Dr. Sharon Mahowald-Horner is a licensed psychologist who has worked in the field of mental health for over 22 years. She utilizes a compassionate client-centered approach that empowers clients through validating each person’s experience and helping each client develop tools to reach their goals and overall health and wellness. She focuses on client strengths, offers support and encouragement, and maintains a high level of respect for the client’s personal expertise in their own life. In therapy she is empathetic, nonjudgmental and personable. Her goal is to apply compassion and expertise to the therapeutic process, while helping clients improve their lives, ultimately attaining a sense of peace and fulfillment.
Dr. Mahowald-Horner earned her Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Forest Institute of Professional Psychology, her Master’s Degree from Emporia State University, completed her internship at the United States Medical Center for Federal Prisoners, and completed her postdoctoral residency in Neuropsychology at Anoka Metro Regional Treatment Center. She has worked with adults involved in the legal system, and individuals who are experiencing depression, anxiety, stressful life transitions, trauma, ADHD, substance use, relationship issues, cognitive impairments, grief and loss, and long term mental illness. She has experience working in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric facilities, correctional settings, and community mental health. She has held a variety of positions in her career including working over 20 years at Department of Human Services in mental health serving in many leadership and executive clinical director positions overseeing clinical services as well as supervising clinicians.
Dr. Mahowald-Horner can provide help with stress, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, coping with life changes, anger, parenting issues, family conflicts, relationship issues, women’s issues, career difficulties, isolation/loneliness, divorce and separation, ADHD, brain injury, learning disabilities, academic concerns, trauma, identity issues, self-esteem, and clients with a wide range of concerns.
Dr. Mahowald-Horner’s clinical approaches include:
- Client-Centered Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Attachment-Based Therapy
- Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)
- Motivational Interviewing
- Trauma-Focused Therapy
Ages Dr. Mahowald-Horner treats:
- Teens (15-18 years old)
- Young adults (18-25 years old)
- Adults (26-64 years old)