Carter  Thornton

Carter Thornton

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP
New York Waitlist Online
Hartsdale, Cross River Not Accepting In-person
Updated August 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Carter Thornton is a Licensed Psychoanalyst, Creative Arts Therapist, and Board Certified Music Therapist in Westchester, New York. He specializes in anxiety, depression, and relationship issues.

Carter takes an approach to sessions that is rooted in here-and-now awareness; this often entails grounding practices, such as mind-body connection exercises to quell racing minds, as well as somatic awareness to promote self-regulation and healing. As a creative arts therapist, he also enjoys using expressive tactics like journaling and visual art engagement. He also incorporates music into sessions, depending on client preferences; clients don’t need to have a musical background in order to benefit from the explorative and grounding nature of music therapy with Carter.

With a strong background in psychoanalysis, Carter enjoys exploring clients’ histories and how that might inform their present. He often couples this with real-time strategies that clients can use in their everyday lives, such as workbooks from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) schools of thought.

Carter has two offices in Westchester, one of which is a classic office setting, and the second which is designed to accommodate creative and expressive modalities. His practice is open to adults across the lifespan, and he looks forward to meeting you.


Message to clients

I'm a therapist trained in psychoanalysis and creative arts therapies with over fifteen years of experience. I draw from a variety of psychotherapeutic approaches such as Object Relations, CBT, and Humanistic Psychotherapy while using the creative arts as a complementary means of exploration. I try to tailor my approach to your preferences and interests and work towards goals that you think will be helpful.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Couples
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Beacon Health Options
  • Cigna
  • Emblem Health
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)
  • MVP Healthcare
  • NYSHIP

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $200 (50min)
  • Sliding scale: $100 - $200

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Cash
  • Check
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
  • PayPal
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Multiple times a week

Location(s)

Hartsdale practice
111 North Central Avenue, Hartsdale, New York 10530
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Cross River practice
792 New York 35, Cross River, New York 10518
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for exact hours
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Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients with a 2 - 3 week wait online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Please inquire for exact hours
  • Tue Please inquire for exact hours
  • Wed Please inquire for exact hours
  • Thu Please inquire for exact hours
  • Fri Please inquire for exact hours
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Private Practice, 2006 - Present
NYU Hospital, 2013 - Present
Harlem United, 2006 - 2013


Languages

English


Client testimonials

"Carter had good communication and asked the right questions."
- Zencare client • January 2021
"He was very kind and reassuring."
- Zencare client • November 2020
"Connecting with a therapist has been difficult, but after a ten minute intake call with Carter I knew I found someone who can help. I felt heard and he seemed like he had years of experience. Looking forward to working with Carter Thornton!"
- Zencare client • August 2020
"Carter really listens to you and is not judgmental. He is professional, gives great advice, and is flexible in his approach."
- Zencare client • June 2020
"He seemed genuinely interested and really listened to me. He also has a great sense of humor."
- Zencare client • June 2020