Laura Horton, PhD, Child Psychologist

Laura Horton, Ph.D.
Laura Horton, Ph.D.Licensed Psychologist

I'm a licensed psychologist specializing in the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and families. I provide comprehensive assessment services to assess cognitive, adaptive, academic, behavioral, and emotional functioning in individuals ages 2 to 25.  I utilize a variety of evidence-based treatment and evaluation procedures for individual and families that address noncompliance, developmental delays, social skills deficits, impulse-control, depression, and anxiety. I utilize treatments such as Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and applied behavior analysis (ABA).  I include parents and caregivers in most aspects of treatment and evaluation. 

  • Counseling & Behavioral Therapy

  • Parenting Support

  • Group Therapy

  • Psychological & Developmental Testing

  • Consultation

  • Psych-educational Testing


Education & Training

  • American Psychological Association Accredited Internship (Northeastern Oklahoma Psychology Internship Program in Tulsa, Oklahoma)

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Counseling Psychology (University of Central Arkansas)

  • Masters Science (M.S.) in Counseling Psychology (University of Central Arkansas)

  • Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Psychology (University of Central Arkansas)


  • Arkansas Psychological Association

  • American Psychological Association

About Us

Arkansas Families First is a multidisciplinary behavioral health care group that offers a variety of health services for children, teens and families in Central Arkansas. Our group of independently practicing providers strive to provide the best, most comprehensive care that modern psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and other disciplines have to offer.


Arkansas Families First is devoted to unlocking the full potential of children and families. We utilize the latest research and the most skilled providers in the service of improving people’s lives. We strive to empower parents and to integrate multiple disciplines in the building of strong families and healthy children.

Our Promise

We take a strengths-based approach utilizing the latest evidence-based treatments and include parents in all aspects of treatment and assessment. We'll find the service and the provider that best fits your family. With our growing list of clinicians, if you are not satisfied with your provider or services will help you make the necessary changes.