Sarah Horne

Contributing Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
Barbara Solomon School of Social Work
Master of Social Work (MSW)

Sarah J. Horne is the Clinical Director at Preferred Choice Healthcare. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist, and a Clinical Supervisor Intern. Sarah completed her undergraduate studies at Western Carolina University and received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sarah received her Ph.D in Social Work from Walden University.

Sarah’s work is founded upon a holistic approach and person centered, Rogerian principles. Sarah practices from a strengths-based perspective and has experience treating mental health and substance use disorders across the continuum of care. Incorporated into her Rogerian framework are Cognitive Behavioral Theoretical components, behavioral interventions, solution focused counseling, and the cognitive therapy intervention Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Sarah has experience providing therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents and adults and utilizes evidence-based practices best suited for a client’s specific needs. Sarah’s niche population is intellectually and developmentally disabled adults and adults who experience severe and persistent mental illnesses.

Sarah provides professional mental health and substance use disorder psychotherapy services for adolescents, children, and adults in the individual, family, and group setting. Sarah has many years of experience serving in various clinical roles in community mental health and outpatient counseling. Additionally, Sarah provides clinical supervision for individuals seeking Clinical Social Work licensure and those seeking supervision for provision of substance abuse services.

Sarah’s research interests include rural clinical social work, rural communities, and forensic issues.


PhD, Walden University

MSW, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill