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Courtnee Pelton, PsyD

Psychologist

Professional statement

Dr. Pelton is a clinical psychologist with expertise in addressing mood and anxiety disorders for individuals in in the D.C. area. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is considered one of the "gold standard" treatments to address a variety of behavioral health conditions. CBT is a time-limited, goal-focused treatment that lends itself to sustained improvement for a variety of mood and anxiety disorders. In her practice, she treats individuals with depressive and mood disorders, bereavement, relationship problems, adjustment and phase of life concerns, anger management, and chronic pain. Dr. Pelton is specialized in the treatment of anxiety-specific disorders, such as general phobias, generalized anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and PTSD. Her time as a clinical psychologist in the Army gained her in-depth experience in the assessment and treatment of soldiers with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is one of the few psychologists in the D.C. area trained in providing Prolonged Exposure Therapy, one of the most empirically supported treatments for PTSD.

In-network insurances

  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield

Specialties

  • Psychologist

Practice names

Education and training

  • Biola University, PsyD in Clinical Psychology
  • Madigan Army Medical Center, Residency in Psychology
  • Tripler Army Medical Center, Internship in Psychology

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Languages spoken

  • English

Provider's gender

Female

NPI number

1710154562

Office locations

Courtnee Pelton, Psy.D, LLC

110 N Washington St, Suite 501-C

Rockville, MD 20850

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For an initial appointment, I felt very comfortable and at ease. I found Dr. Pelton to be focused on all that I had to say.
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Dr. Pelton was very understanding and a great listener and made me feel that she could really help.
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She was WONDERFUL! One of the best psychologists I have ever seen. I am just disappointed she is dropping my insurance on 1/1/18 so I will only have 3 months to see her!
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I am happy to have visited with Courtnee Pelton and look forward to future visits. I would recommend her for anxiety related issues. Thanks
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Thoughtful, smart, engaged.
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Dr. Pelton was extremely attentive to my questions and concerns and she gave me some great tools and exercises to practice at home
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Dr. Pelton is extremely good at what she does. She listens, guides and helps create a plan for getting past anxiety and life triggers. Seeing her has been very helpful for me.
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Courtnee is one of the best mental health professionals I've ever seen. She is intelligent and realistic, and has gone above and beyond to help me get the care I need.
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Very professional. She was attentive to my concerns and issues. Provided helpful insight and options based on our session discussion
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Dr. Pelton is warm and receptive active listener. She made the appointment an easy experience and I truly felt supported and heard.
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Great experience with Courtnee.
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The very minute she greeted me, I was instantly comfortable with her! Dr. Pelton was so welcoming and gave off a vibe that set me perfectly at ease to the point where I had absolutely no problem opening up to her.She also responded articulate , positively and left me feeling she really listened and put deep thought into what she said. I definitely will be seeing her regularly!
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Though I've only visited with Dr. Pelton once, I plan on continuing my therapy experience with her. She immediately shed light on my situation during a variety of topic discussions. I was impressed with how well she articulated her guidance- especially toward how my past has affected my current, present-time behaviors. I'm looking forward to my next visit already and in exploring my situation on a deeper level.
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Hands down, the best experience I've ever had. I'm usually very wary of going in for mental health purposes, but Courtnee made me feel accepted and at home.
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I was impressed with her credentials and previous work treating PTSD. The fact that she has Military experience was plus. Looking forward to working with her.
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Courtnee is articulate, intelligent and sociable--near as I can tell the three most important qualities in a therapist. I was surprised ah how quickly I was sold on her approach to therapy. Well recommended.
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Very professional and easy to talk to.
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Not easy to talk to. Laughed at one problem I mentioned. Just not a good feel from her at all. Would never go back
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She is so great! I cannot recommend her enough
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Dr. Pelton's professional advice in conjunction with her professional and occupational experience with the U.S. Government was very beneficial. I truly appreciated her insight and professional advice and plan to see her in the future.
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I got further with her in one session than four sessions with a different psychologist! Her office is very inviting, and she is very personable. I'm lucky to have found Dr. Pelton, and I am looking forward to more sessions with her.
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Dr. Pelton might be a little young and EXTREMELY attractive, but she is absolutely professional about her work. She is very knowledgeable and caring, but she is more than just a shoulder to cry on. This was only my first visit, so I can't comment on her effectiveness yet.
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For me, it has been a very good choice so far. She is a great doctor and genuinely cares about my problems. I actually had progress after the first session, which I did not expect at all. Also, from the follow-upsession it looked to me like she has also thought about and reviewed my case out of our session, which is very rare I think. I have tried other psychologists before, and sometimes you have to keep reminding them of things you've already said before. With her I think there will be a faster progress because she actually cares and is also intelligent enough to identify different possibilities that led to a problem and find practical ways for you to face each part of your issue. I highly recommend her.
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Great session. She listened to my concerns and we discussed strategies to make my condition better. Highly recommend.
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Easy to find right near Tyson's Corner Mall. Her demeanor is very professional, easy to talk to, and is very knowledgeable about using cognitive behavioral therapy to help with anxiety and depression.
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The things I discussed were difficult. I felt Dr. Pelton was attentive and provided a clear approach on solutions to my issues. I am happy to be moving forward in therapy with her.
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Dr. Pelton is a wonderful person to speaking to, and is both professional and compassionate. I highly recommend her as a psychologist.
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Very informative! I left my first appointment feeling like there is light at the end of the tunnel.
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