Abuse / Survivors of Abuse

Years in Practice

3-5 years


Leonardtown MD 20650 - United States



Additional Expertise

Counselor/Therapist, Life Coach, Social Worker

I Practice in

All areas, please inquire



I Believe

I believe women need connection to heal: your story is OUR story!

About Deborah Duley

I am the founder and owner of the counseling practice Empowered Connections LLC, located in the heart of beautiful historic Leonardtown, Maryland and am considered the "women's therapist" in the community. I have over 25 years of experience working with women in many capacities such as activist, domestic violence counselor, and crisis interventionist. I am a regular writer in the local women’s magazine Southern Maryland Woman, Our Health Magazine and have been featured in other national magazines and podcasts.

As the women’s therapist, I am so passionate about working with women and teen girls!  I have integrated my knowledge of mental health issues and my life experiences (whew!) to assist you in increasing your self-esteem, decrease anxiety & depression symptoms and tackle a whole host of personal issues that women struggle with. Not only have I educated myself on how to help women, I have walked the walk … my life hasn’t been perfect.  Far from it!  I have struggled for years with boundaries, choosing the wrong people to love, feeling lost and alone and making terrible choices.  I've been there!

Over the years, I have learned that traditional therapy/counseling is ineffective for most of us due to the disconnect between the therapist and the client, the lack of personalization and "relatedness" of the therapist. I have learned that women need CONNECTION to heal; that where we find our true selves, is in the space where we feel trust, warmth and comfort in the therapy session. If you choose to work with me or one of my therapists, you will know that your story, is OUR story; that where you have been broken, so have we. That where you need to heal, we have healed and can lead you there. Empowered Connections' mission is to show women and girls how effective this type of therapy can be - we take pride in our ability to show you that you are the most important person to us. Our excellent, responsive customer service reinforces this as does our sharp attention to detail. Every moment of the experience with us is vital and we strive every day to ensure you feel special and understood.

As my license prohibits me to provide conventional therapy to those in other states, I am working with women all over the country as a life coach, providing the same excellent care and service, just under a different title. Please check me and my team out at Empowered Connections. I'm looking forward to working with you!


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