Deborah Horton , LCPC

Professional Experience

Deborah Horton has been an editor and writer for over 20 years covering a wide variety of subjects from sports, relationships, life coaching, and mental health counseling. She is currently contributing to the expanding growth of the free online mental health advice website focusing on anxiety, depression, and complex trauma and hoping to reduce the stigmas associated with mental health.

As an editor and writer for many online publications, Deborah has written about topics in sports related to the effects of concussions in football, the use of steroids in sports, and the effects on society in the aspects of discrimination and domestic violence. She has also written on multiple mental health topics related to depression, anxiety, and complex trauma and the effects it has on individuals, families, and society.

Deborah has written poetry since the age of 10 for her own self-care and has published some of that work over the years. She has also written and self-published a novel in 2013. 

Deborah worked in a large, diverse high school for many years and also as a Lead Clinical Therapist in a residential therapeutic setting with adolescent girls mainly Native American for several years. She now is in private practice in Montana working with adolescent and adult females.


Deborah Horton is a graduate of Montana State University Billings in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Sociology/Liberal Studies graduating Cum Laude. In 2016, she graduated from the same university with a Master of Education in School and Clinical Counseling graduating Magna Cum Laude. She is a licensed professional clinical counselor and a licensed professional school counselor K-12 in Montana. She is also a trained EMDR therapist.

“My Philosophy on Mental Health & Wellness”

I believe that in the sharing of experiences and knowledge develops understanding and hopefully acceptance. I want to empower people to feel more in control of their own lives and emotions as well as to empower them to be confident in whom they are and what they can do regardless of the experiences that have shaped them.  Knowledge and empowerment also empower everyone to fight the stigmas still associated with mental illness to empower us all to better understanding and acceptance.

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