Aimee Horn, M.Ed, LMHCA
Position at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD Center:
How long have you been working at the Hallowell Todaro ADHD center?
I’ve been with HTC since the Fall of 2016.
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a suburb of Milwaukee, WI called Mequon.
What are your favorite books / TV shows / movies?
My favorite TV Shows when I was growing up were Beverly Hills 90201, Growing Pains and Family Ties. I love any romantic comedy film (Pretty Woman, Grease, more recently the Pitch Perfect Movies).
What is your favorite sport and/or sports team?
Since moving to the West Coast I have become a UW Husky Women’s Basketball Fan. When I’m not rooting for them I love watching NCAA Men’s Basketball and the Final Four Championship
Complete the following sentences:
When I’m not at work, you can find me....
at Community Fitness taking Tabata or at a Pilates Class.
When I want to de-stress, I...
exercise, take a nap, play games with my kids, or bake something chocolatey.
My favorite time of year is...
spring as it transitions into summer.
My favorite thing to cook is...
I don’t love to cook, but when I have to I like making tacos.
The best gift I ever received was...
kind words of appreciation, a smile, and a hug.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d go to...
Australia. I love Koalas.
What led you to pursue a career helping others?
What led you to pursue a career helping others? When I was a child my younger brother (by 8 years) had severe ADHD. He struggled in school, making friends and keeping them. I always felt bad that things were so difficult for him and wished people at his school could help him. At that time I didn’t understand why no one was helping him with these things (or providing support for my parents).
When I graduated college I started working in a different field, through those experiences I realized I wanted to go back to school, get my masters degree, and learn how to help kids, adolescents and adults like my brother navigate the academic/social/emotional/career world with an understanding of what life was like for them.
What education, skills and expertise do you bring to your role?
Aside from what I learned in graduate school and during my internship and practicum opportunities, my real world experiences are lessons that keep on teaching.
I had first hand experience as an older sibling of someone with ADHD. I understood what it was like to live with someone with ADHD, how to manage day to day tasks like taking medication and organization. My first job out of graduate school was as a counselor at an elementary school. It was an amazing experience to be working at a school-I gained a thorough understanding of the complexity of a classroom and student expectations at different grade levels. Furthermore, I’m a mom to three amazing kids. My husband and I are right there in the trenches with my clients (of all ages) and practice what I preach on a daily basis at home.
Who/what inspires you?
My clients inspire me each and every day. I learn something new about myself from them, but also about how to support others in new ways that I hadn’t thought of before. These experiences keep me inspired and motivated to do what I do.
What’s your personal philosophy/approach toward the work you do?
Empathy, kindness, and mindfulness are the pillars of my work with clients. Each person that I see deserves empathy, kindness and my present attention. They deserve to be heard and have a voice, and I am there to listen and support them.
What is one small thing people can do to improve their lives and increase their happiness?
Partake/practice in self care! Whatever that means to you, do it!
Aimee’s has a strength-based, whole-person approach to coaching and therapy. She specializes in working with students who have social-emotional and academic challenges including ADHD, anxiety, and executive function deficits. She also works with adults, and parents of children with ADHD.