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About Michele

Michele is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who provide counseling services to individuals, couples, and families since 2001 in multiple settings that include private practice, an advocacy center, schools, and hospital settings. 

She currently maintains a private practice in Dallas and Frisco, TX where she treats individuals, couples, and families.  She see’s clients in her office, as well, as in the home settings when appropriate.  

Michele also works at a well-known hospital in DFW working with chronic pain and headache patients. She has specialized skills in providing services to children, teens and adults that have acute, chronic, or complex medical conditions.  She patient that feel their lives are out of control due to the effects of the chronic pain.  She provides individual, family, relaxation, hypnosis, and biofeedback services to families to help the cope and learn to how to manage pain and complex medical conditions. 

In addition to working with the chronic pain population, Michele has also worked at the Inpatient and Intensive Outpatient eating disorder programs. For years Michele worked as with both the client struggling with an eating disorder or body image struggle and their family while in treatment as family therapist on the Inpatient Eating Disorder Unit and Intensive Outpatient Program.  She provided individual, family, and group therapy. She helped the only evidence based program (The Body Project) for prevention of eating disorders be presented to group of patients and parents to help further the research of the efficacy of the program.  She has worked extensively with an extensive network of clinicians with which she can utilize and refer clients if needed (treatment centers, psychiatrists, dietitians, etc.).

Michele completed training at The Family Studies Center at the University Southwestern. The center specializes in child/adolescents problems, marital/partner issues, blended families, multigenerational concerns, depression, anxiety, grief, and medical illnesses. The family centers specialty is on couples and family work.  Michele received intensive training on emotionally focused couple’s therapy while training at the Family Studies Center at UT Southwestern.  A sub-specialty of the Family Studies Center is medical family therapy, which has a specific focus on patients and family members dealing with chronic illnesses or disabilities, and the impact   during her time at the Family Studies Center Michele worked as a “Walking Family Therapist” a cancer clinic.

Michele has worked at several other settings with both adults and children that include an advocacy centers, hospitals, schools, and a group practice. If you would like to know more about Michele please review her

To have a more in depth view about Michele and her experience please view her resume

EDUCATION:

2004 – 2009            Texas Woman’s University – Denton, Texas

Doctorate; GPA 4.0  (completed  all course work accept dissertation & comps due to life circumstances)

                                                      Degree: Family Therapy         

2001 – 2003            University of San Diego - San Diego, California

                                                      Master of Arts; GPA 3.87

                                                      Degree:  Marital and Family Therapy (COAMFT approved)

1996 – 2000            Texas Tech University - Lubbock, Texas

                                                      Bachelor of Science; GPA: 3.97

                                                      Degrees:  Human Development; Family Studies

Additional Training & Certifications

2013- 2015              Clinical Hypnosis Certifications and Continuing Education

a) Became a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist (C.C.H) by completing courses offered by the international Board of Clinical Hypnotherapy (2013, 64 CEUs). b) NPHTI Pediatric Clinical Skills Workshop: Introductory Level (9/11/14-9/13/14 ; 22 CEUs c) David Yapko: Foundations of Clinical Psychotherapy (9/29/15-10/3/1; 30 CEUs 30).  d) Currently therapist has 116 CEUs of hours of in clinical hypnosis. e) Clinical hypnosis can be used for pain management, fears, unhealthy habits, and stress management techniques.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE  

*  Children's Health: Children’s Medical Center: Dallas  and Plano Campus (2008-present)

2012- present          Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center  (Pediatric Pain Management), Dallas, TX

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:  a) Provide counseling to children and families with chronic pain, headaches, concussions and complex medical conditions b) Provide bio-behavioral interventions which include: hypnosis, biofeedback, and mindfulness-based interventions to help patients manage pain and stress symptoms. c) Provide counseling with depression, anxiety and trauma d) Provide family therapy to families struggling with a variety of issuers that are impacting the health of child and or family system.2013- present         

Michele Horn, PLLC , (Meaningful Therapies) Frisco, TX

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:  a) Provide counseling to families, couples, and individuals in private practice. b) Provided in-home counseling and in office counseling to clients. c) Part-time practice

2012                          Meaningful Therapies– Independent practice- New York, NY

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:  a) Provide counseling to families, couples, and individuals. b) Practice specialties: relationships, eating disorders, trauma, chronic illness/chronic pain, and anxiety/depression. c) Shared office space with Brown and Nutrition and collaborated and copulated on cases together.

2008- 2012              Children’s Medical Center Dallas &Plano (Eating Disorder and Inpatient Psychiatry Units)–

 

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist:  a) Provided counseling to families and children at the outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and inpatient levels of care. b) Provided counseling at the individual, family, and group levels of care for patient with eating disorders, mood disorders, behavioral disorders, and medical illness c) Developed programming for the eating disorder program d) Supervised/trained interns, post-docs, medical students, residents, and psychiatric fellows on individual and family therapy concepts.

 

2007- 2010              Michele Horn, PLLC-(Meaningful Therapies) Dallas, Texas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: a) Provided counseling to families, couples, and individuals in private practice. b) Provided in-home counseling and in office counseling to clients.

2007 – 2008            Gearing Up (Group practice) – Plano, Texas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist: a) Provided counseling to families, couples, and individuals.  b) Collaborated with a multi-disciplinary team.

2005 – 2007            Family Studies Center at Southwestern Medical Center – Dallas, Texas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate: a) Provided systemic counseling to families, individuals, children, and adolescents at an outpatient clinic b) Provided “walking family therapy” to oncology patients at the Parkland Oncology Unit. c) Provided therapy services to students in the special education system via the Youth and Family Center for DISD. 

2005 – 2007            Youth and Family Center - DISD– Dallas, Texas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate: a) Provided systemic counseling to families, individuals, children, and adolescents at an outpatient clinic b) Provided “walking family therapy” to oncology patients at the Parkland Oncology Unit. c) Provided therapy services to students in the special education system via the Youth and Family Center for DISD. 

2004 – 2005            Denton County Children’s Advocacy Center – Lewisville, Texas

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy Associate:  a) Provided counseling to children and families impacted by childhood sexual abuse through individual, family, and group therapy. b) Collaborated with detectives, law-enforcement and attorneys to best meet victim’s needs c) Went to court as a witness when necessary.

2002 – 2003            Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry – Oceanside, California

Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee:  a) Provided counseling to children, adolescents, and families.  b) Facilitated children and adolescent therapeutic groups. b) Participated in weekly case care conferences and in-service seminars. c) Attended individual and group supervision weekly. d) Attended IEP meetings as an advocate for clients mental health needs. e) Wrote service plans, mental health updates, and coordinated care plans.

2001                          Children’s Medical Center of Dallas – Dallas, Texas

Child Life Specialist Intern:  a) Completed 600 hour internship in Child Life/ Child Development Department.

b) Provided psychosocial service to oncology, hematology, trauma, and general pediatric patients. c) Provided psychological preparation, preoperative tours, and education to help patients, siblings, and parents cope with current and upcoming healthcare experiences.  e) Lead individual and therapeutic group activities.

1999 – 2000            University Medical Center at the Children’s Hospital – Lubbock, Texas

Child Life Specialist Practicum Student:  a) Interned in the Child Life Department (general pediatrics, PICU, and    the Southwest Cancer Center). b) Assessed and responded to psychosocial needs of patients and their families. c) Co-authored a manual on therapeutic play for parents and staff.

1999                          Camp John Marc – Meridian, Texas

Camp Counselor:  a) Camp counselor for children/ adolescents with chronic illness and major physical disabilities. b) Provided leadership and a therapeutic camp experience for children with kidney disease, cardiac disease, muscular dystrophy, cancer, hemophilia, severe asthma, and juvenile arthritis/lupus

ADDITIONAL ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

 

2002 – 2003            University of San Diego / Brigham Young University – San Diego, California

Research Assistant:  a) Research assistant for Russ Crane, Ph.D. at BYU.  b) Aided Dr. Crane in the data collection for his paper, Differential Patients Referral to Mental Health Care: Family, Patient, Physician, and Therapist Factors in Referral Compliance. c) Acted as a liaison between BYU, USD, and the therapists/ physicians at Metro Family Physicians Group. d) Conducted structured interviews with patients referred to therapists. e) Kept detailed log of results/statistics of the study.  f) Followed-up with therapists on success of treatment

 

2000                         Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas                 

Research Assistant:  a) Assisted doctoral student, Steve West, with his research on alcohol use and the transition from high school to college.  b) Entered data into computer.  c) Located research articles pertaining to his study.

 

2000                          Texas Tech University – Lubbock, Texas

Teaching Assistant:  a) Assisted Jackie Fitzpatrick, Ph.D., in Family Dynamics Interaction course.  b) Lead small student discussion groups on various family related topics. c) Aided in the set- up of instruction before/after class.

Horn M & Redondo-B (Nov 2016).  Medical Family Therapy and Pain Management:  Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy.

Horn,  M, (July, 2016).  Family Therapy and Medical Family Therapy.  Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center Dallas. (Career week).

Horn, M (July 2016).  Child Life and Pain management Strategies.  Presented at Children’s Health. (Child Life Department).

Horn, M.& Redondo-Doan, B. (March 2016). How to love your job in 20 years. Presented at Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Horn, M., Loftin, S., & Redondo, B. (2016, February).  Navigating  medical illness in teens and tween. Presented at the Adolescent Symposium of Texas, Garland TX/

Horn, M., Loftin, S., & Redondo, B. (2015, May).  Medical family therapy.  Presented at the Dallas Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Dallas, TX. 

Horn, M.& Redondo-Doan, B. (July 2015). How to love your job in 20 years. Presented at Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Horn, M. (October 2014). Interventions for children with Chronic Pain. Presented at Children’s Health: Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

Horn, M. &  Redondo-Doan, B. (December 2013). A mindful experience. Presented at Children’s Health: Children's Medical Center, Dallas, TX.

 I did not document presentation’s before 2013

VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE:

2003 – 2005            Dispute Mediation Services, INC – Dallas, Texas

Volunteer Mediator: a) Participated in practicum program for new mediators. b) Co-mediated cases to prevent cases from going to trial.

 

1997 – 2000            Children’s Miracle Network Telethon – Lubbock, Texas

Children’s Volunteer:  a) Worked with pediatric patients and their siblings whom where participating in the telethon. b) Aided the media in working with the children.

 

1998 – 2000            Lubbock Children’s Home – Lubbock, Texas

Children’s Volunteer:  a) Mentored sexually abused children in a group-home setting.  b) Lead creative group games and art projects.  c) Planned special holiday outing for the children.  d) Fundraised with local community to get items for the group-home.

 

1998 – 2000            Developmental Education Birth through Three – Lubbock, Texas

Special Needs Volunteer:  Supervised a language-delayed child in a regular education day care setting while mother attended parent support group.  b)  Facilitated child in interacting with peers. c) Worked on social and language skills with child.

 

1996 – 2000            University Medical Center at the Children’s Hospital – Lubbock, Texas

Child-Life Volunteer:  a) Volunteered four hours a week in child-life department.  b) Facilitated activities in the playroom and at bedside.