Catherine Horton is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in Providence, Rhode Island specializing in adolescent, young adult, parenting and family issues. She offers both family and individual therapy. Catherine draws upon her tenure at Bradley Hospital where she provided intensive treatment in adolescent partial hospital day programs and inpatient settings. She received her MSW from Smith School for Social Work and has completed a post master’s certificate program in Contemplative Clinical Practice.
Catherine has extensive knowledge about issues that teenagers and young adults face, including self-harm, social media pressures, identity development, hopelessness about the future, relationship difficulties, and trauma. In addition, she has a magnitude of experience working with parents who are trying to have better communication with their child, better understand their child, address safety issues, and better support their child through structure, boundaries, and limit setting. Catherine specializes in treating parents who may be experiencing their own psychological difficulties as a result of these challenges. She helps parents to identify and work on things that are blocking them from being efficacious in their personal, parenting and family life.
Catherine incorporates techniques such as meditation, compassion-based thinking, emotion regulation, behavior modification, and crisis intervention. Catherine’s theoretical foundations for psychotherapy are psychodynamically driven by attachment, object relations, and family systems theory. She welcomes all experiences and emotions in her practice, meeting her clients where they are and working with them to achieve their therapy goals.
Adolescent and teenage issues - Transition to high school or college, social media pressures, interpersonal difficulties with peers, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation, trauma
Young adults and working professionals - Specialized strategies for common issues of young adulthood, including school and career stressors, support around healthy relationships, existential concerns, drug or alcohol issues, eating disorders, and anxiety and/or depression
Parenting - Helping parents with their own issues within the context of supporting children
Family therapy - Communication, safety related issues, acting-out behaviors, boundaries, limit setting, co-parenting, relationship repair, adoption issues, traumatic loss
Anxiety - Generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks
Depression - Sleep and energy disruption, overall mood disturbance, inability to enjoy yourself, and difficulty being motivated, amongst many other symptoms
Trauma - Including dealing with past sexual assault, childhood trauma, environmental trauma (e.g. witnessing/experiencing violence), PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder)
Identity development - Including within the unique context of one's race, ethnicity, sexuality, gender, class, and cultural background; resolving trauma and internalized oppression related to stigma
Catherine Horton is not in-network with any insurances.
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PVD Psychotherapy, 2017 - Present
Bradley Hospital Adolescent Inpatient Unit & SafeQuest Partial Program, 2008 - 2017
Smith College School for Social Work, Contemplative Clinical Practice: An Advanced Certificate Program in Spirituality and Social Work, 2014
Smith College School for Social Work, MSW, 2001
University of Rhode Island, BA
"Catherine's call was on time and helpful and was a great way to start the relationship. "- Zencare client • June 2018