“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.” – Douglas Noel Adams I was looking for a quote to go along with my blog for this week and came across this one that I think says it all. Do any of …
Horizons has made a huge difference for our 17-year-old son and family. We tried six other counselors before we found Horizons and Courtney, and have continued with her for four years. Our son has high functioning autism with anxiety, and was having daily violent outbursts when we first started treatment. With LENS therapy and counseling at Horizons we have seen a calmer mood and a reduction of tics. His outbursts are now rare. We have also been able to reduce and eliminate prescription … Read more
Our family has benefitted greatly from the treatment our two children have received at Horizons. Jake has gone from communicating with only hand gestures and noises to speaking full sentences, allowing him to communicate wants and needs. His inability to understand simple phrases caused him to be reserved and easily frustrated. Now he understands what is being communicated to him, his processing time is much faster and it has led to fewer meltdowns and more meaningful interactions, especially wi… Read more
Several years ago my middle school aged daughter was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. We spent 4 years treating her with traditional methods (medication and counseling) but saw no real signs of her condition improving. In fact, she continued to get worse. We were desperate to get her the help she needed and were fortunate enough to get a recommendation to Horizons and Dr. Nicole Beurkens. Dr. Beurkens takes an approach unlike any other doctors we have seen. She gets to know her patients an… Read more
When my son first started at Horizons, it was difficult for him to touch and explore food, much less taste or try it. After much hard work, we have come a long way. Now, not only does he touch and explore every different food item on his plate, he will generally taste and take a bite of each different food!
Dr. Beurkens is kind and compassionate. She genuinely cares about my family and our collective wellbeing. We are working with her long-distance, and she is available by phone or email whenever I need her. She is resourceful and willing to consult with other experts to chase down new things to add to our treatment plan. I knew that we needed help from someone willing to deviate from the mainstream school of thought on how to address tics. Medication exacerbated my six-year-old daughter’s conditio… Read more
Our adopted son Samuel is diagnosed with autism, seizure disorder, and mild cerebral palsy. We had tried many different therapies in the past, but none gave us the amazing success we have seen through working with Courtney at Horizons. Our treatment focuses on our son as well as us as parents, and looks at all of the areas that impact our son Samuel and his daily functioning. Horizons has helped us consider food and digestion issues, visual perception, unintegrated reflexes, oral motor needs, … Read more
Through feeding therapy we have been able to improve our daughter’s comfort level around food while working on the sensory and motor issues that were barriers to successful feeding. We no longer have to take her special foods with us when we travel or go out to eat – she can now always find things on the menu that she will eat. Gone are the days when we have to worry about purchasing specific brands of the four or five things she will eat, because she has branched out to many new foods and i… Read more
When I started seeing Dr. Nicole I was going through an exceptionally trying season of life and was desperate for some help. It felt like everything was falling apart around me, and I was anxious all the time. Through a combination of traditional counseling therapy, LENS neurofeedback, and a supplement regimen I noticed dramatic changes in a relatively short amount of time. My thinking is clearer, I am more confident, I am building new thriving relationships, and I physically feel better. I a… Read more
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