Dr. Courtney Conley
Author . Educator . Licensed Counselor
CEO, Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness
Dr. Courtney Conley is an author, educator, and licensed counselor who specializes in working with adolescents and their families. Since 2007, she has worked with youth in a variety of capacities. Courtney spent eight years working in the public-school system where she served as a high school and middle school counselor.
Courtney’s passion for serving youth stems from her own emotional turmoil during her teenage years. Her mission is to equip adolescents with the inner tools needed to navigate their teenage years successfully and authentically. Her work combines the power of connection with spiritual concepts to help today’s youth expand their thinking, raise their awareness, and challenge their negative beliefs.
Courtney partners with parents to support struggling youth. She believes the way out of depression starts with connection and that parents can play a powerful role in their child’s healing. Courtney’s book, Your Daughter Doesn’t Have to Be Miserable: An Approach to Supporting Your Teenage Daughter Through Depression, teaches parents wellness strategies and skills for supporting struggling teens. Whether she is working directly with teens or with their parents, the well-being of adolescents is at the heart of her work.
Courtney received both her Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Master of Arts in Counseling from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. In 2014 she earned her Doctorate in Counselor Education and Supervision from Argosy University. She currently resides in a suburb of Washington D.C. where she continues to serve adolescents and their families in her practice, Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness.