Courtney Putnam, Ph.D., LPC-S

Dr. Courtney Putnam especially enjoys working with couples, focusing on issues such as communication, forgiveness, trust-building, sexual intimacy, and marriage enrichment.  She also works with individuals, focusing on issues such as personality and relational difficulties, anxiety, anger management, depression, grief, stress, spiritual concerns, and other issues. 

Headshot 2She also enjoys leading workshops and seminars to encourage and equip people to live in healthy relationships with others.

Dr. Putnam holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and Counseling from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.  Her Ph.D. dissertation involved extensive research on Reconciliation-Focused Counseling (RFC), the unique  therapy model used at SpringLife Counseling and Coaching.  In addition to her  doctoral degree, she has received an M.A. in Professional Counseling from  Richmont Graduate University and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Louisiana State University (GEAUX TIGERS!!).

Dr. Putnam’s professional associations include: Licensed Professional Counselor in TexasLicensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Louisiana; Licensed Professional Counselor in Georgia; Clinical Member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) ; member of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC); and a member of the Christian Counselors of Texas (CCTX).  Prior to beginning SpringLife Counseling and Coaching, LLC, Dr. Putnam as the co-owner of Counseling Services of Austin, LLC from 2008-2013.  Before her relocation to Austin, she served as the Assistant Director of Counseling Services of New Orleans, where in addition to counseling, she supervised counseling students during their clinical internship process.

Dr. Putnam thoroughly enjoys opportunities to assist future therapists in their training.  She has served as Adjunct Faculty for the Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, the Graduate Counseling Department at Liberty University, and the Masters in Psychology and Counseling Program at Texas A&M University-Central Texas.   She has taught courses in Family Systems, Family Counseling, Clinical Marriage and Family Assessment, Family Relations and Development, Human Sexuality, Cognitive-Behavioral Marriage & Family Therapy, Professional Counselor Ethics, Abnormal Psychology, Health Psychology, and Adult Psychology. During her doctoral program, Dr. Putnam received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the Louisiana Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (LAMFT). She served as the LAMFT Liaison to MFT training programs in the southern region of Louisiana for two years.

Dr. Putnam and her husband Alan recently celebrated their 15th wedding anniversary and have two young sons.  She is a life-long learner and enjoys reading, working with teenagers at her church, cheering on the LSU Tigers, and spending time with family and friends.