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Jennifer Horton, LMSW

As a licensed master social worker, I strive to bring my whole self to my work. There’s the professional self who earned her Master of Science degree from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the wholly imperfect personal human self who likes to think she has earned the equivalent of a PhD in life and the human condition through doing her own therapy work. Suffice it to say, I know that finding a therapist you connect with can be hard. And yet research shows that the strength of the therapeutic relationship is one of the most, if not THE most, powerful predictor of client outcomes. I also know that reaching out for help, being vulnerable, and making changes is equally hard. You deserve a therapist you feel safe with and seen by. So as a therapist, while I love utilizing things like Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), mindfulness-based interventions, and somatic experiencing in my work, more than anything else I aim to show up fully as just another human in the room, navigating this hard, messy, beautiful thing called life alongside my clients. In our work together, I will sit with you in your pain, your confusion, your anger, or whatever you’re bringing into the space, and help you be with it, make sense of it, and ultimately, transform it. As we’ve established, therapy is hard, and life can be even harder. But I’m guessing, because you’re reading bios on a therapy practice website, that you have a sense there’s something better waiting for you. Part of why I do what I do is because I believe that too. Let’s work together to find out what it is.


Ready to begin? I work with children to older adults with a variety of concerns. I’ve worked in a wide range of settings where I’ve helped people navigate challenges including substance abuse, anxiety, domestic violence, PTSD, serious medical diagnoses, family conflict, and depression. Whatever the issue, I have the utmost respect for everyone who takes that first momentous step to embark on their therapy journey. 

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