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Shelly Horton, LPC

School-Based Coordinator

Shelly is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Coordinator of School-Based Mental Health Services for Families, Inc.  She has been a provider of mental health services for over 30 years, of which the last 15 years have been with Families, Inc.  Shelly has provided a variety of services over the years including counseling/therapy, case management, educational presentations, in-patient screening/admission coordination, and marketing.  Living in Jonesboro but originally from Southeast Missouri, Shelly works closely with the clinical supervisors to coordinate the services delivered within the school setting.

Prior to joining Families, Inc., Shelly worked to provide direct services as well as marketing and administration for a number of healthcare organizations including inpatient geriatric psychiatry, long-term care nursing centers, a residential center for children, and community mental health.

Shelly received her Associate of Arts degree from Three Rivers Community College in Poplar Bluff, MO, then went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, as well as a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling, both from Arkansas State University.  She is a member of the Arkansas Counselors Association and the American Association of Christian Counselors. 

Shelly is an active member of Family Fellowship Baptist Church in Jonesboro where she enjoys singing in the FFBC Praise Band.  She also enjoys creating mosaic art, which has led to her love of flea markets, auctions, and antiques – always looking for material for her next project.  She and her husband, Darren, enjoy endless hours of fetch and Frisbee with their two border collies, Mollie Sue and Ozzie; and are also blessed by the presence of Roscoe the Cat.