Michelle Horton, MA, MFT, Counselling in San Francisco, California, 94111

Michelle Horton, MA, MFT

Michelle Horton, MA, MFT

Professions: Counsellor, Marriage & Family Therapist, Psychotherapist
License Status: I'm a licensed professional.
Primary Credential: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist - 90332
Verified Credentials
1-800-651-8085 ext. 29026
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Office 1
735 Montgomery St
Suite 300
San Francisco, California 94111
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Billing and Insurance

I don't currently accept insurance, but I can provide documentation if clients wish to submit to an insurance company for "out of network" benefit coverage

Fees: I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to determine if we might be a good fit to work together.

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You are feeling stuck, lost in ambivalence, hopelessness, confusion and anxiety. Normally you could handle this, talk to a friend or push the worry aside, but now it feels like your dreams and all you have worked for are slipping away. Signs of distress are seeping into areas of your life, career and relationships as you try to balance it all.

Changes and transitions bring up different successes, failures and questions. This experience may be triggering scary feelings or memories from the past or pushing you to realize that "something" needs to change.

Being vulnerable and asking for help can bring up deep-rooted fears. But the moment you ask for support is when real hope and change begins. Through therapy you can find the best version of yourself and become more present so that you find greater fulfillment in your life, relationships and career.

I'm a therapist, but you could also call me a journey companion, a life guide or a courage crusader. I'm passionate about helping people, be and do their best. You are the expert on your life and I want to collaborate with you to achieve your goals and make real change.

Email or Call Michelle Horton, MA, MFT at 1-800-651-8085 ext. 29026

More Info About My Practice

As an open and non-judgmental therapist, I work to foster a safe and accepting environment. My approach is genuine, warm, supportive and collaborative.

I specialize in working with professional women experiencing life transitions such as moving, changing jobs, marriage, leaving a relationship and beginning parenthood. I support founders, entrepreneurs and people in the start-up and technology industries by helping manage stress, anxiety, depression, work/life balance issues and strengthening relationships and couples. I work with a broad range of people from diverse cultures and backgrounds while creating a safe space to explore each person's unique experience.

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to new clients to see if we might be the right fit and answer any questions you may have about me or therapy in general.

What I Love about Being a Psychotherapist

"I believe that vulnerability supported in kindness and understanding will change the world."

I really believe this and I love that my job allows me to make this happen every day, changing the lives of the people I work with. Through providing acceptance, authenticity and compassion I help people heal, meet their goals and find strengths they never knew they had. I feel honored that I get to be a part of people's journeys in their individual lives and relationships.

Importance of the Client-Therapist Alliance

The relationship between you and your therapist is unique, powerful and special. It's important that you find someone you like, trust and feel comfortable with. Research has shown that the most important predictor of whether or not therapy will be effective is the strength of the relationship between you and the therapist.

Each therapist has their own personality, style and feel. Check out different therapist profiles and websites and find the ones that resonate with you. Then contact them and ask questions to help you get to know what it might feel like to work together. You will be able to find a therapist who you connect with and who can support and encourage your goals and journey.

Services I Provide

  • Consultation
  • Family Therapy
  • Individual Therapy & Counseling
  • Marriage, Couples, or Relationship Counseling

Ages I Work With

  • Teens
  • Adults


  • English

Groups I Work With

    Professional women, founders, entrepreneurs, start-up employees, couples

Client Concerns I Treat

  • Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
  • Anxiety
  • Attachment Issues
  • Blended Family Issues
  • Body Image
  • Breakup
  • Career Choice
  • Caregiver Issues / Stress
  • Child and/or Adolescent Issues
  • Communication Problems
  • Creative Blocks
  • Depression
  • Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
  • Emotional Overwhelm
  • Emptiness
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Family Problems
  • Fertility Issues
  • Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
  • Health / Illness / Medical Issues
  • Identity Issues
  • Individuation
  • Infidelity / Affair Recovery
  • Irritability
  • Isolation
  • LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) Issues
  • Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
  • Multicultural Concerns
  • Other - Not Listed Here
  • Parenting
  • Perfectionism
  • Post Partum Depression
  • Pre-Marital Counseling
  • Pregnancy and Birthing
  • Relationships and Marriage
  • Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
  • Self-Care
  • Self-Compassion
  • Self-Confidence
  • Self-Criticism
  • Self-Doubt
  • Self-Esteem
  • Self-Love
  • Sensitivity to Criticism
  • Shame
  • Social Anxiety / Phobia
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Trust Issues
  • Values Clarification
  • Women's Issues
  • Workplace Issues
  • Worry
  • Worthlessness
  • Young Adult Issues

Types of Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
  • Family Systems Therapy
  • Gottman Method
  • Integration of different therapy models
  • Mindfulness Based Interventions
  • Narrative Therapy
  • Person Centered / Rogerian
  • Positive Psychology
  • Psychodynamic
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Systems Theory /Therapy
  • Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

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