About Deb Horton Counseling

The trademark at Deb Horton Counseling is openness, compassion and acceptance of all lifestyles, backgrounds and beliefs. I begin by making a person-to-person connection, noting your strengths and skills as well as your stressors. I help people work through a variety of issues, including transitions, stress or anxiety, depression, grief and advanced or chronic illness. I see adults, age 18+. I'm a LGBTQIA+ supporter with advanced education and clinical experience working with those who are transgender and gender diverse. You do not have to identify as LGBTQIA+ to work with me.


I have a Bachelor's in Social Work from the University of New Hampshire and a Master's in Social Work from Fordham Graduate School of Social Services in New York City. I am licensed in both NH (#1612) and VT (#089.0134335). My pronouns are she/her/hers.



Payment and Insurances

I accept several insurances:

  • United/Optum/Harvard Pilgrim/Health Plans Inc. 
  • Medicare including most Medicare Advantage plans
  • New Hampshire Healthy Families/Ambetter/Cenpatico (Medicaid Managed Care Organization)
  • As of October 2021, I will be out of network for Anthem/Blue Cross Blue Shield so I am no longer accepting new referrals with Anthem (except for short-term needs, such as writing letters for gender-affirming treatment).

I also accept private pay at an hourly rate of $140. I also keep some reduced fee spots. For any insurance I am not contracted with, you can call them to see if you have an out-of-network benefit. That would mean you would pay me my rate and I then provide you with a ‘super bill’/invoice that you submit to your insurance and they will reimburse you for a portion of it. Feel free to check with your insurance company to see if I’m in-network or to see if you have an out-of-network benefit. 


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