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Catherine TumminelloLicensed Master Social Worker

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General Office Hours

In Eastern Time

Mondayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Tuesdayfrom 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Wednesdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Thursdayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Fridayfrom 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed

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Under Clinical Supervision

Catherine Tumminello, Licensed Master Social Worker, 114034 is practicing under the supervision of Amanda Laukant (New York, LCSW, 89101) at Resilience Lab.

Please, note: A clinician listed as being “clinically supervised” is completing clinical hours toward their licensure. They have one or more fully licensed clinical supervisors that often have special training to become supervisors. They consult with their supervisor(s) on all of their cases, which means that, when working with them, you are getting the time and expertise of multiple therapists in your treatment.

What is your style/approach to therapy?

We don’t heal in isolation. On the contrary, healing takes place when we form healthy, supportive connections with others. Therapy with me is rooted in building a safe, affirming relationship where you can gain a deeper understanding of yourself, clarify your sense of identity, and feel confident and grounded in who you are. Many of my clients are coming to terms with their gender or sexuality, body image, or other aspects of their identities. By digging into your thought patterns, analyzing relationships, and using mindfulness to process feelings, we’ll work together to heal your relationship with all the parts of yourself—and by extension, the people in your life. Young people today are up against a wildly different world than the one our parents grew up in—including more access to social media than ever, growing global and economic instability, and a future that can appear uncertain. If you’re feeling a sense of hopelessness or existentialism, you’re not alone. In our work together, we’ll also create strategies for preserving your mental health and finding a sense of purpose in these times.

What was your path to becoming a therapist? What inspired you to choose this profession?

I became a therapist so I could be the person who makes others feel less alone while they’re struggling, navigating challenging times in their lives, or getting clear on who they are. I’ve always felt called to support people coming to terms with their identity, especially as an older sibling to someone who had struggled with their sexuality. For me, it’s incredibly rewarding to create a space where people can fully explore all the parts of themselves that make them who they are.

What are your biggest strengths as a therapist?

One of my strengths is being able to mindfully sit with clients through any emotions, thoughts, or insights that come up in session. I’m also an effective, empathetic communicator who will call things out or bring issues to my clients’ attention in a safe way. Finally, I create a space for clients based on a mutual sense of empathy. Throughout the therapeutic process, I’ll show up as an understanding and validating partner in your healing.

Identity

Gender

Woman, Cisgender

Specialties

Anxiety

Relationship Issues

Body image issues

LGBTQIA related issues

Couples

General Expertise

Depression

Relationship Issues

Social Anxiety

Academic challenges

Codependency

Communication issues

Divorce & separation

Eating disorders

In-Network Insurance

Aetna

Cigna

UMR

UnitedHealthCare (UHC)

All Savers Insurance

Golden Rule Insurance

Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

Humana

Fees

First Session$150
Individual Therapy$150

Clientele

Parents

Young Adults (18-24)

Adults (25-65)

Seniors (65+)

Treatment Approaches / Modalities

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Mindfulness Practices

Gestalt Therapy

Jungian Therapy

Motivational Interviewing

Education

Masters, New York University & University of Leeds

Work History

I have clinical experience working with clients exploring their identities—including people who are transgender, nonbinary, and/or polyamorous. I’ve also worked with survivors of sexual assault to reconnect with their bodies and move through the impacts of trauma. My background has shaped my unique approach, which is rooted in acceptance and mindfulness. I’m now a proud member of the Resilience Lab mental health collective—the largest group of clinicians working collaboratively to improve mental health access and outcomes.

Frequently Asked Questions About Catherine Tumminello, LMSW

It’s not uncommon to have questions before starting therapy. Catherine Tumminello, LMSW, has answered a few of the questions they receive most often from new clients.

Is Catherine Tumminello accepting new clients?

Yes, Catherine Tumminello is accepting new clients.

Does Catherine Tumminello accept insurance?

Yes, Catherine Tumminello accepts insurance, including Aetna, All Savers Insurance, Cigna, Golden Rule Insurance, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Humana, Optum, Oxford Health Plans, UMR, UnitedHealthCare (UHC) and UnitedHealthcare Student Resources.

Does Catherine Tumminello offer in-person appointments?

No, but people in New York can book Catherine Tumminello for virtual appointments (teletherapy).

Does Catherine Tumminello offer online therapy?

Yes, Catherine Tumminello offers online therapy to people in New York.

How quickly can I see Catherine Tumminello?

Catherine Tumminello typically can speak with new clients within 48 hours. You can see their current availability and request an appointment on their profile page.

What languages does Catherine Tumminello speak?

Catherine Tumminello conducts therapy sessions in English.

Can I book an appointment with Catherine Tumminello online?

Yes, you can easily book an appointment with Catherine Tumminello online using Choosing Therapy’s directory.