Horton Counseling

Marriage Counseling, 
Individual Counseling,
ediation and/or other dispute resolution

Counseling Services Offered at Horton Counseling

Couples and Marriage Counseling

Couples counseling and marriage counseling is beneficial to those interested in improving their relationships. We have experience with a diverse range of couples from various racial, ethnic, and spiritual backgrounds. Couples can be married or dating, straight or gay. We assist couples with:

  • Identifying their specific temperament type and how that affects the relationship or marriage
  • Understanding your own communication style and how to use it to improve the marriage
  • New tools to listening effectively and ask respectful questions
  • Establishing mutual goal to enhance the marriage relationship
  • Financial disagreements
  • Trust issues
  • Premarital, Pre-commitment counseling


Coaching is for individuals or couples who just need a "tune up".  It is a great way for mentally healthy individuals to get some tips on how to achieve their goals, enhance their marriage or relationships and get more out of life.  Like any other kind health, mental health takes periodic assessment, evaluation and strategy to maintain and improve the quality of life. We can offer specific coaching sessions geared towards a specific goal or event you would like to work on.

Individual Counseling

Individual counseling provides an opportunity for you to openly talk about your thoughts and feelings
in a safe environment. Together, we can discuss your issues or concerns with

  • Stress Management to include mindfulness training, relaxation and cognitive re-framing
  • Anxiety issues including controlling anxiety symptoms, excessive worry and panic attacks
  • Body image issues
  • Depression -Including post partum depression and seasonal affective disorder SAD 
    • Understanding the biological-psychosocial aspects of managing depression
  • Cyber Addictions
  • Substance abuse and dependence - How to identify addiction. What to do about it.
  • Loss and grief counseling 
  • Self-development   


Mediation Services - Non Disputed Divorce Agreements

Making the decision to end a marriage is a very difficult one. However much of the pain can be eliminated and often couples can remain on good terms if the separation, division of property and parental issues are done respectfully. Nila is a Certified Mediator having mediated a number of legal issues including landlord tenant disputes, restitution for minor theft and divorce. The process allows for mutual concerns and fears to be discussed while creating a written instrument that can be easily reviewed by legal representatives for final processing with the court.

As a mental health counselor,  I have the training to understand highly emotional topics and reduce the tension of separating couples. Counselors are very good at forming agreements that maintain the underlying value system of the couple without the high emotional cost as well as the high financial fees which occur in litigation. Of particular importance is the care and education of the children. Parenting plans for minor children can be forged with both parents’ guidance and can be revisited as a child’s needs change or the parents' lives change.

The Goal of mediated divorce is NOT to do therapy or attempt to review the issues that led to the decision to divorce. The goal of mediation is to create a format wherein participants can create a memorandum of understanding agreement, that feels fair, has all the necessary information and requirements for the courts, is clear and understandable and can reasonable meet the needs of both individuals while reducing the anger, and need for further litigation.


Subjects for mediation can include:

  • Non- disputed divorce
  • Parenting plan
  • Revision of the parenting plan as children grow and change
  • Landlord tenant disagreements



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