Nathaniel Torto, Therapist in New York, New York — Zencare
Nathaniel  Torto
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Nathaniel Torto


Licensed Master Social Worker, LMSW Practice: Resilience Lab
New York Accepting Online
Flatiron District Not Accepting In-person
Updated June 20, 2022

Specialties & Expertise

  • Adolescent mental health
  • Child mental health
  • Trauma
  • Anxiety
  • Loss, grief, and bereavement
  • Depression

Professional statement

As a therapist, Nathaniel knows that even the idea of therapy can be intimidating. Taking the time to interrogate our thoughts, feelings, behaviors and relationships in order to improve the quality of our lived experience is a process requiring personal bravery and commitment. It is this bravery and commitment that he strives to honor by creating a therapy space that allows you to be your whole, authentic self without the fear of judgement or stigma. Nathaniel believes deeply that every individual seeking therapeutic services is unique and valuable, a belief at the center of this approach.

Prior to joining Resilience Lab, he earned his Master's degree in social work at Columbia University. While there, he built clinical experience providing counseling and other supportive services in both middle school and university settings. Nathaniel has extensive experience working with children and adolescents as well as with challenges like anxiety, depression, trauma, life changes, interpersonal stress, self-esteem, and grief. Therapy is a collaborative space, and Nathaniel utilizes various modalities depending on your specific needs as a client. He believes in an evidenced-based approach and has utilized practices like Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness, as well as a combination of other interventions as needed.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, Nathaniel is currently only seeing clients remotely. When in-person services are available he will be based out of Resilience Lab's Upper East Side location.

Message to clients

Hi there!

I know that therapy can mean different things for different people. As a clinician, I know that one can benefit enormously from simply having a space to talk that feels safe. Whether you are looking for such a space or interested in pursuing a more specific route of therapy, I am honored to serve as a passenger and source of support on your journey. My approach is flexible because I understand that unique social, cultural and environmental factors impact the life of everyone in individual ways. You are the expert on your own life, and our sessions will reflect that expertise.

Together, we will collaborate to identify therapeutic goals based on your needs. My own goal as a therapist is to co-create a space of empathy, safety, and trust that allows you to feel wholly seen and empowered to make progress, whatever that may look like for you.

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have. I am available for teletherapy sessions currently, and will update information to include in-person sessions when they become available.


Adolescent mental health - Working with adolescents, teenagers, and parents on social, academic, and/or emotional challenges throughout teenage years; addressing anxiety, family conflicts, peer relationships, school stress, transition to college, social media pressures, self-esteem, hopelessness about the future, emotional disregulation

Child mental health - Specialized strategies for common childhood disorders including attention issues, attachment problems, behavioral disorders, learning disorders, autism spectrum diagnoses, and feeding or elimination issues.

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

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

Loss, grief, and bereavement - Emotionally preparing for the anticipated passing of a loved one; managing feelings and reactions to a death or loss of significance; support during the process of healing and acceptance

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


  • Adults (24+)
  • Children (<12)
  • Teenagers (13-18)
  • Young adults (18-24)


  • Aetna
  • Aetna International
  • Aetna Student Health Insurance
  • All Savers Insurance Company
  • AllWays Health Partners (formerly Neighborhood Health)
  • Allied Benefit Systems
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Harvard Pilgrim
  • Humana
  • Meritain Health
  • New School Student Insurance (United Healthcare Student Resources)
  • Optum
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • Trustmark
  • UMR
  • United Healthcare

Out-of-pocket fees

  • Individual sessions: $150 (45min)
  • Sliding scale: $75 - $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:

  • Courtesy billing
Payment options
  • Credit Card
  • Debit Card
Session frequency

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

  • Weekly
  • Monthly
  • Every other week
  • Every other month
  • Multiple times a week
  • As needed


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 9:30am- 8pm
  • Tue 9:30am- 8pm
  • Wed 9:30am- 8pm
  • Thu 9:30am- 8pm
  • Fri 9:30am- 5pm
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Flatiron District practice
Not accepting new clients in-person
Currently Available Times
  • Morning (Before 10am)
  • Daytime (10am - 1pm)
  • Afternoon (1pm - 5pm)
  • Evening (After 5pm)
  • Weekends
Regular Hours
  • Mon Closed
  • Tue Closed
  • Wed Closed
  • Thu Closed
  • Fri Closed
  • Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

Work and Education

John Jay College, Social Work Intern, 2020 - 2021
Brooklyn Prospect Middle School, Clinical Social Work intern, 2019 - 2020
Great Oaks Charter School, 7th Grade Math Content Lead, AmeriCorps , 2018 - 2019
Great Oaks Charter School, 7th & 8th Grade Intensive Learning Tutor, AmeriCorps, 2017 - 2018

Columbia University , Master of Social Work , 2021


New York: 113539