Emily Horton

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Emily Horton received her master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who specializes in providing counseling to children, adolescents, and parents. Prior to coming to being a faculty member, she served as the director of a 16-bed residential eating disorder treatment center for adolescents. She has had the honor of working in various clinical settings, including private practices, non-profits, and college counseling centers. Presently, she maintains a small caseload at a group private practice wherein she specialized in perinatal mental health.

Her research and clinical work primarily focus on (a) play therapy, (b) eating disorders and body image, and (c) perinatal mental health. She has been published in several peer-reviewed professional journals and has presented numerous presentations at international, national, regional, state, and local conferences.