Carter  Thornton

Carter Thornton

Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT

Licensed Psychoanalyst, LP

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC

Accepting new clients for appointments in Westchester practices (updated November 6, 2019)


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


General expertise


Insurance


Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (50min)

Therapist's note

Carter can provide you with paperwork for your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement.


Location(s)

Remote video therapy sessions offered? Yes

Hartsdale practice

111 North Central Avenue

Hartsdale, NY 10530

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Cross River practice

792 New York 35

Cross River, NY 10518

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Work and Education

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


Languages

  • English

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