Falesa Ivory-Horton - LMHC, MA

Falesa Ivory-Horton

Falesa Ivory-Horton

I earned my bachelor's degree at the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor with a major in Psychology and a minor in Economics. After spending over ten years in corporate America, I took some time off to raise my daughter. It was during this period that I became a personal/business coach working with individuals and small businesses. My client experience ignited my passion for helping people find the answers that they seek, and I returned to school to earn a masters degree in Counseling Psychology at Lewis University.

I am also a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the State of Iowa, licensed by the Iowa Department of Public Health. For verification and confirmation of my credentials, you are encouraged to visit their websites. As required by law, these credentials must be updated and remain current through continuing education and the filing of appropriate documentation.

The majority of my training and experience has been in cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic therapies. I believe that it is important to listen to clients and to help them build insight into themselves and their situation that enables them to develop the strength to meet life's challenges. I strive to provide a non-judgmental environment that allows clients the freedom to explore their thoughts, feelings, and needs. My life's journey has afforded me the privilege to work in both inpatient and outpatient settings with a wide variety of individuals (adolescents, women, couples, families, and veterans) from ethnically diverse populations with an assortment of mental health issues. My therapeutic focus is on helping individuals, couples, and families who are struggling with depression, anxiety, transition, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, and trauma. I have a particular passion for working with couples and families coping with loved ones with special needs.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy traveling, experiencing new cuisine, theater, reading, and volunteering, I believe that it is my duty to help others in need and have done volunteer work in my church and community.