Asa licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Nevada,

I have enjoyed working for several agencies across the Reno area since 2011, and as a private practitioner since 2013. I am also privileged to be a supervisor for Alcohol and Drug Counselor Interns for the last two years, and to serve as part-time faculty at Truckee Meadows Community College teaching substance use classes.

Prior to this (and often to the surprise of others) I served for several years as a minister of a small congregation in Leonardtown, MD, before taking a rather lengthy sabbatical to contemplate my career path. During this occupational vacation, I relocated to Winnemucca, NV and served as a juvenile detention officer (not so different from serving in a church as one might think). I also entered my graduate program at the University of Nevada, Reno and commuted to classes for more than a year before deciding to make Reno my home.

Since all work and no play makes for a rather dull boy, I also enjoy running, hiking, and, when my feet pitch a fit, curling up with an enjoyably challenging book or a good dose of Calvin and Hobbes. I recently ran a marathon in Tucson, AZ in December, where I ran alongside my 82 year old father.

As a clinical member of the AAMFT, I am incredibly proud of our profession, both historically and presently, and I look forward to what we in Nevada may accomplish together, particularly with the changes and challenges facing all mental health professions in the coming days. 

Kipper S. Horton

Did you know that Kipper runs marathons?

Kipper  S. Horton, MFT, LADCS Secretary, NAMFT

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