Expanding Horizons Counseling and Wellness

Monique Barnett, LGPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

I’m Monique Barnett, a Licensed Graduate Professional Counselor serving Southern Maryland. As a Nationally Board Certified Counselor and member of the American Counseling Association, I hold provisional licensing from the Maryland Board of Counselors and Therapists and am fully insured through HSA.

I specialize in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to address ADHD, anxiety, stress, depression, and trauma-related disorders. Utilizing a client-centered psychodynamic approach, I aim to uncover the root causes of issues and help clients develop adaptive coping skills for enhanced wellness and life satisfaction.

I am passionate about working with children and adults diagnosed with ADHD, a frequently misunderstood and underreported neurodevelopmental disorder. I strive to destigmatize ADHD, helping clients recognize their unique strengths and navigate the challenges they face daily. By fostering adaptive coping skills, I support clients in transforming their differences into assets for growth and success.

With a background in law enforcement, I also specialize in assisting first responders and military personnel with PTSD and vicarious trauma. My holistic approach to treatment includes referrals for medical, medication, and other physical health services, ensuring accurate diagnoses and comprehensive care. I also offer educational advocacy, providing recommendations for accommodations based on clinical assessments.

“I believe that mental health is paramount to overall wellness”. Let me help you prioritize your mental health today!