Ethan J. Cullinan
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Ethan J. Cullinan

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Music Therapist - Board Certified, MT-BC Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, LCAT Master of Arts, MA
New York Accepting Online
Updated November 1, 2021

Specialties & Expertise

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Trauma
  • Stress management
  • Life transitions
  • Relationship issues

Professional statement

Ethan Cullinan is a Licensed Creative Arts Therapist, Board-Certified Music Therapist, and psychotherapist specializing in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) offering online therapy services in New York State.

Clients who work with Ethan are often finding themselves feeling stuck in certain patterns, emotions, or thoughts that can lead to increased stress, sadness, and worry, subsequently disrupting the flow of one’s daily life. Ethan begins therapy by working with the client to understand how these challenges exist in the context of the individual’s inner and outer worlds, learning who the client is as a whole person. From this holistic perspective, the client and therapist collaborate to determine personal goals and values, which will become the basis of the course of treatment.

Ethan practices through a humanistic lens, allowing clients’ strengths to be the engine that drives therapy, and emphasizing the development of a strong sense of trust, openness, and safety between client and therapist. Ethan offers ACT techniques to help clients become more mindful of / grounded in the present moment, more accepting of inner experiences, and better able to make conscious, committed choices & changes that are in line with their personal values. Ethan also incorporates creative elements into the therapeutic space, providing opportunities for clients to move into music, art, and other means of self-expression as ways to further explore oneself beyond the scope of words alone.

Ethan believes wholly in the therapeutic process & relationship as means to address clients’ challenges in a focused and healing manner. Ultimately, this process can lead to sustained & values-based committed change, as well as more freedom, meaning, and satisfaction throughout all facets of one’s life.

Presently, Ethan is seeing clients in New York through secure telehealth sessions only.


Message to clients

I think that making the choice to pursue therapy is one of the most courageous things a person can do. We come to therapy in times of exceptional personal challenge, or when we are having a difficult time finding our direction, and I know from personal experience that seeking support in the face of such vulnerability can seem daunting at first. So, I promise to provide you with compassionate and non-judgmental care to help you be better able to explore those areas of “stuckness” in a safe and meaningful way, to allow that vulnerability to become a strength, rather than something to avoid.

Although therapy is often a time-limited medium, I truly believe that it is a lifelong process. Our therapeutic space will be one based on self-discovery, creativity, mindfulness, emotional openness, and psychological flexibility; my hope for you is that you will be able to take these elements and apply them to your life in a way that can most effectively address your deepest values and goals, and help you to find the health and meaning you seek. The path towards finding healing starts with a single step, and I look forward to starting this journey together with you.


Specialties

Depression - Providing support and promoting healing of hopelessness, low motivation and energy, sadness, irritability, sleep disturbance, and loss of interest and pleasure in life

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

Trauma - Coping and healing after threatening or scary events, such as witnessing accidents or experiencing sexual, verbal, emotional, or physical abuse

Stress management - Strengthening effective ways of coping with the stress of life and change; managing expectations of self and others

Life transitions - Coping with difficult or impactful life changes, such as moving to a new area, relationship transitions, child rearing, or career changes; learning self-care to better manage resulting stress

Relationship issues - Understanding one’s wants and needs in relationships; exploring patterns of interaction, addressing concerns, and strengthening satisfaction in relationships and dating




Clientele

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

Insurance

  • Cigna
  • NYU Student Health Insurance (Wellfleet / Cigna PPO)

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Ongoing sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $80 - $150

Additional session information

Out-of-network billing options

This provider can support you in getting reimbursement from your insurance company if you are seeking out-of-network reimbursement. Here are the out-of-network billing options they provide:

  • Super billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Venmo
  • Zelle
Session frequency

Frequency of sessions this provider offers to see clients once you are an established client.

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week

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
  • Mon 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Tue 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Wed 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Thu 10:00am - 7:00pm
  • Fri Please inquire about hours
  • Sat 9:00am - 12:00pm
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

Years of Experience: 7 years

Rochester Regional Health (Genesee Mental Health Center), Primary Therapist, Senior, 2021 - Present
NYC Health & Hospitals (Kings County Hospital, Adult Outpatient Dept.) , Primary Therapist (LCAT II), 2018 - 2021
NYC Health & Hospitals (Kings County Hospital, Adult Inpatient Dept.) , Licensed Creative Arts Therapist II, 2014 - 2018

New York University, M.A. in Music Therapy, 2014


Licensure

New York: 001921


Languages

English