Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

Creating a Culture of Wellness Among Young People

At Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness, we are dedicated to fostering a culture of wellness among young individuals. With a compassionate approach, we strive to create a safe space for adolescents to explore their thoughts, emotions, and challenges.

We believe in the power of empathy and understanding. By actively listening and validating the experiences of adolescents, we build a foundation of trust that is essential for the therapeutic journey.

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We recognize the interconnectedness of mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Our approach is holistic, addressing the unique needs of each individual to promote a balanced and comprehensive sense of wellness.

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Therapy is a collaborative process. Our therapist works alongside clients, encouraging active participation in the therapeutic journey. By fostering a partnership, we empower adolescents to take ownership of their growth and development.

Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness clinicians engrossed in professional development, reading books to enhance their practice and knowledge.

We are conveniently located in
  616 East Charles Street, Suite 205, La Plata, MD 20646 USA

Dr. Courtney Conley - CEO Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

Dr. Courtney Conley

Author . Educator . Licensed Counselor

CEO, Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

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Our Approach

At Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness, we go beyond the counseling room. We are dedicated to nurturing the well-being of adolescents, creating a foundation for a brighter and more resilient future.

FAQs

We are here to help you 7 days a week and respond within 24 hours. Plus, you can find most answers to your questions right on this page.

Adolescent therapy is a form of counseling tailored specifically to address the emotional, behavioral, and mental health challenges faced by teenagers. It provides a safe space for your teenager to express themselves, learn coping strategies, and develop essential life skills to navigate this transitional phase.

You might consider adolescent therapy if your child is struggling with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, school-related problems, behavioral issues, peer pressure, self-esteem, or family conflicts. It’s important to address these challenges early to prevent them from escalating.

It’s normal for teenagers to experience ups and downs, but if your teenager’s challenges persist over a significant period, interfere with their daily life, or cause them distress, therapy could be beneficial. A professional assessment can help determine whether it’s a phase or a more serious issue.

Yes, involving parents or caregivers is often an integral part of adolescent therapy. Collaborative efforts between therapists, teenagers, and parents can facilitate better communication, understanding, and support within the family system.

The duration of therapy varies depending on the individual’s needs and progress. Some issues might be resolved in a few sessions, while others might require longer-term therapy. The therapist will work with you and your teenager to establish an appropriate treatment plan.

Parenting coaching involves working with a professional to develop effective parenting strategies, communication skills, and tools to navigate challenges specific to raising adolescents. It can enhance your understanding of your child’s development and help create a harmonious family environment.

Parenting coaching can assist you in dealing with issues such as communication breakdowns, setting boundaries, managing conflicts, handling technology and screen time, addressing academic pressure, and fostering a positive parent-child relationship.

Parenting coaching isn’t solely for addressing problems; it can also provide valuable insights and strategies for enhancing your parenting skills, fostering emotional connections, and maintaining a supportive environment, even when your teenager seems to be doing well.

No, parenting coaching is valuable for all parents of adolescents. It offers guidance, tools, and techniques to navigate the unique challenges of raising teenagers and promotes healthy development, irrespective of whether your teenager is facing serious issues.

Parenting coaching sessions can be conducted in various formats, such as in-person, over the phone, or through online platforms. The sessions are personalized to address your specific concerns and can include discussions, role-playing, and practical exercises.

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For more personalized information and to address specific questions, feel free to contact us directly. We are here to support you and your family on this journey.