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.
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
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:
Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.
Private Practice, 2006 - Present
NYU Hospital, 2013 - Present
Harlem United, 2006 - 2013
Carter had good communication and asked the right questions."
He was very kind and reassuring."
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!"
Carter really listens to you and is not judgmental. He is professional, gives great advice, and is flexible in his approach."
He seemed genuinely interested and really listened to me. He also has a great sense of humor."