Catherine  Tumminello

Catherine Tumminello

She/Her/Hers

Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab Specialties Insurance & Fees Locations
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person

Please note that at this time, I'm unable to accept Medicare or Medicaid plans.

Updated January 31, 2024

Specialties & Expertise

  • Anxiety
  • Body image
  • Couples counseling
  • LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics
  • Sexual health & dysfunction
  • Dating

Professional statement

As a therapist, Catherine specializes in identity and self discovery. Many of her clients are on a journey of coming to terms with their sexuality, gender, body image, or other aspects of their identities that might have been hidden. Catherine uses mindfulness to connect clients with their bodies and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to rewrite any thoughts, behaviors, or feelings holding them back from being fully authentic. Her goal is for clients to embrace all the parts of themselves, achieve self acceptance, and live fully in their power.

Catherine’s approach to therapy is rooted in analyzing her clients’ relationships, starting with what they looked like during childhood with parents, peers, and siblings. Our early experiences form our fundamental patterns, ideas, and behaviors in relationships. With Catherine, clients can break down some of those ideas so they can decide which ones to keep and which ones to change. Through this work, clients build more fulfilling relationships with themselves and the people around them.


Message to clients

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.


Specialties

Anxiety - Coping with excessive worry, nervousness, or stress; intense discomfort in social settings (social anxiety); sudden and intense feelings of panic (panic disorder)

Body image - Development of skills for handling negative thoughts about physical appearance; building habits of more positive self-talk and self-perception.

Couples counseling - Addressing relationship challenges and life transitions; strengthening communication and feelings of security, desire, connection, and love

LGBTQIA, gender, & sexuality topics - Exploring topics of sexuality, gender, and identity; coping with discrimination and oppression; navigating relationship, family, and cultural challenges

Sexual health & dysfunction - Addressing emotional, physical, and biological concerns related to sexual intimacy and functioning; education and skill building around topics such as erectile dysfunction, orgasms, low libido, shame, and history of abuse; improving communication to realize a fulfilling sex life

Dating - Exploring one’s thoughts and beliefs about dating and the values that one brings into the dating world; processing through the ups and downs of meeting new people and starting or ending relationships




Clientele

  • Adults (24+)
  • Parents
  • Seniors (65+)
  • Young adults (18-24)

Insurance

  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Cigna
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Nippon Life Benefits
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Surest (formerly Bind)
  • Trustmark
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare
  • United Healthcare Shared Services
  • University of California Berkeley Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet Student)
  • Wellfleet

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $200 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $50 - $200

Location(s)

Online Sessions (New York)
Accepting new clients online
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Flatiron District practice
928 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, New York 10010
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
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Work and Education

Resilience Lab, Therapist, 2022 - Present

New York University & University of Leeds, MSW, 2021


Licensure

New York: 114034


Languages

English