Laura Horton, PhD, October Clinician of the Month

We would like to introduce Dr. Laura B. Horton, a clinician at Arkansas Families First! Dr. Horton is a Licensed Psychologist who specializes in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. Dr. Horton grew up in southern Arkansas. She loves the outdoors, spending time with friends and family, and traveling. She even plays the fiddle! 

Dr. Horton earned her PhD at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway and completed her doctoral internship at the Tulsa Center for Child Psychology in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She completed her post-doctoral training at Arkansas Families First and has been with us since the fall of 2014. Dr. Horton’s specialties include evaluation and treatment for autism spectrum disorders, treatment of anxiety disorders in children and adolescents, and psychological and developmental testing. She provides comprehensive assessment services to assess cognitive, adaptive, academic, behavioral, and emotional functioning in individuals ages 2 to 25.

Dr. Horton implements evidence-based treatments, such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and evaluation procedures for individuals and families that address noncompliance, developmental delays, social skills deficits, impulse-control, depression, and anxiety. Dr. Horton strives to include parents and caregivers in most aspects of treatment and evaluation. A highlight of her work with clients is assisting families with better communication and helping children and teens find simple, adaptive ways to cope with everyday life.

Dr. Horton is now working at the new Arkansas Families First clinic in Conway! She is excited to offer social skills building groups and parent support groups, as well as work in the local autism community. If you are interested in talking more with her or one of the clinciians, call her at 501-812-4268 or click this link to learn more!