Sharna Horn, M.A.
Graduate Training: New Mexico State University, Counseling Psychology, Ph.D. Program
Internship: Texas Tech University Student Counseling Center, 2013-2014
Theoretical Orientation: Interpersonal, Feminist, and Cognitive-Behavioral
Professional Interests: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity; Eating Disorders, Body Image, Mood Disorders, Diversity and Outreach
Approach to Therapy: As a therapist, I walk beside my clients on their journey through self-exploration and self-discovery. My goal is to provide a safe and supportive environment in which the client feels comfortable enough to explore and discuss their presenting problems. I view clients' distress or symptoms within the context of an environment that is culturally oppressive. The clients' interpersonal relationships are also essential because patterns of behavior tend to be replicated through various relationships. The goal of therapy is to help the client achieve the ability to develop more effective coping strategies.
Approach to Supervision: In supervision, I hope to create a safe space for my supervisees in order to facilitate both personal and professional growth by discussing successes and difficulties experienced in therapy. I conceptualize supervision from a feminist model of supervision. I attempt to structure the supervisor-supervisee relationship through an egalitarian approach. It is also important for me to focus on helping the supervisee to feel empowered in an effort to help them grow. I will meet you where you are at developmentally and encourage self-exploration throughout the entire process.
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