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About Cortina a.k.a.

The Girlfriend Therapist® 


Greetings & Welcome to The W.O.W. Effect®

Have you ever been able to say with confidence that you wake up every day and live out your passion and dreams? Well, I CAN……. I’m Cortina Peters, the creative visionary for this amazing movement, developed to inspire you to find the winner within. I am so glad you have taken the first step to discovering or maintaining the winner in you. As long as you are connected to your W.O.W. effect, you can think of me as your personal consultant and cheerleader rooting you along the way.

I am a lover of life and know what it’s like to feel alone and or afraid of what might be coming next. I am what some might call a lovely cactus. Despite experiencing some of the harshest situations one can endure, I am and was able to produce positivity and share my life and light with others. When I walk into a room, I own it. I command attention with the presence of my spirit. I know what it takes to wake up every day and walk this life as a winner. It has taken me many years of unveiling, getting real with myself, healing my past pain and going through the process to discover the winner in me.

My background in therapy and my commitment to healing helped with this transformational process.  Not only do I help individuals, but I also serve as a consultant for communities, and companies who want to help their residents and employees find their internal winner.

"Understand the truth 'bout that question in your soul 
Look up, don't look down, then watch the answers unfold 
Life is your birthright, they hid that in the fine print
Take the pen and rewrite it" ~ Beyonce' -Bigger

Licensed in Florida, Wisconsin, Texas, and Georgia, Dr. Cortina Peters a.k.a. The Girlfriend Therapist®, is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, International Life coach, author, motivational speaker, and mentor who motivates people to win in every area of their life. She completed both her Master’s in Mental Health Counseling and her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Nova Southeastern University. She is EMDR trained and specializes in sex therapy. Dubbed the sexy sex therapist, she held her first-ever, Sex Series Symposium®  in 2014. Cortina started her career in the field of sexual health education and overall wellness over 20 years ago. She has been providing professional counseling services since 2009. 

As the creative developer and visionary of the W.O.W. Effect®, she bridges the gap between people just living life and helps them to become individuals who are able to experience life on a deeper level. She is a two-time cancer (Lymphoma) survivor and Lupus warrior, she has dedicated her life to motivating and encouraging others to live their lives as authentically as possible. She is an advocate for change and an activist in her own right. Having to fight for her life in ways many people wouldn’t understand, she serves as a light to those who might be in dark, dull, or dim places. Her bubbly outgoing personality makes it easy for anyone to connect with her and feel her genuineness and commitment to seeing and showing people how to win. Her motto is iWin|iWon|iWOW which is something she encourages others to do as well.

Go from whining to WOWing


Cortina is an active member of several professional organizations and is a founding board member of the S.O.S foundation. Since 2010, she has focused her attention and efforts to the field of inspiring change. Empowering individuals to become and be better individuals is a deeply held passion of hers. This passion was the springboard that caused her to launch Boundless Living Coaching, Counseling, & Consulting, now known as the IAmCortinaPeters brand, which is a counseling and consulting firm aimed at helping individuals, organizations, and companies thrive and function at optimum potential. She has received numerous awards and has been recognized by professional peers, colleagues, and community organizations as a result for the positive work she has done with her patients, clients, and community. Her experience ranges from providing individual counseling sessions to speaking on conference stages in front of large audiences. Be it big or small, she motivates all. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with her daughters Morgen and Aaliyah, volunteering and traveling.

Certifications/ Professional License

●  FL -Licensed Mental Health Counselor License # MH11172 

●  GA - Licensed Professional Counselor  License # LPC011928

●  TX -Licensed Professional Counselor License # 86485

●  WI -Licensed Professional Counselor License # 8466 - 125

●  AASECT Certified Sex Therapist 

●  American Association of Certified Sexuality Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT)       

    Certified Sexuality Educator  

●  Board Certified Professional Counselor

●  Certified Life Coach

●  EMDR trained

●  Prepare -Enrich Facilitator

●  Florida Notary

MASTER OF SCIENCE, Major: Mental Health Counseling

Nova Southeastern University


BACHELOR OF SCIENCE, Major: Psychology

Nova Southeastern University

Certificate, Area: Women's Entrepreneurship

Cornell University

International Board of Sexuality Professionals (IBOSP): President

Mental Health Counselor of Central Florida (MHCCF): Past-President

Black Health Commission: Advisory Member

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO®): Member

Florida Mental Health Counselor Association (FMHCA): Member

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists (AASECT): Member

Psi Chi: Psychological Honors Society

Alpha Chi: National Honor Society

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