Empowered Connections was founded in 2013 with a rebellious spirit and a big dream of connecting women & girls everywhere through specialized mental health therapy. We strongly believe that women need connection to heal and that where you have been, so have we. Where your story is our story! We believe in connection, in the strength of women, that family (whatever that looks like for you) is our priority, in offering excellent customer service and that having the freedom to live the life we love, is paramount to everything else.
You should work with us because our therapists have been through many of the same challenges you’re facing right now – fear, bullying, confusion, questions of identity and acceptance … we’ve been there.
You deserve a safe space to talk, heal, and connect.
Welcome, you belong here.
- Strength of Women.
- Power of Connection.
- Excellent Customer Service.
- Family First & Always.
Do you feel anxiety, sadness, or fear?
These feelings are normal. But sometimes we need help to develop the right tools to deal with them in a healthy way.
We got you! We are a diverse group of kick ass women counselors that have overcome great odds to pursue our own dreams and we know firsthand how hard those negative thoughts can be.
Let us show you how to say YES. How to stop sabotaging yourself and create the life you’ve always dreamed and imagined. Let’s take all those things they told you NO you couldn’t do and turn them into YES.
We help our clients – women, girls, and the LGBTQ community – change their lives, grow self-confidence, feel more valued, happy, and believe in their own worth and power.
We know how to get there. Come with us and we’ll show you how too.
Because the future is female! You have the power to change the world, and we can help!
Our Locations: Choose Your Own Adventure!
Emergency Help Lines
If you are thinking about harming yourself or this is an emergency, please get immediate support. Connect to a crisis counselor 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. The resources below are 100% confidential, LGBTQIA+ friendly, and free.
Trans Lifeline: 1-877-565-8860
Trevor Project: Call 1-866-488-7386 or text START to 678-678
988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Call or text 988
Crisis Text Line: Text HOME to 741741
Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1-888-373-7888
Don’t take it from us, here’s what recent clients have to say…
Note: client testimonials are anonymous due to HIPAA confidentiality
My daughter loves Kelly and feels she is a great fit!
– the mom of a client, seen by Kelly
It was a very good first session. Looking forward to my next one!
– new client, seen by Dawn
Therapy is going great! She comes out with a smile and feels like she is connecting and she can work through things!
– the mom of a client, seen by NaQuita
I am very pleased with how my session went as I had never had therapy before and the experience was very good for my first time.
– new client, seen by Amanda
She really likes Jeanette and was able to open up even more during the last session she just had with Jeanette.
– the mom of a client, seen by Jeanette
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About the Founder, Deborah Duley
Deborah Duley, LCSW-C, is the founder and creator of Empowered Connections, LLC. She is a survivor of domestic violence both in her family of origin and in a subsequent marriage: because of these traumatic experiences, she has dedicated her life to advocating for women rights and the empowerment of girls. She is working diligently to provide our communities of women and girls with real therapeutic support and empowerment by opening locations of Empowered Connections across the country. Each location has been specially designed to create a warm, safe place for all women and girls & each therapist has been specially chosen because they embody the mission and values of Empowered Connections. She believes that women and girls have been left out and left behind for long enough: it is her mission and life’s purpose to create those connections that they have always needed and craved in order to empower them to live that life they’ve always dreamed of!