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Green Hills with Blue Sky

About Me


Marian W. Horton
Therapist, Counselor, and Life/Career Coach

I am  a compassionate, caring, and empathetic therapist who works with individuals diagnosed or dealing with anxiety and depression, ADD/ADHD, transition (divorce, empty nest, economic downturn), poor social skills (e.g. anger management), self-esteem, grief and loss, and childhood abuse; couples in conflict, who need mediation, or a relationship tune-up; and families in need of communication/conflict skills.

I have experience running psycho therapeutic groups and conducting psycho-educational workshops. I am a certified PAIRS Level I & II instructor. I have facilitated with Dr. Lynn Turner at A Center for Relationships leading PAIRS workshops for over ten years. In addition, I trained in emotional healing therapy with Dr. Turner for two years.  I currently co-facilitate emotional healing workshop with Dr. Turner and other therapists.

I have extensive experience in career coaching, life coaching and mentoring. I have a unique understanding of how stress plays out in work and family life, how difficult it is to balance work and family, and how to achieve a satisfying joyful life in spite of the daily stressors. 

Professional Qualifications
     Private Practice, nine years
Coaching – Life/Career  
     Individuals – Life, nine years
     Individual – Career, twenty years

Relationship Educator
     Co-leader:  PAIRS groups, ten years
     Couples communication and conflict resolution workshops, ten years     

Emotional Healing Group Therapy (PTSD) 
     Co-facilitator – Emotional Healing Workshops, nine years
     Training with Dr. Lynn Turner, Master Facilitator, two years

Other Related Experience
     Mentoring students and employees – twenty years 


 LCSW-C, Maryland License # 15135

 LCSW, Virginia License # 0904009119

 LICSW, District of Columbia License # LC50080708


 MSW, School of Social Work, Howard University
 PAIRS - Level I & II Certified
 B.S., Business Management, Old Dominion University 
 Other related education

       The Sixth Day – Physical and Emotional Empowerment

             Master of Empowerment – Ego strengthening – CEU

Work Locations 

Private Practice - Rockville, MD

Private Practice - Alexandria, VA

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