Michele Horn, MA, LMFT
|Professions: Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Psychotherapy|
|License Status: I'm a licensed professional.|
|Primary Credential: LMFT - 200868|
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Fees: Fees are based on type and length of sessions. I provide 45-90 min sessions.
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I am a Licensed Marriage and Family and Therapist (LMFT). I have been providing counseling services for over 15 years. I am systemically and relationally trained therapist, who appreciates the mind, body and spirit. I work with individuals, couples, and families. My mission is for clients to learn to experience health, happiness and all that they desire in life. I seek to engage the best in you, your partner, your family, and your life. You can see me in my Frisco office or if you prefer I can travel to your home for a session. I also offer phone session when appropriate.
If you have found your way to my site, you are likely struggling with a personal or relationship struggle. Maybe you want to begin listening to your inner voice in a much more significant way. If you are like most people, you want something to be different in your life than you currently experience. My wish is that today is the day you start looking to the future filled with hope! It's time to find your voice, and start living to your life's potential. You deserve to find your happiness and an inner peace for yourself, relationship, and your family. I want to give you hope for whatever problem or situation in your life that might be causing you to struggle. I would be honored to collaborate with you in order to help you achieve your dreams and all that your heart desires.
Email or Call Michele Horn, MA, LMFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 12405
More Info About My Practice
My philosophy for therapy is both collaborative and holistic. I view therapy as collaboration between my clients and myself, and as your therapist, I will strive to understand your goals and help you identify barriers in achieving them. I hope to empower you with the gift to deepen your overall quality of life beyond problem solving. I believe successful therapy embodies a deep respect for each the uniqueness of each person with whom I work. I believe in a holistic approach to therapy as I consider the mind, body, spirit, and the relationships of my clients, as I consider it vital for therapeutic growth.
Each individual possesses the potential to solve problems, overcome personal challenges and achieve their desired level of functioning. Life stresses often get in the way. I strive to create an atmosphere of safety and trust in which to work collaboratively with individuals, couples and families to explore their experiences, thoughts and feelings, to reach a new understanding of these, and to move towards more positive ways of responding to each other, especially during stressful times in their lives.
Because every person is unique, I listen very carefully to everything you say, and custom tailor therapy to your specific needs and goals. Our sessions will be SAFE, CARING, AND CONFIDENTIAL so you can freely express yourself. Together, we'll start where you are today, build on what's healthy, identify and resolve your limiting issues, and nurture positive qualities to help unlock your potential for the kind of enjoyable life you deserve!
Specific Issue(s) I'm Skilled at Helping With
I have had the opportunity to work in multiple settings that include a private practice, a group practice, an advocacy center, schools, and hospitals. My work has allowed be to work with all ages groups. I have provided therapy to individuals, families, couples, and groups to diverse populations. I have expertise in the following areas: relationships, eating disorders, chronic illness/pain, trauma/abuse and anxiety and depression.
I possess a tremendous passion for helping individuals and families create better lives for themselves. I am able to work with multiple family members and effectively balance individual needs with the needs of the family system. I develop effective treatment plans and use these treatment goals to guide my interventions. I am able to form strong therapeutic alliances with both children and adults. I am a highly passionate therapist who cares deeply about the individuals, couples, and families with whom I have the honor to engage with in the therapeutic process.
My Therapy Focus
One of my primary focuses is relationships. It is almost impossible not exist in a relationship at some level, if we are alive and breathing. We want them, we need them, and sometimes we may loath, avoid, and be scared of them. Sometimes relationships nourish us and sometimes them deplete us. Often the ones we have the most stakes in, can feel scary, and become a source of hurt. The can result from past hurts from our most earliest relationships, past romantic relationships, and or past hurts in current relationships.
When wounds are triggered in current relationships; the same feelings can be expressed and triggered, as if the past hurts were happening today. On the surface, things may seem different at first, but once the wounding becomes too often somehow we end up feeling hurt in a very old, familiar way, a way we have felt our whole lives. When, then happens this can create problems for relational selves and our relationships with significant others.
Once our relationships become conflictual and hurtful in ways that are familiar, our body memory kicks into gear and we respond in the only way how that we learned so long ago. We quickly engage coping and defenses that may have served us long ago, but now are causing damage. By becoming aware of our patterns we can approach relationships in a whole new way. You can learn to feel that you have more options and healthier choices of how you and your significant relationships respond to one another for the same in return.
Theoretical Influences that Guide My Work
I do not have a "one approach fits all" philosophy of therapy. I use an integrative therapeutic appraoch based on models that have been proven to work (evidence-based) My approach has a positive theoretical orientation that believes people are competent and resourceful. The focus, therefore, is not on a continuous discussion of problems but on finding solutions for them. I use a systemic lens, which means I consider how the complex interactions of relationships influence current psychological and emotional health. It's my belief that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another. As a systems therapist, I always consider client(s) many environments and relationships, including family, friends, work, school and community. Mindfulness- based therapies are being incorporated more widely into present day therapies with huge success rates. Western science is now confirming one of the pillars of age-old Eastern philosophies: that mind and body are inextricably linked. Researcher/clinicians working at the mind-body frontier are learning exactly how thoughts and feelings are mirrored in the body and can be accessed through sensing into the body. Mind/body therapists work with these states using the tools of Mindfulness (focused, nonjudgmental awareness of the present moment) and Body Awareness (application of mindfulness to physical sensations) to explore and shift mental/emotional states. When working with couples I often use Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy.
Why Going to Therapy Does Not Mean You are Weak or Flawed
Many people share the concern that if they seek out counseling, they must be "crazy" or "flawed" it does not mean that at all. It means that you are having worries, concerns, feelings or challenges that might be leaving you confused or overwhelmed. It is a positive sign to want more from your life, your relationships and for your family and to seek relief and understanding. It takes a lot of courage to begin therapy. I honor my clients who make this choice to better their lives.
Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance
In therapy, one the most import factors in successful therapy outcomes is the therapeutic relationship with you and your therapist. The therapeutic relationship is unique in that for many clients in that connection they have had with another person where profound feelings, beliefs and thoughts are exposed. Therapy should provide the client with an open and safe setting that emphasizes self-exploration and change without the client feeling the need to censor or conform.
The kind of therapy I provide can best be understood as a special kind of relationship in which you come to experience enough trust, where you will feel deeply received and profoundly understood in an atmosphere of respect and collaboration. When working with me you likely feel heard and understood, yet warmly challenged and stretched as well.
My goal is my goal to build a strong connection with each individual or family I work with to help each person feel comfortable so they can fully benefit from the therapeutic process. I believe that therapy is most beneficial when a collaborative approach is used with my client(s) and myself. My top priority is helping you truly live a happier, more satisfying life is at the heart of who I am as therapist. I view therapy as collaborative process between my clients and myself.
My View on the Nature of 'Disorders'
People often have been told that have mental illness and that this is something that they might have to suffer or struggle with struggle or deal with for an extended period of their lives. I do not view mental illness as an isolated event. Illness has multiple influencing factors, which generally include genetics, personality traits, relationships, social and cultural influences, and life experiences, while these factors might influence our lives they to not have to determine a road of pain or mental illness. There are treatments and things that YOU can do to help yourself increase happiness and joy in your life. You do not have to suffer. Therefore, treatment is not focused on searching solely for the cause of the problem but instead prioritizes helping the client find the solutions to end suffering. Treatment planning is done collaboratively I work with clients together to outline the goals of treatment.
Services I Provide
- Clinical Supervision
- Family Therapy
- Home-Based Therapy
- Individual Therapy & Counseling
- Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling
- Online Counseling / Phone Therapy
Ages I Work With
Groups I Work With
Eating Disorders/Disordered Eating/ Emotional Eating
Trauma and Abuse
Medical Illness/Chronic Pain
Depression and Anxiety
Grief and Loss
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