Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

Creating a Culture
of Wellness Among
Young People

“The two most important days in life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” — Mark Twain

As an Adolescent Therapist and Parenting Coach, I help young people experience inner peace and joy by discovering who they are and becoming confident in that person. By simplifying spiritual concepts and rendering them relevant to the youth of today, my goal is to equip them with the necessary tools to navigate life genuinely and triumphantly. Facilitating young individuals in their journey towards self-discovery and fostering confidence in their true selves, I strive to enable them to experience inner peace and profound joy.

Since 2007, I have devoted my career to working with youth, focusing on empowering parents to effectively help their struggling teens. 

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Hello, I'm Courtney.

I'm An Adolescent Therapist and Parenting Coach.

Throughout my career, I have been deeply committed to supporting adolescents both directly and indirectly. I partner with parents to support struggling youth. I believe the way out of depression and emotional turmoil is through connection and that parents can play a powerful role in their child’s healing.

My driving force is the desire to help adolescents avoid the sea of negative emotions that consumed me as a teenager and impacted me well into adulthood. Working with youth and their families over the last 13 years has taught me the value of connection and just how instrumental parents can be in helping their teens given the right tools and knowledge.


Years of Working with Youth and Their Families

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My daughter Makayla started working with Courtney three months ago because she was struggling with anxiety and some interpersonal issues that were affecting her socially and academically. She has been seeing Courtney weekly and I have seen tremendous growth. Makayla has been able to implement skills that she's been taught to help cope with and manage her emotions more effectively in addition to seeing herself in a healthier and more optimistic way. I am so happy we found Courtney. Makayla looks forward to her Tuesday session every week!

I've been working with Courtney for about 2 years now, and she has helped me in too many ways to describe. I used to have panic attack after panic attack without even realizing what I was feeling or why it was happening, but now, with Courtney's help, I can define my feelings and use coping strategies to stop my worries from overwhelming my day. She has helped me through an international pandemic, my first heartbreak, and shifting from high school to college, among other things. With Courtney's help, I can confidently say that I am a strong young woman who is understanding her worth more and more every day.

I was desperate to find help for my teen daughter after the anxiety of the pandemic. In our first meeting with Courtney both my daughter and I felt an immediate connection. My daughter even stated when we left the office "she is going to be my new best friend".  My daughter has been working with Dr. Conley for almost 6 months and during that time I have seen her grow in many ways to include increasing her confidence in decision making, setting boundaries, stepping out of her comfort zone, challenging her anxious thoughts, and learning how to balance life and work through stress. Courtney has encouraged and supported my daughter through her personal journey which has ultimately gave her the confidence that she can do things that she previously thought she couldn’t and for that I am forever grateful!

I’ve been working with my Courtney for about 3 months now and I look forward to my sessions with her because not only is she so kind and welcoming, but she has been able to relay skills and information to me that I’ve been able to use in my life. I feel that I can talk to her and she will not judge me for the things that I say or go through. Courtney has really impacted me in ways that I will never forget!


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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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