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Carter Thornton(He/Him/His)

Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC
New YorkConnecticut
Anxiety-Depression-Relationship issues-

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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 also helps clients develop real-time strategies that they 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.

Work and Education

Private Practice
NYU Hospital
Harlem United


New York: 000569 - New York: 000903 - Connecticut: 7030




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


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

Locations & Hours


  • Aetna (in-network in NY)
  • Cigna (in-network in NY)
  • MVP Healthcare (in-network in NY)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions:$250 (50min)
  • Sliding scale:$100 - $250

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
  • Courtesy 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
Therapist's note

I am not a Medicare/Medicaid provider.

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

Book a Free Initial Consultation

The practice will call you for a free 10min phone call to discuss your needs and ensure a match!

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