma experts like Dr. Peter Levine, Diane Poole Heller, Dr. Stephen Porges, Frank Anderson and Deb Dana.
I’m on a mission to help highly resilient and ambitious women just like you feel empowered to heal from past traumas.
When I first started my healing journey, I didn’t know that my anxiety and insomnia were the result of how unsafe I felt in my body. In fact, none of my doctors or mental health practitioners even mentioned my body.
Can you relate?
I've also discovered that many of us have tried to feel heard many times before, but the environment or relationship wasn’t safe or able to hold the space for it.
Being in relationships or environments that don’t feel safe conditions us to believe that our story isn’t valid or that it didn’t matter.
Your story does matter, girl.
I know how scary it is to speak up in fear that you may be rejected, judged, or worse, that no one will believe you.
This is why a pivotal step toward healing is allowing yourself to be heard by people who can safely hold space and reintroduce what safety feels like to your body.
This is also why I’m committed to creating the best somatic healing programs, so you can experience feeling heard and safe.
Hi, I'm Katie!
I've been where you are. I attended traditional talk therapy for years and spent countless hours reading "self-help" books, but nothing seemed to change. I felt incredibly stuck and frustrated in my own life. I’ve invested dozens of hours mastering my skills as a trauma-informed coach.
It wasn't until I worked with Cortney, learned the tools to physically (instead of just cognitively) implement into my daily life, and learned how to SHOW my body that I was safe that I started to transform and become who I always knew I was created to be.
Now, I have the privilege of meeting other women where they are and helping them get to where they want to be.
It's an honor to be able to teach you everything I have learned and walk with you through the same steps I took to finally experience freedom. You deserve to heal!Watch Katie's Story
Hi, I'm Michelle!
I am so excited that you’re here! During my time as a fitness professional for almost a decade, I knew a thing or two about health and wellness… or so I thought. I’ve worked with countless clients over the years helping them to lose weight, lower blood pressure, increase muscle mass, and so forth.
However, I began noticing that even though my clients were reaching their goals on paper, they either weren’t consistent long term or they remained unfulfilled in their personal lives. They were still repeating the same dysfunctional patterns over and over again, stuck in a vicious cycle. That’s when I decided to leave the fitness industry and embark on a new journey.
After investing in numerous trainings and courses to become a trauma-informed coach, it all makes sense now. YOU make sense! There is a unique reason that you function the way that you do. There is a reason that you’re stuck on that merry go round of toxicity in that relationship… and there’s a way to safely get off.
It is my life’s work to coach you, walk alongside you, and cheer you back to safety. It wasn’t until I started doing this work on myself that I found true fulfillment and purpose in my own life and within my relationships. It is an honor to be able to share this work with you. You can heal with us!Watch Michelle's Story
Hi, I'm Joanna!
My passion for helping people heal started in ministry where I was able to compassionately hold space for people and instill the kind of hope that confounds the world. I knew helping people find healing would be my life’s work.
However, what I didn’t realize at the time is that ministry, being spirit-focused, often left me and so many others still triggered because we were disconnected from our bodies, where the trauma is stored.
If you’re like me, you’ve probably prayed for the triggers, symptoms or behaviors to stop but they rarely do. Well guess what? It’s not because you’re broken or doing something wrong. It’s likely because you’re disconnected from your body like so many of us.
So after 15 years helping people heal spiritually, I found myself interested in healing my body and helping others do the same. I’ve had the honor of working with hundreds of clients to get to the root cause of their health challenges as the founder of Sozo Thermography.
Since connecting with Cortney, I’ve found that this coaching held a key to helping my clients get out of a chronic fight or flight state to create a safe space to heal physically, mentally and emotionally.
I’ve spent years working on my own physical, mental and emotional health trying everything from saunas and IV therapy to daily affirmations and talk therapy. All of it added to the healing work, but the work I’ve seen make the largest impact on overall health is trauma informed coaching.
Trauma informed coaching was the missing link that tied spirit, soul and body together for me.
I’m so excited to help you with this missing link, too!
You deserve to heal!
You are safe here.
When you feel safe, you will begin to heal.
Our Training & Education
Experiencing trauma alone is not enough to help other people navigate and heal from theirs. Rest assured, we have all had extensive training in our approaches.
Cortney is listed in the directory of Somatic Experiencing Practitioners (SEP) at traumahealing.org and she not only has her Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Certificate that requires an extensive 3 years of training, but is also a Somatic Experiencing Assistant to Trainings at the Institute.
All of our practitioners are actively under the training and education of the Somatic Experiencing Institute at traumahealing.org. We also all have extensive training in other trauma informed modalities such as Somatic Attachment, Internal Family Systems and Polyvagal Theory.
We are different, but very much still trained, educated and credible in our approach… but what makes us even more credible, in our opinion, is that all of our practitioners have endured significant complex trauma and overcome it. So yes, we have lived experience of the pain, but more importantly the healing and training required for us to be well equipped to help you navigate yours safely and effectively. Our coaching practice has also been open since 2019 helping 100s of women (and men) to heal and have testimonies as evidence of that.What Our Clients Are Saying
Recently Featured Podcasts
The Renaissance Podcast
Is your Nervous System getting in the way of meeting your goals? What you can do about that? This is a great listen for entrepreneurs, creatives, and really anyone who wants to understand why the self-development, talk therapy, or healing work you’ve done isn’t working.
Hello You Darling Girl
Understand what Somatic Experiencing Therapy is and how it is beneficial in helping you to heal, get past trauma and regulate your nervous system. This therapy is slow, gentle, playful, fun and fascinating. We discuss how trauma and stress can cause a malfunction and imbalance in the nervous system and how that can manifest as a bad or anxious mood, health issue, fatigue and many other ways.
Cortney is a trauma-informed coach, speaker and advocate. She founded You Can Heal With Us, a trauma-informed coaching practice which offers trauma-informed programs to equip highly-resilient and ambitious women with education, resources and tools to heal from their past so they can reach their full potential.