Andrea Clark Horton

Director, Perinatal Mental Health Alliance for People of Color

Andrea Clark Horton is an attorney, and ordained minister and counselor who is passionate about the holistic well-being of God’s people especially those in marginalized communities. Andrea comes to PSI after serving as Staff Chaplain for Women’s Health at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where she cared for the spiritual and emotional needs of families experiencing pregnancy and infant loss and illness, birthing, and pregnancy complications in addition to tending to the spiritual and emotional needs of chronically and terminally ill adults and their families. Her work with women in this setting introduced Andrea to a passion for researching and understanding what role narrative and storytelling play in black women’s mental and emotional health and well-being.

Prior to her work as a chaplain, Andrea worked as the director of an outreach program to homeless and otherwise disconnected young adults in the Rogers Park and Edgewater areas of Chicago and in the northern suburb of Evanston, Illinois. Andrea spent the first decade of her post-graduate career as an attorney for the Chicago Board of Education. She is a past recipient of the National Bar Association’s Nation’s Best Advocates: 40 Under 40 Award.

Andrea is currently a PhD Student in Religion and Psychology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and is training to become a licensed clinical professional counselor. Andrea received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College, a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Divinity from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary at Northwestern University. She is the mother of an amazing 8 year-old son, Grant Clark Horton. Her first book, HERstory, Volume 1: She is Strong will be released in 2022.