Brad Epsten

Counseling Director

I am inspired to be helping our students gain personal insight and growth that will help direct them toward a purposeful life. For some it comes very naturally and for others it is a journey that can take many twist and turns along the path. The reward is seeing and hearing from former students that have moved on to other schools, are pursuing post secondary education or are now adults that can reflect on their time at Horizon Academy as a period of learning and acceptance.

Degrees: M.S.W. from UMKC; Bachelor’s from American University; Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LSCSW).

Passions: Spending time with my wife and 3 children, outdoor activities (biking, hiking, snow skiing), learning about new things.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anaïs Nin