Catherine Horton, Therapist in Providence, Rhode Island — Zencare
Catherine  Horton
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Catherine Horton

Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, LICSW
Rhode Island Not Accepting Online
Providence Not Accepting In-person

This therapist is currently not accepting new clients. Find available Rhode Island therapists on Zencare.

Updated January 21, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent and teenage issues
  • Young adults and working professionals
  • Parenting
  • Family therapy
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Trauma
  • Identity development

Professional statement

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.

Message to clients

There is an inherent discomfort that is part of the therapeutic process, as people tend to seek out therapy in times of emotional suffering. The information gleaned during these times can be invaluable to our healing. The act of beginning therapy is to honor one's vulnerability and from this place we build compassion. So come as you are. I welcome your skepticism, frustrations, turmoil, and criticism. All of your experiences matter in this process of moving toward living your life with greater ease.


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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Families
  • Parents
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


Catherine Horton is not in-network with any insurances.

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Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $125 (60min)
  • Family sessions: $175 (60min)

Additional session information

Therapist's note

Initial 30min consultation is complimentary.

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


Providence practice
1570 Westminster Street, #5, Providence, Rhode Island 02909
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 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Online Sessions (Rhode Island)
Not accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Tue 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Wed 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Thu 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Fri 12:00pm-8:00pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

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



Client testimonials

"Catherine's call was on time and helpful and was a great way to start the relationship."
- Zencare client • June 2018